I'm a New York City based graphic novelist, digital artist, and painter. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, I received an MFA in painting from the University of Victoria in 1990.
I showed my paintings and drawings extensively in the Canadian “parallel gallery” scene in the early 1990’s. In 1992 my “sampled” comic book Captain Adam was published by Plug-In Editions and distributed internationally by Vortex.
During that time, I worked as the art director for Crash Test Dummies, a Winnipeg rock group which achieved international success. I designed their album covers, logos, and posters and and directed several of their videos. I was nominated twice for Juno awards (the Canadian Grammy) and received the Canadian “people’s choice” Casby award for best album art for 1991.
In 1995, I moved to Los Angeles to co-found Liquid Image, a digital compositing business. Liquid Image produced elaborate digital portraits for individual clients and created composite photographs for use in movies. I also took advantage of the imaging facilities there to create digital artwork.
In 1997, my business partner and I moved Liquid Image to the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. In 1999, I organized PODshow, an exhibition of digital art held at the Vibrant Gallery in SoHo, and followed this in 2000 with the creation of PODgallery, an online gallery for selling fine art prints “on demand” which represented over 300 digital artists, cartoonists and illustrators. I also co-founded the ArtLexis gallery, which was an exhibition space for experimental contemporary art in Dumbo, NYC.
Since 2000, I've continued to create digital art (my work has been shown in the New York Digital Salon as well in New York City, Canadian and European galleries) but I've also returned to painting and cartooning. In 2005, I co-founded Blurred Vision, a four volume anthology series of experimental comics. My first graphic novel, Fantastic Life, received a Xeric Award in 2010 and was excerpted in Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Comics 2011.
I still make a living as a digital artist in New York City. I currently work for RR Donnelley as the Senior/Lead Digital Artist for Sony Music's Creative Services department at Sony headquarters in Manhattan, where I produce images for many of the world's best-known musicians.
1990 M.F.A. University of Victoria, Canada
1988 B.F.A. University of Manitoba, Canada
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions:
2000 Kevin Mutch and Roland Brener, Spectra Gallery, New York City
1994 Expression, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1993 Our World in Time and Space, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1990 Kevin Mutch, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006 Manipulating the Found Body, Lab Gallery, New York City
2005 Strange Adventures, Lab Gallery, New York City
2003 Art from ArtLexis, Levall Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia
2002 Young Digital Artists, Artlink Gallery, New York City
2001 Art Push: Exhibition on Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg, Russia
2000 The Eighth New York Digital Salon, SVA, New York City
1999 The People’s Plastic Princess, Banff Center, Canada
1999 PODshow, Vibrant Gallery, New York City
1996 The Moral Imagination, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2011 Fantastic Life, Blurred Books, New York City
2006 The Revenge of the Lesbian Folk-singer, Blurred Books, New York City
1999 From Beyond the Unknown, Liquid Editions, New York City
1993 Captain Adam, Plug-In Editions, Canada
1991 Adam, Plug-In Editions, Canada
2003-06 Adjunct Professor, Photography Department, FIT/CUNY, New York City.
1990-91 Studio Programs Instructor, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1989 Studio Foundation and Foundation Sculpture Instructor, University of Victoria, Canada
Next Issue Blog, 2009
POD Theory, A-N Magazine, May 2000
The Work of Art in the Era of Digital Production, Plug-In Magazine, May 1996
Death and the Family, The Georgia Straight, May 1995
Carol Moisewitsch, Border Crossings, Fall 1994
Hoots and Whistles From the Bleachers, Border Crossings, Spring 1994
You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, Border Crossings, Winter 1994
Et Tu, Brute?, Border Crossings, Fall 1993
Sean T. Collins, Fantastic Life, The Comics Journal (Aug. 26, 2011)
Robert Enright, Combine Painter, Border Crossings (Fall 1993) pp 54-56
Robert Enright, The Arts Tonight, CBC FM broadcast (May,1993)
Alison Gilmour, Winnipeg Bad Boy of Art Makes Big Impact, Winnipeg Free Press (May 15, 1993)
Randall McIlroy, Kevin Mutch Artworks Seek to Dignify Bad Taste, Winnipeg Free Press (December 15, 1990)
2000-9 Co-director, ArtLexis gallery, New York City
2006 Guest Lecturer (Orion Lecture), University of Victoria, Canada
1998 Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts, New York City
1992 Panelist, Art and Audience, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada
1992-3 Vice-President, Board of Directors, Plug-In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1990-1 President, Board of Directors, Ace Art, Winnipeg Canada