Kevin Champeny was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. Champeny began drawing before he could speak and says art was something he always felt compelled to create. He attended Beloit College where he studied Art History and Education, graduating with a BA in Studio Art. After graduating college, Kevin moved to New York City.
Since graduating, Champeny found it challenging to make a living solely as an artist. He took interesting and diverse jobs using his unique skill set. Working as a contract sculptor Kevin created pieces for companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Lenox, Patron, Belvedere Vodka, Calvin Klein, Polo and DKNY. Champeny even created the master model for President Obama's cereal bowl during his tenure in the White House. However, it wasn’t until 2016 while working as a mechanic at an aviation company, that his art was discovered and brought to a mainstream audience.
Champeny’s biggest influences are Chuck Close, Kris Kuksi and M.C. Escher. He currently resides in Long Island, New York where he continues to create works of art for museums, private commissions and art galleries.