Archival ink jet photograph
16" x 20"
The photographs are part of a new group of photo montages. Using photos of statures of Greek and Roman Goddesses, and placing them in our contemporary environment, I am in some way responding to the current political environment: I keep thinking about the fall of these ancient civilizations. The Goddesses are avatars as well as reminders of how vulnerable our democracy is and how history remains a guide to our future.
Kay Kenny received a BFA from Syracuse University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). Painter, photographer. Writes art criticism and articles on the visual arts for arts magazines. Photography teacher for over twenty years at New York University, and the International Center of Photography in New York City.
2016 Individual Artist Fellowship NJSCA, 2015 Legacy Award, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2009 Honorable Mention in FineArts Photography Lucie Awards. Three-time recipient of NJSCA fellowship award. Numerous one-person shows, most recently in Medellin, Columbia, Taipei,Taiwan, Lubbock, Texas and New York City. Curated several exhibits, including ''Memory & Loss", a five-person photo-based exhibit at the Mary Anthony Gallery in New York City. Her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections.
Recent publications about her work include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Abrams Publishing, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press as well as several other photography books. Photo Insider Magazine featured an interview with her about her work in their June issue 2001.