June 1-3, 2023

Revolutionary Artist Steve Keene Joins Schellraiser Lineup

May 5, 2023 | McGill, Nevada

Revolutionary hand painting artist Steve Keene, known worldwide as the most prolific painter in history, will join the Schellraiser Music Festival, creating an interactive live art show for patrons who can watch him create for the length of the festival. 

Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone called Keene Your Favorite Band’s Favorite Painter. Having created the now legendary “Wowee Zowee” album cover for indie rock legends Pavement, Keene has also become a well-known art collaborator for Silver Jews, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Apples in stereo and more and has been heralded by musicians and artists alike including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore; Michael Stipe and Shepard Fairey

Keene, celebrating the universally praised behemoth release of “The Steve Keene Art Book,” has hand-painted over 300,000 pieces via his own hands over the last 30 years and selling the works dirt cheap. He will have a pop-up studio for people to watch him create up to fifty pieces at a time, usually painted in series of four or six-of-a-kind. He utilizes quick-drying acrylic paints and a screen-printing technique of moving from broad swaths of color and gradually moving to the more detailed work, he normally paints all day long and people are encouraged to get close and watch him work… it is a fascinating and meditating “performance.” Possessing handmade art changes changes people’s lives. Possessing handmade art that’s also a good deal, is a revolutionary exercise that he has delivered for over 30 years.

Keene will sell his art and “The Steve Keene Art Book,” will be for sale at the merch table for fans to get hand-signed copies.

“He’s like a folk hero Warhol.” – Shepard Fairey
“…a churning waterfall of creation.” – Stephen Malkmus, Pavement

Revolutionary hand painting artist Steve Keene in his studio, portrait by Daniel Efram