Kevin McCarthy

I am curious about how things are made and how humans visually perceive the world. I explore ideas by creating 2D and 3D objects virtually and in real life. I am also a practitioner of modernist drawing and painting compositions.

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Kevin McCarthy was born in Chicago and raised in the wooded suburbs of Northwest Illinois. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, earning his BFA in painting and printmaking in 1988. Enthralled by the Pacific Northwest, he migrated to Seattle in 1996. McCarthy has participated in local and national exhibitions. Notable projects include Mad Art’s Mad Campus and Art In Great Places in an Everett, Washington storefront. In 2011 he entered and completed the Seattle Pacific University's ARC program, earning his teaching certificate in K-12 art. He has taught art in the Puget Sound since 2012.
Kevin McCarthy
Born: Chicago, IL, 1966
Lives and works in the Pacific Northwest, USA
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute. 1988
Washington State Teaching certification,
Visual Arts K-12. Seattle Pacific University. 2012
2010, OK Hotel Gallery / Science won’t save you
2009, Art in Great Spaces / Project installation in Everett (July)
2009. Two Bells Tavern, Connect
2009, Macrina SODO / Queen Anne
2007, Joe bar, “Stacked”
2007, Angle Gallery, “32 flavors of Shock and Awe”
2005, Resoul
2020 Storefronts. Painting installation in South Lake Union organized by Shunpike
2019 Fwd Fwd Fwd at Glass Box Gallery (curated by Shaun Kardinal)
2019 Blind Study. Zinc Contemporary
2015 Zeitgiest. Anacortes Arts Festival
2014, Mad Campus
2012, What Now, Kansas City Artist Coalition (invitational)
2010, Bad Words, Twilight Artist Collective
2009, Redux, Kirkland Art Center
2009, OK Hotel, Short days: group painting exhibition
2009, Some Space, Two person exhibition w/ R. Hardgrave
2009, Twilight Art Collective, “The Ontology of the image”
2008, Some Space, “Small Works”
2008, South Seattle Community College, “Community Art”
2008, Forgotten Works 30 Day Challenge
2008, Artist Trust’s Annual Benefit Art Auction
2008, Deluarenti’s in Pike Place Market
2007, The Hideout,
2006, Ouch My Eye, Final Bemis show
2006, Fenomena, Expressing Patriotism through art
Silent Auction benefiting 555 Soldier Fund
2006, Resoul,
2005, COCA Members show
2007, Visual Codec, One Shot Flip Book
2014. The Stranger. Mad Campus
2014. Seattle Weekly. MadCampus
2014. Art MadCampus
2014. City Arts Mad Campus
2014. Fighting Reality. Mad Campus
2014. Seattle Sketcher. Mad Campus
Everett TV interview.
Bohonus VR Photography, Studio VR / 360 Panorama, LINK