Kevin Boldenow

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Inspired by the density and drama of the landscape, Kevin Boldenow began to work primarily in black & white, and black & white infrared film, as a way to capture the myriad textures and details found in the overwhelmingly verdant landscape. Although color will always be a part of my portfolio, Boldenow believes that black & white more dramatically reveals the combination of light, heat, and shadows found in the already mystical landscape. In his own words, Kevin seeks to instill “a sense of awe of the natural environment and the feeling of serenity we have when we allow ourselves to truly experience the beauty of nature. Nature allows my mind to breathe. So often, we allow little distractions to upset our balance. Nature helps me retain that balance”.


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Kevin Boldenow’s life-long passion for photography began the moment he picked up his parents’ Brownie camera. Since that time, Kevin has built a career as a professional photographer specializing in 35mm, medium format, and digital landscape and figurative imagery. In addition to his native Michigan, Kevin has lived in five states, including Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia, before moving to Florida in 1996.

Inspired by the density and drama of the landscape, Kevin began to work primarily in black & white, and black & white infrared film, as a way to capture the myriad textures and details found in the overwhelmingly verdant landscape. Although color will always be a part of my portfolio, Boldenow believes that black & white more dramatically reveals the combination of light, heat, and shadows found in the already mystical landscape. In his own words, Kevin seeks to instill “a sense of awe of the natural environment and the feeling of serenity we have when we allow ourselves to truly experience the beauty of nature. Nature allows my mind to breathe. So often, we allow little distractions to upset our balance. Nature helps me retain that balance”.

Boldenow’s images make you take careful observation of the subject matter. The subtle beauty captivates your senses. You can almost feel the sun’s rays playing through the trees, hear the harmonic chorus of morning insects, and experience the smell of moistened earth and dew on the rich foliage. As a natural extension of the love of nature, Kevin has progressed into creating Fine Art Nudes, blending the beauty of the female form within the landscape. Boldenow’s work continues to evolve, ever experimenting and expanding his work and style.

Boldenow’s work has been presented throughout the state of Florida, having received numerous awards, including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists (2004). Boldenow also has served as President of the Lighthouse Gallery Camera Club from 1999-2002, works as an instructor at the Elliott Museum, and has now started a Photography Group in Martin County.


exhibitions

  • Seminole State College Fine Art Gallery, Sanford, FL (February 24 - March 17, 2011)
  • Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL (January 14 - March 13, 2011)
  • Graffia Gallery, Spring Lake, MI - “Landscaped” Exhibit (May, 2010)
  • Creative Spirit Gallery, Orlando, FL (June, 2010)
  • FAU, Jupiter, Florida Campus - Art in the Atrium (March, 2010 - April, 2010)
  • Mark Gallery, Stuart, FL (November, 2009 - February, 2010)
  • Art in the Treetops Gallery, Sanibel, FL (November, 2009)
  • Port St. Lucie Art Gallery, Port St. Lucie, FL (July, 2009)
  • Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL (March, 2009)
  • Sweet Art Gallery, Naples, FL (March - June, 2009)
  • Mos’ Art Gallery, Lake Park, FL (January - Feb, 2009)
  • Absolutely Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL (July - Aug, 2008)
  • The Wave Gallery, Key West, FL (Nov, 2006 - April, 2007)
  • Fish House Art Center, Stuart, FL (Jan, 2006)
  • Crest Theatre & Museum, Delray Beach, FL (Dec, 2005 - Jan, 2006)
  • Lake Wales Art Center, Lake Wales, FL (June - July, 2005)
  • Jupiter Town Hall, Jupiter, FL (Nov, 2004 - Jan, 2005)
  • Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (Sept, 2004 - Oct, 2004)
  • Eissey Theater, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (May, 2004)
  • Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City, FL (Feb, 2004)
  • Palm Beach International Airport (Sept, 2003 - Jan, 2004)
  • 531 Central Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL (2003)
  • Beverly Fleming Gallery, Sarasota, FL (2002)
  • Brush Strokes Gallery, Ft. Pierce, FL (2002)
  • Jupiter Town Hall, Jupiter, FL (2001)

accomplishments

  • Director, Treasure Coast Photography Group (2009 - 2010)
  • President, Lighthouse Gallery Camera Club (1999 - 2002)
  • 1st Place - Backus Gallery Juried Photography Show, Ft. Pierce, Florida, Black & White Division - 2001
  • 2nd Place - Backus Gallery Juried Photography Show, Ft. Pierce, Florida, Black & White Division - 2003
  • 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Grant for Visual and Media Artists
  • Published - Edgar Literary Magazine, September, 2004
  • 2009 WSA Grant Recipient through the Martin County Arts Council
  • 2010 - Instructor, Elliott Museum, Stuart, Florida
  • 2010 - Private Photography Tutor
  • 1st Place - 2010 Juried Photography Show at the Dennis Dean Gallery, Fine Art Nude Division(Joyce Tenneson - Judge)
  • 2010 - Self-Published Book titled “Poetic Images”
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