Chippie Kennedy

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Chippie Kennedy

Canada

b. Ottawa, 1956

Chippie Kennedy is an award winning Canadian-American sculptor living and working in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Although she divides her time annually between Canada and the United States she established her permanent studio in the historic Unesco town of Lunenburg in 2016. Growing up in an artistic family Chippie was greatly influenced by family members in the fashion and film industries. With a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design Chippie began her career as a designer in Toronto and later moved on to work in New York City's famed 7th Avenue.As Kennedy’s fascination with texture and movement grew she turned her attention to sculpture. She found her real voice as an artist in the transition from cloth to clay. As a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art’s, Sculpture Program 2012, (Florence, Italy) she is a classically trained realist sculptor with a focus on portrait and figurative work sculpted primarily from life. She works in water and oil based clays and casts in bronze, aluminum and resin. Kennedy’s work has attracted commissions, both public and private, and has received recognition and honors from National and International organizations. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad and is held in private collections across Europe, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South Africa. 

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