Faculty/Staff Profile Details
Paul O’Keeffe was born in Dublin, Ireland. As an undergraduate he attended St. Martin’s School of Art, London and the National College of Art and Design Dublin. He received a MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1981. He joined the faculty of Kent State University in 1983 where he is currently a professor. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in the United States and abroad including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Dublin. He is the recipient of a number of awards and honors including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Ford Foundation grant, nine Individual Artist Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Award and several awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. Paul O’Keeffe’s work is represented in many public and private collections including The Arts Council of Ireland; Bayer USA, Pittsburgh; Progressive Insurance, Cleveland; Kaiser Permanante, Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library.