%Force of Nature% Exhibition, Aug 10 - Oct 14 2023, Concord, NC
I'm pleased to be included in this exhibition, Force of Nature with artists Crista Cammaroto, Hillary Waters Fayle, Linda Goodwin, George Pfeffer, Vicki Essig and William Underwood. The exhibition is located at Cabarrus Arts Council in Concord, North Carolina and is open to the public.
The exhibition dates are Aug. 10 - Oct 14, 2023 and Opening Reception Aug. 10 5 - 7 pm.
Artists' Talk/Open House at %Dieu Donne% June 12, 2023
Join us on Monday, June 12 for an Open House featuring an artist talk with Ann Marie Kennedy. In her installations and works on paper, Ann Marie uses natural materials to create narratives about human connections and experiences.
About the Artist
Ann Marie Kennedy is an artist and papermaker who creates works of paper, prints and installations out of her studio in Raleigh, NC at Anchorlight Studios. She is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the AFA in Visual Arts at Wake Tech Community College. In 2001-4, she was a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts and is a frequent workshop instructor in hand papermaking. She has also been an artist in residence at Headlands (CA), Morgan Conservatory (OH), and Women’s Studio Workshop (NY). Awards include: North Carolina Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award (2004-5), United Arts Council Regional Project Grants (2007, 2016). Ann Marie’s artwork involves the use of natural materials and fibers to create narratives about place and landscape. Her installations, prints, and works of paper have been exhibited both nationally and regionally in venues including: the Cameron Art Museum (NC), Gregg Museum (NC), Asheville Art Museum (NC), Cantor Art Gallery (MA), Women’s Studio (NY), Waterworks Visual Art Center (NC) and Horace Williams House (NC) and her artists’ books and editions are in many permanent collections, including Yale University, Bucknell University, University of Iowa, and Library of Congress.
%Paper Studies% at Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, NC June 5 - 30, 2023
Paper Studies 2016 - 2023
ANN MARIE KENNEDY
Abaca with plants, textiles, pulp paint and collage
In these works, I explore paper’s ability to contain memory and the residue of place. The pieces are made using a hand papermaking process. I compose materials such as plants, linens, shredded cloth and lace in a slurry of wet pulp created from textile materials and processed in a Hollander beater.
As I lift the papermaking mould and deckle out of the water, the materials float around in the pulp and rearrange themselves, often creating a sense of organic movement and disrupting the sense of order I am trying to impose. I often add marks and lines using a type of pigmented pulp. The paper dries in a translucent manner, revealing the materials within the piece. These works refer to a particular moment in time, but also to the nature of memory itself—the way we revise and re-pattern it while contributing to its illusion of stability.
There are very few artists in this region making handmade paper much less working with it in as many ways as Ann Marie, whom I've been fortunate to collaborate with on two book projects. This exhibit is composed of both framed pieces and an installation of unframed works which are priced very affordably.
This exhibit remains on view through June 30.
Anchorlight Open House, May 2023
Anchorlight is hosting its' annual (2023) Open House on Saturday, May 20, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Public is welcome!
Anchorlight studios is the site of 26 artist studios, two galleries and Alia's Fine Art studio.
I'll have some new paper works in my studio, small prints, work in progress and handmade paper for sale. Please stop by! Tip: The Lope Max exhibition is not to be missed!
The location is 1401 & 1407 South Bloodworth St., Raleigh, 27610. Location and more about Anchorlight here: www.anchorlightraleigh.com/
Intuition and Order, Dieu Donne, NYC
Workshop at Dieu Donne, Brooklyn, NY, June 9 - 11, 2023.
Intuition and Order: Deckle Box Papermaking
I'm teaching at Dieu Donne this summer! Here's an excerpt from the workshop description "This workshop will encourage intuitive decision-making and an exploration of the flow and process of sheet formation, while establishing a vocabulary of materials."
The workshop is sold out, but waitlist and full description can be found at Dieu Donne's website. Check out the full website to see the amazing work created through their programs.
See full description here:
Fibre: Outside the Box Two
Fibre: Ouside the Box Two, March 24 - April 21, 2023 (rescheduled from 2020 & 2021) ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC. Group show of works by 15 Fiber Artists. Curated by Fritzi Huber.
I was thrilled to be included in this exhibition of amazing paper and fiber artists, which was rescheduled twice due to the pandemic! Thanks to Fritzi Huber for curating and hosting, and to ACME and the Wilmington community.
Exhibited a new arrangement of Landscape (Erie Horizon) and two framed works of paper, Blue Series.
Paper and Light, Penland School of Craft
Paper & Light, Weekend workshop at Penland School of Craft October 21 - 23, 2022.
Lost Fields at Anchorlight in Raleigh, NC, May 7-29, 2022
Papermaking Workshops at Anchorlight, May 2022
A series of one-day workshops taught in Anchorlight's Project Space
Tana Kellner: Paper Champions Article published by NAHP
I was asked to write about the work of one of my mentors, Tana Kellner. Tana is a founding member of Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) in Rosendale, NY and an amazing artist www.tatanakellner.com/. Under the guidance of Tana, WSW established a papermaking studio in 1979 and mentored hundreds of women artists in her role as Artistic Director of WSW. Including me, in 1992 when I was an intern at WSW, and again in 1998 producing "Plant Dreams" artist book. Writing this article allowed me the opportunity of a deeper dive into Tana's work and career and to share with the community of NAHP.
Read the full article here:
This Moment: AIR Exhibit, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH
This Moment, June 4 – July 17 2021 (rescheduled)
Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH
An exhibition of recent works by Artists in Residence from 2019, rescheduled to 2021.
Cill Tulach is a monotype print from a larger series of works: Ghost Architecture. In this recent work, I’m exploring the interplay of loss and landscape. Through layering plant forms over the solid structure of the home, I’m seeking to examine the shifting patterns of memory and the emotional resonance of displacement.
Cill Tulach, Monotype on Paper, 11 x 15”, 2021
The Contemporary Print at PRINTAustin Jan 20 - Feb. 18, 2018
My monotype, Floating House, was selected for inclusion into The Contemporary Print. Juror: Dr. Paul Laidler
Gallery at Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
Flatfile: On the Wall
On The Wall, Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2020. An online exhibition of artists' works displayed on the wall. Showing "Fragile Geometries" on the beautiful concrete walls of Light: Art & Design. Exhibited at FlatFile Gallery, Instagram page (juried).
"Material and Content" papermaking class at Penland School of Crafts, July 22 - Aug.7th, 2018
I'm teaching a papermaking class during 5th Session (7/22 - 8/7/2018) at Penland School of Crafts. To see more info or register, please see Penland's Website:
Paperslurry Blog: Lindsey Beal, a former student, interviewed about photography and handmade paper
How can photography intersect with handmade paper? Artist interview with Lindsey Beal on paperslurry blog:
Penland Blog - Article about Paper and Place workshop
Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsendbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy