Kay Kennedy is an interdisciplinary artist living in Nashville Tennessee.

She works in a variety of mediums including video, performance, sculpture and painting.

Most of her work is performative to some degree, ranging from the abstract to the theatrical.

Her pieces are often collaborative and engage a group or community in a time based event.

Pictured: Kay Kennedy Photo by Hunter Armistead

Pictured: Kay Kennedy
Photo by Hunter Armistead

Education

2016      Watkins College of Art, Bachelors of Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude

 

Professional Experience

2019      Art instructor for The Rochelle Center, Nashville TN

2018-19 Designer and fabricator for Otherworld Encounter, Nashville TN

2018-19 Art instructor for Metro Parks Disabilities Program, Nashville TN

2017-19 Art Instructor for Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville TN

2016-17  Education Director at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, Hendersonville TN

2015-19  Art instructor for Healing Arts Project Inc., Nashville TN  

2015      Internship at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville TN

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017      Tumble Dry, Watkins Gallery at the Packing Plant, Nashville TN

2017      H E R E, Watkins Arcade Gallery, Nashville TN

2016      Tumble Dry, Brownlee O. Curry Gallery, Nashville TN

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Modular Art Pods, Fort Houston, Nashville TN

2019 Third Voice II, Track One, Nashville TN

2018 The Moment: Summer’s Night, Mild Climate, Nashville TN

2018 Outlet II, Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro TN

2018      Third Voice, Track One, Nashville TN

2018      Third Voice: In Studio Showcase, Centennial Performing Arts Center, Nashville TN

2018      Looking Back (Looking Forward) / The Black Mountain Experience: Lecture and Performance Program,

             Cohen Memorial Hall, Nashville TN

2017      Outlet, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Nashville TN

2016      Patchbay; first installment, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville TN

2016      Don’t Drink the Milk, Brownlee O. Curry Gallery, Nashville TN

2016      Hit or Miss,  Open Gallery, Nashville TN

2015      Video, Watkins Arcade Gallery, Nashville TN

 

Commissions

2015      Metamorphosis; commissioned by Intersection: Music, Art, & Dance Collaborative, The Platform, Nashville TN

2015      Last Morning; commissioned by Chatterbird New Music Ensemble, Abrasive Media Gallery, Nashville TN   

 

Residencies

2019 Third Voice: Artist Residency with New Dialect Dance Co., Nashville TN

2018      Third Voice: Artist Residency with New Dialect Dance Co., Nashville TN

 

Publications

2018         Nolan, Joe: “Crawl Space”, Nashville Scene, February 2018, online.

2016         Pitcher, John: “Heaven Tonite”, Nashville Arts, December 2016,  p.48-51.

2015         Pitcher, John: “Modern Times”, Nashville Scene, vol. 34, March 2015, p. 44.