Kate Kennedy

Above: “Parasol”

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Kate practiced international law for more than 20 years before leaving to pursue the creative process. Shortly after 9/11, she enrolled at The Art Students League of NY. For the next 10 years, she took master classes with the renowned painter, Knox Martin. At the League, she also studied with Bob Cenedella ( the subject of the recent documentary, Art Bastard), Bill Scharf, and Chuck Hinman. Martin, however, was unquestionably the strongest influence.

Over the past 15 years she has participated in numerous juried shows – both group and solo – throughout the U.S., including: Art-o-mat at the Whitney Museum, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum (Biloxi), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the American Academy of Fine Arts (NYC), the National Museum of Women in the Arts (D.C.), and Maude Kerns Museum (Oregon). In addition, she was twice selected to exhibit at the Anguilla Biennial, and has shown in Singapore and the Saatchi Gallery-London (online).

She has exhibited at Agora, Ceres, P.S. 1, and Sperone Westwater galleries, among others, in NYC. Her work has appeared at numerous regional venues, including Barrett Art Center (Poughkeepsie), Silvermine Guild (New Canaan), Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Tivoli Artists Gallery, RH CAN, the Art Society of Kingston, and Artists’ Woods in East Hampton. She is a founding member of The Gallery@Rhinebeck on Market Street and a participant in the annual open studio tour known as Art Studio Views. Her work can be found in both public and private collections, including Lehman Brothers, the US State Department Art in Embassies, and the Johnson Family Foundation. She designed the playbill maquette for the off-Broadway show, All In the Timing, and has written and illustrated two children’s books.

Although she began—and continues—as a painter, her interest in recycled materials has also led to works in mixed media, sculpture, and assemblages in recent years. Likewise, her one-of-a-kind art jewelry began with recycling dried paint on her palette, the basis for her eponymous company, The Jaded Palette.

Kate lives in Tivoli, NY, where she is in the process of restoring a 200-year-old farmhouse. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from Rutgers University Law School (Newark) where she was Law Review editor. She also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has lived in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Singapore.