• Resume

    Kerri McKay: Fine Artist, Art Director, Educator

    EDUCATION

    Masters of Science in Art Education, City University at Queens College, Flushing, NY, Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society   (2010–2013)

    Grand Central Academy, NY, NY, Portrait/Figure Painting studying with R. Piloco, E. Minoff, T. Schlaht   (2006–2007)

    School of Visual Arts, NY, NY, Portrait and Figure Painting studying with John Frederick Murray   (1997-2000)

    Art Students League, NY, NY, Portrait and Figure Painting studying with Jack Farragasso   (1998–1999)

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design major, concentration in painting and illustration) School of Visual Arts, New York, NY   (1993–1998)

    Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Studio Art major; English Literature minor), State University of New York at Cortland   (1989–1993)


    ART EXHIBITIONS (Solo and Group)

    St. John's University, Flushing (2018), Bayside Historical Society, Bayside, Honorable Mention Award in Painting (2018), Fire Island Lighthouse, Captree Island (2017), Malverne Art Walk, Malverne (2017) The Yale Club, NYC (2006), Project Spaceman Gallery, Brooklyn (2005), Canvassing Riverhead, Jamesport (2005), Art Gotham, NYC (2005), Bottom Feeders Gallery, Brooklyn (2005), Gallery 402, NYC (2005), Vineyard 48, Cutchogue (2005), St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYC (2005), Martha Clara, Riverhead (2004), Fine Focus Studio, Quogue (2004), Old Town Arts Guild, Cutchogue (2004), East End Arts Council, Riverhead (2004), Dizzy’s, Brooklyn (2001), Druids, NYC (2003), Ninth Street Market, NYC (2004), Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC (2004), Ward-Nasse Gallery, NYC (1997)


    PRESS AND LINKS

    West Meets East, A Journal of a Trip to Japan in the Brooklyn Sketchbook Library (February 2018) https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/18878

    Bayside Live TV (January 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYMo6JFX7SU  and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmkuVzxI6Kc

    The Long Island Herald (6/1/17)

    Harper Collins Childrens  http://harpercollinschildrens.tumblr.com/post/91477159938/17-creative-childrens-libraries

    The New York Times (10/10/04)

    Plum TV Bridgehampton (03/06)

    The Dixon Telegraph, Dixon, IL (06/01)


    ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

    The Fields Project, Oregon, IL (06/01), Invitational program painting regional agricultural scenes


    PAINTING EVENTS

    Paint Out, Old Westbury Mansion, Old Westbury, NY (05/13)

    Secret Garden, Cutchogue, NY (07/06)

    Painting on stage during live concert at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY (07/06)

    Days of Wine and Roses, Jamesport, NY (05/06)

    Canvassing Riverhead, East End Arts Council, North Fork of Long Island, NY (10/05, 10/06)


    ARTIST’S TALKS

    Smithtown Township Arts Council, Smithtown (10/06), Lecture and solo exhibition of Irish landscapes

    Montauk Library Artist’s Talk: New Discovery Somewhere Old, Montauk (03/06), My Irish and Long Island Landscapes


    MURALS

    New York City Skyline, South Side Middle School, Rockville Centre (2013): Created 30' x 4'6" acrylic mural as a group project with students

    New York Public Library: High Bridge, Bronx (2010): Created watercolor printed for permanent installation: 1800 SF mural

    P.S. 24 and New York Cares, NYC (2006): Design of mural for schoolyard, painted with volunteers

    City Critters, NYC (1998), Commissioned for a private home


    GRANTS

    Painting Skies with Watercolors—Kappa Delta Pi Grant, Awarded funding for three watercolor projects at Bayside High School

    NYC Skyline Mural with Rockville Centre District Grant, Created 30’ x 4’6” mural in acrylic as a group project with students

    PD Workshop Group Art Projects, Facilitated professional development workshop for Rockville Centre teachers on planning large-scale group artwork


    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Full-time NY State Certified Teacher (Dual Certification: Art and Commercial Art)

    Bayside High School,  Bayside, NY:  CTE Director of Digital Art and Design, Art Teacher   (Sep 2013–Present)

    South Side Middle School, Rockville Centre, NY   (Sep 2011–June 2013)

    Munsey Park Elementary School, Manhasset, NY and Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY: Student teacher   (Jan-May 2011)

    The Creative Center, New York, NY: Adult education instructor—Drawing with Watercolors  (Fall 2006)


    ART DIRECTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

    The LiRo Group, Syosset, NY:  Manager of Graphic Design and Communications—Developed corporate identity for corporate literature.   (Mar 2008—Jan 2011)

    Grey Healthcare, New York, NY:  Art Director—Designed print advertisements, brochures, and promotional materials for pharmaceutical clients.   (Jul 2006 –Jul 2007)

    Neuberger Berman, New York, NY: Senior Designer—Marketing materials including brochures, newsletters, posters, ads, and invitations.   (Mar 1999 – Jun 2006)

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY:  Graphic Designer—Proposals, brochures, posters, advertisements, and invitations.   (Oct 1998 –Feb 1999)

    Franklin Spier (now Spier NY), New York, NY:  Art Director—Print ads and promotional materials for publishers. Collaborated with copywriters.  (Oct 1996–Jun 1998)

    Coopers & Lybrand, New York, NY: Graphic Designer—Marketing brochures, newsletters, ads, invitations, and proposals.  (May 1995–Oct 1996)

    Chemical Banking Corporation, New York, NY: Graphic Designer—Corporate promotional materials.   (Jun 1993–May 1995)


    CREDENTIALS

    Portraits, figures, landscapes, still-lifes, and graphic design

    Drawing (pencils, pastels), painting (oils, acrylics, watercolors, tempera), ceramics, collage, sculpture, photography, printmaking (lithography, etching, silkscreening, monotypes, embossing), art direction, digital mediaTechnology: Adobe Creative Suite

    New Year's Day Sunset, 2018, Oil on canvas, 16" x 12"

    New Year's Day Sunset, 2018, Oil on canvas, 16" x 12"