Hugh Kepets was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1946 and received Fine Arts degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and Ohio University. He now lives and works in New York City. For the past dozen years he has been represented in national and international juried and invitational shows as well as four one-man shows in New York and others in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Kepets is an artist intrigued by fragmented views of reality. Concentration on subjects like architecture and still life, he makes reality seem magical in his precise and patterned close-ups and sharply cropped compositions. Complicated and engaging, his works transform familiar objects into highly evocative abstractions.
Kepets' work is in most major corporate, numerous private and many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Cleveland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Harvard and Yale University Museums.