MERCER

Collaborative Work:

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
Master of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting - Recipient, Gerald Davis Prize

Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting & Metalsmithing - Recipient, University Gallery Purchase Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Tidal Shifts, Faculty Exhibition, forthcoming
Art Museum of South Texas

Young at Art, Juried Exhibiiton
Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, New York

La Merienda: 2017, Juried Exhibition
Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas

2016

International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustration, Juried Exhibition
CICA Museum - Gimpo-si, Korea

The Artist is in the Building, Faculty Exhibition
Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

Politics & Power, Juried Exhibition
Ann Street Gallery - Newburgh, New York

Art & Oddities, Benefit Exhibition
735 Sign House - Columbus, Ohio

Tastemakers II - Juried Exhibition
Court Tree Collective / Treat Gallery - Brooklyn, New York

Tying The Knot - Benefit Exhibition
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles - San Jose, California

Art Auction With Impact - Juried Benefit Exhibition
Art With Impact - San Francisco, California

Sweet Spot, Juried Exhibition
Treat Gallery - Brooklyn, New York

Peace Among Savages: The Gun Show, Juried Exhibition
Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, New York

Fun Size, Benefit Exhibition
Treat Gallery - Midtown, NYC, New York

The Independents: 2016, Group Exhibition
The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Texas

Kitsch Me If You Can, Juried Exhibition
K Space Contemporary - Corpus Christi, Texas

La Merienda, Juried Exhibition
Islander Art Gallery - Corpus Christi, Texas

2015

Wham-O, Juried Exhibition
Artists' Milepost - Portland, Oregon

InLiquid Benefit v.15, Juried Exhibition/Auction, InLiquid - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

International Small Works Juried Exhibition
Kirkland Fine Arts Gallery, Clinton, New York

2014

Arts + Architecture, Juried Exhibition
Philadelphia Center for Architecture - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Unmarked, Invitational Group Exhibition/Auction
The Active Space – Brooklyn, New York

Heroes & Villains, Juried Exhibition
Arc Gallery - Chicago, Illinois

Panting Now, Juried Exhibition
Florence Quatar Gallery - Southwest University of Visual Arts - Tucson, Arizona

Digital Hand, Invitational/Group Exhibition
Gallery 709 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

InLiquid Benefit v.14, Juried Exhibition/Auction InLiquid - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Small Pleasures, Juried Exhibition
Ulrich Museum of Art - Witchita, Kansas

Aether, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Edwin Zoller Gallery - University Park, Pennsylvania

Delivering The Goods: Part II, Invitational Juried Exhibition
Borland Gallery – University Park, Pennsylvania

Stop, Collaborate, & Listen, Invitational Group/Collaborative Exhibition
Edwin Zoller Gallery – University Park, Pennsylvania

2013

Delivering The Goods, Invitational Group Exhibition/Exhibition In Print/Artist’s Presentation
Kauffman Gallery - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Bang!, Invitational Group Exhibition
Edwin Zoller Gallery - University Park, Pennsylvania

Novis Oculi, Juried Exhibition/Exhibition In Print
Crane Arts - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Make It Werk, Invitational Group Exhibition
Borland Gallery - University Park, Pennsylvania

Contemporary Still Life, Juried Exhibition
Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Imperfect Ten, Invitational Group Exhibition
Edwin Zoller Gallery - University Park, Pennsylvania

2012

Collage & Assemblage, Juried Exhibition
Winner, 2nd Place, Eastern New Mexico University- Roswell, New Mexico

Plein Aire, Juried Exhibition (Juror: Simone Osthoff)
Winner, Best in Show, The Penn State Theater- State College, Pennsylvania

Yardstick, Juried Alumni Painting Exhibition
Western Illinois University Art Gallery – Macomb, Illinois

Laugh Fest, Juried Exhibition
Community Arts Center- Lowell, Michigan

2010

Tapped, Juried Exhibition/Exhibition In Print
Manifest Gallery- Cincinnati, Ohio

Collection, BFA Thesis Exhibition
Western Illinois University Art Gallery – Macomb, Illinois

3rd Annual College Invitational Exhibition
Figge Art Museum- Davenport, Iowa

2008

Three Painters: Jack Crouch, Sarah Swist, & Kevin Mercer
Inselhaus- Macomb, Illinois

Annual Student Award Show, Juried Exhibition
Western Illinois University – Macomb, Illinois

PUBLICATIONS:

2016

"Bubblegum & Whiskey" YoungSpace.com, December 9, 2016.
http://www.YoungSpace.com/2016-11/Bubblegum-Whiskey

"Kevin Mercer" Dialogist.org, October 1, 2016.
http://www.Dialogist.org/v3i4-kevin-mercer

Kevin Mercer, "A Life of Steam - Steam Man - Man of Steam - A Man of Light & Steam - Working Titles"
United Projects Newsletter, September 1, 2016.
http:www.UnitedProjectsNewsletter.com

Kevin Mercer, "In This, Our Darkest Year" AlebrijesLit.org, July 1, 2016
http://www.AlebrijesLit.org

2014

"Kevin Mercer - Pittsburgh, PA" 365Artists365Days.com,
December 28, 2014. http://www.365artists365days.com

Dante Brebner, "Margaret Noel and Kevin Mercer Jr. - Collage and Mixed Media Object"
www.SmallPleasures.org, April 1, 2014. http://www.smallpleasures.org

2013

Herbert Marks, "Robert Yarber: Panic Pending" Alex Daniels Reflex Editions, Amsterdam

Cassandra Friedenberger, "Kauffman Gallery Features Penn State Student's Art" www.TheSlateOnline.com, November 4, 2013. http://www.theslateonline.com/article/2013/11/kauffman-gallery-features-penn-state- students- art_1104

Chip Schwartz, "Massive Penn State School of Visual Arts MFA Exhibit Novis Oculi" www.KnightArts.org, July 11, 2013. http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/penn- state-novis-oculi-icebox

2011

Jason Franz / Manifest Gallery, "Manifest Volume Fifty-One"
Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

January, 2016 - Present - Professional Assistant Professor & University Galleries Manager
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Spring Semester, 2014 – Instructor of Record: Art 111 – Three-dimensional Foundations
The Pennsylvania State University – School of the Visual ArtsUniversity Park, Pennsylvania

Spring Semester, 2014 – Instructor: Independent Study – Beginning Painting
The Pennsylvania State University – The School of the Visual ArtsUniversity Park, Pennsylvania

Fall Semester, 2013 – Instructor of Record: Art 110 S - Two-dimensional Foundations
The Pennsylvania State University - School of the Visual ArtsUniversity Park, Pennsylvania

July, 2013 – Instructor of Record: Drawing Off The Edge
The Pennsylvania State University - School of the Visual Arts University Park, Pennsylvania

Spring Semester, 2013 - Teaching Assistant: Art 020 - Introductory Drawing (online)
The Pennsylvania State University – School of the Visual ArtsUniversity Park, Pennsylvania

Fall Semester, 2010- First Year Experience Peer Mentor - Art Appreciation
Western Illinois University – Dept. of Art Macomb, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

July, 2014 - March, 2015 - Construction & Facilities Coordinator
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

July, 2013 - May, 2014 - Wood & Metal Shop Technician
The Pennsylvania State University, School of the Visual Arts, Wood & Metal Shop

March, 2009 - August, 2012 - Independent Contractor
Macomb, Illinois

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