"I create a style of work that blurs the lines between photography, painting and sculpting. Mosaics enable me to elicit the tension and stories between hand sculpted and cast pixels and the overall image they compose. I want my art to open a conversation for the viewer. I hope people discovering and viewing my pieces will connect their own experiences to the choices I made when creating the work."
Kevin Champeny was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. Champeny began drawing before he could speak and says art was something he always felt compelled to create. He attended Beloit College where he studied Art History and Education, graduating with a BA in Studio Art. After graduating college, Kevin moved to New York City.
Since graduating, every job he’s had has involved art in some form, be it design, painting, or sculpting, though most often behind the scenes. Kevin has sculpted professionally for the last 17 years, creating pieces for companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Lenox, Patron Tequila, and Belvedere Vodka. He has also done much original work for perfumeries such as Calvin Klein, Polo, DKNY and numerous others. Champeny even created the master model for President Obama's cereal bowl during his tenure in the White House.
Champeny’s biggest influences are Chuck Close, Kris Kuksi and M.C. Escher. He currently resides in Long Island, New York where he continues to create works of art for museums, private commissions and art galleries.
Selected Recent Exhibitions
2019 Art Apple Soho Vol I, 198 Allen Street New York, NY
Star Gallery, 2 Rivington Street New York, NY
Cast Art & Objects Show, Wayne Art Center
2018 Art Basel Week Miami - Scope International Contemporary Art Show, Monika Olko Gallery
Adobe MAX — The Creativity Conference, LACC, Los Angeles, California
Defining Art in the Age of Trump, The Center for Contemporary Political Art - Washington, D.C.
Kind Heaven Launch Party, Onyx Ballroom NYC
Bloq Party CryptoHouse NYC
Art Show at Top of the World, One World Trade Center
The Sum of Its Parts, India House NYC
Trump Trucker Mobile Art Installation, New York City