Kevin Hopkins [b. 2000, Beaufort, South Carolina] is a painter based in Kansas City, Missouri. Hopkins' work explores the celebration of life after grief and nostalgia regarding childhood memories to normalize the feelings of regret and confusion following loss. Using self-portraiture--or personas extracted from self-portraiture, he illustrates the restorative nature of family, community, humor, and time. Kevin now attends the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in Painting. He was recognized internationally as a 2021 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grantee and nationally as a 2021 AXA Art Prize finalist.