April 2021 Artist of the Month - Kevin Hopkins
Kevin Hopkins is a contemporary artist born in Beaufort, South Carolina. However, because of his father’s service in the United States military, he lived in Texas and Germany for most of his childhood. After returning to South Carolina with his mother and siblings, Hopkins developed a passion for fine arts, which led to his acceptance into the Kansas City Art Institute, a four-year college of fine arts and design in Kansas City, Missouri.
While in school, Hopkins has focused his studies on contemporary art, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and printmaking to create representational images concerning the black community. He was recognized nationally as a 2018 Young Arts finalist, among other awards, such as the KCAI President’s Cabinet Scholarship.