Kevin C.

KEVIN C. is a soft spoken artist who prefers to express himself with acrylic paints; he feels the colors are “nice and relaxed, they’re smooth”.  Kevin takes great pride in his painting and he has a set of art supplies at home so he can continue his artistic exploration outside of the Art Studio.  Kevin enjoys working with the Art Studio facilitators during his art sessions; he explains that there are times when he will work with Esther, and she’ll give him an idea to think about.  He says, “I like seeing that idea come out of me onto the canvas.”  He often finds inspiration for his abstract work from nature and various holidays.

He is an artist who lives in the moment.  When asked about how long he works on a piece, he responds, “… sometimes on Monday, I start a new one or I work on an old one.  It depends on how I feel.”  When asked what size canvas he likes working on, the answer is, “… sometimes big, sometimes small, and maybe sometimes medium.”  One thing always remains the same, he wants people who see his work to feel excited, especially his family.

Outside of his paintings, Kevin also enjoys participating in the Art Studio’s Cartoon Club and photography.  Other interests include the Yankees, and he thinks Theater Games is a “cool” class.  He especially enjoys music; he says, “I love music, most of the time 80’s music that you can dance to in nightclubs.”

I create art because it makes me feel good and happy about myself.

Exhibitions

2017
Annual Summer Showcase
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2017
I Did It My Wae
West Orange Arts Council
2015
16th Annual Show
Gaelen Gallery West
2015
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2013
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014
Gaelen Gallery West
Chairs of Inclusion
2011
ARTISM: The Art of Autism
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, NYC
2010
Spring Opener Exhibit
Cafe Eclectic
2010
4
Gallery U
2010
The Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale
Gaelen Gallery at the Lautenberg Family JCC
2009
Summer Exhibit
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
2009
Sing SOS
Digital Exhibit
2008
Wae Group Show
Cafe 115

Commissions

2014
Art for Scarf
JSDD’s Wae Center
2010
Art for Mixed Art Card Collection
JSDD’s Wae Center

Honors

2011
Featured Artist
Artism, the Art of Autism Book
2009
Artwork chose for disc art
Sing SOS