Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He has completed six feature films and more than 70 short films in addition to paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations and photographs. Everson’s work was featured in the 2008 and 2012 Whitney Biennials and was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2011. Everson has received numerous fellowships, awards, residencies and grants from the Guggenheim, NEA, Creative Capital , Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, the Alpert Award among many others. His artwork and films have been exhibited internationally at museums, and art institutions including the Centre Pompidou, MoMA; REDCAT; Cleveland Museum of Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Armand Hammer Museum; The Wexner Center of the Arts; and the Whitechapel Gallery. Everson’s films have screened at many international film festivals including AFI, Sundance, Rotterdam, Courtisane, CPH:DOX, Media City, and Ann Arbor, among many others.

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Second Shift

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 1999)

is about a correctional officer’s daily routine of gaining access into a correctional facility....

The Picnic

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2007)

is a film with found footage about a couple enjoying a beautiful day, food, sex, a blanket, long walks and a firearm....

Something Else

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2007)

is a film about the found footage as subject matter and Miss Black Roanoke, Virginia 1971 expressing her thoughts about the upcoming Miss Black Virginia 1971 Pageant....

Emergency Needs

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2007)

is a 16mm film about the mayor, Carl Stokes, of Cleveland, Ohio USA dealing with the July 1968 uprising....

Fifteen an Hour

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2011)

is the amount of pay the nighttime workers received for cleaning the beaches of Pensacola, Florida....

The Pritchard

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2011)

is a film about one man’s struggle with his automobile....

Rita Larson’s Boy

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2012)

portrays ten actors auditioning for the role of Rollo Larson in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.  Rita Larson’s Boy is one of three films included in the Tombigbee Chronicles...

Charlie’s Proof

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

is about legendary Charlie Smith of Columbus, Mississippi disagreeing with the filmmaker....

Juneteenth Columbus, Mississippi

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

outing is celebrated one frame at a time....

Blue Caps

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

are S, Stones’ tools of his trade...

Stoplight Liberty

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

Is Liberty at an intersection in Columbus, Mississippi....

Workers Leaving the Job Site

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

Is another take on the Lumiere Brothers’ classic 1895 film....

Rhinoceros

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2013)

Involves Alessandro de’Medici making a passionate broadcast to rally the people of Florence....

Century

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2012)

Century consists of a General Motors’ automobile, a Buick Century, meeting it’s fate. General Motors’ doors, quarter panels, trunks, hoods and roofs were created at the defunct stamping plant in...