Kay Kenny



Handmade artist books available
Limited Editions 2 sizes
4.75" x 6" $150
9" x 12" $1000

Contact: kkennyphoto@gmail.com


Kay Kenny received her BFA from Syracuse University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). Painter, photographer. Writes art criticism and articles on the visual arts for arts magazines.

Photography teacher for over twenty five years at New York University, and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Soho Photo Alternative Photography Award 2021, Margaret Cameron Photography Award, Honorable Mention 20192016 NJSCA Individual Artist Award, 2015 Arthur Grifin Legacy Award, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2009 Honorable Mention in FineArts Photography Lucie Awards. NJSCA fellowship awards 1985,1987,1993. Numerous one-person shows, most recently in Griffin Museum 2022 Curator’s Choice Virtual Gallery, Casa Columbo Museum, Jersey City, NJ 2019, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 2019, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ 2019 Hudson NY, Medellin, Columbia, Taipei,Taiwan, Lubbock, Texas and New York City.

Curated several exhibits, including ''Memory & Loss", a five-person photo-based exhibit at the Mary Anthony Gallery in New York City.Her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections. Collections include Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY, The Buhl Collection, New York, NY, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA, Colombo Centro Americano, Medellin, Colombia, Prudential Insurance Company,Newark,NJ, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ. Taiwan Photo-Fest, Taipei, Taiwan, Nantong Museum, China, Brooklyn Museum Artist Books Collection, Newark Public Library Artist Books Collection, Philadelphia Free Public Library, PNC Corp., New Brunswick, NJ, Provident Bank,NJ, Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Emory University,  Atlanta Georgia

Recent publications about her work include Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes” Routledge Press 2020 New Dimensions & Processes, Laura Blacklow, Routledge Press 2018 Light Leaked Magazine, portfolio, Jan. 2017 Digital Photography Assignments, Focal Press, 2015 by Steve Anchell, Exploring Color Photography, Focal Press 2011 by Robert Hirsch,Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Abrams Publishing, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press as well as several other photography books. Photo Insider Magazine featured an interview with her about her work in their June issue 2001.

She co-curated the exhibit "Manifestations: Photographs of Men", at the Southeast Museum of photography in 2004.

Her studio is in South Orange, NJ. and Saugerties, NY

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