Group Shows

  2000   Simple and Sublime, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS
  2010   Artophile, Visual Voice Fine Art gallery, Truro, NS
  2011   Fibre Magic, The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, NS
  2012   Titanica, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS
  2013   Cat Person, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
  2013   Winterscene, Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains, NS
  2013   Change Ahead, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS

Two Person Shows

  2013   Dirty Girl and the Hooker, Marigold Centre, Truro, NS
  2014   I am a lighthouse, it is your call, Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS

Solo Shows

  2014      Judy, Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains, NS

Media Coverage

  2009   Getting Hooked, Truro Daily News
  2013   Dirty Girl and the Hooker, Truro Daily News
  2013   Dejected Crow, Fibre Art Now
  2013   The Stories of Laura Kenney, Rug Hooking Magazine
  2013   “Kenney Creates Vivid Rug Characters”, The Chronicle Herald
  2013   “Kenney wants her work to ‘speak’ for her”, Truro Daily News
  2013   “Iím a Lighthouse”:, The Chronicle Herald
  2013   Featured in Simply Modern by Deanne Fitzpatrick
 

 

 

Laura Kenney was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan but her roots are in Nova Scotia and has resided in the province for the past 20 years. She has lived in many towns and cities across Canada as well as Germany and Japan, and it was in Japan where she met her husband, William Morgan.

Laura began rug hooking when she moved to Truro, NS in 1998. She took classes with the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova in Truro which gave her a good basis in rug hooking. Her work has been represented by the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival since 2009. It was at the festival after talking with the artists and seeing the art, that she realized her humourous, colourful rugs were indeed folk art. Laura received juried status with the Nova Scotia Craft Council in 2010. Her work, "Morning Routine" was purchased by Nova Scotia Art Bank for their permanent collection. Laura was featured in Rug Hooking magazine in 2013, "The Stories of Laura Kenney" and in the book "Simply Modern" in 2014. In 2016, Laura will be having her first solo show at Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax.

Laura works from her studio in her small green house where she lives with her husband and two children, Jonah and Zoe.

  

Laura Kenney • Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada • 902.897.0265 • [email protected] • www.laurakenneyrugs.ca
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