Jayson Keeling (born 1966) is an artist working in photography, video, sculpture, and installation. Keeling’s work challenges conventional norms surrounding sex, gender, race, and religion. Keeling often reconfigures popular iconography, to explore notions of masculinity, and cultural ritual.
Jayson Keeling was born in 1966 in Brooklyn, NY to Jamaican parents. Keeling’s grew up between Jamaica and the Bronx, New York. His bi-cultural upbringing would later influence his work. Keeling graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1986 with an AA in Fashion Illustration and Art History. Keeling started off by working as a photographer and film director in fashion, music, film, and the pornography industry.