ABOUT KENNY

Employment

1986-99 Illustrator with Artist Partners Ltd., London

Education

1983-86 School of Art, University of Brighton
1982-83 University of Ulster, Belfast

EXHIBITIONS

Selected public collections

  • The Collection of HRH Princess Anne
  • Department of Environment, Belfast
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast
  • Laganside Courts, Belfast
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Kent
  • Green Templeton College, Oxford
  • Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • The Aldrich Collection, Brighton
  • The Brian P Burns Collection, Boston, USA
  • The Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA
  • The Collection of David Fountain, Halifax, Canada

 

Private Collections

Great Britain, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, St. Petersburg, Moscow, USA, Australia, Canada, Europe

 

Selected group exhibitions

2019

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London
  • Fine Art Commissions Ltd., London

2018

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London

2017

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2016

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London
  • The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London

2015

  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London

2014

  • Gorry Gallery, Dublin
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
  • The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London
  • Fine Art Commissions Ltd., London

2013

  • Gorry Gallery, Dublin
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2012

  • Jorgensen Fine Art Academy, Belfast
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2011

  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Brussels
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2009

  • Gorry Gallery, Dublin

2006

  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2005

  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2003

  • Mall Galleries, London
  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2001

  • Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

2000

  • The Aldrich Collection, Brighton

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011 ‘Facing North, Victoria Gallery, Belfast
  • 2006 Recent Paintings, Gorry Gallery, Dublin
  • 2001 Observations in Colour and Light, Elaine Somers Gallery, Belfast

NOTABLE SITTERS

Selected portrait commissions

  • John Hume Nobel Laureate
  • Sir James Galway
  • Baron Sir John Mogg
  • Thom Steinbeck, Santa, Barbara, USA
  • Sir David Melville
  • Sir Michael Checkland
  • Sir David Watson
  • Baroness May Blood MBE
  • Lord Bannside
  • Ciarán Hinds
  • Judge Robert Alcorn
  • Professor Julian Crampton CBE
  • Professor Geoffrey Hall CBE
  • Eamon Holmes OBE
  • Anna Lo MLA
  • Michael ‘Mickey’ Heart

 

Selected equine commissions

  • Mozart, Coolmore Stud
  • Galileo, Coolmore Stud
  • ‘Don’t Push It’, John Magnier

 

Selected replica commissions

  • Thomas Hornsby FRS
  • James Radclyffe, Studio of James Closterman
  • James 1 st
  • Alenushka, Viktor Vasnetsov
  • Bogatyrs, Viktor Vasnetsov
  • Village Dance, Ilya Repin
  • The Swan Princess, Mikhail Vrubel