born September 10
in Iran, raised in Ohio
, USA. Stewart-Magee is a Scottish American
fine art painter
. He has created many public murals
in many cities such as Beverly Hills
, Manhattan Beach
, La Jolla
and San Francisco
. He helped design and was the lead artist
on the "Pomona Envisions the Future" mural
in Pomona, California
, a 140' x 42' acrylic on prepared concrete substrate. To date he has painted almost a linear mile of murals. He has painted over 100 murals in the last ten years alone.
Kevin Stewart-Magee was raised in the suburbs and small towns of Ohio. He went to Walnut Ridge High School and studied art with Robert McLinn. He attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio after winning the top scholarship in that college's international competition. He worked, painted and attended classes at Ohio State University and Kent State University before receiving his BFA in 1983 with honors. He studied with Leon Golub, Debra Remington, George Danhires, Sheri Levine and other noted artists through the artist in residence programs at OSU and KSU.
For about a dozen years Kevin has specialized in grand scale painting and murals. He has worked with Bristol Farms, Whole Foods Market, Kohls, Walmart, DL English, Emerald Bay, Pomona, Huntington Beach, La Verne, San Bernardino and many other communities and businesses.
Kevin has worked with Magu (Gilbert Luján), Judy Chicago, Judy Baca, Cheryl Bookout, Chris Toovey, Lucette Bourdin, Christine Wiseman, Boyd Nyberg, Manuel Ortega and other established professional artists on a variety of projects in and out of the studio. He had a studio at the Pomona Artist Colony in Pomona and also the Brewery Artist Colony in the Arts District, Los Angeles, California in downtown Los Angeles.
Kevin has been painting and exhibiting his work for over 30 years. A professional artist and craftsman now, he has worked as a janitor, teacher, illustrator, house painter and creative director. Stewart-Magee is a full-time muralist and fine artist working in his own studio in the Arts District, Los Angeles, California. He also writes articles, gives lectures and teaches about all aspects of murals including mural design, paint, materials, substrate preparation, painting techniques, finish, graffiti coatings, installation, preservation and restoration.
- "Fragile Moments," Huntington Beach, California, Walmart, 72' x 15'. Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint on fabric substrate. Concept and lead artist 2002.
- "Kid Time," Anza Elementary School, Hawthorne, California, 24' x 10'. Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint on fabric substrate. Concept and lead artist 2002
- "Pomona's Gift," Envisioning the Future Mural, Downtown Pomona, California, 140' x 42'. Nova Color Artists Acrylic Paint on prepared concrete substrate. Facilitator and lead artist 2002-2004.
- Rivera, October 1, 2008, Indybay Media, "Celebration for 'Pomona Envisions the Future' mural in Pomona, California"
- Rodriguez, Monica, July 25, 2008, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Mural gets some care."
- September 15, 2004, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Her fate on the LA County seal is sealed, but the Goddess Pomona now looms over the Thomas Street Plaza downtown."
- September 14, 2004, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Teacher becomes larger than life as Goddess Pomona."
- Muckenfuss, Mark, September 8, 2004, Press Enterprise, "Mural Celebration."
- February 1, 2004, Poly Centric, Cal Poly Pomona Campus News, "Envisioning the future challenges local art community."
- Cho Sala, Jennifer, September 20, 2003, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Visionaries further Arts Colony's cause."
- Schnayerson, Ben, March 19, 2003, The Sun, "Downtown revivals need right mix."
- Newell, Jason, March 10, 2003, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Mural a blast from the past."
- Newell, Jason, March 7, 2003, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Mural on Kohl's shows LaVerne's citrus past."
- July 24, 2002, Precinct Reporter, "S.B. Arts Council to display Los Carritos Car Culture Exhibit."
- April 22, 2002, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Art makes the scene in downtown Pomona."
- Mortensen, Rich, January 19, 2002, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Wall Art: Pomona muralist uses history as muse in Huntington Beach Mural."
- Noles, Sam, September 28, 2000, Los Angeles Times, "Arts colony draws creative businesses."
- August 12, 2000, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Stewart-Magee of Diamond Bar working on a 71' by 7.5' mural in his Pomona Gallery."
- Vayda, Priscilla, March 31, 2000, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Diamond Bar artist big on murals."
- Drummer, Randyl, May 30, 1999, Tribune Business News, "Pomona, California art colony is pleasing to palettes."