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born in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada


OCAD Ontario College of Art, Canada


BFA, University of Buffalo, USA


MFA, Ohio University, USA


Präsident des Nova Scotia College of


Art and Design (NSCAD) Halifax,





 Selected olo Exhibitions



 The Big Five, Emerson Gallery Berlin


 ARTISSIMA - Back to the Future, Kunstmesse


 Turin, Italy


 BC – PATTISON wall/text painting, OR Gallery,


 Vancouver, Canada


 MB – GOD!  (text in Window), Art Space 


 Building, Winnipeg, Canada


 MB –GNK: Photoworks, 1969 – 2011,


 Platform  Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada


 ON – Quid Pro Quo and The Four Seasons,


 Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, Canada


 ON – PATTISON (an exterior wall painting), 


 G Gallery, Toronto, Canada


 NB – GNK: Photoworks, 1969-2011, Louise


 and Reuben Cohen Gallery, University of


 Moncton, Moncton, Canada



Selected Grop Exhibitions



 BC – Blank Out, The Apartment, Vancouver,




 Continental Drift (with Canadian Artist),


  in the Badischen Kunstverein


 Karlsruhe, Germany


 Oh, Canada (with 60+ Canadian Artists),


 Mass MoCA, Museum o fContemporary


 Art, Massachusetts, USA


Awards and Grants



 Artist- in-Residence, University of British




 Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, NSCAD 




 Distinguished Alumni Award, Ohio


 University, Athens, Ohio


 The Governor General's Award in the Visual


 and Media Arts


 Order of Canada, Member


 The Portia White Prize - awarded by the


 Nova Scotia Arts Council


 Honorary Fellowship, the Ontario College of


 Art and Design



Recent Bibliography


Stephen Horne, C Magazine, Pattison, Spring 2014, Review

Matthew Carver, Border Crossings, Isssue 126, 2013 Review, Visual Arts

Bryne McLaughlin, Don’t Take Kennedy for Granted, Canadian Art, Online, 2012

Daniel Baird, Kennedy Takes Stock of Phrases, Toronto Star, 2012

Peter Dykhuis, Boundary Breaker, Border Crossings, Summer, 2009

Chris Downs, Facts & Figures: Garry Neill Kennedy, Visual Arts News, Winter 2009

Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2007

Carrie Moyer, Shit Happens/ "In Search of the Miraculous, Continued" The Brooklyn Rail, 2006

Sherri Irvin, Garry Neill Kennedy, catalogue essay – The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2004 

Sherri Irvin, No More Boring Art, Canadian Art, (spring, 2002) 

Garry Neill Kennedy: Work of Four Decades, catalogue essays, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the National Gallery of Canada, 2000 



Public Collectins

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS 

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB

Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, NS

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,BC


Julia Brodauf
Cathy Busby
Steingrimur Eyfjörd
Thomas Gentner
Rolf Giegold
John Haney
Garry Kennedy
Jaroslaw Kozlowski
Ae Hee Lee
Inge Mahn
Colette Murphy
Antje Neppach
Leonard Nimoy
Ann Noël
Benjamin Patterson
Mikolaj Polinski
Pawel Polus
Heike Ruschmeyer
Michael Struck
Frank Tornow
Emmett Williams

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