Born in Dorset in 1942, Gerry's family moved back to London
in 1945. He studied painting at Hornsey College of Art 1959-1962, and Byam Shaw College of Art 1962-1963.
In 1966 he moved to Leeds, and taught on the Foundation Course at Jacob Kramer
College, returning to London in 1984, where he currently lives.
City Institute Gallery.
Leeds Polytechnic Gallery.
Jacob Kramer College.
Francis Kyle Gallery - solo shows in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1998,
and contributed to three group shows.
The Living Room Gallery, Greenwich: "Kerb Scrawlers" 1994.
Singer - Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
-2002, 2003, 2009, and 2010.
The Discerning Eye, 2003, 2005, 2009.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010.
SE1 Gallery, 2007.
Old Contemporaries. Islington Arts Centre, March 2011.
Mixed show at Jewish Centre of the Arts, Hampstead. 2011
Granger Gallery, solo show 2008 and mixed shows.
Three Artists 2009: Gerry Keon, Arthur Neal NEAC, William Packer NEAC.
OK Harris Gallery, solo show 2009.
OK Harris Gallery, solo show 2012.
Château de Regnéville-sur-Mer, 2014
Permanent collections include:
The Guildhall Gallery, London.
The Arts Council of England.
The Edward F. Albee Foundation, New York.
Of his working processes in the studio he has written:
'Paintings are long and complicated enterprises. I
do not begin with clear conceptions, which are then carried through. The form,
which appears to exist within the materials, has to be discovered through a
journey, a sequence of events neither linear nor simple. The result cannot be
cajoled or forced. The process is palpable anarchy, often a source of anxiety
and occasionally of joy.'