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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Kevin Snipes
Cruise Control Super Bad
Elephant Tears
Knuckle Sandwich Naked Truth Suffer Head

Dat Sux

Nike Crop Top

Kevin Snipes is an American visual artist born in Philadelphia and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently Visiting Scholar/Researcher at the University of Georgia Department of Art in Athens, GA. He received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994 and completed graduate studies at the University of Florida in 2003. Snipes’ artwork explores concepts of otherness. He employs techniques of gurative narration and craft to form objects that cross the boundary between sculpture and painting. His work is a combination of atypical pottery forms, quirky gurative drawings and contemporary vernacular language. His pieces are in uenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s toys and drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication, which is based in existentialist thought, creating a dynamic body of work that is both culturally transcendent and personally identiable. Through his use of multi-faceted narratives Snipes challenges the viewer to consider the concept of otherness in confrontation with the self. Throughout his adult life, Snipes has maintained a nomadic existence, allowing a sense of place to augment his work.

2003   MFA, University of Florida School of Art and Art History, Gainesville, FL
1994   BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Selected Exhibitions
2018   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
            Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2015   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
2014   SCOPE Miami, Duane Reed Gallery
SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
            Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2013   C.R.E.T.A. ROME, Rome, Italy
            Le Cabonon, Valauris, France
2012   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2011   Society of Arts and Craft, Boston, MA
            AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2010   Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
            Belleville Arts Museum, Belleview, WA
2009   Plinth, Denver, CO
            Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
            AKAR Iowa City, IA
            NCECA, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Public Collections
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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