Kevin Everson

Moving Image, 2001

Kevin Everson’s films are performative explorations into African American culture. Since 1995, he has created numerous movies, including Avenues, Second Shift, and Adult Material; often these are created in conjunction with visual art installations or paintings. Everson’s work has been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Athens International Film Festival, London’s International Centre of the Arts, and the South by Southwest Film Festival. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. His visual art has been exhibited at the Whitney, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and throughout Europe.

Awards and Accomplishments


Everson screens work at the International Film Festival Rotterdam


Everson is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial


Everson wins the 2012 Alpert Award for Film/Video


Everson's work is featured in More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson at the Whitney Museum of American Art

2010: Everson's new film, _Erie_, receives Migrating Forms jury selection for Best Long Form Work

2008: Everson is featured in the Whitney Biennial

2005: _Spicebush_ premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

2003: Everson receives MacDowell Colony Residency

2003: A program of Everson’s short films are presented at the Rotterdam Film Festival