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Kevin Mchugh with Pucci inspired Sailfish in background

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 Austrian 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, Dubai and Brazil to name a few. He is an official partner with 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 9 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 The Chief Happiness Officer at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. 



Art Basel (for Patricia Field) - Miami

Patricia Field ArtFashion - New York 

Art Basel (for Keith Haring CityKids Foundation) - Miami 

Jumeriah Creek Side Hotel - Dubai 

Avant Gallery - New York & Miami

Sconci Gallery - Dubai

The Cove of Atlantis - The Bahamas

DNSOTF - Miami Beach

Art Basel x Whole Foods - Miami 

Coachella Music & Art Festival - Indio

The Audience - LA

Shark Savers Event - Miami

Art Basel - Miami

The Out Hotel - New York

Patricia Field Flagship Store- New York 

Provocateur Night Club - New York

Art of Preservation auction - Ibiza

American International Fine Art and Antique Fair - Florida

Naples International Fine Art And Antique Fair - Florida

Art Naples Contemporary - Florida

23rn annual Watermill Center benefit and auction - South Hampton

ArtWalk - New York 

Fabergé Egg Hunt - New York 

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