Biography and Selected Honors

Biography

Kevin McEvoy grew up on Long Island, NY, where he began his training. He later studied in Santiago, Chile and Florence, Italy. In 2008, he joined the renowned Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence. After completing his training, he returned home to Long Island.

Today Kevin paints and teaches in Islip, Long Island, where he lives with his wife, two children and 16 chickens.

Kevin’s paintings draw on the classical methods he acquired in Florence, but they focus on the substance of everyday life. From the painful regret in a prisoner’s eye to the hopeful lines of a pregnant woman, his paintings speak to us — they are a testament to lived experience, a poem to everyday life.

Education

Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy   2009, 2006 – 2007
Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Stony Brook, New York   2006
La Scuola di Lorenzo d’ Medici, Florence, Italy  2005
La Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile 2004

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

2013

  • Mehu Gallery: The Junior Scholarship Exhibition of the Salmagundi Club, Central Park West, NYC
  • Gallery CPW: “Converge- Where Classical and Contemporary Art Collide,” Central Park West, NYC

2012

  • Fall Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition,  NYC
  • Spring Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition, NYC  2nd place
  • Salmagundi Junior Scholarship Exhibition, NYC

2011

  • Salmagundi Members Show, NYC
  • Fall Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, NYC  3rd Place
  • Gallery North, Setauket, NY  Winners Circle

2010

  • Huntington Arts Council Still Life Show, Huntington, NY  Best in Show
  • Fall Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, NYC  Honorable Mention
  • Gallery North Outdoor Art Show, Setauket, NY  2nd Place

2009

  • Junior Scholarship Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC  Memorial Award
  • Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, NYC  3rd Place
  • Members Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2008

  • Portrait Exhibition at Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY  Honorable Mention
  • Masters Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY
  • Designers Showcase, Mansions and Millionaires, Mill Neck, NY

2007

  • City Wide Juried Exhibition, Florence, Italy
  • Gallery North, Setauket, NY

2006

  • Outdoor Art Show, Gallery North, Setauket, NY

2005

  • City Wide Juried Exhibition Florence, Italy
  • Spring Invitational, Lorenzo de Medici Gallery, Florence, Italy

2004

  • Artistas Nacientes, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile

 

 

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