CHRISTOPHER KEENE
Sculptor, Computer Graphics Artist
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Chris Keene is a sculptor and computer graphics artist. His cast bronze sculptures are displayed in public places from Los Angeles, California, to Ottawa, Canada, with smaller works residing in private collections across North America. Gallery exhibits in major metropolitan areas include New York City, Toronto Canada, Los Angeles California, and the prestigious Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

Keene's computer models are prominently featured in many Walt Disney films. For 10 years Chris created breathtaking visual effects on Academy Award nominated hits such as Armageddon and Mighty Joe Young. Other projects included Bicentennial Man, Inspector Gadget, Pearl Harbor, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Chris contributed his modeling talent in the animation realm as well, working as Layout Technical Director on Disney's Home on the Range, and Sable Digital Artist on the Academy Award nominated short Lorenzo. More recent credits include Disney's first CG animated feature Chicken Little followed by Meet the Robinsons, The Little Mermaid, Ariel's Beginning (2008) and Bolt (2009).

The following pages are samples of an extensive career that is continually evolving. However, there appears to be a common thread within Keene's sculptures and that being his ability to relate a message that is universal. Many of his works exude an element of humor as he pokes fun at the follies of mankind. Recent sculpture concepts reveal a merging of the artist's digital background with cutting edge technology, and pioneering unique sculpture applications through 3D Production Systems.

"Chris has a background in traditional sculpture and is able to successfully transfer those skills to digital technology for the computer graphics industry. To find someone with a true artistic talent and traditional art education is quite rare; everyone wants to do things digitally without knowing and understanding basic art. Chris has the natural 'artistic' eye when it comes to texture, color, and lighting and is quite an asset to the film industry." ...Hoyt H. Yeatman, Director/Academy Award Senior Visual Effects Supervisor.