Education

MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

BFA California College of the Arts, 2014, San Francisco, CA

CCA S.M.A.R.T. Arts Education Program, San Francisco, CA (2012-2014)

Certificate awarded | CSET Completed

 

Performances

2018 The Living Museum Project, Art Institute of Chicago (Museum), Chicago, IL

2018 Soap Box Project Series., Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Art Institute of Chicago (Museum), Chicago, IL

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Oh Maker, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Chicago Expo

2017 Not in my Name, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017 Petty Biennial, Arts Incubator, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015 Current Exposure, Omiiroo Gallery, Oakland CA

2015 Nonfiction, 289 Cumberland St., San Francisco, CA

2015 Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces, Collaboration with Black Magic Collective, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2015 Marcia Presents: Gentheji Miobre and Kevin Demery, Marcia Restaurant, Oakland, CA

2015 Ebb/Flow: The Annual 2015| Selections by Cesar Garcia, Founding Director & Chief Curator, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles| Namia J. Keith, Assistant Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 California College of the Arts 2014 Baccalaureate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 California Academy of Sciences Individual Project, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

2013 Private Scholarship Recipient Exhibition, Jewett House, San Francisco, CA

2013 OvaSat City! Temescal Institute, Oakland, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 The New Classic, Omiiroo Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Dandruff!! Mary Weather Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Music, Racism, Romance, and Religion, California College of the Arts,San Francisco, CA

 

Lectures & Guest Talks

2018 College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

 

Awards & Residencies

2018 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (upcoming) 

2018 Acre Artist in Residence, Steuben, WI (upcoming)

2018 Municipal Art League Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016 Dean's Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014 Kala Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2013 All College Honors Award | Ralls Painting Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010 Creative Achievement Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010 Diversity Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010 George Post Memorial Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

Publications

2018 Voyage Chicago (online edition), Link: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/check- kevin-demerys-artwork/

2015 Culture Spy, East Bay Express (online edition), Link:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/CultureSpyBlog/archives/2015/01/02/the-weekender-this-weekends-top-five-events