KEEBS (Makeba Rainey)


Contact Information

keebs.laurent@gmail.com

http://www.justcallmekeebs.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist's Biography

Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and performance artists. She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists from Harlem through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions. BCC directs attention to young Harlem artists by teaming up with other young creatives, videographers, musicians, performing artists, and writers, to merge audiences and increase their collective fan-base.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Harlem Arts Festival 217, Featured Artist, New York, NY

The Laundromat Project, Create Change Fellow, New York, NY

Sistrunk Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Museum of Impact presents Upstanders Pop Up Exhibit, Urban Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Makeba Trifecta, NiLu Gift Shop, New York, NY

​#DayOnes, 97 Wycoff, Brooklyn, NY

Hoodstock, Life Do Grow Farm, Philadelphia, PA

Harlem EatUp!, Morningside Park, New York, NY

Her Story: Voice, Vision, and Memory, Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New York, NY

Harlem is...A State of Mind, MIST Harlem, New York, NY

2015
MAD Gallery, MAD Gallery, New York, NY

Flux Collective: Bold, Innovative Perspectives,​ Mixx Projects + Atelier, Telluride, CO

FLUX Art Fair, Art In FLUX Harlem, New York, NY

2014
State of Emergency: Race, Resistance and Police Violence from Ferguson to Flatbush, The National Black Theatre, New York, NY

The Color of Sound Art Exhibition, The Bishop Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

In Her Skin: Celebrating Women, La Maison d’Art, New York, NY

Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora, Columbia University, New York, NY

#HoodiesUp: Art Exhibit, The National Black Theatre, New York, NY

2013
HigherSelf presents: 2013 Holiday Affair, Gowanus Lofts, Brooklyn, NY

Shaolin Jazz presents: The Color of Sound, The Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture, New York, NY

October Moon Group Show, SoHo Arthouse, New York, NY

Oxheart and Quiet Lunch present: The Gowanus Thirteen, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY

All The People I Know, ImageNation’s Raw Space, New York, NY

HigherSelf presents: I Am Power Summer Affair, Gowanus Lofts, Brooklyn, NY

95Labs: Summer Sessions, Lit Lounge, New York, NY

HigherSelf and Star Fleet Entertainment present The Renaissance II: “I Am Unity,” Green Thumb Garden, New York, NY

Drinks, Visuals & Sounds, Danny Screams, Brooklyn, NY

Art In FLUX Harlem presents: Harlem Beat, Scratch DJ Academy, New York, NY

Welcome to the Candyland Fashion Show, John Jay College for Criminal Justice, New York, NY

Paint and Poetry Vol. XIII, 3rd Eye(sol)ation, Brooklyn, NY

2nd Annual I Have a Dream Showcase, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

Media Hunter PR presents: Artist and Artistes, The Delancey, New York, NY

Ohene Cornelius presents: American Idle Flixtape, RAW Art Space, New York, NY

For the Love of Hip Hop, John Jay College for Criminal Justice, New York, NY

BK Wildlife presents: Love and Eros, Freecandy, Brooklyn, NY

BK Wildlife and Soundsqiat present: Undrgrund Gods of Rap, Rock Bottom, Brooklyn, NY

2012
HigherSelf presents: I Am Unity Holiday Affair, Gowanus Lofts, Brooklyn, NY

Discovery, Art In FLUX Harlem, New York, NY

Echoes: A Time to Keep and A Time To Let Go, Art In FLUX Harlem, New York, NY

The Black Capital Coalition presents: We Just Don’t Give A..., The Poets Den Gallery and Theater, New York, NY

Speaking in Rhythms presents: the Funky Soul 80s themed Dance Party and Exhibit, Chashama 461, New York, NY

Exhibitions Curated/Events Produced

2016
Last Meals, The Ethical Humanist Society, Philadelphia, PA

Rap for Life: Philadelphia, The Art Church of West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
(May, June, July, October)

#DayOnes, 97 Wycoff, Brooklyn, NY

2015
Rap for Life: Philadelphia, The Art Church of West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The Black Capital Coalition Gallery @ AFROPUNK, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Afrofuturism in Film (screening), ImageNation’s RAW Space, New York, NY

The Black Capital Coalition Gallery @ AFROPUNK, Brooklyn, NY

Getting Up: The Evolution of Graffiti Group Show, La Maison d’Art, New York, NY

Artists in Transition, La Maison d’Art, New York, NY

2013
HigherSelf Holiday Affair 2013, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY

Rap for Life (Panel Discussions), RAW Space, New York, NY & 3rd Eye(Sol)ation, Brooklyn, NY

2012
HigherSelf presents: I Am Unity Holiday Affair, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY

The Black Capital Coalition presents: We Just Don’t Give A..., The Poets Den Gallery and Theater, New York, NY

Speaking in Rhythms presents: the Funky Soul 80s themed Dance Party and Exhibit, Chashama 461, New York, NY