RESUME

Representation

  • 2014 to present – InvestorsAlly, Newport Beach, CA.
  • 2013 to 2015– Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN.
  • 2013 to 2015 – ArtPlus, Rockport, MD.
  • 2002 to 2005 – PLG Art, Naples, FL.
  • 2001 to 2003 – Ambassadors Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.

Upcoming Exhibitons

  • Spectrum Indian Wells. Indian Wells, CA.
  • All is Surreal. Ethos Contemporary Art, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Artexpo New York. New York, NY.
  • Spectrum Miami 2017.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Dreams Fine Art, Aventura, FL, 2016.
  • Spectrum Miami 2016. Miami, FL, 2016.
  • Spectrum Miami 2015. Miami, FL, 2015.
  • Spectrum Miami 2014. Miami, FL, 2014.
  • Red Dot Art Fair. Miami, FL, 2013.
  • American Commentary. Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN, 2013.
  • Red Dot Art Fair. Miami, FL, 2012.
  • Just Landscapes. Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg, FL, 2009.
  • Landscapes. Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs, FL, 2009.
  • A Sense of Place. Cabinet Meeting Room, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL, 2006.
  • Revelations. The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003.
  • Florida Landscape. Governor’s Gallery, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL, 2001.
  • Observations. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA, 1997.
  • Solitude. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, 1995.
  • Recent Paintings. Fridholm Fine Arts, Asheville, NC, 1994.
  • Recent Works. The Green Door, Asheville, NC, 1993.
  • Figure Paintings. Visual Arts Building, Jefferson Community College, Hillsboro, MO, 1991.

Group Exhibitions

2016 

  • [PLATFORM] Finalists Exhibition, Art San Diego, San Diego, CA.
  • Pinnacle. Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Art as Politics. Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Art Comes Alive 2016. Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Blink Art Resource Artist Exhibition. Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.

2015

  • Art Comes Alive 2015. Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.
  • ARTillery: Contemporary Art Influenced by Weaponry. Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ.
  • 65th Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition. Leepa Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, FL.
  • LA Art Show 2015. Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  • International Society of Acrylic Painters – Annual Juried Exhibiton. Morian Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

2014

  • ArtHamptons. The Hamptons, New York.
  • Love Art Fair. Toronto, Canada.
  • 2014 Collectors’ Choice. Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA.
  • LaGrange National XXVII. LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA.
  • An Arts Legacy: George Inness, Jr. in Tarpon Springs. Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL.

2013

  • Houston Art Fair. Houston, TX.
  • Florida Artist Group 63rd Annual Symposium. Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Figuratively Speaking. Studio 18 in The Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL.

2012

  • Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters. Dazzio Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Exhibition 2012. Blue Ridge, GA.
  • FLAG Area IV Exhibition. Octagon Art Center, Clearwater, FL.
  • Florida Artist Group 62nd Annual Symposium. Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.

2011

  • Ongoing On-line Juried Exhibition. Addiction and Art. www.AddictionAndArt.Org.
  • Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters. Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL.
  • Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Exhibition 2011. Blue Ridge, GA.
  • Florida Artist Group 61st Annual Symposium. Art and History Museum, Maitland, FL.
  • Florida Artist Group Area 4 Exhibition. Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL.
  • Seventh Annual National Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking Competition. Jan and Gary Dario Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.
  • Florida Artist Group Annual Symposium. Cornell Museum of Art, Del Ray Beach, FL.

2010

  • Sin! Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL.
  • Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL.
  • Horizon: Contemporary Landscape. Community Arts Center, Danville, KY.
  • National Art Encounter 2010. The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL.
  • 13th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters International Open Exhibition. Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Second Annual St. Petersburg College Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL.
  • LaGrange National XXVI Biennial Exhibition. LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. .
  • Florida Artist Group Annual Symposium. Big Arts, Sanibel, FL.

2009

  • Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL.
  • Florida Artists Group 59th Exhibition. Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • SPC Faculty Exhibition. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL.
  • Florida Artist Group Annual Symposium. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL.
  • Florida Contemporary: Paintings and Photographs. Invitational exhibition. Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL.

2008

  • Dorfmuller Drawing and Print Exhibition, Tampa Realist Artists, Tampa, FL.
  • 2008 National Juried Exhibition, Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • Liturgical and Sacred Art 2008. Springfield, IL.
  • Art Encounter 2008. The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL.

2007

  • 100% Pure Florida, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL.
  • 2007 Annual Florida Artists’ Exhibition. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL.

2006

  • Humanity: Contemporary Art of the Humane Image. Gallery 51, North Adams, MA.
  • Present-Perfect. Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL.
  • Figurative. Ormond Museum of Art, Ormond Beach. FL.
  • Modern Masters: Oil Painters on Display. Progress Energy Gallery, New Port Richey, FL.
  • Liturgical and Sacred Art 2006. Springfield, IL.
  • Katherine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
  • LaGrange National Biennial XXIV. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.
  • 2006 National Art Exhibition. Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL.

2005

  • UnWrapped. Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL.
  • A National View at Grandview. Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • Seventh Annual Judeo-Christian International Juried Online Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.
  • 2005 Annual Florida Artists’ Exhibition. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL.

2004

  • International Figure Exhibition. Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Southeastern Juried Exhibition 2004. Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL.

2002

  • UnderCURRENT/overVIEW. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.
  • Southern Vistas, Blue Spiral One, Asheville, NC.
  • The Artworks Collection, Charleston, SC.

2001

  • Third Inaugural Exhibition, Millennium Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Ambassadors Galleries, Inc. Palm Beach, FL.

2000

  • 62nd Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL.
  • Tribeca Fine Arts, New York, NY.
  • The Southern Scene: Contemporary Landscapes. Blue Spiral One, Asheville, NC.

1999

  • Uncommon Ground. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL.
  • Summer Juried Exhibition. International Artist Management, St. Petersburg, FL.

1998

  • Images of Faith. Blue Spiral One, Asheville, NC.
  • Tenth Annual All Florida Spring Juried Exhibition. The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

1997

  • Group Exhibition. Fridholm Fine Arts, Asheville, NC.

1996

  • Georgia Arts 1996. Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA.
  • LaGrange National Biennial XIX. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.

1993

  • Lyndon House Annual Juried Exhibition. Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA.

1992

  • National Graduate Drawing Competition. Allen Preibe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI.

Awards

2017

  • Finalist. People and Figures Competition, International Artist Magazine.

2016

  • [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year. Redwood Media Group. 
  • Second Place. Art as Politics. Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Best of Show. Art Comes Alive 2016. Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.

2015

  • Painter of the Year and Purchase Award. Art Comes Alive 2015, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Third Place. International Society of Acrylic Painters – Annual Juried Exhibiton. Morian Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

2013

  • Honorable Mention. Dave Bown Projects – 6th Semiannual Competition.
  • Best of Show. Florida Artist Group 63rd Annual Symposium. Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Grand Prize. People and Figures Competition, International Artist Magazine.

2012

  • Second Place. Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters. Dazzio Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Second Place for 2-D. Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Exhibition 2012. Blue Ridge, GA.
  • Fonchen Lord Memorial Award. Florida Artist Group 62nd Annual Symposium. Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.

2011

  • Ru Israel Award. 61st Annual FLAG Symposium, Art and History Museum, Maitland, FL.
  • Best of Form and Color Award. Form and Color Book. April 2011.

2010

  • Cash prize. Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL.
  • Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems Best of Show. National Art Encounter 2010. The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL.
  • M. Graham Materials Award. 13th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters International Open Exhibition. Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA.

2009

  • Best of Show, Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Acrylic Painters, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa, FL.
  • First Place, Acrylics. Art Buzz, The 2009 Collection. Art Buzz Publishing, Seminole, FL, February 2009.

2008

  • First Place. Fifth National Juried Art Exhibition. Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • First Place. Dorfmuller Drawing and Print Exhibition, Tampa Realist Artists, Tampa, FL.

2007

  • Award of Merit. 2007 Annual Florida Artists’ Exhibition. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL.

2005

  • First Place. A National View at Grandview. Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA.
  • Merit Award. Annual Florida Artists’ Exhibition. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL.

1999

  • President’s Award. 62nd Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL.
  • Purchase Award. Uncommon Ground. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL.
  • Membership Award. Summer Juried Exhibition. International Artist Management, St. Petersburg, FL.

1996

  • Merit Award. Georgia Arts 1996. Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA.
  • Merit and Purchase Awards. LaGrange National Biennial XIX. Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.

1994

  • Liquitex Art Materials Award for Graduate Students.

1990

  • Juror’s Special Merit Award. Young Artists’ Competition, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO.
  • Liquitex Art Materials Award for Undergraduate Students.

Public Collections

  • First City Bank, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
  • Pinellas County Arts Council, Clearwater, FL.
  • Materials Research Park, Gainesville, FL.
  • Leesburg Complex, Dept. of Transportation, Leesburg, FL.
  • 5th District Court of Appeals, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Alachua County Health Dept., Gainesville, FL.
  • Florida DOTBrooksville Maintenance Yard, Brooksville, FL.
  • Pinellas County Arts Council, Clearwater, FL.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
  • Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.
  • The Southern Company, Atlanta, GA.
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens, GA.
  • Private collections in Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Germany and the Netherlands.

Publications

  • People and Figures, International Artist Magazine, Issue #114, April/May 2017.
  • Katherine Williams. Tarpon Painter Honored for His Work. Tarpon Springs Beacon. Volume 61, No. 10. March 8, 2017.
  • Jim Cole. Norman Rockwell, Circa 2017: Artist Kevin Grass Reflects on Recent Award. Creative Loafing, Tampa, FL. February 14, 2017.
  • Joelcy Kay. Painting the Surrealistic Human Condition. Edge of Humanity Magazine, www.edgeofhumanity.com. December 21, 2016.
  • Blink – Your Art Resource 2016. Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Caro. ARTillery Group Show Looks at Weapons as Art. Hi Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, April 26, 2015.
  • Everyday People, American Art Collector, April 2013, pages 144-147.
  • People and Figures, International Artist Magazine, April/May 2013, pages 4 and 5.
  • Working Title. workingtitlepublications.com. November 2012.
  • META: An Interdisciplinary Journal. St. Petersburg College Honors College, 2012.
  • Form and Color Book. Form and Color Publishing, Largo, FL. April 2011.
  • Eyman, Scott. Mix of media, subjects works at Armory’s exhibit. Palm Beach Post, Arts and Culture, September 22, 2009.
  • Art Buzz, The 2009 Collection. Art Buzz Publishing, Seminole, FL, February 2009.
  • Public Art in Pinellas County brochure. Cultural Affairs, Pinellas County, summer 2008, page 11.
  • Celebration of the Sacred. The State Journal-Register. Thursday, April 7,2006, pages 10A and 11A.
  • Michaela Oberlaender. Traditional Techniques, Exceptional Results. Tampa Bay Magazine, Volume 20, Issue 5, September/October 2005, pages 177-180.
  • Direct Art Magazine, Volume 11, Spring 2005 edition.
  • Lennie Bennett. Trunks, Twigs and Tension. St. Petersburg Times, Weekend section, October 2, 2003.
  • Joanne Milani. Artistic Undercurrents. Tampa Tribune, Baylife section. July 28, 2002.
  • New American Paintings, Volume 34, Southern Competition.
  • David Hopes. Contemporary Landscapes. Asheville Citizen Times, May 21, 2000 (B7).
  • Amelia Davis and Mary Ann Marger. Adam and Eve Painting Pulled for Nudity. St. Petersburg Times, Clearwater Times section, October 20, 1999.
  • David Hopes. Serving Two Masters. Asheville Citizen Times, November 22, 1998 (D4).
  • Kitsy Rose. History Mural. Atlanta Journal Constitution, Northside Neighbor section, January 14, 1998. Vol. 30, No. 2.
  • Cathy Byrd. Georgia Artists’ Work Covers Spectrum. Atlanta Journal/Constitution Weekend Preview. August 23, 1996.

Education

  • M.F.A. – Drawing and Painting University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 1994.
  • B.F.A. – Drawing and Painting Washington University, St. Louis, MO. 1990.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Art St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL. 1997 to present.
  • Instructor of Art Gordon College, Barnesville, GA. 1994 – 1997.
  • Teaching Assistant University of Georgia. Athens, GA. 1991 – 1994.