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1.21.21
I Get Results! Frank Moore For President 2008

Innuguration Day is a perfect day to open an exhibition on Frank Moore’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. Happy to work with Jordan Stein and his Cushion Works gallery. The exhibition is up January 21 - March 6, 2021.

8.26.20
Points North Fellowship Again
Feeling fortunate to be back at the Points North Fellowship as Producer for the feature film the I Didn't See You There directed by Reid Davenport.

7.30.20
The Tree at the deYoung Musuem
The Tree will screen at the deYoung Museum's Open Exhibition. Dates are to be determined and are based on the Museum's ability to safely reopen.

2.25.20
Doc Society Funding
Doc Society has awarded a New Perspective Fund to I Didn't See You There, an in-production feature documentary directed by Reid Davenport and produced by me.

9.01.19
Points North Fellowship
The Untitled Frank Moore Project (formally titled Deep Inside the Shaman's Den) was chosen as a project for the 2019 Points North Fellowship at the Camden International Film Festival in Maine.

2.27.19
Water Makes Us Wet in Filmmaker Magazine
Check out the lovely interview in Filmmaker Magazine with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens about WATER MAKES US WET, a film I produced, shot and edited. It had a wonderous screening (along with my short film THE TREE) at MoMA's Doc Fortnight two days ago.

1.11.19
The Tree at the Museum of Modern Art
Excited to announce that my short documentary film The Tree will screen as part of MoMA's 2019 Doc Fortnight event. The film is screening in a program on February 25th that includes WATER MAKES US WET, a film by Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens that I produced, DP'd and edited.

12.10.18
New Live Cinema Performance Premiering at SF Urban Film Festival
A new live cinema performance called GANGWAY will premiere on Feb 1, 2019. The piece is about the recently closed, much loved, and often misunderstood Tenderloin gay bar called The Gangway, which recently closed after 105 years of operation. It is part of a program called "The Stories We Will Tell: Interactive Media & Placemaking" that I am co-curating with Susie Smith for the SF Urban Film Festival. It will be a lively evening of stories, experiments, interactions, critiques and an archival crock pot or two.

7.21.18
Monroe Fellowship for New Photography Series
A new photo-based project about the architecture of Panama City Beach, Florida was awarded a Monroe Fellows Research Grant from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University. Research and production will begin on the Florida panhandle in October 2018.

7.21.18
Breezy Circle at SF Art Book Fair
For the second year in a row, Breezy Circle Press was at the SF Art Book Fair with a cornucopia of offerings including a books by Frank Moore and new softcover version of Gay Men Draw Vaginas.

6.30.18
Talk on Frank Moore at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Today, I gave a short talk about Frank Moore's work at the museum as part of the Way Bay Days panel. The event was in conjunction with the exhibition Way Bay 2, which included Moore's painting "Patti Smith." My talk begins at 58:00 min in the video on this page.

6.22.18
KQED Article on Frank Moore + Film
Thank you Aine Henderson at KQED for the wonderful article about Moore's work, his prolific life and the sale of his North Berkeley home. Moore's work is included in the exhibition Way Bay 2 at the Berkeley Museum of Art.

3.2.18
BAVC Fellowship for Frank Moore Film
Deep Inside the Shaman's Den has been chosen for a 2018 Mediamaker Fellowship from the Bay Area Video Coalition. Supported by the NEA and the MacArthur Foundation, the fellowship provides professional support to a cohort of ten filmmakers based in the United States. Yay!

11.27.17
The Tree Acquired by Juno Films
Pleased to announce that Juno Films has acquired The Tree, which recently premiered at the DOC NYC Film Festival. So looking forward to working with Elizabeth Sheldon to distribute the film to big and small screens across the globe.


5.1.17
The Tree Premiere at DOC NYC
After many seasons of filming, The Tree will have it's world premiere at the 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival. More breaking news about the film is coming soon....


5.1.17
Water Makes Us Wet to Premiere at documenta14
Water Makes Us Wet, a new feature-length documentary film I am producing, shooting and editing with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, will premiere at documenta14 in Kassel Germany on September 6, 2017.


4.27.17
BREEZY CIRCLE AT SF ART BOOK FAIR
My artist book press Breezy Circle will participate in the 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair at Minnesota Street Projects July 21-23, 2017. Four new print projects as well as previously published books will be available.


7.1.16
ARTIST BOOK AT THE GAGOSIAN
The Gagosian Gallery's Beverly Hills outpost will host the group exhibition Ed Ruscha & Co., which will include my artist book ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD . The exhibition runs July 28 - September 9, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 28th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Caitlyn Jenner will MC.


6.12.16
SEE I SAW AT PRINTED MATTER
A limited-edition softcover version of my book SEE I SAW (2015), published by Publication Studio and Breezy Circle Press, is now available for purchase at Printed Matter in New York City. The full-color, 69 page book joins another work THE PILL BOOK at Printed Matter's new Chelsea location.


2.26.16
BURNET ROAD BOOK AT THE AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD will be on view this Fall at the Austin Public Library's Yarborough Branch, which is located along the road itself. In conjunction with the exhibit, I will conduct a book-making workshop and moderate a panel discussion on the past, present and future of Austin's architecture, development and planning. Details coming soon...


1.12.16
THE PILL BOOK AT PRINTED MATTER
My newest glossy catalog, THE PILL BOOK, is now available at Printed Matter in New York City. It's a limited edition of 100 copies, so get your clean and colorful guide to drugs asap.


1.8.16
THE TREE AT ATA
My new film THE TREE is on view until February 8th in the Gallery Window at ATA in San Francisco. It can be seen + heard 24/7 but is best viewed at night. Come by ATA for a closing reception and tree memorial on Weds February 3rd, 2016, 6-9pm


1.6.16
GMDV AT OUTSIDERFEST
Shannon O'Malley and I are excited to take part in Austin's 2016 OutsiderFest where we will exhibit a big chunk of drawings from our book GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS. We'll also participate in the panel Bodies of Work, which explores the boundaries and possibilities of gender, bodies and representation in visual art. Also, at the conference will be my friends and collaborators Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens who will receive the Legacy Award.


4.1.15
VISITNG ARTIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
For the month of March 2015, I was fortunate enough to be a visiting artist at the Lamar Dodd School fo Art at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, I completed, DESIRE PATH, a 76 ft long site-specific photo mural in the College of Environment+Design. Special thanks to Gallery Director & All Around Great Gal Katie Geha for inviting me, hosting me and putting up with me.


2.5.15
NEW BOOK FROM PUBLICATION STUDIO

My new book SEE I SAW is now available from Publication Studio. The 69-page color book is a collection of photographs of museum patrons documenting famous artwork with digital cameras or smartphones. Hey y'all look I saw art, see.


11.4.14
I HEART LADY BIRD JOHNSON

For a few years now, I've been a big fan of the online zine IMAGE FILE PRESS created by Chicago-based artist Ivan Lozano. So I was happy when asked to create Issue #10, which I used as an opportunity to explore my fascination with the 36th First Lady of the United States.


8.30.14
BEINECKE LIBRARY ACQUIRES BURNET ROAD BOOK
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University has purchased a copy of ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD. The limited edition accordion-fold book joins my other book Hyde Park Apartments on the shelves of Gordon Bundshaft's big beautiful building.


8.20.14
GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS IS ON IT'S WAY
Thanks to over 1,200 Kickstarter backers, GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS will be published in November 2013. Read about the project in the sampling of press below:

Dan Savage/The Stranger
Salon.com
Vice + Vice UK
The Advocate
The Huffington Post


3.31.14
SF FILM SOCIETY GRANT FOR NEW FILM

Excited to share the news that, OSCILLATE WILDLY, a film I co-wrote with Travis Mathews has been awarded a $25,000 packaging grant from the Kennith Ranin Foundation and the San Francisco Film Society. The narrative film, about a young gay man with cerebral palsy, will be directed by Travis and shot by me in the Summer of 2015.


3.4.14
INTERIOR IS A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK

In her review for INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR's theatrical opening at the IFC Center, Manohla Dargis called the film "a sly conceptual coup d'art and a deeply sincere exploration of masculinity and its discontents." Ummm. Ok. Yes! Read the full article on the film's blog here.


10.29.13
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. COMIING TO THEATERS AND DVD
Happy to announce that Strand Releasing has picked up INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. for theatrical, dvd and digital distribution in the Spring of 2014. Overseas, the film opens in Paris cinemas on October 30, 2013 and will be available on DVD in the UK on Dec 9, 2013 from Picadillo Pictures.


5.01.13
BURNET ROAD HEADING TO MUNICH
ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET [burn-it] ROAD will be on display at Munich's beautiful Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. The show was first exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and is catalogued in the book VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS by MIT Press.


4.27.13
INTERIOR'S CANADIAN PREMIERE
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. had it's Canadian Premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto last night. I was there to represent the film at this gem of a festival. It is North America's largest event for the documentary form and has some of the sharpest programming anywhere. Appropriately, the first questioned asked during my Q&A was: "Is this a documentary?" Judge for yourself at INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.


4.29.13
FLOATING LINE AT THE FUSEBOX FESTIVAL
The CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR took unsuspecting bicyclists through the wildes of East Austin during three performances for the 2013 Fusebox Festival. According to Head Tour Guide Dave Leslie, the highlight of the expedition for many was "The Floating Line," a 1982 Texas Dept. of Transporation commissioned piece by James Turrell (who was unhappy with the final product and calls it "destroyed").


2.19.13
ARTIST BOOK AT THE GAGOSIAN
My artist photography book EVERY BUILDING ON BURNET [burn-it] ROAD is included in the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Book & Co. at the Madison Ave. Gagosian Gallery. The opening will coincide with the release of VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS by MIT Press, which includes my book.


1.25.13
SUNDANCE NEWS
Our little project INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. was quite the talked about film at Sundance 2013. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times started off her review of the festival by calling the film "one of the sharpest, best surprises" of Sundance. Congratulations to my producing partner and director of the film, Travis Mathews, for successfully and gracefully making it through many many bizarre and stressful gauntlets.


11.29.12
THE QUEERER THEY COME
Keith's first film screened outside of living rooms, SOUTHERN FAMILY, will be part of The Queerer They Come, a survey of rich and nuanced film and video works by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Matt Wolf, Campbell X, Vivek Shraya, Finn Paul, Roy Perez and Penelope Spheeris. Curated by a wonderful person, John Palmer at a wonderful venue, The Echo Park Film Center on December 1, 2012 at 8pm.


11.28.12
GOING TO SUNDANCE
Great News! I am Director of Photography and Producer for James Franco & Travis Mathews' INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. which will screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film is about the "lost" 40 minutes of MPAA banned footage from the 1980 film CRUISING. See y'all in Park City


10.16.12
BURNET ROAD PHOTO PROJECT IN A NEW BOOK
The first installment of my three-part photography book project ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD will be included in the forthcoming VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS from MIT Press. The book is a collection of artist's book inspired by Ed Ruscha's work in the book form. My Burnet Road book unapologeticaly appropriates the form of Ruscha's 1966 accordion-fold work All the Buildings on the Sunset Strip.

The book will be published on February 10, 2013. Stay tuned for some exciting exhibition announcements in early 2013.


10.16.12
THINKING UNSEXY THOUGHTS
Austin, Texas: A selection of drawings from GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS was included in the Wardenclyffe Gallery's Think Unsexy Thoughts group show.


9.03.12
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. AT NYC FASHION WEEK
This summer, I produced and was Director of Photography for a new film by James Franco & Travis Mathews, INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., based on the lost 40 minutes from the controversial 1980 film CRUISING. The film will have it's gallery premiere on Sept 10, 2012 at Costume Nationale.


9.02.12
COLLECTING VAGINAS
Apocalypse Cakes creator Shannon O'Malley and I are working on a new book called GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS featuring a collection of drawings from men who have little, if any, experience with lady parts. We recently hosted two San Francisco vagina collection tables in Dolores Park and The Castro.


7.15.12
I WANT YOUR LOVE ALL OVER THE PLACE
I was Director of Photography for Travis Mathews' feature film I WANT YOUR LOVE, which had it's premiere at San Francisco's Castro Theater and it's East Coast premiere at Lincoln Center. Read about it here the film in the New York Times and Vice Magazine


6.1.12
MODELS IN F-STOP MAGAZINE
Five photos from my new series MODELS is included in the June 2012 Group Show of F-Stop Magazine.


5.1.12
SOLO SHOW IN BERKELEY
New photography, video and installation work will be presented at The Martina Johnston Gallery in Berkeley, California from May 5th - June 30th, 2012.

BOOK RELEASE & OPENING
Join me on Saturday May 5th, 2012 from 4-8pm for the opening and book release for HYDE PARK APARTMENTS from Publication Studio, Berkeley and Allone Co. Editions.


2.10.12
THE SHRIMP TOURS THE WORLD
Following it's SXSW and National Gallery of Art screenings, THE SHRIMP was shown at many recent films festivals including Interfilm: The Berlin International Short Film Festival, The Korean Green Film Festival in Seoul, Indie Grits in South Carolina and the Someplace I Don't Belong program curated by John Palmer for the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles.


1.2.12
GONE WITH THE WIND IN OAKLAND
A new series of photographs based on my mother's Gone With the Wind commemorative plate collection is part of Wartime Revival of the Senses, a group exhibition curated by Katie Anania. It runs January 5 - 31, 2012 at the Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery in Oakland.


12.12.11
THE SHRIMP WINS BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
The 18th Annual Nextframe Film Festival awarded THE SHRIMP the Best Cinematography Award for it's 2011-12 season. The award come with a $500 Kodak Film Grant. Sponsored by the University Film & Video Association and Temple University, the festival will tour within North America and internationally. More info on locations and dates coming soon...


11.20.11
APOCALYPSE CAKES ON NPR
Listen to Apocalypse Cakes author Shannon O'Malley on NPR's To The Best Of Our Knowledge on August 7th. Check your local listings for air dates and times. The book is available at fine bookstores and online including Amazon and Powell's Books.

Read more about the project in the LA Weekly,The Village Voice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Detroit Metro Times, Fast Company, San Jose Mercury News, and the Miami Herald


10.23.11
HYDE PARK APTS ACQUIRED BY YALE & AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER
The HYDE PARK APARTMENTS mongraph has been purchased by the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (above) and the Austin Hisotry Center. The beautiful 98-page full-color book is available for purchase from Publication Studios, Berkeley.
Read an interview with Keith about the book in Publication Studio's newsletter.


6.11.11
HAYWARD GAY PROM DOCUMENTARY GETS UNDERWAY
The Bay Area suburb of Hayward is the somewhat unlikely home to the oldest gay prom in the world (17 years!). Spearheaded by the Hayward Public Library and funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the student-produced documentary began shooting on June 16, 2011. Keith is serving as the project's technical advisor.


4.4.11
WATCH SOUTHERN FAMILY ONLINE
Thanks to the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Frameline Voices, Keith's first film shown outside living rooms, SOUTHERN FAMILY can now be streamed online. Voices is a new effort to showcase diverse LGBT stories with an emphasis on films by and about people of color, transgender people, youth, and elders.


12.17.10
HYDE PARK APARTMENTS IS AN ART FORUM CRITIC'S PICK
Read the review as a pdf here. Thanks to the Blanton Museum Curatorial Fellow Katie Anania for the write up.

HYDE PARK APARTMENTS is photography series about the built residential environment of Austin, Texas' Hyde Park neighborhood. It was on veiw at the SOFA Gallery in the fall of 2010.


3.1.10
NEW PHOTOS AT ADOBE BOOKS
Three photographs in the series Ukiah were included in the Stacked Multiplied show at the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. The exhibit was curated by SFAI's Katie Hood Morgan and the Kadist Foundation's Devon Bella. Tim Balon mounted and framed the photos.


3.1.10
THE SHRIMP SCREENS HERE AND THERE
THE SHRIMP has been chosen to be part of the 2011 University Film & Video Associations Touring Film Festival. Details coming soon... The short documentary recently screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the U.S. National Gallery of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and at the Gene Siskel Film Cener as part of the Chicogo Short Film Brigade.


11.1.09
CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR RETURNS TO FORT WORTH
Keith Wilson, Head Tour Guide for Cave and Mountain Tours, LLC has been invited to present two performances and an artist talk at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on September 8 and 9, 2009.

Read the Glasstire interview about the Tours.


11.1.09
EXPERIMENTAL FILM IN FLORIDA
The Florida Experimental Film Festival, FlexFest, will screen my Loretta Lynn karaoke video MAMA WHY on October 9, 2010.