Artist Statement

Kevin H. Maxwell works in a variety of genres and mediums, but his primary passion is portraiture as he finds the challenge of capturing the story of his subject especially rewarding. Within the following exhibit of etchings, "Subway Series," Maxwell invites the viewer to join him on a journey into New York City's Mass Transit System, sketchbook in hand. Commuting through the subways and buses of NYC we become intrigued by various fellow passengers; our lives have suddenly intersected and we surprise ourselves by our voyeuristic interest. We wonder about their journeys and watch discretely for clues. Where is this person traveling from and where are they going? What is their true story? In his work, Maxwell portrays their humanity.

Maxwell, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, has been exhibiting in New York City and upstate New York for over 20 years. He has had one person shows at Gallery 35 and IPTAR West. He has exhibited in numerous group shows including River Gallery, Gallery 35, Leslie Lohman Gallery, LGTB Community Center, Uncle Charlie's and yearly in GMHC since 2006. His art was published in The Adirondack Review, Fall 2010.

Maxwell was commissioned to create art for Triangle Magazine, and the landscaping company, Holly Wood and Vine. He is represented in the permanent collections of Leslie Lohman Gallery, the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in NYC and MetDent Clinic in Taipei, Taiwan.

Maxwell was awarded full scholarship to University of Utah, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986. He received his Master's degree in Art therapy from New York University in 1990.

Maxwell works as an Art Therapist and is both a registered Art Therapist, (ATR), and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, (LCAT) in the state of New York.
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