Since the late 1990's, Francis has used a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting, graphic design and drawing to explore the complex relationship between social, political and environmental issues. In 2013 Francis began a commissioned piece called 'Reflections of Being', arguably his largest outdoor sculpture for the University of Mississippi, Museum in Oxford, MS. Through labor-intensive hand forming of stainless steel, welding and fabrication. Currently Keith is exhibiting a conceptual mixed media art piece examining the racial segregation and disenfranchisement of African Americans rights to vote in the South, called 'Let's Vote' for a "Commemorative of the Civil Rights Movement: 1964-1968" at Delaware State University, Dover, DE.
Artist StatementTo be social conscious is to be alive — Keith Francis
Artist StatementThe Hands Up! Don\'t Shoot poster reflects the national debate on the Ferguson, Missouri shooting on August 9, 2014. Citizens, political leaders and professional athletes are showing solidarity with...
Artist StatementA series of (20) illustrations featuring two opposing groups, using the Coca-Cola global recognition brand and current aluminum can marketing campaign as a metaphor. A visual statement to promote...