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Chris Kenny

Chris Kenny is a British artist known particularly for his three-dimensional 'drawings' and collage constructions. Exhibitions include: Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art & Design, New York; Mappa Mundi at the Berardo Museum Foundation, Lisbon; First Cut at Manchester Art Gallery and touring; and Mappamundi, Hotel des Arts, Centre d'Art du Conseil General du Var, Toulon. Public and corporate collections that have acquired his works from England & Co include the Museum of London; Penguin Books Ltd; Deutche Bank Collection; the Victoria and Albert Museum; and the British Museum.

Kenny has had six solo exhibitions with England & Co and participated in many of the gallery's group exhibitions, including The Map Is Not the Territory series, After a Fashion, Literary Constructs, Persistent Obsessions and City X. He has also made site-specific works for House of Words at Dr Johnson's House, London; and for The East Wing Collection at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Selected archive works are displayed on this page.



BIOGRAPHY   
 

Installations   
Constructions & mixed media



Twig Drawing - Details


Twig Drawing 2012

Construction with twigs
22 x 22 x 3 inches

 

Private collection



Road - Details


Road 2013

Construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

 

Private collection



Philosophy can damp down the hottest flames of lust - Details


Philosophy can damp down the hottest flames of lust 2009

Construction with found text
29 x 29 x 3 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by the British Museum



Ref: CK378
Capella - Details


Capella 2012

Collage construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by Hotel des Arts, Centre D'Art du Conseil General du Var, Toulon, France



1,329 Children - Details


1,329 Children 2009

Mixed media construction with found photographs
29 x 29 x 3 inches

 

Private collection



Fetish Map of London - Details


Fetish Map of London (detail) 2000

Mixed media box construction
21 x 26.5 x 3.25 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Museum of London



100 Drawings - Details


100 Drawings 2001

Mixed media construction with twigs
33.5 x 33.5 x 3.25 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London



Astronomy Is Intense - Details


Astronomy Is Intense 2006

Found text, scanned and enlarged, size variable
Site-specific installation at England & Co
as part of the Literary Constructs exhibition, 2006


Everything Is Normal - Details


Everything Is Normal 2005

Found text, scanned and enlarged x 8, size variable
Installation at England & Co
as part of the artist's solo exhibition The matter of facts