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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Western Illinois University – Macomb, Illinois

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019     Moon Creeper - Solo Exhibition - Union Gallery, University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS forthcoming

             PULSE Art Fair - Miami Beach, FL forthcoming

             Satellite Art Show - Brooklyn, NY

             Fall 2019 Group Exhibition - Orchard Art Collective - Philadelphia, PA

             Build & Fabricate: online, two-person exhibition - GHOST - Omaha, NE

             Sun Dogs - Solo Exhibition - UNDRground Contemporary Arts - Grand Island, NE

             Treat America Project - Treat Gallery Instagram Takeover & Exhibition Series:

                                       Foley Gallery, New York, NY

                                       OSNY Project Space - New York, NY

                                       Satellite Art Show, SXSW - Austin, TX  

             5th International Exhibition of New Media Art - CICA Museum - Gimpo-si, Korea

             Invited Alumni Exhibition - Western Illinois University Art Gallery - Macomb, IL

             In Congruity: DoVA Faculty Exhibition - Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings College - Hastings, NE         

 

2018     Cubed Luminous - Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL

             Barnstorm, PUNCH Projects - Ellensburg, WA

             Small Works 2018 - Online Exhibition - Trestle Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

             Staring into Space - Curated by Behnaz Farahi, Mid-America College Art Association, University of Nebraska Lincoln   

             Future Artifact: Creative Tech Week Exhibition - Plexus Projects - Brooklyn, NY

             Jordan Buschur, Bubblegum & Whiskey, & Chris Drobnock – James May Gallery – Appleton, WI

             Yonder Dreams - Solo Exhibition - Jackson Dinsdale Art Center, Hastings College - Hastings, NE

 

2017     Young at Art – Roxbury Arts Center – Roxbury, NY

             Tidal Shifts – Art Museum of South Texas – Corpus Christi, TX

             Retro Future - Miranda Kuo Gallery - NYC


2016     International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustration – CICA Museum – Gimpo-si, Korea

             Politics and Power – Juried Exhibition – Ann Street Gallery – Newburgh, NY

             It Can Happen Here - Juried Exhibition - Arts & Literature Laboratory - Madison, WI
           
 Tastemakers II – Juried Exhibition – Court Tree Collective & Treat Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

             Tying The Knot – Benefit Exhibition – San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – San Jose, CA

             Sweet Spot – Juried Exhibition - Treat Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

             Art & Oddities - Benefit Exhibition - Second Sight Project, Sign House 735, Columbus, OH
           
 Peace Among Savages: The Gun Show – Juried Exhibition-Amos Eno Gallery–Brooklyn, NY

             Fun Size – Group Exhibition - Treat Gallery – NYC

             Art with Impact - Benefit Exhibition - AWI Foundation - San Francisco, CA

2015     InLiquid v.15 – InLiquid - Philadelphia, PA
             
Wham-O! – Artists’ Milepost – Portland, OR
             
International Small Works Exhibition – Kirkland Art Gallery – Clinton, NY

2014     Art + Architecture - Philadelphia Center for Architecture – Philadelphia, PA

             Unmarked - The Active Space – Brooklyn, NY
             
Digital Hand - Gallery 709 – Pittsburgh, PA
             
Heroes & Villains - Arc Gallery – Chicago, IL

             Painting Now - Florence Quatar Gallery – Southwest University of Visual Arts – Tucson, AZ

             Small Pleasures - Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
         
   InLiquid v.14 - InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

 

2013     Contemporary Still Life - Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, AR

 

2012     Collage & Assemblage - Winner, 2nd Place, Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell, NM

             Plein Aire - Winner, Best in Show, The Penn State Theater- State College, PA

 

2010     Tapped - Manifest Gallery- Cincinnati, OH

             3rd Annual College Invitational - Figge Art Museum- Davenport, IA

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2018     Trustee Innovation Grant, Hastings College Foundation - Hastings College, Hastings, NE

             Service Learning Grant - Hastings College, Hastings, NE

2014     Gerald Davis Painting Prize – The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
             Visual Arts Professional Travel Grant – The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

2010     University Gallery Purchase Award – Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2009     William B. & Jo Ann Sanders Scholarship – Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY / ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2019     CICA Museum / CICA Press, “Post-Human: New Media Art 2020” forthcoming

             SLAG MAG, “Bubblegum & Whiskey” * Volume I, Issue 4: Rurality

2018     “Bubblegum & Whiskey.” Featured Artist. Artist Studios, AS | Mag. The Journal.

             Medium.com/as-mag.  June 2018.

             Genevieve Randall, NETNebraska.org "Friday Live: Homestead, String Beans, Chiara, Chadron Debussy, and                           More..." January 12, 2018     radio interview

             Laura Eppinger, "The Highs and Lows of Daily Life" https://newfound.org/tag/bubblegum-whiskey/

             January 31, 2018

2017     Courtney Simchak, “Volume 8, Issue 2” Newfound.org http://www.Newfound.org/current-issue/visual-arts-                                   bubblegum-whiskey/ October 1, 2017

2016     “Bubblegum & Whiskey” Young-Space.com

             http://www.young-space.com/blog/2016/11/bubblegum-whiskey?rq=bubblegum

             “Kevin Mercer” Dialgoist.org, October 1, 2016. http://www.Dialogist.org

             Kevin Mercer, “In This, Our Darkest Year” AlebrijesLit.org, July 1, 2016. http://www.AlebrijesLit.org

             Kevin Mercer, “A Life of Steam – Steam Man – Man of Steam – A Man of Light & Steam – Working Titles”                                     Newsletter, September 1, 2016. http://www.UnitedProjectsNewsletter.com

2014     “Kevin Mercer – Pittsburgh, PA” 365Artists365Days.com, December 28, 2014. http://www.365artists365days.com

             Dante Brebner, “Margaret Noel and Kevin Mercer Jr. – Collage and Mixed Media Object”                                                             www.SmallPleasures.org, April 1 2014. http://www.smallpleasures.org

2011     Jason Franz / Manifest Gallery, “Manifest Volume Fifty-One” Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH

 

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Art, Gallery Director & Digital Fabrication Coordinator

Hastings College - Hastings, Nebraska

August, 2019  Present

Visiting Instructor of Art, Gallery Director & Digital Fabrication Coordinator
Hastings College – Hastings, Nebraska
August, 2018 – May, 2019

Adjunct Instructor of Art, Gallery Director & Digital Fabrication Coordinator

Hastings College - Hastings, Nebraska

August, 2017 – May, 2018

Professional Assistant Professor

& University Galleries Manager

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
January, 2016 – May, 2017

 

Construction & Facilities Coordinator
Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July, 2014 – March, 2015

Wood / Metal Shop Technician
The Pennsylvania State University

School of the Visual Arts

University Park, Pennsylvania

July, 2013 – May, 2014

Instructor of Record, 2D & 3D Foundations
The Pennsylvania State University

School of the Visual Arts

University Park, Pennsylvania

August, 2013 – May, 2014
 

Teaching Assistant

Art 020: Introductory Drawing
The Pennsylvania State University

School of the Visual Arts

University Park, Pennsylvania

January, 2013 – May, 2013

© 2019 by Kevin Mercer.