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WORK/PLAY is an interdisciplinary design duo based in St. Louis, MO. Kevin received a BFA in Graphic Communication from the University of Missouri St. Louis and currently enrolled at the Sam Fox School at Washington University earning his MFA. Danielle is a conceptual artist, writer, and educator. Together, they combine illustration, minimal contemporary design along with experimental printmaking techniques into their art practice. With their use of design and printmaking, the collaborative duo has expanded their practice to textile arts, site-specific installation, publication and bookmaking to deliver an acerbic dose of revelation to inspire audiences and trigger experiences. They continuously experiment with new techniques, seeking to push beyond the perceived boundaries of art, design and printmaking.

WORK/PLAY has shown their work locally and nationally including SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, The Sheldon Galleries in St. Louis, Lillstreet Rooftop Gallery in Chicago, and O Cinema Wynwood in Miami. They attended residencies with Forest Park Forever and ACRE. They have sat on artist panels, given lectures and continue to teach, work as studio artists, and are involved in their local arts community.

 

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+ Lectures, Residencies, Programming & Workshops

2018 Color-Ism: Visiting Artists + Lecture, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2017 Emerging Professional Lecture, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

Participating artist/vendor, Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago, IL

Participating artist/vendor, St. Louis Small Press Expo, St. Louis, MO

Teaching Artist with Mickalene Thomas (Danielle), St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

The Luminary Special Residency Session (Danielle), St. Louis, MO

Mini Workshop Series, November: Community Engagement featuring Renee Franklin and Kristin Fleischmann Brewer

Mini Workshop Series, October: Ask A Curator featuring Wassan Al-Khudhairi and Jessica Baran

Mini Workshop Series, September: Studio Archiving featuring Kimberly Springer

LEAP middle school program, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2016 Artist-In-Residence, ACRE, Stueben, WI

Printmaking workshop, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis

Artist-In-Residence, Juvenile Detention Center, St. Louis

Artist-In-Residence, Forest Park Forever, St. Louis

2015 Silk-screen registration workshop, AIGA chapter of St.Louis

2014 Lecture/Presentation, AIGA + St. Louis Design Week, St. Louis

After-school program, Busch Middle School, Urban Futures, St. Louis

2013 Printmaking workshop, Magic House, St. Louis

2012 Printmaking workshop, Magic House, St. Louis

Mural program, St. Louis Young Artist Corps, St. Louis

Printmaking demo, Webster University, St. Louis

Lecture/Presentation, Pecha Kucha #8, St. Louis

Holiday printmaking workshop, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis

2011 Summer printmaking program, Rebuild Foundation, St. Louis

+ Solo Exhibitions

2018 Color-Ism, Weil Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2017 Delta, Echo, Bravo, Tango, Lillstreet Rooftop Gallery, Chicago, IL

+ Group Exhibitions

2018 (forthcoming) SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

God is in the Details, Millitzer Studio and Gallery, St. Louis, MO

On & On: Art Without End, Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2017 Black Women Over Breathing, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

Another Country, 5050kc, Kansas City, MO

Black Women Over Breathing, UrbArts, St. Louis, MO

Almost Now, Just Then…, projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO

Feeling Homesick at Home, ACRE Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL

Lot 49, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

Fully Booked Art Book Fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Encoded, Gallery of Contemporary Art at Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO

2016 Adaptations, O Cinema Wynwood, Miami, FL

Printmaking in St. Louis, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis

Art. Work., Westminster Press, St. Louis

Empowerpoint, The Luminary, St. Louis

2015 On & On, Mark Miller Gallery, New York

Counterpublic, various spaces, The Luminary, St. Louis

Empire State II, The Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis

2013 Faux Poster Show, CLR MNSTR, St. Louis

Empire State, Concrete Ocean, St. Louis

2011 Artcrank, Atomic Cowboy, St. Louis

Do The Right Thing, Los Caminos, St. Louis

POP MANIFESTO, Gallery Visio, UMSL St. Louis

2010 Wall Ball, Neo, St. Louis

2009 Craft Alliance Faculty Show, Craft Alliance, St. Louis

Fresh Paint + Saint Louis Fashion Week, Lumiere Hotel, St. Louis

Fresh Paint, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis

2008 IMPOSTERS, Gallery Visio, UMSL, St. Louis

2007 No Comment, Art Annex, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis

DIY Deck Show, Drive Agency, St. Louis

Maya Exhibition, Twin Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis

+ Curatorial Projects

2017 Black Women Over Breathing, co-curated by Danielle McCoy and Adrian Walker, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

Black Women Over Breathing, co-curated by Danielle McCoy and Adrian Walker, UrbArts, St. Louis, MO

2014 NEUE FORM, co-curated with Christopher Branson, Hoffman LaChance, Contemporary, St. Louis

2011 PRINT/PULL, co-curated with Heather Voyles, artSPACE Gallery, SPACE A + D Studio, St. Louis

2010 Fresh Paint 2 (Black Friday), co-curated with Stan Chisolm and Kaveh Razani, Art D Gallery, St. Louis

+ Collaborative Projects

2017 A Way, Away (Listen While I Say), brand identity and collateral for full scope of the project, (In collaboration with The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez)

100 Boots Poetry Series, design and letterpress printing, (In collaboration with The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Jessica Baran, and Ted Mathys)

2016 Zine submission, (curated by Cole Lu in cooperation with Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts)

2015 Commonfied Clay, (by Chris Kallmyer, organized by Pulitzer Arts foundation and in collaboration with other local artists and activists

Paneled mural for American Arts Experience

St. Louis Printmaking for Kegs with Legs, (in collaboration with Happy Medium)

2013 Public Mural for Rise Coffee, (mural in collaboration with Kelsey Wiskirchen and students from Truman State University Kirksville)

2012 Mural Arts Projects with Craft Alliance, McKinley Classical Junior Academy (mural in collaboration with William Burton)

Mural Arts Projects with Craft Alliance, Carnahan High School of the Future (mural in collaboration with William Burton)

+ Independent Public Works

2017 On&On Series Pt. 2, exhibited for Lambert Art & Culture Program, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

2016 Large scale poster for Metro Arts in Transit St. Louis

Thermoplastic mural for Dutchtown South Community Corporation

2015 Mural for Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design (Delmar Location)

+ Grants & Awards

2016 Regional Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant

+ Publications by the Artist

2017 A Thread, publication

Hi-Jacking of a Culture vol.2, zine

2016 1, zine, Westminster Press Live & Let DYE, artist book, Forest Park Forever Artist Residency

Things Stolen from POC, zine

2016 Hi-Jacking of a Culture, zine, Fort Gondo Zine Publication (curated by Cole Lu)

+ Publications

2017 Almost Now, Just Then…, projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO

2016 Printmaking in St. Louis Now, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, MO, ISBN #978-1-36-765928-5

+ Collections

2017 Alserkal Avenue Artist Residency Research Library, Dubai, UAE

Washington University in St. Louis Olin Special Collection Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO Denver Zine Library, Denver, CO

2016 Printed Matter, Inc, New York, NY Bing Art Books, Chicago, IL

2015 Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts Zine Library, St. Louis, MO

+ Bibliography

James McAnally, "Staying Put", Art in America, November 2017

Eda Yu, “Reclamation of Power for Black Women in Oakland”, KQED, October 5, 2017

Jorie Jacobi, “10 Black Artists to Know in St. Louis Right Now”, September 22, 2017

Lexin Turin, “The Art of Awareness”, September 21, 2017

Jorie Jacobi, “Almost Now, Just Then…”, A Collaborative Group Show at projects+ gallery in St. Louis, June 16, 2017

Gavin Kroeber, “Encoded” [review] Art in America, April 2017

Emma Dent, “On View: “Encoded” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park”, January 19, 2017

Livie Hall, “Fort Gondo’s beloved poetry series moves to The Pulitzer”, December 15, 2016

Jenny Simeone, “3rd annual St. Louis Small Press Expo Breaks from White Patriarchal Norms”, St. Louis Public Radio, October 14, 2016

Antwaun Sargent, “A New Exhibition Explores the Social Critique of Funny Art”, The Creators Project, September 29, 2016

Sarah Bryan Miller, “New artist-in-residence program helps Forest Park Forever turn 30”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 30, 2016

+ Publications as Author

All the Art: St. Louis’ Quarterly Visual Arts Magazine, summer 2017 issue [contributing artist/author] “No Laughing Matter”

 
 
 

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