Caroline Kennedy is an Australian artist who has worked
in a variety of mediums producing sculpture, installation, photographic
and painting works. Since graduating from Melbourne's RMIT University,
Kennedy has exhibited both in Australia and Europe, including 13
solo exhibitions and 35 group shows. Kennedy has been the recipient
of a number of awards, grants and residencies her personal
highlight has been the award from the Art Gallery of NSW, the Dr
Denise Hickey Studio, a 4 month residency at the Cite Internationale
des Arts in Paris, France.
Inspired by her extensive travels, Kennedy uses her
documentary photographs as a source for her practice. Kennedy is
drawn to all things foreign and relishes the challenges, which come
with experiencing new cultures, landscapes, languages, people and
art forms. She researches the places and events that surround her,
the everyday situations - both the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Kennedy also has a strong interest in the effects
of reflected and refracted light and how shadows may be cast according
to the nature of their source. Exploring how light bounces off the
wall, Kennedy's installations are often read entirely through the
shadows cast on the wall.
Kennedy is constantly working on her "lists",
drawing on personal histories using old family photographs, she
documents and catalogues subjects including houses she has lived
in, cars she has owned, pets she has loved, most cherished records,
all painted in oils on translucent perspex.
In 2015, Kennedy was awarded a Carpe Diem artist studio
residency in Kerala India as part of the Monsoon Artist Residency
Program. She also explored the Red Centre of Australia while on
a camping trip with her family. This year of travel inspired her
2016 exhibition titled "Chronicle" which was held at G1
Gallery Project Space, in Collingwood Melbourne.
In 2019, Kennedy exhibited a new body of work in an
exhibition titled Blue Note at Tacit Galleries in Collingwood
Melbourne, an exhibition of oil paintings ; her snapshots from the
past couple of years painted monochromatically in the colour blue.
Kennedy is currently working on a new painting show called Wandering
for an upcoming exhibition at Gecko Gallery in Fish Creek which
embraces the lush South Gippsland landscapes.
Kennedy lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
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