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KEVIN BARRETT
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Kevin Barrett Biography & Resume : Contemporary Metal Sculpture
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Kevin Barrett was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1962; his family relocated to New York several years later.

Barrett studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute of Art as well as the School of Visual Arts in New York. Upon completion of his studies, he was employed by the Shidoni Foundry in New Mexico where he oversaw fabrication and bronze casting for many years.

Considered an expert in his medium, as a young artist he consulted independently with and built sculptures for a number of well-known artists in New York, New Mexico and Europe including Herbert Ferber, Tom Wesselmann and Alan Houser among others. He continues to be sought after for advice and consultation in creating and maintaining metal sculpture.

Barrett set up his first studio in Miami, before returning to New York where he has maintained a studio for over 20 years. He recently relocated to Duxbury, MA where he currently resides with his family.



“Kevin Barrett’s formal impulse carries a Neo-Modernist orientation to sculpture. It is an impulse that not only projects a deeply felt expressive content, but also carries a carefully hewn visual language. His shapes are complexly configured in three-dimensional space through the formal application of alternating thrusts and counterthrusts that function as a means toward rhythmic unity.

Barrett’s remarkable capacity to employ diversity within unity, and vice versa, has always been one of the artist’s strengths. This quality is further evident in the painted aluminum wall reliefs. Barrett’s forms reveal an insight into how nature can be transfigured through a deeply-felt aesthetic insight”.  -- Robert C. Morgan



Barrett’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the US and Europe and can be found in such collections as the Vero Beach Museum, The Interlocken Center for the Arts, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, The City of Coral Springs, and in private collections world-wide.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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  • Abstractions in Metal: Sculpture by Kevin Barrett, C Fine Art, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Naples, FL
  • Outdoor Sculpture, C-Fine Art, Shelter Island, NY
  • New Sculptures and Wall Reliefs, Artefact Gallery, New York
  • New Sculptures, DeGraaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI
  • Front Street Series, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York
  • Wall Sculptures, Ezair Gallery, New York
  • Sculptural Wall Illusions, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York
  • New Sculptures, Boehringer Gallery Inc., Hobe Sound, FL
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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  • Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, C Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Out of Bounds, C Fine Art, White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Market Art+Design, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Pop Nouveau, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Winter Show, Quidley & Company, Naples, FL
  • Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
  • Inaugural Show, Quidley & Company, Westport, CT
  • Off the Wall, C Fine Art @ The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art Hamptons, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Downtown Expressions, Art in Public Places, Stamford Downtown Summer 2016, CT
  • SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Grand Opening Exhibition, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Group Show & Outdoor Installation, The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Market Art+Design, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Inspirations, Armstrong De Graaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck, MI
  • Paper on Paper New York, Art Market Productions, New York
  • Color Personified, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston
  • Art Southampton, Lawrence Fine Art, Southampton, NY
  • 7th Annual Art Hamptons, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Summer Exhibition, Quidley & Company, Nantucket, MA
  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Mystical Expressionism: Trilogy, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston
  • 6th Annual Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
  • artMRKT San Franciso 2013, San Francisco
  • Upon Reflection, Quidley & Company, Boston
  • Uncommon Ground III, C Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art MRKT San Francisco 2012, San Francisco
  • Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
  • Inaugural Event, Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla, CA
  • Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX
  • Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Uncommon Ground II, C Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Art Chicago,Merchandise Mart, Chicago
  • Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Uncommon Ground, C Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Group Show, Armstrong De Graaf Gallery, Holland, MI
  • The Sculpture Mile, Madison, CT
  • Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI
  • Group Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN
  • Modern Marvels, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
  • Outdoor Sculpture, The Commons, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
  • Sculpt Miami, Art Basel, Miami
  • National Small Sculpture Invitational, Palm Desert, CA
  • 24th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
  • Three Sculptors, Walter Randel Gallery, New York
  • Group Show, Lurie Gallery, Miami
  • Group Show, De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., Grand Rapids, MI
  • Inaugural Group Show, Artefact Pardo Galleria, Zurich
  • Group Show, Artefact Galleria, Milan
  • Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI
  • Group Show, De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., West Palm Beach, FL
  • Anti-Gravity, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York
  • Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI
  • Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
  • 21st Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Lagacies 2000, Alva Gallery, New London, CT
  • Group Show, Pardo Lattuada Gallery, New York
  • 20th Annual Outdoor Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  • Group Show, Manifold Tribe, Chicago
  • Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, NJ
  • A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
  • Reliefs & Wall Art, West Side Bronze Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Fe, NM
  • Summer Show, Museum Master, New York
  • A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
  • Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Inaugural Exhibition,The Museum Masters Collection, New York
  • Art Miami '96, Miami Convention Center, FL
  • Group Show, Rush Foundation, New York
  • Group Show, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York
  • Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York
  • Group Show, Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich
  • Group Show, LMG Gallery, New York
  • A Sculptural Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
  • Group Show, Rachel Freedman Contemporary Fine Art, New York
  • Sixth Annual Rosen Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • 1.5 Show, Muranushi Lederman Production, New York
  • Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brickell Ave, Miami
  • Outdoor Sculpture Show, Forum Group, Jacksonville, FL
  • Art Expo, Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich
  • Premier Show, Art Star Gallery, Los Angles
  • Sculpture Project, The College of Santa Fe, NM
  • Group Show, The Artists Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Summer Sculpture Show, Greene Gallery, Miami
  • Indoor / Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Northwood Institute, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1st Annual Florida State of the Art Exhibition, Miami Beach, FL
  • Joy Moos Gallery Artists Exhibition, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami
  • Micro Show, Now Gallery, New York
  • Micro Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, FL
  • Joy Moos Gallery Artists Installation, Capital Bank Building, Miami
  • Projections, Contemporary Art Center of North Miami
  • Group Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, FL
  • Group Show, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami
  • Artists Choose Artists, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, NY
  • Annual Show, Shidoni Art Center, Santa Fe, NM
COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS
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  • Kruizenga Art Museum, Holland, MI
  • Trinity, Stamford, CT
  • CWD Real Estate Investments, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kleinemas Fleischwaren GmbH & Co. KB, Verl-Sürenheide, Germany
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
  • Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis, MS
  • City of Coral Springs, Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL
  • Proskauer Rose, Boston
  • Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Rain Garden, Saugatuck, MI
  • Lobby 460 Broadway, New York
  • Meringoff Properties, 360 Lexington Ave, New York
  • Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL
  • The Thompson Financial, New York,
  • Bayerishe Landesbank, New York
  • Swire Properties, Inc., Brickell Key, Miami
  • Freeman Securities, 75 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ
  • Martin Pitt Commemorative Sculpture, Hastings High School, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
EDUCATION
1980     Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
BORN
1962     Ann Arbor, Michigan
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