Kevin Snipes, 2008–2009 Taunt Fellow
Kevin received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994 and did his graduate work at the University of Florida in 2003. He exhibits internationally and has received many awards for his small scale works in porcelain, including a recent commission at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the recipient of the 2008-2009 Archie Bray Foundation Taunt Fellowship.
"I am continuously fascinated by the concept of duality. Duality of course, refers to two things which are intrinsically bound together, made of the same stuff. Yet those things are also inherently in opposition with each other. This is nothing new. Such things as lightness and darkness, and day and night, can only exist by acknowledgement of their oppositions and describing what is not. In other words, we can only know a thing by defining its opposite. How is it possible to describe what lightness is, for instance without referring to the concept of darkness, or to describe what rigidity is without describing softness? These thoughts are my starting point in the act of creating."