Showing posts with label KEVIN BERLIN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KEVIN BERLIN. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Kevin Berlin

New York -- Gallery 198, a contemporary art gallery at the gateway to Industry City in New York, is pleased to unveil new works of the Russian Ballet by internationally celebrated artist Kevin Berlin at Art New York, on May 3 - 6, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City. The solo exhibition will be the worldwide premiere of Berlin's highly anticipated new body of new work, HOPE DIES LAST.

Berlin's paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers - depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. HOPE DIES LAST stems from time the artist spent studying ballet dancers in 2015, working from a makeshift studio on Nevsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he had the opportunity to interview 14 ballet dancers and learn their innermost fears, desires, and thoughts.

Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia and the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev, Ukraine. His monumental portraits in cast bronze and glass have been posed for by Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. Berlin's most recent ballet exhibition, "The End of the World," took place at the Florence Dance Center in Florence, Italy in 2017. He first entered the world of classical ballet 2003 when he was invited to spend a year backstage with the Kirov Ballet, personally working with over 40 dancers, and then creating renowned paintings, including "The Last Thing That Dies Is Hope," "The Happy Ending," and "Fear of Falling."

Tuesday, December 12, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Lee Fryd With Jonathan Fryd And Karen Fryd

Kevin Berlin & Tiffany Masters
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, with Nathan & Alan Lieberman of the South Beach Group Hotels, hosted the Power of Art to Heal at the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami 2017. The event was inspired by Mrs. Shafiroff’s desire to add a philanthropic element to the week’s events. “We all know art heals,” says Mrs. Shafiroff, citing art therapy utilized to treat those in need such as children battered by domestic abuse, veterans and individuals from war-torn countries suffering from PTSD, and incarcerated individuals for whom describing trauma might not be possible. “Art therapy is a common method of treatment by charitable organizations,” says Mrs. Shafiroff.

Jean Shafiroff With Lee Fryd And Diane Lieberman

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Alan Lieberman, Diane Lieberman, Lee Fryd, real estate developer Jonathan Fryd, Karen Fryd, Eric Demarchelier, Catherine Demarchelier, Catherine Rodstein, Missy Hargraves, Cydni Duran, Joe Swedroe, Jack Acoco, Ruth Miller, Joyce Moore, Lisa Konsker, Randi Schatz, Sir Ivan Wilzig, Svetlana Nevodtchikova, Steve Knobel, Nicole Noonan, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Kevin Berlin, Tiffany Masters, Mark Henkin, Julie Lamb and Barbara Agozzino.

Sir Ivan Wilzig With Svetlana Nevodtchikova

Steve Knobel And Nicole Noonan

Mrs. Shafiroff felt that Art Basel Miami was the perfect event to draw attention to the role art can play in healing, and to bring the issue to the forefront of the minds of the influential art dealers, artists, exhibitors, and attendees. Mrs. Shafiroff suggested exploring how future art fairs might contribute in some way to local charities in the Miami area. In honor of the event, Mrs. Shafiroff will make a donation The South Florida Youth Foundation, founded and directed by Karen Fryd.

About The South Florida Youth Foundation:

The South Florida Youth Foundation (SFYF) began by providing educational supplies to the neediest schools in Miami’s inner-city. This engagement grew by building relationships with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Through concerned teachers and officers, the organization’s director, Karen Fryd, has been able to understand and engage with the poorest pockets of poverty. This has enabled an involvement for twenty years to directly address challenged situations in a grass-roots manner and getting quick results.

Projects have included: funding programs for disabled children, school supply drives, tickets to the arts, providing food for senior citizens, programs to incentivize better grades in school, assisting youth in attending college, programs to assist foster children, planting gardens, sponsoring music programs, prom programs, helping to create “The Shop” (a store where everything is free for students), opening a school library, and assisting in direct needs such as helping with electric bills and paying for hotels for families as they await placement in shelters, among others. All money donated to the SFYF goes directly to needs; not one dollar is spent on overhead.

The mission of The South Florida Youth Foundation: To help children achieve their fullest potential through education and to help break the cycle of poverty.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017



Kevin Berlin's "Monkey Business"

Kevin Berlin is excited to announce the unveiling of a major new work "Monkey Business" for Barton G. in Miami Beach!

Kevin will be in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach till December 10th.

About Kevin Berlin (born February 18, 1965): Kevin is an American painter, sculptor, performance artist based in Southampton, New York and Florence, Italy. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations. Berlin's works are found in collections including Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, HRH Princesse Antonella de Orleans-Bourbon, and Pieter & Marieke Sanders. Visit 

 Photo Courtesy Of: Kevin Berlin

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Artist Kevin Berlin

Livingstone Gallery presents on September 8th, the paintings and works on paper by Kevin Berlin (New York, 1965). This is the first solo exhibition of the American artist in the Netherlands.

As an artist Kevin Berlin provides access to particular communities that normally remain sealed. He has explored the world of ballet dancers from St. Petersburg, Russia and became involved with the National Circus of Ukraine. The tensions and emotions he observes behind the scenes are made visible in his paintings.

At the circus he got the chance to be very close with lion tamers and their hidden world. He literally entered "into the cage." From this experience emerged an extensive series of paintings entitled "Tiger Training For Beginners." With works like "into the cage," he refers to the moment when the animal trainer enters the cage and comes face to face with the man devouring beasts.

Themes such as vulnerability, fear, lust and our hidden feelings and desires are portrayed by Kevin Berlin in a special way and in his palette of gray and black with touches of vivid color. Matters of great importance are reduced to their essence. We are confronted with our hidden emotions. Like the animal trainer we too are trying to survive in today's society.

Kevin Berlin lives and works in Florence, Italy and Southampton, New York. In 1983 he received the Young Arts Presidential Scholarship from President Reagan and studied at Yale University in the U.S. and Slade University in London. His work is included in many prominent private collections including those of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and in several corporate collections such as General Motors.

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 -17:00, Last Sunday of the month 12 - 17:00
Or by appointment: 0031(0)70 360942,

Saturday, April 06, 2013



Kevin Berlin's "Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of Bed"

Kasia Kay Art Projects is pleased to present Woke Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed, Kevin Berlin's second solo exhibition with the Gallery. This show follows a breakthrough year for Kevin Berlin with major shows in London, New York and Miami with Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of new large oil on canvas paintings, the artist's most uncensored works to date.

Among the works are Berlin's signature style, mostly black and white, cocktail party scenes such as "The Lonely Girl," "Woke Up on the Wrong Side Of Bed" and the monumental canvas "The Striped Dress." Highlights include a sneak preview of the artist's new "Uncensored" series including several versions of his "F*** YOU" (expressed in English, Italian, and Russian languages) cigarette paintings, packs of Marlboro and Camel with a new interpretation of the warning label.

Kevin Berlin is an internationally recognized artist of enormous talent, with a great eye for bringing to light various intriguing global issues. Whether the subject is cash, cigarettes, cocktail parties, or tigers, his artwork engages the viewer with economic, social and political situations of the day. Berlin's unique style reflects his outlook as "witness" to global popular culture.

Kevin Berlin

Woke Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed
April 11 - May 10, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-8PM.

kasia kay art projects gallery

215 N. Aberdeen St., Chicago IL 60607
P. 312- 944-0408 

Berlin is also well known for his sculptural and performance work. The following are links to the artist's performances featured by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery at various internationals art fairs:

Friday, July 20, 2012



The Art Of Kevin Berlin

With over 1000 in attendance, internationally renowned Artist Kevin Berlin made a dramatic entrance with "LIVE TIGERS!" hand painted by the artist, as the featured Opening Night art performance at ArtHamptons. Berlin's traveling painting exhibition "Tiger Training For Beginners" arrives direct from London to continue it's world tour: London, New York and Miami. The much larger than life oil on canvas paintings and accompanied performances are intended to raise awareness for the plight of the tiger in the wild. "There are only 3200 tigers left alive in the wild, the tiger faces extinction." says Berlin. Inspired by the Artists time spent at the Ukrainian National Circus in Kiev, the paintings also explore contemporary ideas such as "tigers at cocktail parties." Featured works include the monumental canvases "The Striped Dress," "Tiger In The House," and "Tiger in the Deep Interior of the Mind."

Presented by Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery the paintings and tigers will head to warmer weather at Art Miami in early December.

A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of their tiger conservation efforts.

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 Photo Courtesy Of: Katarzyna Zill

Thursday, July 05, 2012




Sculpture Fields of Nova's Ark

 60 Millstone Rd. (just off Scuttle Hole Rd.) Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Lion Tamer #1 BY Kevin Berlin

Tigers (Panthera tigris) are the largest species of big cat and although they have a fairly broad distribution across east and southeast Asia, over the past 25 years their range has declined by over 50%. The Born Free Foundation, one of the high profile big cat conservation organisations, estimates there are fewer than 3,500 tigers remaining in the wild. It is also estimated that there were 100,000 tigers a century ago and this dramatic decline has sparked scepticism about the effectiveness and impact of tiger conservation efforts.

The biggest threat to tigers, like so many endangered species, is humans, with habitat destruction and poaching causing most concern. Current conservation efforts include the creation of tiger sanctuaries, breeding programmes and safeguarding national parks from poachers and further habitat loss. But, is this enough? Conserving endangered species is complicated by a combination of socio-economic, political, cultural and financial factors, which means that implementing effective conservation strategies is extremely problematic and explains why current efforts are hampered. There is no easy answer, but this is just the kind of debate confronted by zoology students at UCL and we hope their time with us inspires them to take up the challenge and consider ways that they can best contribute to tackling global issues such as biodiversity loss.

- Dr Helen Chatterjee, University College London.

Saturday, June 09, 2012


 Kevin Berlin Save The Tigers

The world is invited to join Kevin Berlin in London for the official closing party on June 13 from 6:30- 8:30pm for his solo exhibition TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS.

There is still time to see the exhibition though, which runs thru June 14th at Unit24 at 20 Great Guildford Street SE1 0FD London, on the doorstep of the Tate Modern. For all you London savy travelers, the nearest tube is London Bridge, Southwark.


Internationally renowned Artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors Corp. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at the White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983. Kevin Berlin's recent major solo exhibitions include shows in Shanghai, Kiev, and in New York City.

Born: Rochester, New York, 1965.

U.S. Presidential Scholarship, Honored by President Reagan, The White House, Washington DC 1983.
Yale University, B.A., New Haven, Connecticut, 1987.
Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, 1988.

Currently lives and works in Florence, Italy and Southampton, New York.

Private Collections:

Buzz Aldrin, Kim Basinger, Henry Buhl, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harold and Pat Gelber, Jane Joel, Quincy Jones, David Letterman, Howard M. Lorber, Luciano Pavarotti, Ron Rice, Nick Studds, General Motors Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hawaiian Tropic, Resistol/Stetson Hats, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and Nat Sherman Intl.

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Photo Courtesy Of: Katarzyna Zill via Kevin Berlin

Friday, December 02, 2011



Elizabeth Zayas, "Miss National Debt"

Kevin Berlin With Contestants

Artist Kevin Berlin

Madman internationally renowned Artist KEVIN BERLIN tries to solve the global financial crisis with a Beauty Pageant: MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL 2011!

Art Basel Miami Beach launched it's spectacular week of events at Scope Miami's VIP Opening Night. A packed house greeted the 18 international finalists for MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL 2011!

Elizabeth Zayas, "Miss National Debt" was crowned following a tense and dramatic competition with dazzling beauties who will serve as ambassadors to increase knowledge and understanding of the global financial markets.

"While politics and religion tend to divide people; art brings them together," explained artist Kevin Berlin. "I can't guarantee it will solve the global financial crisis, but it's worth a try."


MISS FOREIGN EXCHANGE INTERNATIONAL is a new international beauty pageant which focuses on "good old fashion values, fiscal responsibility and financial education." Created by Artist Kevin Berlin, the pageant aims to improve worldwide knowledge and understanding of the global financial markets. Winners of Miss Foreign Exchange International will be selected on several categories to be announced; including "Miss Gold Standard," 'Miss Risk Free Rate," "Miss Spot Price," "Miss Upside/Downside," and "Miss Fluctuations."


Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors Corp. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983. Kevin Berlin's recent major solo exhibitions include shows in Shanghai, Kiev, and in New York City.

Kevin Berlin has been involved with international beauty pageants for over 20 years and has served on the Juries of some of the most famous Pageants in the world including Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl, Miss Motors Intl, and most recently Miss Planet Beach Intl 2011.

Photos Courtesy Of: Katarzyna Zill

Monday, November 15, 2010



Mark Miller With Kevin Berlin

A well-heeled international crowd flooded Orchard Street for the private viewing of Kevin Berlin's major solo show "Double Happiness" at the newly Mark Miller Gallery. More than 60 major oil on canvas paintings originally displayed in Shanghai, China are seen in the USA for the first time. The wild, unpredictable Artist was at the opening first hand with a "performance art" piece entitled "Double Happiness" - which included the newly moved to New York Wirkus twins, "mini- popsicles" from Il Laboratorio Del Gelato, and a "Tiger Dance." Camera crews covered the event from New York's Sinovision TV, Canadian Television and Hampton's Television.


The Mark Miller Gallery, brings Shanghai exhibition to NYC's most vibrant new art scene: the Lower East Side. The entire celebrated solo exhibition DOUBLE HAPPINESS by internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin has travelled over 7,000 miles for its American debut. As featured in Shanghai Daily, ArtZine China, and Smart Shanghai, Kevin Berlin's DOUBLE HAPPINESS is building up to be one of the most talked about art openings of the year. The show opens October 27, 2010 at the Mark Miller Gallery located at 92 Orchard Street in the heart of the historic Lower East Side, NYC and runs through Dec. 15, 2010.

Straight from exhibition on famous Moganshan Lu in Shanghai, China, DOUBLE HAPPINESS explores the search for happiness in the dynamic east-meets-west city of Shanghai. Through compelling large-scale oil paintings, Berlin unveils his discoveries about the search for happiness he found on the streets of Shanghai. DOUBLE HAPPINESS features 60 of Berlin's most recent works, divided into three groups - "Steamed Buns and Double Happiness," "Cigarettes and Cash" and counterfeit "Bags." Each painting tells its own story.

Kevin Berlin commented on the show's arrival in America explaining, "Shanghai and New York have a lot in common: We all want the same things -- love, cash, sex, status, something satisfying to eat, a friend, to live in a beautiful place, to be a part of the future." "Every figure in my paintings has a secret. I not only draw what people see, but also the hidden parts," says Berlin. "My job as an artist is really just as a witness, to simply say - this is what I saw."

DOUBLE HAPPINESS will also mark the premier re-opening of the Mark Miller Gallery, which has recently been transformed, through a significant expansion on Orchard Street. The gallery was established in 1998 and is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists."Beyond the captivating beauty of his paintings, I believe the important socio-political messages his works represent will be of great interest to viewers in New York City," explained gallery owner Mark Miller.

To learn more about the show or to arrange a viewing with the artist please contact Christina Daigneault at 917-207-4686 or visit The Mark Miller Gallery is located at 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. You can reach the gallery directly at 212-253-9479 or

About the Artist: Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, General Motors Corp. and Carnival Cruise Lines. Berlin, a Yale Alumnus, has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Miami Herald, USA Today, CBS Sunday Morning, MTV, Tokyo Television, and BBC Radio. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a YoungArts Presidential Scholar in 1983.

Photo By: Ethan Ries

Wednesday, July 08, 2009




Kevin Berlin

The wild and crazy International artist Kevin Berlin who divides his time between his studios in Florence, Italy and Southampton, New York returned to the Hamptons this weekend for his annual 4th of July exhibition and performance art piece. This year the bushy haired Berlin reeled in a live Mermaid! More than 200 people witnessed the catch of the day! A real Mermaid (Ina Visich) was reeled in by artist Kevin Berlin (in wetsuit) during his live performance on Jobs Lane at the opening of his "One Fish . . . Two Fish" at RVS Fine Art Gallery in Southampton, New York. The peripatetic Berlin is next off to Odessa, Russia to play with the tigers in the Odessa International Circus for a few weeks.
Photos By: Katarzyna Zill