caroline kennedy


Caroline Kennedy is an Australian artist who has worked in a variety of mediums producing sculpture, installation, photographic and painting works. Since graduating from Melbourne’s 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, Kennedy’s installations are often read entirely through the shadows cast on the wall.

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 has recently been awarded a Carpe diem artist studio residency in Kerala India as part of the Monsoon Artist Residency Program.

Kennedy lives and works in Melbourne.

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