Kevin Barrett was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1962; his family relocated to New York several years later. Barrett studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute of Art as well as the School of Visual Arts in New York. Upon completion of his studies, he was employed by the Shidoni Foundry in New Mexico where he oversaw fabrication and bronze casting for many years. Considered an expert in his medium, as a young artist he consulted independently with and built sculptures for a number of well-known artists in New York, New Mexico and Europe including Herbert Ferber, Tom Wesselmann and Alan Houser among others. He continues to be sought after for advice and consultation in creating and maintaining metal sculpture. Barrett set up his first studio in Miami, before returning to New York City where he maintained a studio for over 20 years. He recently relocated to Duxbury, MA where he currently resides with his family.
Barrett’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the US and Europe and can be found in the collections of the Kruizenga Art Museum, Vero Beach Museum, The Interlocken Center for the Arts, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, The City of Coral Springs, and important, private collections world-wide.