kevin champeny

Kevin Champeny was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin.  Champeny began drawing before he could speak and says art was something he always felt compelled to create. He attended Beloit College where he studied Art History and Education, graduating with a BA in Studio Art.  After graduating college, Kevin moved to New York City.

Since graduating, every job he’s had has involved art in some form, be it design, painting, or sculpting, though most often behind the scenes.  Kevin has sculpted professionally for the last 17 years, creating pieces for companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Lenox, Patron Tequila, and Belvedere Vodka.  He has also done much original work for perfumeries such as Calvin Klein, Polo, DKNY and numerous others. Champeny even created the master model for President Obama's cereal bowl during his tenure in the White House. 

Champeny’s biggest influences are Chuck Close, Kris Kuksi and M.C. Escher.  He currently resides in Long Island, New York where he continues to create works of art for museums, private commissions and art galleries.

 

Artist Statement

“ I create a style of work that blurs the lines between photography, painting and sculpting. Mosaics enable me to elicit the tension and stories between hand sculpted and cast pixels and the overall image they compose. I want my art to open a conversation for the viewer. I hope people discovering and viewing  my pieces will connect their own experiences to the choices I made when creating the work.”