Kay Kenny is a visual artist and educator. She received a BFA from Syracuse University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). Her studio is located in Saugerties NY and South Orange, NJ.
Her work examines a range of approaches to photography: rural nights whose skies highlight the lack of light pollution, non-silver mixed with painting and drawing and feminist narrative series with text. Awards for her work include Historical Processes Exhibit Soho Photo, 3rd Place award. Margaret Cameron Photography Award, Honorable Mention 2019, 2016 NJSCA Artist Fellowship for Works on Paper. 2015 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, Griffin Museum, 2009 Honorable Mention in Fine Arts Photography Lucie Awards. Three-time recipient of NJSCA fellowship award.
Her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections including Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY The Buhl Collection, New York, NY, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA, Colombo Centro Americano, Medellin,Colombia, Prudential Insurance Company,Newark,NJ, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ. Taiwan Photo-Fest, Taipei, Taiwan, Nantong Museum, China, Brooklyn Museum Artist Books Collection, Newark Public Library Artist Books Collection,Philadelphia Free Public Library, PNC Corp., New Brunswick, NJ, Provident Bank,NJ, Smith College Museum of Art. Northhampton,MA, Emory University.