Kevin Berlin “Tiger Training for Beginners”
Posted on April 4, 2012 by unit24
private view Thursday, May 17 2012, 6:30-9:30pm
live art performance 7.30pm sharp!
show runs from May 17 to June 14, 2012
KEVIN BERLIN’s solo exhibition TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS features more than 100 new paintings. Inspired by the artist’s experiences working with tiger and lion trainers at the Ukrainian National Circus, the themes also explore contemporary life such as tigers at a cocktail party and the type of tigers that inhabit the deep interior of the mind.
In addition to major larger than life canvases painted in Kiev, the exhibition is highlighted with a live art performance on May 17, the evening of the private view.
Works include Into The Cage, Tiger Snack #2, Ð¥Ð¾Ð´Ð° HÐµÑ‚! Ð¥Ð¸Ñ‰Ð½Ð¸ÐºÐ¸ (Danger: Carnivores), Lion King, Tiger in the House, The Striped Dress, Monkey Trainer and an installation entitled Nudo e Crudo (Raw And Naked)
â€œThis exhibit may be the last time you ever see a tiger if we donâ€™t take action!â€ – Kevin Berlin.
â€œThere are only 3200 tigers left alive in the wild. I hope these paintings encourage viewers to take action and get involved in a world-wide movement to protect the global population of tigers, which continues to decline.â€ – Kevin Berlin.
TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS is the Kevin Berlinâ€™s first major show in London following recent exhibitions in New York, Miami, Chicago and Shanghai.
Kevin Berlin, a Yale University alumnus, also studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and University College London with special course work through the Department of Zoology at the British Museum and Regents Park Zoo.
Internationally renowned Artist Kevin Berlin’s works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors Corp. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at the White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983. Kevin Berlin’s recent major solo exhibitions include shows in Chicago, Shanghai, Kiev, and in New York City.
Kevin Berlin is represented by kasia kay art projects gallery, Chicago. www.kasiakaygallery.com.
Kevin Berlin Born: Rochester, New York, 1965.
U.S. Presidential Scholarship, Honored by President Reagan, The White House, Washington DC 1983.
Yale University, B.A., New Haven, Connecticut, 1987. Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, 1988.
Currently lives and works in Florence, Italy and Southampton, New York.
Private Collections: Buzz Aldrin, Kim Basinger, Henry Buhl, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harold and Pat Gelber, Jane Joel, Quincy Jones, David Letterman, Howard M. Lorber, Luciano Pavarotti, Ron Rice, Nick Studds, General Motors Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hawaiian Tropic, Resistol/Stetson Hats, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and Nat Sherman Intl.
Solo Exhibitions: RVS Fine Art, “Cash & Carry,” Southampton, New York, 2011, Kasia Kay Art Projects, “The Secret Life Of Ballerinas,” Chicago, 2011! Mark Miller Gallery, “Double Happiness,” New York, New York, 2010, RVS Fine Art, “Kiev Days / Kiev Nights,” Southampton, New York, 2010, RVS Fine Art, RVS Fine Art, “One Fish…Two Fish,” Southampton, New York, 2009, Parus Business Centre, “Kiev Days / Kiev Nights,” Kiev, Ukraine, 2009, Fuxin Gallery, “Double Happiness,” Shanghai, China, 2009, RVS Fine Art, “Berlin, Rossi & Petrov” Southampton, New York, 2008! RVS Fine Art, “Made In China,” Southampton, New York, 2007! GalleryBar, “Slaves of Fashion,” New York, New York, 2007! RVS Fine Art, “Slaves of Fashion,” Southampton, New York, 2006! Heller Gallery, “Heroes,” New York, New York, 2005! RVS Fine Art, “All Dressed Up With No Place To Go,” Southampton, New York, 2005! Fairfax Gallery, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” Royal Tunbridge Wells , United Kingdom, 2005! RVS Fine Art, “Wine and Chocolate,” Southampton, New York, 2004! RVS Fine Art, “From Russia With Love,” Southampton, New York 2003! Gallery Facade, “Sex and Drugs New York,” Paris, France, 2001! RVS Fine Art, “Orchids and Goldfish” Southampton, New York, 2001! Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, “Downtown Bellybuttons,” New York, New York, 2001! RVS Fine Art, “Sex, Cellphones, and Late Nights,” Southampton, New York, New York, 2000! Hit the Road Gallery, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” Chicago, Illinois, 2000! RVS Fine Art, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” Southampton, New York, 1999!
The Empire State Building, Lobby Gallery, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” New York, New York, 1999! Bergdorf Goodman Men, “Snacks Over Manhattan,” New York, New York, 1997
Selected Group Exhibitions: Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Scope Miami, Miami, Florida, 2011 Mauger Modern Art, Korea International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, Korea 2011! Unit 24 Gallery, “Cats & Dogs,” London, UK, 2011 RVS Fine Art, Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York, 2011 Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2010 Sandra Neustadter Gallery, â€œArt Palm Beach,â€ Palm Beach, Florida, 2010 McNeill Art Group, â€œRed Dot Art Fair,â€ Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida, 2009 Fuxin Gallery, “Shanghai Baby,” Shanghai, China 2008, Rush Arts Gallery, “Art For Life,” New York, New York 2008! Boss Invitational, “Sex and Drugs New York,” Waregem, Belgium 2004 Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, “The Colossal Strappy Sandal,” New York, New York, 2000 Mark Miller Gallery, “New York Contemporary,” New York, New York, 2000.
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