Biography and Selected Honors

Biography

His adjectives classical painting, his nouns modern life, Kevin McEvoy’s work is an amalgamated vocabulary.  Having acquired painting techniques at the world renowned Charles Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy, Kevin returned to New York.  His works show the painful regret in a prisoner’s eye, the hopeful lines of a pregnant woman, the rust atop a vice.  His paintings speak to us because they are a testament to lived experience, a poem to everyday life.

“ I’m unabashedly preoccupied with truth.  In the world around me, as sincerely as possible, I endeavor to paint what I am, where I am, those who I am with.  I am transfixed by the stories before me- the intense gaze of a boy’s eyes as he processes the significance of a global pandemic; the silent dignity and self respect of an abstract artist; a family staring out at a bleak world that is punctuated by brief glimmers of light. I’m a miner, my pick axes are brushes, and I’m hewing the sublime out of the mundane.”

Before training in Florence, Kevin studied oil painting in New York and Valparaiso, Chile. Today he paints and teaches in New York, where he lives with his wife and three sons. 

Education

Charles Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy  2006 – 2009
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