Shawn Kenney

Shawn Kenney, photographed by Scott Lapham.

Shawn Kenney, photographed by Scott Lapham.

Shawn Kenney, born in Connecticut, grew up in Washington state and the Mid-Atlantic states before returning to New England to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. He has remained in the area, earning a living as an art director, designer and illustrator. Today he paints food and farms, producing luscious looking still lifes that convey his love for fine food and connections with the local culinary community, as well as scenes of farm life that invoke a comforting nostalgia. Kenney exhibits regionally and co-founded “Will Paint for Food,” an organization that supports hunger relief through sales of his paintings.

Source in: NetWorks 2011 – 2012 Catalogue

Mixed Bag, 2012 Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in

Mixed Bag, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in


Video: Richard Goulis
Music: “Mama Don’t Allow No Easy Riders Here” (Wabash Rag)
“The Indispensable Django Reinhardt” (I’ll Never Be the Same, Brick Top)
“Guitar Blues/Folk Wizards” (Jersey Bounce, Panther Squall Blues,
Bumblebee Blues © 1926)
Special Thanks: Farmstead – La Laiterie, Blackbird Farm
Produced by: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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