KEVIN APPEL (b. 1967, Los Angeles, CA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York in 1990 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995. The artist is the recipient of the 2011 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists and the Citibank Private Bank Emerging Artist Award, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Appel has had numerous solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, which include Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; “Paintings,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Drawings,” ACME., Los Angeles, CA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; Wilkinson Gallery, London, England; Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, among others.
Recent group exhibitions include "Belief in Giants," Miles McEnery Gallery; “Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; “XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection,” The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar, Poughkeepsie, NY; “Black/White,” LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA; “Los Angeles Nomadic Division ‘Painting in Place,’” Farmers and Merchants Bank, Los Angeles, CA; “Painting Two,” Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; “Kevin Appel, Canon Hudson, Betsy Lin Seder,” Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “LANY,” Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY; “Beta Space: Kevin Appel and Ruben Ochoa,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; “L.A. NOW,” Galerie Fiat, Paris, France; “California Modern,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA; and “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, among others.
Appel’s work may be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The New York Public Library, New York, NY; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; the Misumi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; the Logan Collection, Vail, CO; and the Saatchi Collection, London, England.
Appel lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.