Carmen Kennedy Art

About

Bio/Resume

Carmen studied painting, drawing, photography, and art history in the 70s and 80s, earning a BFA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin.

After graduating with a degree in Art History in the 1980s, she managed an alternative art gallery, (Data Gallery) and the accompanying artist studios located in the California Hotel on E. 7th Street in Austin. It was a labor of love but not profitable. She put her artistic pursuits (mostly) on hold while supporting herself with a career in technical writing. She survived many reorganizations until she couldn’t and became underemployed until she was able to retire and return to her love of Art.

She soon discovered that old ways of doing art were not working for her and found new ways of working. Her art is a mixture of analog and digital technologies. Process is key. While Art History and her inner and outer world remain an influence in the images she uses, it is a network of Mail Artists and their art who are also inspiring her work.

She also stays engaged with the art community by working as a substitute gallerist, participating in workshops, visiting museums, attending art shows and festivals, and submitting her work to be included in exhibits, magazines, and books.

Exhibitions and Publications:

2020
“PUTZLAPPEN”, Internationales Mail Art Projekt, Art Factory FLOX, Kirschau, Germany, September 6, - October 12, 2020

2020
UFO and Covida Artistamps series added to Chuck Welch’s (US) Artistamps Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

2020
PO-MO II Exhibition Selçuk University, Selçuk, Turkey, 04 May 4 – 24, 2020

2020
“St. Frida” included in “The disobedient” exhibit, a Mail Art Exhibition, Municipality of Montecarotto

2020
Museum of Mail Art, Ancona, Italy, 2020

2019
Works included in Picasso Gaglione’s Stamp Zine No. 26, December 2019

2019
Exhibition at Old Bakery and Emporium, Austin, TX, November 2019

2019
SEA - FIRE - HUMAN PROJECT 2019, Athens, Greece, Winter 2019

2019
PO-MO Exhibition Selçuk University, Selçuk, Turkey, 24 May-20 June 2019

2018
West Austin Studio Tour, May 2018, Guest Artist in a Gallery (Austin Art Space)

2018
Due West Exhibit, Austin, TX, May 2018

2018
14th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition, 2018, Austin City Hall

2017
56 Days of August, book published 2017, collage “Grand Canyon” selected

2017
2017 AVAA Summer Art Show at Austin Art Space

2017
bART on Springs Exhibit, 2017

2017
West Austin Studio Tour, 2017

2017
Due West Exhibit, Dougherty Center, Austin, TX, May 2017

2016
Indie Soleil magazine featured my work, “ImaginaryScape”, in the November 2016 issue

2016
East Austin Studio Tour, 2016, work auctioned at Art Therapy for SIMS Foundation fundraiser

2016
12th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition, 2016, Austin City Hall

Some works on this website are for sale in my Etsy shop.