Keith Kovach

Keith Kovach

Orlando, FL, United States

About Keith Kovach

Bio: Keith Kovach, born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1962, received his B.A. (1984) and M.F.A. (1986) in Photography from the University of South Florida in Tampa. For over ten years, Kovach worked as a freelance artist specializing in multimedia development, animation and commercial
photography. From 1999 to 2004, Kovach taught at Indiana University Purdue University
Indianapolis (IUPUI). Kovach currently is an Associate Professor of Art in the Art Department at
the University of Central Florida (UCF). Kovach was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Media
Studies (2004) in which he did collaborative research and lectured at the National University of
Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania. Keith Kovach has received a second Fulbright Scholar award: Fulbright Quartier21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence "Vienna in the Winter: A Visceral Experience of Time and Place" MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria. January 2015

Education

M.F.A., Photography, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1986

B.A., Photography, Drawing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1984

Graphic Design and Illustration, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1980 -1983

Events

AWARDS AND HONORS RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVITY

2019 Sabbatical (Type: IA Competitive), Modeling: Archaeological sites and archaeological artifacts by using digital photography and applied digital photogrammetry, Sardinia, Italy

2019 June 19-28, “Artistic Laboratory and 3D printing" Professor Keith Kovach, Independence Square, Baunei, Sardinia, Italy- Sponsors: CON I BAMBINI2 -Rome, Ci siamo!, COMET SIS, 25 students (In the USA this would be a STEAM summer school workshop)

2016 Information Technologies Technology fee award, titled "Photo Book Publishing", funding in the amount of $45,271.00 - Digital Press and Finisher.

2016 "Development of Research Abroad Program with Fachhochschule Salzburg", Keith Kovach, Global Strategies(IAGS)

2015 Fulbright Scholar: Austrian-American Educational Commission(AAEC)
Category: Fulbright-Quartier21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence

2014 September 1st-7th in Burgos, Spain: Archaeological World Conference (XVII UISPP)- "The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences" (Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques – UISPP)
1) Session A18a 'Redefining the Postpalaeolithic rock art in the world: Reporting the major discovery of an extraordinary cult site with rock art engraved in calcite, unique to Sardinia.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS-

INTERNATIONAL:
2019 June 19-July 2, “Following the footsteps of the Masters: Recent Work by Keith Kovach" (20pieces) Solo Show, Independence Square, Baunei, Italy, Curator Augusta Cabras

2017 February, 8 prints on permanent display and added to Art Collection: AUSTRIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien ,Austria/Europe Executive Director Dr.Lonnie Johnson

2015 February 23-28, Keith Kovach (USA): Neo-Biedermeier Photography,Venue: Raum D / MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria Curator: Ulrike Fallmann, Head of Q21 presents a body of photographs with Vienna as the subject, and in the style of "Street Photography". A sense of time and place of Vienna in the winter of 2015. (Solo Show,100 prints)

2010 October “Layers, Symbols & Masks: Recent Work by Keith Kovach" (25 pieces) Solo Show, Isili Italy, Curator Dr. Giusi Gradoli

2010 "2010 International Collaborative Faculty Exhibition", May 13 -June 12, Mokwon University, South Korea

2009 January 9 – February 3, EYEconic Visions, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 511 W.25th St, Chelsea New York, NY 1000

2008 February 29 – March 25, I the Beholder, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery,511 W. 25th St, Chelsea New York, NY 1000

2008 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland: Special Exhibition for the Benefit of Ava Rose Donald

2007 October 26 – November 15, Pixel Perfect – The Digital Fine Art Exhibition, Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th St, Chelsea New York, NY 10001

2004 International UCF Faculty Exhibition in Romania, Galeria Universitati de Arte, Bucharest, Romania-


NATIONAL:
2010 March 5 - April 5 "Keith Kovach, Recent Work", Solo Show, Orlando Museum of Art, exhibition series, Azela Santana Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator http://www.omart.org/exhibitions/layers- symbols-masks-work/

2006 January 22- July 23, 2006 Commissioned by Orlando Museum of Art to produce video to be shown in the “Art of The Motorcycle” based on the Guggenheim Museum show.

2005 August 13- October 30, 2005 Commissioned by Orlando Museum of Art to produce an interactive 3D projection animation. Displayed at the entrance of the MC Escher “Rhythm of Illusion” exhibition.

STATE AND REGIONAL:

2019-05 Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Central Florida, VAB Gallery, Orlando, FL

2015 September 27 - October 9 - "WITNESS: Picturing Social Justice"- Curator: Yulia Tikhonova, University of Central Florida, VAB Gallery, Orlando, FL

2014 May12 - September 12 -"Art in the Chambers"-Arts and Cultural Affairs Orange County Government Florida- Orange County Administration Center, Orlando, FL

2013 From the Streets of Romania, Sardinia, and Colombia "Where to Next?"- 100 prints- Solo Exhibition, University of Central Florida, VAB Gallery, Orlando, FL

2012 August 16, 2012 – September 15, 2012, Granted!, CityArts Factory, Orlando, FL

2008 September 4 –October 7 Keith Kovach- Recent Work, Solo Show VAB Gallery, Orlando, Fl

2007 Artist Teachers of Universities, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center & Visual Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL

2006 Faculty Exhibit, FCC South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL