Kevin Demery

1992 · United States

Artist biography

Kevin Demery was born in 1992 in Oakland. He is a 2014 BFA graduate of the California College of the Arts and a 2018 MFA graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2013, he has shown in solo and group shows in both public and private art exhibition spaces across the Unites States. He recently participated in two artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha (NE) and the Acre Artist in Residence in Steuben (WI).

Kevin Demery's works explore the interplay between North American history and signifiers of power, developing a painterly language that invites us to move between the potent aesthetic of his work and recurring motifs of historical violence, surveillance and childhood trauma. His most recent series of works show photo cut outs on the background of geometric color blocks with objects hanging from ropes or chains draped over the canvas, thereby merging the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional to form poetic snippets of history and collective reflection.

Kevin Demery

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