Kevin Woodson’s floral mindscapes are recognized throughout the Bay and around the world for their beauty, vibrancy and depth.
Kevin follows in the footsteps of Bay Area greats like Gary Bukovnik, and takes inspiration from painters, multimedia artists, poets, and philosophers, active in the vibrant art communities of Oakland. Taiwan, and around the world. Born in Illinois, Kevin made his home in the Bay Area in the early 1990s, diving into the fertile art scene and breathing life into murals, performance art, and installations, while continuing his dedication to flowers and gardens. Kevin’s flowers have been exhibited in California and around the world, touching people everywhere he goes. Now married to Po Lun Yeh, Kevin and his husband split their time between Taiwan and Oakland. Kevin is constantly painting, contributing to his community, and exhibiting. Kevin uses his art to give flowers a place in our contemporary cultural dialogue and redefine the human experience of The Garden.
Kevin’s Adorned Garden is a first look at Kevin’s Reliquaries, a new collection of three-dimensional artworks combining cut paper and mixed media colors to create art that bridges ritual and design. Like the bones of Saints and other relics preserved in traditional Reliquaries, Kevin’s Flower Reliquaries preserve petals, feathers, and other artifacts of the garden, embedded in the art. Unlike traditional paintings, the final creation is varnished and archivally mounted to hang free on the wall, adorned with jewels, beadwork, cut paper, ribbon, as each flower demands.