Kevin paints with forgetful histories.
Kevin Wingate grew up in Missouri, Texas, Georgia, and back again in Missouri pinning an oblonged trapezoid into a cork map of America. He received a BFA in Fine Art and MA in Studio Art from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Kevin skewed the geometry by moving to Los Angeles in 1999 and graduated with a MFA from University of California, San Diego. He exhibited at Acuna-Hansen Gallery in Los Angeles and Miami and has been a part of Pillow Lavås, a collaborative group that intersects lifestyle, culture and social interaction. In 2004, the group was part of the Class: C gallery for the Orange County Biennial of Art. Kevin currently resides next to a mountain in the northeast corer of LA.
Current preoccupations include: painted objects, photographic flash, visual culture. objects built-to-break, sad songs, rap music, single anthologies, customizations, memento mori, sunrises and sunsets, cultural fetishes, geometric abstractions, the physical limits of materials, long runs and musky smoke filled gyms.
Born 1975 in Jefferson City, MO
Lives and works in Los Angeles
2004 MFA, University of California, San Diego
1999 MA, Webster University
1997 BFA, Webster University
2008 Jungle on my wrist, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2007 Black pools darling, I make it rain., Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2008 More than a feeling, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA.
Project Room: Teenage Jungle, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2007 Aqua Art Miami, Wynwood with Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Miami, FL.
Are you sure Hank done it this way?, Water Garden Building, Santa Monica, Ca.
Material Concern, California State University San Bernardino Gallery, San
(re)turn, East Central College Gallery, Union, MO.
Modular, White Flag, St. Louis, MO.
2006 Aqua Art Miami with Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Miami, FL.
Bridge Art Fair with Faufitown Projects, Miami, FL.
2004 Vanilla Bomb, Class: C Gallery, California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art.
Supersonic, Art Center College of Design’s Wind Tunnel, Pasadena, CA. catalogue
2003 Girl I Like the Way You Comb Your Hair, Marcuse Gallery, San Diego, CA.
9th Floor, 8601 Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA.
RS2, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA.
de fatal, New York City, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
2002 Road Warrior, Class: C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Rival Sound, UCI, Mesa Parking Structure, Irvine, CA.
Exhibition One, sweetboyprojects, Los Angeles, CA.
Realtime Brainstorming, Marcuse Gallery, San Diego, CA.
Vanning, Russell Space, San Diego, CA.
Love Hotel, The Bubble, San Diego, CA.
Ornatasize, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1999 Art is Good, A.D. Brown Building, St. Louis, MO.
1998 One Night Stand, St. Louis, MO.
1997 (Subtitled), Mossa, St. Louis, MO.
Kevin Wingate: Jungle on My Wrist’ at Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Artweek, Shana Nys Dambrot, March 2009.
“Jungle on my wrist”, White Hot Magazine, Rae Anne Robinette, December 2008, Unpublished. Modular: New Art From Los Angeles, Art Papers, Paul Krainak, July/August 2007.
White Flag Projects, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Bonetti, February 03, 2007.
White Flag Unveils LA Creativity, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Bonetti, January 04, 2007.
Experiencing the California Biennial, X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Kristina Newhouse, Spring 2005, Volume 7 Number 3.
Super-California, Artnet.com, Patrick Deegan, August 16, 2004.
Artwork with Wattage, Los Angeles Times, Christopher Knight, June 21, 2004.
Kevin Wingate, Yourtruehero.org, Sang Kum, 2001.
Arts Abounds All Around Town, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jeff Daniel, November 9, 1997.
University of California, San Diego Graduate Research Grant
University of California, San Diego Teaching Assistantship