BIOGRAPHY

 

It’s not often that the bold and the beautiful aesthetic of New York City can blend with that of nature’s. But in the life of artist and conservationist Kevin McHugh, they’re one in the same. Traveling between the worlds of New York nightlife, fashion and music, McHugh became a fixture of them all. He has travelled the world managing the careers of influential artists and DJs and is now traveling that same path with his own art.

 

McHugh has successfully merged his interest in marine life and passion for conservation into one-of-a-kind pioneering sculptures. The pieces are meant to change the way people perceive the passé notion of "trophy fish" by transforming the idea into stunning works of art. The custom fiberglass or 3D printed pieces are meticulously encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other hand-applied finishes. Most pieces take an average of one to two months to complete.

 

McHugh’s pieces are in collections around the world in Armenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Brazil to name a few. He is an official partner with Swarovski Crystals as well as the conservation societies Oceana, WildAid, Shark Team One and EWS/WWF.

He has been named an official artist of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival for 5 consecutive years and there is now a DiscoShark AR filter in Coachella’s app

 

McHugh has been exhibited in both traditional and non-traditional settings. His pieces have sold from gallery walls, art fairs, hotel lobbies, charity auctions, nightclubs, and designer flagship stores.

 

A portion of the proceeds from all works sold is donated to marine research and conservation organizations. Kevin is also very active Board Member of the Lower Eastside Girls Club

 

EXHIBITIONS

2014

Avant Gallery/NYC

Avant Gallery/Miami 

Avant Gallery/Miami Beach

The Cove/Atlantis/The Bahamas

DNSOTF/Miami Beach

Coachella Music & Art Festival/Indio

Fabergé's Big Egg Hunt/NYC

The Audience/LA

 



2013

Avant Gallery/Miami Beach

Shark Savers Event/Avant Gallery/Miami

The Cove/Atlantis/The Bahamas

 

2012

Art Basel/Miami (for Avant Gallery)

The Out Hotel/New York

Patricia Field/NYC Flagship store
The Cove/Atlantis/The Bahamas

Provocateur Night Club/NYC

American International Fine Arts Fair/Palm Beach
Naples International Fine Art and Antique Fair/Florida
Art Naples Contemporary/Florida



2011

"The Artists of Patricia Field”

...in conjunction with Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out/NYC

Art Basel/Miami (for Avant Gallery)

 

 

2010

Art Basel/Miami (for Avant Gallery)

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