I studied from 1996 to 1999 at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College (now the UCA), specialising for one year in 3D Design and two years in Fine Art. I continued my training in Dallas Texas in 2009, studying neon glass skills; developing my long term interest in neon. Now based in Northern Ireland, I have been continually exploring my own visual language using the medium of light, exploring issues of boundaries and behavioral patterns.

Education

2009 June to July Dallas Texas USA Intensive neon technique course
1996 – 1999 Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College (now the UCA) – BA Hon

 

Exhibitions/Awards/Commissions/Publications

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Selected Exhibitions

Location

2017 Breath Breathless R Space Lisburn Two person show
2016 Tipping Point QSS Bedford St belfast Two person show
2016 Young II SO Fine Art Editions Dublin Group Exhibition
2015 A1 to F.E. McWilliam Gallery F.E. McWilliam Gallery Entrance Solo Exhibition
2015 Endless Wanderer Golden Thread Galley Project Space Belfast Two person show
2015 The WAC Awards Wells 15 Wells Somerset Group Exhibition
2015 Certain Moments The University Art Gallery Belfast Solo Exhibition
2014 Foundation14 -Battery+ Co Offaly Group Exhibition

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Awards

Location

2015 Membership of the RBSS Royal British Society of Sculptors
2015 WAC Awards Short Listed Wells Somerset England
2015 ACEs Award Northern Ireland Arts Council
2014 American Art Awards 3rd Place Sculpture Abstract Award 2014
2014 Golden Thread Gallery Career Enchantment Programme Belfast
2009 ACNI Travel Award USA Neon Skills Development

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 Selected Public & Community Art Commissions

Location

 2016 Sphere Queens University & Belfast City Hospital
 2015 Irish Yew Tree Killesher Community Association
 2015  Rights respecting Tree Dundonald School cluster
 2015 Pomeroy Lady Cookstown District Council
 2014 Hawthorn Boundaries Cookstown District Council
 2013 Salmon & Wild Flowers Magherafelt District Council
 2012 The titanic Belfast City Council
 2012 Herbal Panel Hospital LED
 2011 Talking Tree Newtownabbey borough Council

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Selected Publications

 2016 Art Reveal Magazine VIEW SBN number:9781366565723
 2016 Art By Nature VIEW (pages 54 to 59)
 2016 NY Arts Magazine VIEW
 2016 Re: Sculpt In the Studio with Kevin Killen Jan 2016 by Dorothy Hunter VIEW
 2015 Visual Artist Ireland New Sheet “How’s it Made‘ Issue 3 May – June 2015
 2015 Northern Vision TV Belfast   Collapse the Box: A conversation with Kevin Killen