Marsha Kennedy
 

"My life experience and my art practice are interwoven with a deep respect for nature and other species. The complicated relationship between humanity and nature sustains my studio work through challenging inquiries into the metaphysical, emotional and societal forces that lie at the root of this relationship.

"Early in life, I understood that my relationship with nature and other species was fundamental to the quality of my life. This recognition became the motivational force behind my art practice. My practice creates the space where I strive toward an understanding of the essential meaning of our relationship to nature, its life systems and other species and is my foundation from which I open myself toward change and responsive action."

 

Marsha Kennedy was born and lives on the Great Plains in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. During her formative years as a professional artist she moved to Toronto, Ontario where she received her MFA in print media in 1981 from York University. She lived and worked as an artist in Toronto for eleven years before returning to Regina with her son, where she currently resides.

During her early years in Toronto, she was employed as an edition printer with Press Werk Editions, was an art teacher at York University (Toronto), Fanshawe College (London), Guelph University (Guelph), the Art Gallery of Ontario and within the Toronto school system’s visiting artist program. She was engaged in community groups and organizations which deepened her interests in the environment, feminism, social justice, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. These interests continue to inform her life and art practice.

Kennedy has had an active exhibition record since the late 1970’s and her work has been received in public art galleries across Canada. She is currently represented by Slate Fine Art in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Kennedy continues to mentor artists within the Saskatchewan community. She has brought artists together through curated themed group exhibitions and has curated smaller shows for artists whose work she believes to be important to the community. She retired from teaching at the University of Regina in 2016 to focus on her art practice.

 
 
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©2021 Marsha Kennedy
Treaty Four Territory, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Last updated March 2021
For further information, contact marsha@marshakennedy.ca