Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit: Kay Kenny

 September 16 – October 2017

Kay Kenny has been a photography teacher for over twenty years at New York University and the International Center for Photography in New York City. She has won numerous awards for her works and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and included in many books. She maintains studios in South Orange, NJ. and Saugerties, NY. Kay Kenny received her BFA from Syracuse University, MA from Rutgers University, and MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). Painter, photographer. She writes art criticism and articles on the visual arts for arts magazines.

She won a 2016 NJSCA Individual Artist Award, 2015 Arthur Grifin Legacy Award, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2009 Honorable Mention in FineArts Photography Lucie Awards. NJSCA fellowship awards 1985,1987,1993. Numerous one-person shows, most recently in Hudson NY, Medellin, Columbia, Taipei,Taiwan, Lubbock, Texas and New York City. Curated several exhibits, including ”Memory & Loss”, a five-person photo-based exhibit at the Mary Anthony Gallery in New York City. Her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections.

Recent publications about her work include Digital Photography Assignments, Focal Press, 2015 by Steve Anchell, Exploring Color Photography, Focal Press 2011 by Robert Hirsch,Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Abrams Publishing, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press as well as several other photography books. Photo Insider Magazine featured an interview with her about her work in their June issue 2001.

She co-curated the exhibit “Manifestations: Photographs of Men”, at the Southeast Museum of photography in 2004.



Gallery News


 In this photo, Saugerties artist Brian Lynch is seen installing a mural [5 x 21 feet] made specifically for our ground floor hallway between the Children’s Section and the Saugerties Public Library Art Gallery.  It was created in connection with his show:  Images from Everyday Life.  The mural is collaged from various Lynch works. You can see many scenes and people depicted in Lynch’s unique style—a style that generates empathy for the human condition.  This unique work is the first site-specific work done for the Library.

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Upcoming Exhibits

January – February 2017 Raymond Nau (Rosemarie
March – April 2017 Emily Arter
May – June 2017 Veronica Searl
July – August 2017 Nancy Campbell
September – October 2017 Kay Kenny
November – December 2017 Angela Gaffney-Smith
January – February 2018 Grey Ivor Morris
March – April 2018 Barbara Bravo

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