Kevin Hughes

Published: 30.03.2016
Kevin Hughes Kevin Hughes
RI 02906 -  Providence


Kevin Hughes is a studio artist based out of Providence Rhode Island, USA. Focusing mostly on jewelry and small sculpture, Kevin Hughes creates work based on form, depth and wit. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hughes is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and received his Bachelor’s of Fine Art at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. His work is shown internationally and can be found in numerous publications.


Art should be like a great jazz album - containing form, depth, emotion, rhythm, wit. It should converse with the audience, have a foundation stronger than mere aesthetics, but have a soul. Through explorations with concepts of nostalgia, satire, culture, and individuality, I strive to create a dialogue.

In my most recent work, I have been exploring using found objects. Using found objects, ownership and individuality are put into question. These intriguing questions stimulated me to work. My voice was found at the start. In choosing the objects I used my sensibilities and preferences. The pieces became unique. Manipulating the found objects furthered the visibility of my hand and my voice. Seen are qualities I focus upon in much of my work, bold colors, dimension and humor.

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Exhibition  02 Dec 2022 - 21 Jan 2023  30 years Galerie Biró. Jubilee Exhibition.
Exhibition  19 Oct 2018 - 06 Jan 2019  SNAG at Triple Parade in Shanghai 2018.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2018 - 23 Sep 2018  La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.
Exhibition  25 May 2017 - 27 May 2017  In Hot Water.
Exhibition  08 Apr 2016 - 07 May 2016  The Good Old Boys by Kevin Hughes.
Book presentation  16 Jun 2014 - 16 Jun 2014  Current Obsession: Upcoming Release of the #3 FAKE Issue.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2014 - 06 Jul 2014  Craft and Bling Bling - Fake.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2014 - 04 Jul 2014  A Fickle Sonance by Kevin Hughes.
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Open call  27 Jan 2013 - 30 Jan 2013  Call for Entries: La Frontera.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Nicolas EstradaPromopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  Humor in Craft. Martin, BrigitteSchiffer Publishing, Ltd:  Pennsylvania,