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Visual Artist; Professor of Art, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2020

Artist/filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently a professor of art at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville.


Everson has made nine feature-length films and over 160 short films, including Tonsler Park (2017), The Island of Saint Matthews (2013), Erie (2010), Quality Control (2011), Ten Five in the Grass (2012), Ears, Nose and Throat (2016), Spicebush (2005), Stone (2013), Pictures From Dorothy (2004), Century (2013), Fe26 (2014), Sound That (2014), Sugarcoated Arsenic (2013) with Claudrena Harold, Emergency Needs (2007), and the eight-hour long Park Lanes (2015). He also has two DVD box sets of his films, Broad Daylight and Other Times and I Really Hear Something: Quality Control and Other Films, with a catalog distributed by Video Data Bank.


Everson’s films and artwork have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum of African-American History, The Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and Centre Pompidou. His films have also been streamed over multiple platform sites, including “Made in America: Cinema of Kevin Jerome Everson,” on MUBI.


Everson is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Creative Capital foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, and the American Academy in Rome, and he is the recipient of both an Alpert Award and a Heinz Award.


He is represented by Picture Palace Pictures and Andrew Kreps Gallery, both in New York.

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