Kevin Box was born in 1977 and grew up beneath "the tree that escaped the crowded forest," referring to Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper in Bartlesville, OK. There he developed an early passion for creativity and realizing his visions through art. Aesthetically, Box did not fall very far from Mr. Wright's tree. In 1993, with a growing interest in design and printmaking, Box apprenticed in his Uncle's graphic design firm in Atlanta gaining valuable experience in digital graphics and marketing. Refocusing his energy on fine art, Box spent three years studying Art and Art History at the School of Visual Arts in Savannah. In 1999, he received his BFA at their prestigious New York campus. That same year, Box began his career in a bronze foundry, and he found that bronze spoke his artistic language and it became his medium of choice. Over the next seven years, he labored under a self-imposed apprenticeship to become proficient in bronze casting. By working within the industry for sculptors and foundries, he attained an exhaustive knowledge of the casting techniques and fabricating processes necessary to create monumental works of art. Eventually his interest and initiative helped build one of the largest fine art foundries in Texas, just outside of Austin, in Bastrop. Box took every opportunity within this context to develop his own work. Box's exceptional intelligence, talent, initiative and personality gave him early success, and he was able to support himself as a sculptor. By 2004 he was placing his work in numerous public and private collections throughout the country. Also in 04, he was elected the youngest member of the National Sculptors Guild. In September of 2005 Box was also recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the top 21 artists under 31 in the Southwest. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe with his wife, Jennifer. Knowledge of process, combined with a vision for innovation defines the style and sensibility of Box's work as he works to establish a place within contemporary art history.
Mediums: No specialty noted.
For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.outsidetheboxstudio.com/index.html.
Location: Mid-Town; UNMC Campus, 42nd and Emile Located on the Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza on the UNMC campus (east of 42nd Street between Dewey and Emile)
Additional Information: This piece is a gift from Dr. Jim and Karen Linder. The artists who collaborated on this piece describe the decision making game we all have played at one time or another. The rock and scissors are created by Warren Cullar and the paper was created by Kevin Box.