Since first looking through a microscope with her father (a doctor and accomplished amateur photographer) Kathy Kennedy has been drawn to the beauty of nature. Growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, and fortunate enough to have parents who believed the arts could be a career, she was exposed at an early age to some of the great culture of the twentieth century.
Kennedy studied at The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in NYC, and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She created PHOTO WORKS, a B+W photography lab in NYC which specialized in advertising and fine art printing, and operated for twenty years. Her artwork has been widely published and exhibited, and is in corporate and private collections world wide. She currently lives on the southern coast of RI.
Kennedy’s nature prints document her immediate natural environment. Samples of nature collected from beaches, the wetland trails, and even the occasional parking lot are scanned in their singular beauty. Materials for collages are culled exclusively from the editorial and advertising pages of fashion and shelter magazines. Kennedy's photographs are shot on negative film using traditional, plastic and pinhole cameras, then scanned digitally for printing.