Caroline Kennedy is an Australian artist who has worked
in a variety of mediums producing sculpture, installation, photographic
and painting works. Since graduating from Melbournes RMIT
University, Kennedy has participated in exhibitions both in Australia
and Europe, which include 11 solo exhibitions and 35 group shows.
Most recently Kennedy exhibited in the 2013 Salon des Refuses at
the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney with her "Family" portrait.
Kennedy has been the recipient of a number of prizes, residencies
and awards- her highlight being the Moira Dyring Studio, Cite International
des Arts, Paris, for 4 months from the Art Gallery of NSW.
Often inspired by her extensive travels, Kennedy uses
her documentary photographs as a source for her practice. Kennedy
is drawn to all things foreign and adores the challenges, which
come with experiencing new cultures, landscapes, languages, people
and art forms, reflecting on the places and events that surround
her- the everyday situations-both ordinary and the extraordinary.
Caroline Kennedy also has a strong interest in the
effects of reflected and refracted light and how shadows may be
cast according to the nature of the source. Exploring how light
bounces off the work, Kennedys installations are often read
entirely through the shadows cast on the wall.
Recently, Kennedy has been working on a body of work
entitled lists drawing on personal histories and old
family photographs, documenting and cataloguing subjects including
houses she has lived in, cars she has driven, pets she has owned,
most loved records, all painted in oils on translucent perspex.
Kennedy lives and works in Melbourne.
To download a current CV, click here.