Visiting Artists Program presents lecture by Kevin Everson
Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron and is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His artwork—paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films, including six features and over one hundred short-form works—have been exhibited internationally at festivals, museums, cinemas and galleries. His films Emergency Needs and Quality Control were included in the 2008 and 2012 Whitney Biennials. A solo exhibition of his short films, More Than That: The Films of Kevin Jerome Everson was held at the Whitney in 2011. He has been the subject of career retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Visions du Reel, Nyon. He is the recipient of the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts for Film/Video. The 3-disc boxed set Broad Daylight and Other Times is distributed by Video Data Bank. A solo exhibition is planned for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland in 2014.