Primarily I think of myself as a storyteller, submerged in the vivid passionate ardent fervent articulation of the ordinary.
Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a full time wanderer, maker of exquisite objects. He gets his smarts from the streets but also managed to learn a thing or two at a couple of fine educational institutions. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art (1994) and did graduate work at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida (2003). From there he participated in several short-term artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in New Castle, Maine. He was also a visiting artist at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge and did a two year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2008 through 2010, in Helena, Montana. His most recent residencies (2013) took him to Vallauris, France and to C.R.E.T.A. in Rome, Italy. Kevin currently maintains a studio in Cleveland, OH. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China.