Kevin Jerome Everson (b. 1965 Mansfield, Ohio , lives and works in Charlottesville, VA) B.F.A. University of Akron; M.F.A. Ohio University. Commonwealth Professor of Art and Director of Studio Arts, University of Virginia, Everson has been recognized with the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alpert Award in Film/Video, the Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities, the American Academy in Rome Prize, the American Academy in Berlin Prize and artist grants from Creative Capital, National Endowment of the Arts, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Wexner Center for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.
Everson's work and art practice encompasses photography, printmaking, sculpture and film – 12 features and more than 200 short form solo and collaborative works. His artwork has been the subject of mid-career retrospectives and solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Modern/Film, Cinema du Reel/Centre Pompidou, Art Windsor-Essex, Halle für Kunst Steiermark, Graz, Andrew Kreps Gallery NY, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, The Contemporary Dayton, Harvard Film Archive, Cinematek Brussels/Courtisane, Visions du Reel and presented at international film festivals and art institutions including Berlinale, Black Star, Sundance, Media City, Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Toronto, Venice, BFI/London, , European Media Arts & Media Festival (EMAF) ,Doc Lisboa, Indie Memphis, AFI Fest, IKFF Hamburg, Vienna International Shorts, BAFICI, Jeonju, et al; art institutions including MoMA, NYC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington D.C.. His films have been featured at the 2008, 2012 and 2017 Whitney Biennial, the 2013 Sharjah Biennial, the 2018 Carnegie Interantional and the 2023 Contour Biennale curated by Auguste Orts.