KEVIN BARRETT | large-scale sculpture


KEVIN BARRETT | sculpture


KEVIN BARRETT | sculptural wall pieces


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KEVIN BARRETT | 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.

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.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Having spent my formative years in NYC, my work carries an urban attitude. Graffiti was everywhere, energizing the city with its animated, movement and youthful voice.

Each form and shape I create is a visual language and a reflection of everyday life referring to our relationships with each other and the world around us. I strive to balance and harmonize the many elements in life that affect each of us as we move through space and time.

I work with industrial materials and adapt some minimalist principals however, my aim is to “humanize” the unyielding material into organic shapes creating a unified ideal and harmonic vision.

Passion inspires me to push the limits of the material making my process part of the piece itself. As a musician hitting the perfect note, I feel a great deal of excitement when a work is successfully resolved and completed and I hope to share this with my audience.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Abstractions in Metal, C Fine Art, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Naples, FL

  • 2011 Outdoor Sculpture, C-Fine Art, Shelter Island, NY

  • 2006 New Sculptures and Wall Reliefs, Artefact Gallery, New York

  • 2004 New Sculptures, DeGraaf Forsythe Galleries, Saugatuck, MI

  • 2001 Front Street Series, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York

  • 1997 Wall Sculptures, Ezair Gallery, New York

  • 1995 Sculptural Wall Illusions, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York

  • 1991 New Sculptures, Boehringer Gallery Inc., Hobe Sound, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Market Art & Design, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2018 Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, C Fine Art, West Palm Beach

  • 2017 Out of Bounds, C Fine Art @ The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2017 Market Art & Design, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2017 Pop Nouveau, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • 2017 Winter Show, Quidley & Company, Naples, FL

  • 2016 Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL


  • 2016 Inaugural Show, Quidley & Company, Westport, CT


  • 2016 Off the Wall, C Fine Art @ The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY


  • 2016 Art Hamptons, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY


  • 2016 Downtown Expressions, Art in Public Places, Stamford Downtown Summer, Stamford, CT

  • 2015 SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, Navy Pier, Chicago


  • 2015 Grand Opening Exhibition, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston


  • 2015 C Fine Art and The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2015 Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, NY

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2015 Inspirations, Armstrong De Graaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck, MI

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2015 Paper on Paper New York, Art Market Productions, New York


  • 2015 Color Personified, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston

  • 2014 Art Southampton, Lawrence Fine Art, Southampton, NY

  • 2014 7th Annual Art Hamptons, C-Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2014 Summer Exhibition, Quidley & Company, Nantucket, MA

  • 2014 Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco

  • 2013 Mystical Expressionism: Trilogy, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston

  • 2013 6th Annual Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2013 artMRKT San Francisco 2013, San Francisco

  • 2013 Upon Reflection, Quidley & Company, Boston

  • 2012 Uncommon Ground III, C-Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2012 Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2012 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2012 Art MRKT San Francisco 2012, San Francisco

  • 2012 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach

  • 2012 Inaugural Event, Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla, CA

  • 2011 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX

  • 2011 Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2011 Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2011 Uncommon Ground II, C-Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2011 Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago

  • 2010 Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2010 Uncommon Ground, C-Fine Art, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY

  • 2010 Armstrong De Graaf Gallery, Holland, MI

  • 2009 The Sculpture Mile, Madison, CT

  • 2009 De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI

  • 2009 Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN

  • 2009 Modern Marvels, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach

  • 2009 The Commons, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach

  • 2008 Sculpt Miami, Art Basel, Miami

  • 2008 National Small Sculpture Invitational, Palm Desert, CA

  • 2006 24th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

  • 2006 Three Sculptors, Walter Randel Gallery, New York

  • 2006 Lurie Gallery, Miami

  • 2005 De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2005 Artefact Pardo Galleria, Zurich

  • 2004 Artefact Galleria, Milan

  • 2003 De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI

  • 2003 De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., West Palm Beach

  • 2002 Anti-Gravity, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York

  • 2002 De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, MI

  • 2001 Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

  • 2001 21st Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY

  • 2000 Lagacies 2000, Alva Gallery, New London, CT

  • 2000 Group Show, Pardo Lattuada Gallery, New York

  • 2000 20th Annual Outdoor Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY

  • 1998 Group Show, Manifold Tribe, Chicago

  • 1998 Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, NJ

  • 1998 A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT

  • 1997 Reliefs & Sculptural Wall Art, West Side Bronze Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Fe, NM

  • 1997 Summer Show, Museum Master, New York

  • 1996 A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT

  • 1996 Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, NJ

  • 1996 The Museum Masters Collection, New York

  • 1996 Art Miami '96, Miami Convention Center, FL

  • 1995 Rush Foundation, New York

  • 1995 Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York

  • 1994 Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

  • 1994 Inaugural Exhibition, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York

  • 1994 Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich

  • 1993 LMG Gallery, New York

  • 1993 A Sculptural Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT

  • 1992 Rachel Freedman Contemporary Fine Art, New York

  • 1992 Sixth Annual Rosen Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • 1992 1.5 Show, Muranushi Lederman Production, New York

  • 1992 Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brickell Ave, Miami

  • 1992 Outdoor Sculpture Show, Forum Group, Jacksonville, FL

  • 1991 Art Expo, Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1991 Premier Show, Art Star Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1991 Sculpture Project, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

  • 1991 Group Show, The Artists Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 1991 Summer Sculpture Show, Greene Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 1991 Indoor / Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Northwood Institute, West Palm Beach, FL

  • 1990 1st Annual Florida State of the Art Exhibition, Miami Beach, FL

  • 1989 Joy Moos Gallery Artists Exhibition, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 1988 Micro Show, Now Gallery, New York City, NY

  • 1988 Micro Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, FL

  • 1988 Joy Moos Gallery Artists Installation, Capital Bank Building, Miami, FL

  • 1987 Projections, Contemporary Art Center of North Miami, Miami, FL

  • 1986 Group Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, FL

  • 1986 Group Show, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL

  • 1985 Artists Choose Artists, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, NY

  • 1982 Annual Show, Shidoni Art Center, Santa Fe, NM

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COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

  • Kruizenga Art Museum, Holland, MI

  • Trinity, Stamford, CT

  • CWD Real Estate Investments, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Kleinemas Fleischwaren GmbH, Verl-Sürenheide, Germany

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

  • Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis, MO

  • City of Coral Springs, Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL

  • Proskauer Rose, Boston, MA

  • Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI

  • Lobby 460 Broadway, New York, NY

  • Meringoff Properties, 360 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

  • Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, FL

  • The Thompson Financial, New York, NY

  • Bayerishe Landesbank, New York, NY

  • Swire Properties, Inc., Brickell Key, Miami, FL

  • 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