Rozzi Kennedy

Rozzi Kennedy is a graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design where she specialised in Painting. Her influences include the Environment, Narrative, People, Art & Health and the Surreal. Her work is included in the National Drawing Collection of Ireland held at Limerick City Gallery of Art. She was a recipient of the Cill Rialaig Project Residency Award Co. Kerry, an Arts Council of Northern Ireland & National Lottery SIAP Award & was emerging Visual Artist in residence at An Táin Arts Centre Dundalk 2019.

Rozzi has continued to work closely with An Táin Arts Centre on collaborative projects with older people and people living with dementia, including the ‘Signed Sealed & Delivered’ Project, where she created 100 original framed paintings and sent them as gifts with handwritten letters to residents of nursing homes to brighten up lockdown days.

Her first solo exhibition of painting and collage shown in the Alley Gallery Strabane in 2018 was fueled by the belief that the landscape holds its own secret and silent narrative which could be captured through the medium of painting. She presented scenes from the rural landscape which were overlaid with her reinterpretation of obscure pieces of oral history. The exhibition was titled ‘Kick any Stone & History Leaps up at You,’ after a phrase from a book of early 20th Century folklore which captured her imagination.

She has exhibited work in selected group exhibitions throughout Ireland, in Limerick, Cork, Sligo, Dublin and Belfast, including the annual Ulster Academy Exhibition. Her painting ‘Orange, Green & All in Between’ was displayed on a public billboard in Peas Park North Belfast as an alternate viewpoint during marching season in association with PS2 Gallery. Her artwork has featured in Bloomers Magazine and in the Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet. She is a member of ROGHA, At Home Studios and associate member of USWA.

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