Kevin McCarthy

Seattle, WA

Kevin McCarthy is a Pacific Northwest artist who works in an array of media. He grew up in the wooded suburbs of Chicago and attended the Kansas City Art Institute, receiving his BFA in painting and printmaking in 1988. In the mid-2000s, he shifted away from painting and began to explore and embrace digital and sculptural mediums. In 2009, through the Art in Great Spaces residency program, he created Gyre Nest, a six-week installation in an Everett storefront where he fabricated an albatross carcass out of cardboard. Whether he is drawing on his mobile device, painting, or making cardboard constructions and lenticular collages, McCarthy sees his practice as a full and natural expression as himself as an artist.


Mad Campus

September 13 - October 25, 2014

From September 13 to October 25, 2014, the University of Washington welcomed MadArt’s latest public art installation, Mad Campus, onto its grounds. In this exhibition, 12 temporary, site-specific works by 13 artists were displayed in various outdoor locations on the UW campus. Inspired by their locations, from hidden nooks to...

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