Biography and Statement
Born in South Dakota, Kevin J Gross is a self-taught artist living in Goshen, Indiana. His fractal artwork is the interface between two worlds. Gross says, “One world is calculated, logical, objective. Fractals are mathematically based and created with computers. The other world is emotional, soul-stirring, subjective. What fascinated me about my first fractals was their beautiful, organic patterns and luxurious colors. I found them emotionally and spiritually exhilarating!”
Kevin has won numerous awards for his artwork including First Place at the Elkhart Art League‚s Annual Juried Show and Competition, Best Digital Work at the Michiana 10th Annual Art Compentition, a Judge‚s Award at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art‚s Independence in the Studio, a Purchase Award at the Heartland Artists Gallery‚s 23rd Annual Juried Regional and the Elizabeth J Conran Memorial Award as well as many other awards at Northern Indiana Artists shows. His work is included in corporate collections in northern Indiana and private collections from Boston, Massachusetts to Denver, Colorado. His largest work so far, a commissioned, 4 ft x 5 ft fractal canvas wrap, resides in a private collection in Indiana.
Kevin also lectures on fractals and art in educational, artistic and other venues. Gross states, “The structure and pattern are intrinsically part of the equations I use to create my art. I find the process of discovering them in an almost infinite numerical landscape challenging but a labor of love. I then use the transformative power of color to both make these structures and patterns visible to the human eye and to communicate the emotional experience of their creation.”
Kevin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goshen College where he studied computer science, art design, photography and photocommunications.
Award of Merit – Northern Indiana Artists(NIA) Juried Show, Gallery East, Mishawaka, IN
First Place in Photography – Fall Juried Show, Sunnyside Presbyterian, South Bend, IN
Judge’s Award – Independence in the Studio, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN Purchase Award – 23rd Annual Juried Regional, Heartland Artists Gallery, Plymouth, IN
Elizabeth J Conran Memorial Award – NIA Member Show, South Bend Christian Reformed Church, South Bend, IN
Award of Merit – 23rd Annual Juried Regional, Heartland Artists Gallery, Plymouth, IN
Award of Merit – NIA Juried Show, Heartland Artists Gallery, Plymouh, IN
Award of Merit – Unified by Art, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN
Second Place – 17th Annual Photography Show, Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo, IN
Award of Merit – 22nd Annual Juried Regional, Heartland Artists Gallery, Plymouth, IN
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