BRIGID KENNEDY

Education

Yale University, School of Art, Sculpture, M.F.A. 1979

State University of New York at Buffalo, Sculpture, B.F.A.  1976

University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, Toronto, Canada

University of Católica, Pedagogy Certificate, Quito, Ecuador, 1970

Solo Exhibitions/Installations

2018   ‘The Morphology of Gratitude’, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

2016 ‘Dialogue’, Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College

2015 ‘State of Play’, supported by Sculptors Guild, Installation on Governors Island,

NY, NY

2010 Brigid Kennedy: A Retrospective Exhibition, Connecticut Casualty

Company Gallery, Plainville, CT

1996 Miriam B. Butterworth Gallery, Hartford College for Women, 'Sculpture and

Drawings, Hartford, CT

1994 Universidad Católica, Outdoor Installation: "Chuuuta!", Temuco, Chile

1993 Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, 'Recession Series',

Manchester, CT

1992 Widener Gallery, Trinity College, 'The Bardo', an installation, Hartford, CT

1991 Frank Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, 'Inequities', Allentown, PA

Promenade Gallery, Bushnell Theatre, 'Misplaced Metaphors', Hartford, CT

1989 Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Sculpture & Drawings, Hartford, CT

1988 Brooklyn Bridge Art in the Anchorage, sponsored by Creative Time, Inc.,

Brooklyn, NY

198. Sculpture Space, 'Samsara', Utica, NY

Galerie Babel, 'Leavetaking', Heilbronn, Germany

1985 Houston Festival Bayou Show, `Glomming', Houston, TX

1984 Artpark, 'Guess Who', Outdoor Sculpture, Lewiston, NY

The Colorado College, 'Free Ride', Colorado Springs, CO

1983 The Burchfield Art Center, 'Fortified Figures', Buffalo, NY

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, 'Naked Raid', NYC

1981 Galerie Babel, Outdoor Sculpture: 'Gefangnis', Heilbronn, Germany

Artists Space, Installation: 'Naked Raid', NY

1980 Wave Hill, 'Temporal Structures', Bronx, NY

1977 Artpark, 'Markala', Site Specific Installation, Lewiston, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018 ‘Mixmaster 2018’, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, juried by Sara Shaoul,

Director 601ArtSpace in New York City

2017    ‘Art in Craft Media 2017’, Juror: Monica Moses, Burchfield Penney Art Center,

Buffalo, NY

‘CT + 6’, Juror: Ming Jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art,

West Hartford, Art League, West Hartford, CT

‘Art In Motion’, Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT

‘Currently 80’, Curator: John Yau, Poet, Critic, Writer, Sculptors Guild,

Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY

2016 ‘American Twist’, Curator: Sasha Davis Curator of Collections, The Renee & Chaim

Gross Foundation, Sculptors Guild, Governors Island, NY, NY

2016 Members Exhibition, The Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT, received

Best in Show juried by Thomas J. Loughman, Director Wadsworth Atheneum,

2015 ‘Laws Of Attraction’, Sculptors Guild, curated by Richard Timperio, Governors Island,

NYC

2014 Windsor REAP Street Pop-Up Festival, Windsor, CT, storefront installation

2013 New Britain Museum of American Art Members Exhibition

2012 New Britain Museum of American Art, Members Exhibition, New Britain, CT

2010 ARTPARK: 1974–1984. UB Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2005 Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, 48th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition, Mayville, NY

1997 Keeney Center Gallery, "Fashion/Fiction: Clothing as Metaphor", Wethersfield, CT

1995 Aldrich Museum, "Inspiring Contrasts", Curated by John Cusano, CT Commission on the

Arts, Ridgefield, CT

Annual Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford,

West Hartford, CT

1994 Anderson Gallery, "X-Sightings '94", Buffalo, NY

1993 Zone Art Center, "Highway Billboard Exhibition", Juror: Suzi Gablik; Springfield, MA

Walter Reed Gallery, "The 11th Annual Maine/Maritime Flatworks Exhibition",

University of Maine, Presque Isle, ME

Keeney Cultural Center, "Women: Objects, Objectives, Objections",

Juror: Jeanette Ingberman (Director - Exit Art),

Women’s Caucus for Art - CT, Wethersfield, CT

1992 deCordova Museum, "11 Artists/ 11 Visions: 1992", Lincoln, MA

1991 Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, "Small-Scale Sculpture", Houston, TX

Deland Museum of Art, "National Sculpture Exhibition", Juror: Donald Kuspit, Deland, FL

1989 Triplex Gallery, Borough of Manhattan Community College, "Image & Possibility," NY, NY

1988 The Burchfield Penney Art Center, "Subject in Art", Buffalo, NY

The Nina Freudenheim Gallery, "20 in NY", Buffalo, NY

1986 The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY, NY

P.S.122, "Natural Sources/Abstract Sculpture", NY, NY

1985 The Nina Freudenheim Gallery, "Ten Gallery Artists", Buffalo, NY

Pratt Galleries Manhattan, "In Three Dimensions", NY, NY

1984 The Manhattan Art Gallery, "ArtPark 1984", NY, NY

The Sculpture Center, "Transformation of the Minimal", NY, NY.

1982 The Nina Freudenheim Gallery, "19 in NY", Buffalo, NY

The Hudson River Museum, "CAPS Sculptors 1981/82", Yonkers, NY

Just above Midtown/Downtown, "Decision By Arms?”, NY, NY

1981 Fifty-Five Mercer Gallery, Installation: 'Salt & Pepper Sperm Banks', NY, NY

1980 P.S.1, "Group Exhibition: Artists in Residence", Long Island City, NY

1979 Yale University, A&A Gallery, Thesis Exhibition, New Haven, CT

1978 Artists Space, "ArtPark 1977", NY, NY

1977 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, "WNY Invitational", Buffalo, NY

Hallwalls, "Summerspace", Buffalo, NY

1976 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, "In WNY", curated by Linda Cathcart, Buffalo, NY

Grants, Honors and Awards

2018 Mattatuck Museum, Juror’s Selection: ”Broken III”. juror Sara Shaoul       

2017 West Hartford Art League, CT + 6 Richeson Art Award for  Sculpture

2016 Golden Thread Gallery Members’ Exhibition, ‘Best in Show’ for ‘Salt’, awarded by

Tom Loughman, PhD, Director, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

2001 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford, CT

1994 Fulbright Scholar Lecture/Research Award To Chile, Concepcion, Chile

1994 Fulbright Guest Lecturer, Salón Blanco, Museo De Bellas Artes,

"Contemporary North American, Women Sculptors", Santiago, Chile

1992 Mobius, Installation: 'The Bardo’, Set Design Collaboration with Judy Dworin

Performance Ensemble, Boston, MA

1991 State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Artists Project Grant, Hartford, CT

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, NY, NY

1988 Art Matters, Inc. Grant to complete RINPOCHE, built for Creative Time's

"Art in the Anchorage" exhibition in the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY

Broadcast Arts, Inc., NYC, Model maker and Puppeteer for ‘The Colonel Boogie Show’

Island Records, set construction and painting for "Eric B & Rakem", NY, NY

1987 Broadcast Arts, Inc., Model maker for "The Pee Wee Herman Show", NY, NY

1986 Sculpture Space, Funded Residency, Utica, NY

1985 The MacDowell Colony, Funded Residency, Peterborough, NH

Yaddo, Funded Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

1983 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1981 P.S.1, Artist Studio, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, L.I.C., NY

1980 The Clocktower, Artist Studio, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, NY, NY             

1982/83 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, Washington, DC

1981/82 Creative Artists Public Service Caps Grant for Sculpture, NY, NY

1980 National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artists Fellowship, Washington, DC

Committee for the Visual Arts, Grant to complete sculpture exhibited at P.S.1,

L.I.C., NY

1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artists Fellowship, Washington, DC

Yale University, School of Art, Pardee Prize for Sculpture, New Haven, CT

1978 Ford Foundation Special Projects Grants (2), Yale University, School of Art,

New Haven, CT

Ford Foundation Summer Travel Grant, Courtesy of Yale University,

School of Art Researched American Folk Art and vernacular architecture in the South

& Southwest USA

1976 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Alexander Menno Reeb Award for Sculpture,

Buffalo, NY

The Rumsey Travel Fellowship, Courtesy of SUNY Buffalo, Art Department; traveled

to Mali and Ghana to research West African architecture

Curatorial, Collaboration & Production Experience

2018 Five Points Gallery Small Works Exhibition, Juror, February.

2001 Wadsworth Atheneum, Guest Artist speaking on ‘The Artist’s Studio: Alexander Calder”,

Thursday Evening Gallery Talk, July.

1998 Student Representative & Speaker, Alternate Route to Certification, Graduation,

August 6, 1996, Kingswood-Oxford, West Hartford, CT

1994 Guest Lecturer, Salon Blanco,

Museo De Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, "Contemporary North American

Women Sculptors".

Curator, "Katherine Sherwood: Bingo Drawings", Sala Salazar, Concepcion, Chile.

1992 Mobius, Boston, MA, Installation: "The Bardo"/Set Design Collaboration with

Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble

1988 Broadcast Arts, Inc., NYC, Model maker and Puppeteer for  "The Colonel Boogie Show

Island Records, NYC, set construction/painting for "Eric B & Rakeem"

1987 Broadcast Arts, Inc., NYC, Model maker for "The Pee Wee Herman Show".

1980 La MaMa Experimental Theater Company, NYC, Production Assistant and Art

Teacher in the NYC Public Schools, sponsored by the C.E.T.A. Program.

1978 Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, CT, Production Assistant.


Artist-in-Residence

1986 Sculpture Space, Funded Residency, Utica, NY.

1985 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.

1985 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY.

1983 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.

1981 P.S.1, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, L.I.C., NY.

1980 The Clocktower, Institute for Art & Urban Resources, NY, NY.

                                                           

Collections

The Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trikon Investment Co., Jacksonville, FL              

Nichols School, Buffalo NY     

Bibliography

2015 Wethersfield Life, Artist Works with Transformation, Governors Island,  

Sculpture installation

1994 The Hartford Courant, Functional Objects Find New Form, Laura Marks

1994 El Diario Austral, Temuco, Chile, November 4, "Los Zapatos Cuelgan de los Arboles",

Sol Arriagada.

1994 El Sur, Concepcion, Chile, October 30, "Brigid Kennedy, Una Humanizadora del Arte",

Sergio Ramon Fuentealba

1994 Sculpture, March, Connecticut Review, Jude Schwendenwien

1993 Hartford Advocate, April 15, "Letter by Letter", Sal Scalora.

1993 The Hartford Courant, March 14, "A Strong Showing of Women's Art",

Jude Schwendenwien

1992 The Trinity Tripod, March 17, Fragments of The Bardo at Widener Gallery, Anne Weeks

1992 The Boston Phoenix, July 3, "Re: Visions", Decordova Museum New England

Artists Exhibition

1992 The Boston Globe, July 8, "New Angle on Man, Nature in 11 Visions", deCordova

Museum exhibition

1991 The Hartford Courant, March 3, "Kennedy's Work is at its Best When Abstract",

Jude Schwendenwein

1991 The Hartford Advocate, Mixing Metaphors and Media, Wendy Jackson

1988 The New York Times, July, "Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage Exhibition."

1985 The Buffalo News, September 9, "Ten Artists Play With The Meaning Of Things",

Richard Huntington.

1984 The Buffalo News, July 29, Artpark Artist’s Advice to Viewers: ‘Have Fun’,

Anthony Bannon

1983 Bomb Magazine, No. 6, Sculpture & Fiction, p. 52.

1980 The New York Times, July 8, "Wave Hill Offers A Cool Site For Sculpture", John Russell

1980 The Village Voice, July 8, "Meditation Can Be Fun", Carrie Rickey.

1980 ArtForum, October, Reviews: "Temporal Structures", Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

1977 The Buffalo News, July 3, The Simplicity of Children, Anthony Bannon

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