Kevin Chupik

Desert Rules

Desert Rules

Kevin Chupik - Desert Rules - 48x62x6, acrylic, gouache, prismacolor, wooden rulers

Desert Rules (detail)

Desert Rules (detail)

Climbing and Falling

Climbing and Falling

Kevin Chupik - Climbing and Falling - 42x54 prismacolor, gouache on panel

Jungle Gym (detail)

Jungle Gym (detail)

Pistoleer

Pistoleer

Kevin Chupik - Pistoleer - 32 x 64, latex on board

Pistoleer (detail)

Pistoleer (detail)

Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery

Kevin Chupik - Shooting Gallery - 36x36x4, acrylic, gouache, prismacolor on wood

Shooting Gallery (detail)

Shooting Gallery (detail)

Shipping Container

Shipping Container

Kevin Chupik - Shipping Container - 46x62, prismacolor, gouache on box

ShippingContainer 3d.jpg

ShippingContainer 3d.jpg

Last Train

Last Train

Kevin Chupik - Last Train - 30x74x10, mixed media

Two Tales

Two Tales

Kevin Chupik - Two Tales - 30x42, prismacolor, gouache, panel

Encyclopedia Brittanica

Encyclopedia Brittanica

Kevin Chupik - Encyclopedia Brittanica - pigment, wood, found objects 82x31x12

Encyclopedia Brittanica (detail)

Encyclopedia Brittanica (detail)

Encyclopedia Brittanica (detail)

Encyclopedia Brittanica (detail)

Kevin Chupik was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1967, and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1992 with a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing. After receiving his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995, Kevin moved to Las Vegas, where he has been living and working since 1997. Since 2003, he has been teaching painting, drawing and design at the College of Southern Nevada. A lifetime of interest in imagery, history, language, and travel has fed numerous bodies of work, spanning the last two decades. Kevin’s work is amongst private collections throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

Artist Statement

Upon becoming a parent, one sees the world once again through young eyes. The fascinations of youth surge forward to reassert their rightful place of prominence in our collective memories. Planes, trains and ships reaffirm their imposing silhouttes of substance, as we view them through the gaze of this second youth. Board games and figurines suggest a world of imagined histories unfolding as we orient our now adult vision to the simple perspective plane of a child's view. In the revisitation of these simple moments, a surpisingly sophisticated connection through time becomes established between the generations of the young and aging. Through a diverse collection of materials and techniques, these paintings, drawings and assemblages seek to pay hommage to the to the legitimacy of these deceptively simple, yet profound moments of play. In doing so, one realizes that there was indeed a " Clarity of Youth".

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2009 Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2007 College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2002 Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
2002 Winchester Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1999 Nevada State Legislature, Carson City, NV
1995 M.F.A.Thesis Show, University of Colorado at Boulder
1992 Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX
1992 B.F.A. Thesis Show, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1990 Inaugural Exhibition, Joe B. Rushing Center Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011/12 Ongoing, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2011 Summer, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2009 College of Southern Nevada Faculty Show, Las Vegas, NV

2008 UNLV/CSN Show, Bridge Gallery at City Hall, Las Vegas, NV

2007 Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

2006 CSN Faculty Show, Las Vegas, NV

2005 CSN Faculty Show, Las Vegas, NV

2004 Contemporary Arts Collective Juried Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV

2004 CSN Faculty Show, Las Vegas, NV

2002 Austin Modern Gallery, Austin, TX

1998 “La Creme” Invitational Show, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

 

1994 Grace Cultural Center, Abilene, TX

Bibliography

“Mad for Mid Mod.” H&D Magazine, Jan/Feb. 2009: 42-53
“Atomic Ranch” Polished Magazine, April 2008: 37-42
“Artful Pursuits” Luxury Las Vegas, Feb. 2007: 128
“Whipping Boys” Mercury Magazine, October 10-16, 2002:34
“Spotlight” Las Vegas Review Journal, Sept. 13, 2002

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Pistoleer (detail)