Michael O’Keefe's art work is necessarily figurative, not because it depends on the object it portrays, but rather because the figure, as an entity in its own right, is the pivot around which his world moves. O’Keefe received a BA from Muhlenberg College and received an MFA from Southern Methodist University. He also studied at the New York Studio School, the Maryland Institute, College of Art and the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. O'Keefe currently lives, works and teaches in Dallas, TX.