Kei Ito is a US based photographer and installation artist who graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (’16)with an MFA in Photography, following his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology (‘14).
Kei’s work addresses issues of generational connection and deep loss as he explores the materiality of photography as a medium. His recent work deals with the tragedy and legacy passed on from his grandfather who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and passed away from cancer when Kei was 9 years old, as well as the ongoing threat of nuclear disaster.
Kei’s works are in the permanent collections of institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. His shown in major spaces including solo exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, CIIS in San Francisco, and 30 group shows internationally.
ANDREW PAUL KEIPER
Andrew Paul Keiper is an artist based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is faculty in the Animation Film programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
His recent work addresses themes including the legacy of nuclear weaponry, race and white supremacy in Baltimore, and the frontier between sound art and experimental music. Andrew’s art has spanned the gamut from painting and woodworking to video and performance, but currently he primarily produces sound-based work.
Andrew received his BFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2002 and his MFA from MICA’s Photographic and Electronic Media program in 2016. He has exhibited in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Washington, DC. In 2016 Andrew was an Artscape Sondheim Prize semifinalist.