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Brigid Kennedy

Brigid Kennedy

(b. 1951)
Born: Buffalo, NY

Brigid Kennedy, a native of Buffalo, NY, has been exhibiting her sculpture and drawings nationally and internationally since the late 1970’s.  

Kennedy moved to central Connecticut from New York City in 1989. She has lived and worked as a professional artist in South America, Europe, and Canada, where she exhibited unique, site-specific sculptures. A fellowship to West Africa supported her research into vernacular architecture. Her materials range from adobe and grout, to wood, steel, and roofing shingles.

Kennedy has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a Fulbright Scholar Lecture/Research Award to Chile, a State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artists Project Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Grants.  Her work is in numerous museum and private collections.

In her artist statement, Kennedy wrote: “My work strikes a balance between design and improvisation, and is a play between the ephemeral and the physical.  Grounded in rhythm and influenced by organic form, architectural design, culture and personal experience, my work draws on memory, imagination and play: celebrating and trusting in the unconventional, the permission to act on intuition allows for the flow of idea to action.”[1]

To see more examples of Brigid Kennedy’s work, visit brigidkennedyart.blogspot.com.

[1] Brigid Kennedy, “Artist Statement.”