ArtistSteven KennyResidesUnited States
Websitestevenkenny.comMediumsOil on canvas
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Representing
Gallery
Leslie Curran Gallery
St. Peterburg, FL. USA

Angela King Gallery
New Orleans, LA. USA
ThemesNature
Human Figure
Metamorphosis
Symbiosis
Landscape
Animals
Birds
Surrealism
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About the artist

Steven Kenny was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His final year of art school was spent studying independently in Rome. This direct exposure to European art (especially the Baroque works of the Italian, Dutch and Flemish schools) had a significant effect on his painting style.

First settling in New York City, he gained notoriety as a freelance commercial illustrator. Clients included Sony Music, Time Magazine, AT&T, United Airlines, Celestial Seasonings, Microsoft and many others. His illustrations repeatedly received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine and the Art Directors’ Club of New York.

In 1997 Steven turned away from illustration in order to devote his full attention to the fine arts. His award-winning paintings are exhibited in galleries across the United States and Europe. Honors include grants from the Virginia and Franz Bader Fund, the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, and fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Creative Pinellas. His paintings can be found in the permanent collections of the State College of Florida, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia, Polk Museum of Art, and many private collections around the world.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

From an early age the beauty and mystery of nature have deeply influenced Steven Kenny’s chosen subject matter: surreal compositions that most often combine the human figure with elements from nature to comment on our interactions with the environment while symbolically alluding to the multi-facetted dynamics of human nature in general. Stylistically, Steven employs Old Master oil painting techniques to create images that are visually reminiscent of the Renaissance and Northern Baroque periods while being firmly rooted in the realm of Contemporary Art, especially Neo-Surrealism.

Press

Steve Kenny’s paintings have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Miroir Magazine, Spectrum, Tampa Bay Times, International Opulence Magazine

Upcoming Exhibitions

WhenExhibitionGallery
September 2023Group exhibition: “Small Works 2023”Beinart Gallery
Brunswick, VIC. Australia

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Education

1984 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Natural Sovereignty, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

2019 Surreal, Gallery at SCF, State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL. United States

2018

Public Dreams / Private Myths, Staniar Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA. United States

Internal Landscape, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL. United States

2017

HUMAN / NATURE, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA. United States

Manifest Content, Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL. United States

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Small Works, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

2021

New Works, Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA. United States

Small Works, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

The Art of Art, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

The Little Prince Group Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. United States

Art Collector Starter Kit 8, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. United States

Fantaskiske Figurationer, Galerie Knud Grothem Charlottenlund, Denmark

Animalia, Haven Gallery, Northport, NY. United States

2020

Creative Pinellas 2020 Arts Annual, Gallery at Creative Pinellas, Largo, FL. United States

Midnight Garden, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

SCOPE New York, Haven Gallery, Northport, NY. United States

Lewis Carroll, Langes Magasin, Frederikssund, Denmark

2019

Ritual, Haven Gallery, Northport, NY. United States

Annual Invited Artists Exhibition, Lewis House, Academy of Senior Professionals of Eckerd College, St. Peterburg, FL. United States.

2018

Small Works, Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VIC. Australia

Arts Annual, The Gallery at Creative Pinellas, Largo, FL. United States

Chimeria 2018, Festival International des Arts des Sciences Visionnaires, Sedan, France

2017

On Your Mark, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. United States

Paradise Found, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL. United States

Exquisite Corpse: Parade of Corpses, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL. United States

10th Anniversary Group Show, Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA. United States

8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL. United States

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