Marsha Kennedy  
   

 

Marsha Kennedy has spent most of her life living in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. During her formative years as a professional artist she moved to Toronto, Ontario where she received her MFA from York University. She lived and worked as an artist in Toronto for eleven years before returning with her son to Regina, where she currently resides.

Early in life, Marsha understood that her relationship with nature and other species was fundamental to the quality of her life experience. This recognition later became the motivational force behind her art practice. She has been active in working with both wild and domestic animals in need since early childhood. Her family of animal friends includes two flightless, rescued crows. Working in her garden, camping and hiking are other activities that keep her connected to nature.

Motivated beyond personal sentiments, she encourages her audience to recognize the essential meaning of our relationship to nature and other species. She is compelled to awaken and provoke a change that challenges our current cultural values and beliefs.

She has been very active in teaching and mentoring young artists for more than 30 years. Currently she teaches within the Visual Art Department at the University of Regina, but mentors other artists within the Saskatchewan art community. She curates group exhibitions for public and commercial galleries as a way to bring artists together or to bring public attention to artists whose work she admires.

 

©2016 Marsha Kennedy
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Last updated October 2016
For further information, contact marsha@marshakennedy.ca