Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are a Brooklyn, New York-based married couple who make art together and continue to make projects together.
The McCoys work with interactive media, film, performance, and installation to explore personal experience in relation to new technology, the mass media, and global commerce with work that is highly influenced by the perspective of Lev Manovich.
They often re-examine classic genres and works of cinema, science fiction, or television narrative, creating sculptural objects, net art, robotic movies, or live performance. They have projects that are a collection of subcategories.
The McCoys’ work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally with exhibitions including the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the British Film Institute- Southbank in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Addison Museum of American Art, The Sundance Film Festival, and many other venues in the US, Europe and Asia.Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the 21C Museum, and the Speed Museum.
They received a Creative Capital award in 2003, the Wired Rave Award for Art in 2005, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, and a Headlands Alumni Award in 2014. Their work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York. In 2022, Kevin received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for co-developing the technology that eventually became known as the NFT.
In 2014, Kevin collaborated with Anil Dash to co-create Monegraph, short for “monetized graphics.” The work “Quantum” was included in Sotheby’s “Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale” in June 2021.