Jimmy Keller is a sculpture artist from a small town outside of Buffalo, NY. He began professionally chainsaw carving at the age of fifteen but soon expanded into other art forms. His current sculpture work addresses individuality and mindfulness, creating an inspiring outlet for the viewer to experience. He ties together nature and abstract, creating pieces that intend to ground the viewer and connect themselves metaphysically with the Earth. This natural component stems from his lifelong personal experiences and connections with the environment. He intends to positively influence spaces with artwork, creating environments that can inspire viewers beyond day to day experiences.
Various woods and metals have been implemented most recently in his artwork. He is conscious of where the materials are sourced, what tools are used and how. It is especially important that the wood is sustainably sourced creating a balance between consuming and producing.
As an art column writer, Jimmy Keller not only creates works of art but also words of art. The column provides readers with an in-depth look at current exhibitions and contemporary artists in local galleries. Most recently featured is Marion Art Gallery in Fredonia NY. He also writes on the business and philosophical aspect of art sharing research and advice. The column "Art-icle" is intended to share the appreciation of art from multiple angles with fellow artists, collectors, and anyone interested in the intricate world of art.
Keller received an Associates in Fine Arts and currently studies Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia with a focus in sculpture. He will receive a Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2024 and then pursue a Masters in Fine Arts.
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Analog, Emmitt Christian Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY [Group. February 13-March 2, 2023] Coming to Life, Fall Music and Art Fest, Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center, Bradford, PA [September 10, 2022] Jimmy Keller: Wood Sculptures 22, Eden, NY [August 4-7 2022] Honor, Fall Music and Art Fest, Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center, Bradford, PA [September 11, 2021] Jimmy Keller: Wood Sculptures 21, Eden, NY [August 5-8, 2021] Jimmy Keller: Wood Sculptures 19, Eden, NY [August 1-4, 2019] Emerging, Chestnut Ridge Park Winter Fest, Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, Orchard Park, NY [Solo. January 26, 2019] W.N.Y. Federation of Women's Clubs Art Show, Holland, NY [Group. May 18, 2019) Jimmy Keller: Wood Sculptures 18, Eden, NY [August 2-5, 2018] The Storm: New Life, Chestnut Ridge Park Winter Fest, Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, Orchard Park, NY [January 27, 2018] Jimmy Keller: Wood Sculptures 17, Eden, NY [August 3-6, 2017] W.N.Y. Federation of Women's Clubs Art Show, Holland, NY [Group. May 20, 2017)
Artist's Published Pieces and Writings
News & Press
Keller, Jimmy. "Artwork and Idea Originality in Marion’s 'Mis/Communication' Exhibit", Art-icle, The Fredonia Leader. March 8 2022. Dolce, Anthony. "Recent grad begins award effort". Observer Today, 2 Jan 2022. "Featured chainsaw artist coming to Fall Music and Art Fest". Bradford Era, 4 Sep 2021 Goshgarian, Mark. "Eden Corn Festival makes a big comeback for 2021". Spectrum Local News, Spectrum News 1 Buffalo, 6 Aug 2021. Heyl, Mary. "Chainsaw Artist". Post-Journal, 4 Nov 2018. Danielewicz, Catherine. "Winterfest at Chestnut Ridge Park". WIVB, 28 Jan 2018. O'Brien, Barbara. "Chainsaw art's a cut above: Sculptor", The Buffalo News, 29 Jan 2018. Randall, Mike. "Young sculptor is a cut above the rest". The Now Buffalo, WKBW Buffalo, 2 Feb 2018. Randall Mike. "Young chainsaw artist is giving back". WKBW Buffalo, 2 Feb 2018. Sebouhian, Damian. "Wreaths for charity: Gowanda student uses talents for local charities". Observer Today, 24 Nov 2017.