Born

1955 Menominee, Michigan

Education

1977 B.A. University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

Metier

  • 2005-present, artist self-employed
  • 2000-2004 President, MDI
  • 1991-1999 President, Maginnis, Inc.
  • 1979-1998 President, Maginnis Graphics, Inc.

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 “Spun”, Stuart and Co. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)
  • 2015 “Untitled”, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1990 Rezac Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue)
  • 1986 “Science as Symbol”, New York Academy of Science, New York, New York (catalogue)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 “Got a Light?”, Assaf Evron, curator, The Suburban, Milwaukee
  • 2013-2014 “A Study In Midwestern Appropriation” Hyde Park Art Center, Michelle Grabner, curator, Chicago
  • 1998 “Hello Mr Soul”, Tony Tasset, curator, University of Illinois Chicago gallery, Chicago
  • 1992 Anonymous Museum, Chicago
  • 1989 “The Spectacle of Chaos”, special exhibition, Klaus Ottmann, curator, Chicago (catalogue)
  • 1988 “Function-non-Function”, Rezac gallery, Chicago (catalogue)
  • 1988 “Rites of Spring”, Rezac gallery, Chicago
  • 1988 “Gold”, Rezac gallery Chicago
  • 1987 “Information as Ornament”, Feature and Rezac gallery, Chicago, (catalogue with essay by David Sedaris)
  • 1987 “Chaos”, John Good Gallery, New York
  • 1987 “Chicago by the Square Foot”, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
  • 1987 “Sex, Death & Jello”, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
  • 1987 “The Non-Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting: 1985-????”, special exhibition, Hudson, curator, Chicago (catalogue)

Publications, Articles, and Interviews

  • Artner, Alan. “Catalog is best part of ‘Nonspiritual’.”. Chicago Tribune. June 11, 1987, section 5, p. 11
  • Betsky, Aaron, Paul Florian and Stephen Wierzbowski. Violated Perfection. (No Title, inside cover image) New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1990
  • Bonesteel, Michael. “Medium Cool: New Chicago Abstraction.” Art In America. 75, no.12 December 1987 pp 138-47.
  • Cunniff, Joseph. “Gold fish swallowing elevated to an art form.” Inside Lincoln Park. (April, 1990)
  • Grabner, Michelle, “Spun” Catalog, November, 5, 2016
  • Hixson, Kathryn and Kevin Maginnis. Catalog. Chicago: Anonymous Museum, 1992
  • Holbert, Virginia. “Strange attractors shows intriguing theory of chaos.” The Chicago Sun-Times. October 6, 1989
  • Jacobs, Tim. “Archetypal Images.” New City. October 11, 1989
  • Lautman, Victoria. “The art of chaos.” Chicago Tribune. September 27, 1989, section 7 p. 7
  • Maginnis, Kevin. Interview on National Public Radio. All Things Considered Weekend Edition. January 10, 1987
  • Maginnis, Kevin. “Counter Reformation.” New Art Examiner. October 1987
  • Maginnis, Kevin. “Concerning the non-spiritual in contemporary art.” Catalog essay. May 1987
  • Maginnis, Kevin. “Order & Chaos, Contemporary Art and the Scientific Myth.” Catalog essay. December 1986
  • McCracken, David. “Bring oder to the spectacle of chaos.” Chicago Tribune. September 8, 1989
  • McCracken, David. Information as Ornament tests the limits.” Chicago Tribune. August 22, 1988, section 7 p. 59
  • Nereim, Anders. “Whose muse, the spectacle of chaos.” Inland Architect. (January-February 1990)
  • Pool, Robert. “Art Imitates Chaos.” Science. July 7 1989 vol.245, page 27
  • Scanlan, Joe. “Kevin Maginnis.” New Art Examiner. (Summer, 1990)
  • Snodgrass, Susan. New Art Examiner. April 1988
  • Westerbeck, Colin. “Pendants’ Progress.” Reader. October 1087
  • Weinstein, Michael A. “Chadwick and Maginnis.” New City. March 29, 1990