In 2014, artist Kevin McCoy minted the world’s first digital art NFT. This token, Quantum, was sold at Sothebys in June 2020 in a million dollar+ sale. He also co-founded the blockchain company Monegraph.
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are New York-based digital media artists whose works extends from film and video to installation and generative software. Recent work includes generative software that uses blockchain technology to create long-term ecosystems for images to live, die and evolve. The McCoys’ work has been widely exhibited in the US and around the world – including exhibitions at the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The British Film Institute Southbank in London, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, The Sundance Film Festival and more.
Their work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. They received a Creative Capital award in 2003 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011. Their work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York.