Kev Filmore began her lifelong love of exploring processes that mix media while earning a BFA from University of the Arts in 1976 for illustration. She was featured in the New York Times, PDNEDU and PDN’s 2010 Annual for her work and teaching. Her Dreamers series received a 2005 Golden Light Award and her Abandoned series earned second place Portfolio from PIEA in 2009. Ms. Filmore was a Nationally Honored Educator in 2016, and was awarded a Vivian Pomex Sabbatical for 2017-2018.
Solo Show at
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
this May 2019
Honorable Mention in the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in the DIGITAL MANIPULATION & COLLAGE category for my series "21 Magnolia Rd".
Kev Filmore's solo exhibit of 21 Magnolia Rd. was at Davis Orton Gallery in April 2018. This installation of artifacts and mixed media work showcased her story of growing up in an unstable environment in the1960s.
Images from her current series, 21 Magnolia Rd. have been selected by jurors Marvin Heiferman, Cig Harvey, Hamidah Glasgow, Gordon Stettinius, Ashby Nickerson, J.Sybylla Smith and Brian Paul Clamp to be included in exhibitions at Garrison Art Center, Tilt Gallery, The Griffin Museum, Candela Gallery and on The Curated Fridge, 2014 through 2018. The project was featured in October 2017 issue #18 of The HAND Magazine and is in the PhotoPlace Online Gallery for Myths, Legends, and Dreams, juror Amy Holmes-George. PHOTO-EMPHASIS is including "Gallagher Family Swim" from the series in their current exhibition, FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL, juried by Rachel Jump.
Juror, Paula Tognarelli selected "Gallagher Family Swim" from 21 Magnolia Rd. for inclusion in the 2018 Soho Photo Gallery National Competition and Exhibition,15 White Street NYC from July 5 through July 21, 2018. This One of a Kind Collage was one of forty artworks chosen from two thousand.
Gallagher Family Swim from 21 Magnolia Rd.
The Center’s Executive Director and Curator Hamidah Glasgow in collaboration with Kris Graves juried CENTER FORWARD 2018 and selected "Big Nana Posed Too" from 21 Magnolia Rd. for inclusion in the exhibit which for seven years has featured the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work.
This exhibition is from September 7th through the 29th with a reception on September 7th for artists and the public.
Big Nana Posed Too from 21 Magnolia Rd.
Juror Elizabeth Avedon selected "Say Cheese Dad" from nearly two thousand images to be included in an exhibition of "Environmental Portraits" at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury Vermont August 1 through September 1 2018, opening celebration August 4 2018
Say Cheese Dad from 21 Magnolia Rd.