Kevin McCloskey holds an MFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. His post-graduate studies include African Art and Design at Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, West Africa.
His humorous illustrations have appeared in many newspapers including The Village Voice and The New York Times. His children’s picture book, Mrs. Fitz’s Flamingos was a selection of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. He wrote and illustrated the guidebook, Walking Around Hoboken.
In 2007 he was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study the visual arts of Oaxaca, Mexico. He received a second NEH fellowship in 2011 to explore the visual culture of the Maya regions of the Yucatan and Belize.
He has written extensively about Mexican political prints. He has curated eight exhibitions of Mexican prints across the U.S, notably at the Fowler Museum, UCLA. In 2012, he was invited to Princeton University to lecture on Mexican prints at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Studies.
He blogs at illustrationconcentration.com
MFA, The School of Visual Arts