DEVIN KENNY

Devin Kenny is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, musician, and independent curator.
Using a variety of vocabularies, often pulling from previous youth subcultural references and contemporary currents, the work seeks to put seemingly disparate audiences into conversation, usually surrounding issues of how one envisions their self and connects with others.

Hailing from the south side of Chicago, he relocated to New York to begin his studies at Cooper Union. He has since continued his practice through the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, SOMA, and collaborations with DADDY, pooool, Studio Workout, Comotroovay-sa, Wild Isle, and various art and music venues in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and elsewhere including: Recess, Het Roode Bioscoop, Artspace-Auckland, Freak City, and Santos Party House. He received his MFA in 2013 from the New Genres department at UCLA and is a recent alumnus of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Kenny was included in last year Made in L.A at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

NEWS AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Screening

Open Window 

MOCA Grand Avenue 

9 JUNE
Open Window features artists who use the computer desktop in their work. The desktop is a unique site, both introspective and outward facing, where conception, production, and distribution can occur simultaneously. This compression is emblematic of our current moment and is a critical development in the history of the moving image. 

Group Exhibition

Memory Room 

Outpost Gallery, 1665 Norman Street in Ridgewood, NYC

10-24 JUNE

 

Workshop

Understanding your Internet Presence

artfcity

18 JUNE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-afc-workshops-21st-century-survival-for-artists-tickets-24970305857

Group Exhibition

Bone Structure

Los Angeles

Curated by Yolene Grant and Yulan Grant
Alongside: Kevin Beasley Marco Gomez Felipe Meres Sondra Perry Kameelah Rasheed and Bobby Trotman
 

Upper Echelon, 2014
Upper Echelon, 2014

Tantalum ribbon on electromagnetic floating display

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Aah's, sad feels, 2014
Aah's, sad feels, 2014

Chocolate fondue maker with magnets and homemade ferrofluid Courtesy of artist

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Chip's Challenge for Draiiorgel
Chip's Challenge for Draiiorgel

Musical score on cardstock

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Upper Echelon, 2014
Upper Echelon, 2014

Tantalum ribbon on electromagnetic floating display

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MOVING IMAGE / VIDEO LINKS

Devin Kenny: In the Cloud / On the Ground