GLAMFA

KEVIN O'GRADY

play.with.masks@gmail.com
513 – 310 – 8521


Blossom
, 2007, watercolor and collage on paper, 13” x 12”.

 

 


Discharge, 2007, watercolor and collage on paper, 13” x 25”.

 

 


Unbowed, 2008, gouache, watercolor, and collage on paper, 50” x 68”.

 


Maze, 2008, watercolor and collage on paper, 35 ½’’ x 57 ½’’.


ARTIST STATEMENT
Like many other artists for whom the human figure offers myriad aesthetic and emotional possibilities, I focus on the face, creating collages, masks, and portraits. I attempt to capture my own subjects in moments of vulnerability, using paint, scraps of paper, fabric, and plastic to express a jolting, uncertain movement between power and its loss.

 

RESUME

Born 1982, Columbus, Ohio
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education
2005   B. F. A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Solo Exhibitions
2005   1305 Gallery, Drawn, Cincinnati, Ohio

Group Exhibitions
2001   The Artery, Written on the Body, Newport, Kentucky

2002   The Reed Gallery, Student Selections, Cincinnati, Ohio
                                               
2003   840 Gallery, So Happy Together, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2005   The Reed Gallery, D.A.A.P. Works, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2005   The Reed Gallery, Director’s Choice: D.A.A.P. Works, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2006   Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Gallery, Selections from the 2006 National Drawing Annual,Cincinnati, Ohio

Awards
2002 – 2005 John L. Magro Fine Arts Scholarship

2005   Director’s Choice Award, D.A.A.P. Works, University of Cincinnati

Bibliography
Manifest Volume 18: It’s In Your Head – Approaches to Likeness, Selections from the 2006 National Drawing Annual. (2006). Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Gallery.

Manifest National Drawing Annual. (2006). Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Gallery. pp 58 – 59.