New Zealand

Simon Kennedy Biography

Simon Kennedy’s paintings are imbued with romanticism of varying shades of darkness. Sublime landscapes paintings of stoats, polar bears and pigs evoke a 19th century inherited vision transposed onto a colonial landscape. In other works disembodied limbs hover above landscapes whilst their bloodier counterparts litter interior settings. Portraits of historic and fictional women investigate the intricacies, strengths and vulnerabilities of human nature.

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Simon lives and works in Sydney. 

Kennedy graduated from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Dunedin New Zealand with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996. He has had solo exhibitions at Gallery 9 and with Marshall Seifert Gallery in Dunedin. Kennedy has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne and New Zealand, including at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. In 2005 Kennedy won the Waiheke Art Prize.

Simon Kennedy Featured Artworks

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Night Scene by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork painting
Simon KennedyNight Scene, 2019Oil on canvas
204 x 153 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
The Dream by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork mixed media
Simon KennedyThe Dream, 2018Charcoal and Pastel
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Mr Cunningham by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork mixed media
Simon KennedyMr Cunningham, 2018Charcoal and Pastel
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Mrs by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork print
Simon KennedyMrs, 2017Silver gelatin print
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
St Bathans by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork print
Simon KennedySt Bathans, 2017SIlver gelatin print
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Think by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork print
Simon KennedyThink, 2017Silver gelatin print
24 x 30.5 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Frau Ribbats by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork print
Simon KennedyFrau Ribbats, 2017Silver gelatin print
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
The Noo by Simon Kennedy contemporary artwork print
Simon KennedyThe Noo, 2017Silver gelatin print
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery

Simon Kennedy Recent Exhibitions

Simon Kennedy Represented By

Gallery 9 contemporary art gallery in Sydney, Australia Gallery 9 Sydney
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