kevin jerome everson



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"I'm hanging out, coolin’, on the frames that connect
 the necessity and the coincidence. Formally, that is."
-Kevin Jerome Everson,

Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965) was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, Ohio Arts Council and the Virginia Museum, an American Academy Rome Prize, grants from Creative Capital and the Mid-Atlantic, residencies at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Yaddo and MacDowell Colony, and numerous university fellowships.

His artwork--paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations and photographs--and films, including five features (Spicebush, 2005; Cinnamon, 2006; The Golden Age of Fish, 2008; Erie, 2010; Quality Control, 2011) and over seventy short form works, have been exhibited internationally at museums and art institutions including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Wurttenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York; Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; American Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy; 1k Projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio and various other arts institutions and public spaces.

Everson’s films have screened at numerous international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah; International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands; AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles, California; Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan (Peter Wilde Award for Technical Innovation, Eleven Eighty Two), Athens International Film Festival, Ohio (Experimental Film Award Second Shift), Black Maria Film Festival, Newark, New Jersey (Juror Prize, Best Film for Aquarius, Pictures From Dorothy and Chemistry and Directors Choice Award for 72); Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois; Cinematexas, Austin, Texas (Texas Directors Choice Award for From Pompei to Xenia); CineVegas, Las Vegas, Nevada; Courtisane Film, Video and New Media Festival, Ghent, Belgium; CPX:DOC, Copenhagen, Denmark; Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Entrevues Festival du Film, Belfort, France; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Quebec; FID Marseille, Marseille, France; Filmfest München, Munich, Germany; Flex Film Festival, Gainesville, Florida; Huesca International Film Festival, Huesca, Spain; Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario (Best International Film Erie); IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Ontario; Migrating Forms, New York City (Best Long Form Work, Erie); Milano Film Festival, Milan, Italy; Mostra Internazionale Del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro, Italy; New York Underground Film Festival, NYC (Best Documentary Film, Spicebush, and Jury Prize, Aquarius); PDX Film Festival, Portland, Oregon; Punto de Vista, Pamplona Spain; Recontres International, Berlin, Madrid, Paris; San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California; Shorts International, New York; South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas (Best Experimental Short Film Thermostat); Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia and Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario.

Other screenings and presentations include the Argos Centre For Art & Media, Brussels, Belgium;, Available Light Screening Collective, Ottawa, Ontario; BAM Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY, Cinema Projects, Portland, Oregon; Early Monthly Segments at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario; Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Gene Siskel Theater, Chicago, Illinois; LA Film Forum, Los Angeles, California; Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York; Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, B.C.; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California; PACT, Essen, Germany; Saw Video, Ottawa, Ontario; VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, B.C.; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and numerous university, college and other educational institutions.


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