Brad Kenny

Bold brushstrokes, strong movement, and saturated colours permeate the artwork of painter Brad Kenny. The rich expression that Kenny’s work is known for is more than a style, but a language onto itself. 

 

Born in Epsom, Surrey in the U.K. and obtaining both his MA and BA with Honors in Fine Art from the University of Chichester, Kenny has developed his distinct style by approaching art as a unique form of communication. As a dyslexic artist, Kenny is drawn to crafting brushstrokes and paint into visual messages that convey his ideas and emotions more clearly than any words in a sentence could. The limitless expression possible through art gives Kenny a language to more deeply explore and articulate his subjects. Through developing his own visual language composed of abstraction, distortion, and bold colors, Kenny visualizes subjects such as individual experience, emotion, and identity, whether in his more abstract works or his portraiture. 

 

Kenny’s works are held in private collections internationally, with pieces in the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Russia, and several other countries. Kenny has also be featured on UK Channel 4 documentary episode “Flawless”. Art enables Kenny to express the experience of life in our contemporary age with a voice that transcends the barriers of language. 

 

Brad Kenny lives and works from his home in Wimbledon, U.K.

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Education

University of Chichester                 

MA - Fine Art

BA (Hons) -  Fine Art (First)

Workshops

Life portraiture sessions utilising pencil, charcoal and oil paint, acrylic, watercolour presenting challenges and pushing outside of comfort zones to develop skills as an artist.

Workshops are located at Cass Art, Kingston Upon Thames, and/or a one to one in my art studio.

Exhibitions & Competitions

Forth Coming

2021 - "Transform" - Artcan at the Cello Factory - London - UK.

2021 - "Untitled Artist Fair" - Chelsea - London - UK (22nd - 24th October).

2021

"A Contemporary Take on Still Life" - Zoom Demo, Woking Art Society - Surrey - UK.

"Inspire 2021" - Artcan at D Contemporary Gallery - London - UK.

"Gallery Launch" - Tome Cox Gallery - London - UK.

"Elevate 03" - Artcan at the Shard - London - UK.

2020

"Pringle" (Solo Show) - Pringle of Scotland - London - UK.

"Artist's Support Pledge" - Studio - South London - UK.

"Flawless" - Featured in Channel 4 episode - Studio - South London - UK.

"Retrospective" (Solo Show) - Coya Mayfair - London - UK.

2019

"Elevate 02" - Artcan at The Shard (Duff & Phelps) - London - UK

"Wimbledon Art Fair" - Wimbledon Art Studio - London - UK

"The Moreton Gallery" - Moreton Gallery - Moreton-in-Marsh - UK

"Ingenious" - Artcan - London - UK

"Close Quarters" - Artifact Gallery - New York - USA

"SPEAR London Art Auction"(Donated) - Trumpeter's House - London - UK

"Artcan Postcard Fundraiser" - Fitzrovia Gallery - London - UK

"Wimbledon Art Fair" - Wimbledon Art Studio - London - UK

 

2018

"Winter Exhibition" - Menier Gallery - London - UK.

"Singularity" (Solo show) - Cast Art Islington - London - UK. 

"Wimbledon Art Fair" - Wimbledon Studios - London - UK.

"Guildford Arts" - Clyde & Co - Guildford - UK.

"Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize" (Guest Panelist Speaker) - Ashurst Office - London - UK.

"Greenwich Jona Quest" - Jona Quest Art - London - UK.

"Leatherhead Theatre" (Solo) - Leatherhead Theatre - Surrey - UK.

"Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery Winter Exhibition" - Ashurst Office - London - UK.

2017

"The Winter Exhibition" - The Menier Gallery - London - UK. 

"Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize" (Guest Panelist Speaker) - Ashurst Office - London - UK. 

"The Male Perspective" - The Menier Gallery - London - UK.

"A Dartington Outing" - The Dartingon Hall Trust - Devon - UK.

"Pause to Ponder" (Solo show) - Cass Art - London - UK.

"Now, Where are we ?" - The Strand Gallery - London - UK. 

"ASC Open Studios" - ASC Studio - London - UK.

"The Coffee Art Project" (2nd Place) - The Brewery - London - UK.

"Spotlight" - The Jeannie Avent Gallery - London - UK.

"Spring Collection" - The Menier Gallery - London - UK.

2016​​

"The Winter Exhibition" - The Menier Gallery - London - UK.

"The Londoner's Compass" - The Strand Gallery - London - UK.

"Intersection" - Gabriel Fine Art Gallery - London - UK.

"Exposed" - Ben Oakley Gallery - London - UK.

"Ashurst Emerging Artist Art Prize" (Shortlisted) - Ashurst Office - London - UK. 

"Parallex Art Fair" - Parallex Artfair - London - UK.

"Chichester Open Studio Art Trail" - Nicola Hancock Studios  - W Sussex - UK.

"Chichester Open Studio Art Trail" - Oxmarket Centre of Art - W Sussex - UK.

2015

"Solo Show" (Solo Show) - The Granary Art Gallery - Shropshire - UK.

"MA Show" - University of Chichester - W Sussex - UK.

"Summer Exhibition" - Oxmarket Centre of Art - W Sussex - UK.

"St Art" - Oxmarket Centre of Art - W Sussex - UK.

"Emergence" - Otter Gallery - W Sussex - UK.       

"The Graduate Show" - The Granary Art Gallery - Shropshire - UK.
 

2014

"Pecha Kucha" (Guest speaker) - Pallant House Gallery - W Sussex - UK.

"Platform 2014 Graduate Award" - Aspex Gallery - W Sussex - UK.

"Kingston Art Project" (Live Public Painting) - Kingston High Street - London - UK.

"Fusion Art Studio" - Fusion Art Studio - London - UK.

2013

"Kingston Art Project" (Live Painting) - Kingston upon Thames - London - UK.