Kevin Swallow

Born in Crestwood, IL

Kevin Swallow lives and works in Chicago. Originally from Crestwood, Illinois, he has been creating art since 1996. He works in various media: painting, photography, screen printing and digital media. His palette — whether using paint, a camera or a computer — is strongly influenced by the unlimited sights, sounds, and colors of the city. He travels frequently and draws inspiration from the places he visits in the U.S., Europe and Canada.

Kevin graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1993 with a BA in Media Communication. He is primarily a self-taught artist, but has studied painting, drawing and screen printing at Lillstreet Art Center. Since 2006, his studio has been located in the Cornelia Arts Building. He has recently exhibited at Transistor, Urbanest and Blackbird Gallery. He has also exhibited his work during Ravenswood Art Walk for the past 9 years and has participated in various solo and group shows in Chicago since 2001.

His work is in various private collections throughout the US and Barcelona, Spain. His large-scale photograph, Chicago Cityscape, is featured in 250 guest rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in Elk Grove, Illinois. He was recently interviewed by NeotericART, a blog about painting and drawing; and was a panelist for the 2010 and 2011 RAWednesdays DIY Marketing Workshop. Kevin has volunteered for Friends of the Arts (FOTA), an organization for emerging artists, since 2002.

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West Loop Cityscape
Sunset on the Brown Line
The Village - Bleeker St.


Pencil Tank - Roscoe Village

Watertank Blues

Green Water Tank

Red Water Tank

Pink Water Tank

Warehouse District

South Loop Watertanks
Chicago Skyline Sunset

Goldblatt s Water Tower

Marina Towers

Chicago Ave El Stop

Printers Row - Dearborn

Chicago Skyline (Salmon Sky)

Sunset Water Tank (Chicago)

Red Line to the Loop

Towering Heights

Wrigley Building

Fine Arts Building

Marina Towers - River View

River City Blues

Uptown Furniture Loft

Steel and Glass

Brooklyn Bridge (New York)

Downtown Seven (New York)

East Village Fire Escapes (New York)

Chelsea Hotel

SoHo Tank (New York)

SoHo Angles (New York)

The Pipe (New York)

Times Square Lights (New York)

San Francisco Skyline

Seattle Skyline Over the Puget Sound

Gecko River

Tortoise Delta

Turtlehead Lake

Rattlesnake Ridge

Snapper Islands

River Running Over

Bikini Beach


Neck River Valley

Claw Lake


Montrose + Belmont Harbors

South Chicago-Lake Calumet

Goose Island


4332 North Hermitage, Unit 2E
Chicago IL 60613
Phone: (312) 242-1716
Fax: (312) 268-7218