Millicent Kennedy’s art practice collaborates with storied materials and time through performance, fiber, and book arts. The themes explored in her work often revolve around labor, desire and loss. With this body of work and others Kennedy utilizes everyday domestic materials, pillowcases, rolling pins and hand towels and turns them into the document on which daily life is recorded, be it the washing away of words or recording of a stain, or the passing down of generational knowledge.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Millicent Kenndey is a Chicago based artist from Mississippi. Kennedy co-curates at Parlour and Ramp Gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and has served as the Gallery Director at Rockford University, She currently teaches at Evanston Art Center and Lillstreet Art Center. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and her MFA from Northern Illinois University where she was awarded the Helen Merritt Fellowship. She’s received solo exhibitions from SXU Art Gallery, Roman Susan and Parlour and Ramp, as well as site specific installations with Terrain Exhibitions Biennial, and Purple Window Gallery. She has received artist residencies in Chicago, and Mississippi, and Michigan.
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