Stone Mountain Ga.
"My work emerges through the layering and remixing of the visual, literary and sonic production of the African Diaspora. It is important to me that I upend the limited box of signifiers that often come to be called black culture. By freely using symbols and signs from various world spiritual traditions I pay simultaneous homage to the African roots of my heritage and the impact of the world on that heritage".
Kevin Sipp is a fine artist, independent scholar, and curator with expertise in printmaking, painting, sculpture and multi-media installation. A Florida native, he has lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia since the early 90's where he received a BA in Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art.
Sipp's fine art works have appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally. His fine art prints have been featured in exhibitions by noted curators such as renowned South AfricanMaster Printmaker Malcolm Christian, Founder of Caversham Press in Balgowan, South Africa. His foundational aesthetic focus examines the spiritual, political, social, and historical influence of African derived culture in the world often making references to African Myth, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Identity, Colonial History, past and contemporary music, politics.and comics.
An accomplished writer and poet, his writings have appeared in art and literary publications such as Art Papers magazine, International Review of African American Art, ISLAS magazine,and the poetry anthology Sons of Lovers and has also been a featured poet during the National Black Arts Festival sharing the stage with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez and the poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Sipp has been a visiting Scholar at a host of art and educational institions including Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Babson College and most recently Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Sipp is Director of Visual Production at Sipp Creative, a fine art consulting, design and production studio whose current project is a Graphic Novel "The Amazing Adventures of David Walker Blackstone". Set in the Victorian age the graphic novel introduces the world to a heroic narrative of high adventure inspired by classic pulp fiction of the past.