| Born 1962, Winnipeg Manitoba
Kevin Ei-ichi DeForest is a visual and multimedia artist. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Japanese and Swiss parents. He studied architecture (Bachelor of Environmental Studies, 1983) and fine art (BFA, 1986) at the University of Manitoba before getting an MFA from Concordia University in 1994. He was also a Mombusho (Japan Ministry of Education) scholarship recipient, studying at Kyoto Seika University between 1997 and 1998. Deforest has exhibited nationally and internationally in the United States and Europe. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba.