1935 born in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
1960 OCAD Ontario College of Art, Canada
1963 BFA, University of Buffalo, USA
1965 MFA, Ohio University, USA
1967-1990 Präsident des Nova Scotia College of
Art and Design (NSCAD) Halifax,


Selected olo Exhibitions

2014  The Big Five, Emerson Gallery Berlin
2013  ARTISSIMA – Back to the Future, Kunstmesse
 Turin, Italy
 BC – PATTISON wall/text painting, OR Gallery,
 Vancouver, Canada
 MB – GOD!  (text in Window), Art Space
 Building, Winnipeg, Canada
 MB –GNK: Photoworks, 1969 – 2011,
 Platform  Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2012  ON – Quid Pro Quo and The Four Seasons,
 Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
 ON – PATTISON (an exterior wall painting),
 G Gallery, Toronto, Canada
 NB – GNK: Photoworks, 1969-2011, Louise
 and Reuben Cohen Gallery, University of
 Moncton, Moncton, Canada


Selected Grop Exhibitions 

2013  BC – Blank Out, The Apartment, Vancouver,
 Continental Drift (with Canadian Artist),
  in the Badischen Kunstverein
 Karlsruhe, Germany
2012  Oh, Canada (with 60+ Canadian Artists),
 Mass MoCA, Museum o fContemporary
 Art, Massachusetts, USA


Awards and Grants

2014  Artist- in-Residence, University of British
2011  Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, NSCAD
2009  Distinguished Alumni Award, Ohio
 University, Athens, Ohio
2004  The Governor General’s Award in the Visual
 and Media Arts
2003  Order of Canada, Member
2000  The Portia White Prize – awarded by the
 Nova Scotia Arts Council
1993  Honorary Fellowship, the Ontario College of
 Art and Design


Recent Bibliography

Stephen Horne, C Magazine, Pattison, Spring 2014, Review
Matthew Carver, Border Crossings, Isssue 126, 2013 Review, Visual Arts
Bryne McLaughlin, Don’t Take Kennedy for Granted, Canadian Art, Online, 2012
Daniel Baird, Kennedy Takes Stock of Phrases, Toronto Star, 2012
Peter Dykhuis, Boundary Breaker, Border Crossings, Summer, 2009
Chris Downs, Facts & Figures: Garry Neill Kennedy, Visual Arts News, Winter 2009
Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2007
Carrie Moyer, Shit Happens/ “In Search of the Miraculous, Continued” The Brooklyn Rail, 2006
Sherri Irvin, Garry Neill Kennedy, catalogue essay – The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, 2004
Sherri Irvin, No More Boring Art, Canadian Art, (spring, 2002)
Garry Neill Kennedy: Work of Four Decades, catalogue essays, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the National Gallery of Canada, 2000


Public Collectins

Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, NS
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,BC