Laura E Kennedy

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Emerging Artist Laura E. Kennedy creates realistic drawings using coloured pencils and other media on laser-cut panels. Kennedy has developed a unique approach to her medium which allows her to build layers of colour and lacquer that protects her surface without the need for glazing. She also utilises laser-cutting technology to either accentuate the conceptual agenda of her work or manipulate the conventions of wall mounted, 2D presentation.

 Kennedy grew up on the NSW Central Coast and graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2008 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Printmedia). Although initially her artmaking was irregular as she focused on other creative endeavours she has maintained a committed and continuous practice since her relocation to Hobart in early 2013. Kennedy’s work has been featured in numerous publications and blogs including The Mercury’s Tas Weekend Magazine, Inside Out Magazine, Super Sonic Art, Desinis Kinky,  Bizarre Beyond Belief, For Example_Art Magazine and Faith is Torment. Since 2013 she has also been selected as a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, the Bay of Fires Art Prize, the City of Hobart Art Prize, the Lethbridge 10000, the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing and the Brisbane Art Prize.

In November 2016 Kennedy is curating an exhibition of international, national and local female artists to raise money for the White Ribbon Foundation. The Polygon Project will feature work by over 30 incredible artists on identically shaped panels.

 

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