Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965) was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson was awarded the 2012 Alpert Award for Film/Video; his films has been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at the Viennale (2014); Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland (2012), The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2011) and Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2009. His work has been featured at the 2008, 2012 and 2017 Whitney Biennials and the 2013 Sharjah Biennial. Upcoming museum retrospectives include Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea (Feb. 2017) and Tate Modern, London, UK (Fall 2017). Recent solo museum exhibitions include SECCA (Southeastern Center for the Arts) Winston-Salem, NC and the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA and inclusion in the “How to Be Human” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Everson’s paintings, sculptures, and photographs–and films, including nine features (Spicebush, 2005; Cinnamon, 2006; The Golden Age of Fish, 2008; Erie, 2010; Quality Control 2011; The Island of St. Matthews, 2013; Park Lanes, 2015; 8903 Empire, 2016 and the recently completed Tonsler Park, 2017) and over 130 short form works–have been exhibited internationally at film festivals including Sundance, NYFF, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Berlin, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen; cinemas, galleries, museums and public and private art institutions. He recently collaborated with the Scribe Video Center on a commission for the film Eason (2016).