BIO

Kevin Swallow lives and works in Chicago. Originally from Crestwood, Illinois, he has been creating art since 1995. He works in various media: painting, photography, mixed media and digital. From paintings and photographs of cityscapes, to mixed media and screen prints — his work captures the sense of place and textures of the urban landscape. He travels frequently and draws inspiration from the places he visits in the U.S., Europe and Canada. Kevin graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and has studied painting, drawing and screen printing at Lill Street Art Center. Since 2006, Kevin's studio has been located in the Cornelia Arts Building, where he also volunteers on the building planning committee. He has recently exhibited at Firecat Projects, State Street Gallery, and Degenerate Art Gallery.

Kevin's work is in various private collections in Illinois; New York; Washington, D.C.; Minnesota; Seattle, WA; Denver, Colorado; Tennessee; Portsmouth, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Barcelona, Spain; and Berlin, Germany. His cityscape images are also in various hotels and luxury apartment buildings: Chicago Hilton and Suites, Mile North Hotel, Hyatt Place, Sheraton Hotel and Suites, The Jones, and Xavier. His art has been featured in publications such as: Chicago Sun-Times, Hyperallergic, New City, DNAInfo, NeotericART, and Praeterita.

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Photograph by Mariah Karson. 

Photograph by Mariah Karson