Keith Mayerson

Professor of Art

Keith Mayerson

Keith Mayerson has been professionally exhibiting his art in galleries and museums since 1993, and is the creator, along with the writer Dennis Cooper, of Horror Hospital Unplugged, a graphic novel now considered a cult classic. Inspired by comics, his exhibitions are often installations of images that create larger narratives. Each work is imbued with allegorical content that relates to our world, yet allows through its formal nuances for the transcendent and the sublime. Like a prose poem of images on the walls, seen in context as a series, the viewer creates the ultimate content of his installations as they experience how the images relate to one another to form meaning. Keith Mayerson is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Ohio.  He was the lead comics teacher at the School of Visual Arts for 26 years (and taught fine art at NYU, Columbia, Yale, and more) before becoming a Professor of Art at Roski, USC, where he has taught both comics and fine art since the fall of 2016.

Email kmayerso@usc.edu
My American Dream (2015)
View from Empire (2013)
Iconoscope (2012)
Iconscape (2012)
Superman (2014)
Aladdin Sane (2016)
Obama (2008)