One Grand Gallery is pleased to announce our summer artist in residence, Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Continuing his 25-month road trip spanning two continents, spreading messages of social and environmental activism through his art, Keeton Cunningham exhibits a strong commitment to his craft. The artist has painted nearly every day since first embarking upon what the artist calls his “permanent painting adventure.”
In continuation of his “traveling art show,” for the month of July, Keeton Cunningham will work indoors and outdoors, both transforming the gallery with a site-specific installation in addition to his mural practice around Portland. A multidisciplinary artist specializing in large-scale murals, Keeton Cunningham’s work has surfaced on several walls around town, including the storefront collaboration with Jaque Fragua located at 221 SW 6th Ave as well as Portland’s juvenile detention center.
Keeton Cunningham’s studio practice boasts bright colors, bold patterns, and heavy symbolism which result in mixed-media paintings, screen printing as well as large-scale installation art. Additionally, Keeton Cunningham is a Director and Cinematographer, and plans to screen his experimental and documentary films inspired by his experiences abroad. Please join us July 29th in celebration of the artist’s first solo exhibition in Portland. Accession will be open through August 27th.
Spencer Keeton Cunningham graduated with a BFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibiting in galleries across the world, Cunningham's murals can be seen in big cities, rural villages, and abandoned ghost towns across across the globe. Using art as activism, Cunningham spreads awareness concerning the environmental impact on the ocean in New Zealand, coral restoration and preservation of the oceanic ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico, supporting Aboriginal rights in Australia, as well as raising funds for a Miami middle school’s arts and music program. Additionally, Cunningham is a part of the Indigenous Arts Coalition.