Chippie Kennedy’s work is driven by her fascination with the presentation of the human form. She began in fashion design, exploring the movement of the body in cloth, but her desire to understand the human form led her to sculpture. Her transition from cloth to clay parallels the search for the inner self, for understanding of human form and spirit.
Chippie studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art in New York. Her work has been shown in private collections in the US, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and the UK. She divides her time between the US and Canada and has recently established a permanent studio in the historic Lunenburg Academy in Nova Scotia.
2018 - National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition, juried group show
2018 - Salmagundi 40th Annual Open Exhibition, Painting, Sculpture, Graphics & Photography, juried group show
2017 - The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, Group exhibition
2016 - 51st Founders Exhibition Naples Art Association FL, Group exhibition
2016 - Jurors Choice Award, 51st Founders Exhibition, Naples FL
2016 - Juried Art Fair, Vero Beach, FL
2016 - Juried Art Fair, Naples FL
2016 - Haynes Gallery, group shows, Nashville TN
2015 - Haynes Gallery, Art for Women by Women, Nashville TN
2014 - Bontecou Gallery, Millbrook NY, Group exhibition
2014 - American Portrait Society, Juried Exhibition
2014 - Chiaroscuro: Impressions and Imprints, Richard Massey Foundation NY
2012 - Sculpture for a New Century, SUNY Newburgh, NY
2012 - Florence Academy of Art Alumni, juried exhibition, Italy
2009 - National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art, juried exhibition
Award of Merit - Gaea, 2017, The 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition
Finalist - 13th International ARC Salon
Honorable Mention Award, Circle Foundation Artist of the Year 2017
Best Portrait Award, 2017, Canadian Portrait Society Competition "The Miracle of the Portrait"
Jurors Choice Award, 51st Annual Founders Exhibition, Naples Art Association
Washington Award of Merit, Sculpture for a New Century, SUNY Newburgh, NY
American Portrait Society Award of Merit
Finalist - 2014-15 International ARC Salon
Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL
Laurie Swim, Lunenburg NS (Spring 2018)
Doucet-Watts & Davis Interiors, Halifax, NS (Spring 2018)
'Lighthouse Now, 'Lunenburg artist wins top portrait award'
National Sculpture Society, 'Sculpture For A New Century'
Millbrook Magazine, 'Chippie Kennedy, The Sculptor'
Naples Art Association, 'Founders Exhibition at von Liebig Art Center in Naples'
Lighthouse Now, 'Sculptor puts down roots in Lunenburg Academy'
The Millbrook Independent, 'From Cloth to Clay'