Andrew Paul Keiper is an artist and educator who lives and works in Baltimore, MD, where he is faculty in the Animation and Film & Video programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art, teaching sound design.
Keiper has exhibited his work nationally and regionally, including his 2019 exhibition with collaborator Kei Ito at SECCA, Archives Aflame. Keiper was the recipient of a Deutsch Foundation funded Rubys Artist Project Grant in 2016 to support his monumental scale work with Ito, Afterimage Requiem. Born and raised in New Jersey, he graduated in 2002 from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers with a concentration in painting and in 2016 from MICA’s Photographic and Electronic Media MFA program.
In his artwork, Keiper explores the frontier between sound art and experimental music, often using multi-channel audio to draw out the politics of listening and the texture of memory. Keiper is interested in using sound design to evoke long forgotten, or even secret sounds, for instance, using his research into the social and technical history of the era in which his grandfather contributed work to the Manhattan Project to transport back in time. Keiper’s use of drone and drums in his work is one aspect of how music and sound art commingle in his practice. Beyond his work with sound, Keiper is also working in wood, video, photography, and painting.