Meet Alan Kearin, BFA Illustration ‘82
“I was born in Mt. Kisco, NY. My father was a Lt. Colonel in the US Army. We traveled wherever my dad was assigned (Japan, Europe, the US).
Even though I always was drawing and creative, I began taking it seriously when I was 19. I attended a local college in Florida for 2
years then moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design to get my BFA.
I was a figurative artist, but knew there was more. I became influenced by the Post Minimalist work happening in New York. It was then that I shifted to Color Field paintings to find my relationship with myself and my work. Storytelling would come later. I painted voids.
I had some success with those minimal paintings. After displaying a large painting at the Grand Palais in a large group show, I was picked
up by Yves Thomas Gallery in Paris and showed there for a couple of years.
I became a father and my art making changed forever.
Today, I am in my prime living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I’m sculpting small works and when I miss painting (color), I continue an ongoing painting series of an iconic Star on a color field.”