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Eddie Kennedy (1960- )

Eddie Kennedy was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, in 1960 and
graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1983. Awarded a
Masters in Fine Art at the University of Cincinnati in 1989, he moved
to New York to paint in, what was at the time, the centre of the
contemporary art world. Since those early heady days, Kennedy has
maintained a significant relationship with the United States where he
exhibits regularly with John Cacciola, his New York Chelsea gallery
and at art fairs in Los Angeles, Miami, etc. He also has had a number
of highly successful exhibitions in Cork, Belfast and London but it is
of course at Dublin's Hillsboro Fine Art where his work is most
regularly on view. His painting has been the subject of many positive
accolades, seen as an innovative explorer in the world of landscape.
However, for the artist the landscape is simply "a hanger for the
paint - a point of departure, a sounding board for finding the voice
within". For fellow Irish painter Donald Teskey, Kennedy's paintings
are "optimistic, full of light, inviting and also daring" seeing them
as "portraits of light and space, like windows into Eddie's world".
Irish Times art critic, Aidan Dunne, too applauds Kennedy's unique
exploration of surface, texture, space and light, commenting "these
are paintings made for us to inhabit". In a recent interview, Kennedy
remembering his college days in Limerick recalled the atmosphere of
the time as "full of expectation and seriousness", a description
appropriate too perhaps for these special artworks.


Exhibitions
2010 ​Éigse, 30th anniversary show of invited artists at ‘Visual’,
Contemporary Art Centre, Carlow, Ireland. (June-September)
2010 ​Invited Artist, Royal Hibernia Academy, Dublin, Ireland (May-June)
2010 ​Irish Art Fair, Dublin, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland (May)
2010 ​‘Scope’, New Paintings, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland. (May)
2009 ​New Paintings, John Cacciola Gallery, New York, USA
2009 ​Éigse, Invited Artist, Carlow, Ireland
2009 ​Art Fair, Los Angeles, John Cacciola Gallery, New York, USA
2009 ​Art Fair, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
2009 ​Works on paper, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2008 ​Recent Works, Hylands Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2008 ​‘Revel’, Vangard Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2008 ​Art Santa Fe, International Art Fair, New Mexico, USA
2008 ​Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon, Ireland.
2008 ​‘The Painted Path’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 ​New Paintings, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York
2007 ​‘Find’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
2007 ​Art-Miami, Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida, USA
2006 ​Invited artist, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition,
Dublin, Ireland.
2006 ​Winter Show, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2006 ​‘Irish Landscape’, John Martin of London, Albemarle Street, London, UK
2005 ​‘Play’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
2005 ​‘Intense’, Centre Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven,
France, and Institut Franco Americain, Rennes, France
2005 ​Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, County Cork, Ireland.
2004​‘Contemporary Landscapes’, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.
2000 ​‘Hold’, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2000 ​Invited Artist: Éigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland.
1998 ​‘Mountains’, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1996 ​‘Silent Song’ - Recent Paintings, Irish Life Exhibition Centre,
 Dublin, Ireland.
1994 ​Galerie Egon Von Kamek, Potsdam/Berlin, Germany
1994 ​Emerging Collector Gallery, 2nd Ave, New York, USA
1994 ​Garrison Art Centre, Garrison, New York, USA
1991 ​Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1989 ​Piedmont Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, USA
1989 ​Vine Street Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1984 ​Independent Artists, National Juried Show, Bank of Ireland,
 Dublin, Ireland.

Awards
2007 ​TippFM, Arts Bursary towards hardback catalogue for solo show
2006 ​Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
2002 ​Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
1995 ​Claremorris Open, Mayo: 3rd Prize: Adjudicator: Aileen McEvoy
1989 ​Scholarship M.F.A., University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
1983 ​Aughinish Alumina Scholarship

Hillsboro Fine Art
49 Parnell Square West
Dublin 1
Ireland

Telephone: +353.1.8788242
www.hillsborofineart.com


Allure, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


Appeal, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


Claim, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


Fold, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


Haven, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


In the Swim, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm


Journey Out, oil on linen,


Ballinglen
oil on linen
43cm x 52cm
2006

Costal Veil
oil on linen
87cm x 103cm
2007

Flow
oil on linen
87cm x 103cm
2006

Moon Tide
oil on linen
58cm x 69cm
2006

Surge
oil on linen
30cm x 35cm
2006

High Ground
oil on linen
43.3cm x 51.5cm
2005


Leeway, oil on linen, 138.3 x 107cm, 2010



Odyssey, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44 cm, 2010


Reverie, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44 cm, 2010


Summit, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44 cm, 2010


The Passion, oil on linen, 53.5 x 44cm, 2010

Bathers
oil on linen
58cm x 69cm
2007

Ebb and Flow
oil on linen
58cm x 69cm
2007

Foaming Tide
oil on linen
87cm x 103cm,
2006

Mystery Shore
oil on linen
87cm x 103cm
2007

Treasure
oil on linen
57.8cm x 69cm
2005