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Chris Kenny

Chris Kenny is a British artist known for his three-dimensional 'drawings' and collage-constructions made from fragments of maps, strips of found text, or even twigs mounted on pins.  Kenny has exhibited with England & Co for over a decade, and also participated in many of the gallery's group exhibitions, including The The Map Is Not the Territory series, After a Fashion, Literary Constructs, Persistent Obsessions and City X. He was included in Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art & Design, New York; made site-specific works for the exhibition House of Words at Dr Johnson's House, London; and exhibited with England & Co at Zoo Art Fair in London in 2009, when his three-dimensional text construction/collage Philosophy can damp down the hottest flames of lust was acquired for the collection of The British Museum. Kenny was represented in  Mappa Mundi at the Berardo Museum Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal;  First Cut at Manchester Art Gallery and touring;  Pitzhanger Manor, London; and Mappamundi, Hotel des Arts, Centre d'Art du Conseil General du Var, Toulon.

Works illustrated on this website include available works and archive examples of past sold works to give an overview of his practice.

For further information, contact England & Co.

Recent press

BIOGRAPHY   
 

Installations   
Constructions & mixed media



Does the darkness make you long for love? - Details


Does the darkness make you long for love? 2013

Construction with found text
24 x 24 x 3 inches

  Currently on loan to the Courtauld Institute East Wing Exhibition

Ref: CK461
Contemporary Art - Details


Contemporary Art 2013

Construction with found text
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK471
Twig Drawing - Details


Twig Drawing 2012

Construction with twigs
22 x 22 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK442
The Garden of My Childhood - Details


The Garden of My Childhood 2013

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK467
Road - Details


Road 2013

Construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

Ref: CK459
Nineteen Fleet Street - Details


Nineteen Fleet Street 2013

Construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches

Ref: CK470
Cubist Book (Mysticism) - Details


Cubist Book (Mysticism) 2013

Mixed media construction with hand-made book
12 x 12 x 2 inches

  Private collection

Ref: CK475
Site - Details


Site 2013

Construction with found map pieces
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK477
Philosophy can damp down the hottest flames of lust - Details


Philosophy can damp down the hottest flames of lust 2009

Construction with found text
29 x 29 x 3 inches

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: CK378
Capella - Details


Capella 2012

Collage construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

 

Acquired from England & Co by Hotel des Arts, Centre D'Art du Conseil General du Var, Toulon, France



Ref: CK448
Hypothetical - Details


Hypothetical 2010

Collage construction with found paper
22 x 22 x 3 inches

Ref: CK420
Proliferation - Details


Proliferation 2010

Collage construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK394
363 Children - Details


363 Children 2010

Collage construction with found photos
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK425
Yes and No - Details


Yes and No 2011

Collage construction with found paper
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK426
Twelve Twigs - Details


Twelve Twigs 2012

Construction with twigs
22 x 22 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK443
Breathe In Breathe Out - Details


Breathe In Breathe Out 2012

Construction with twigs
18 x 18 x 3 inches

Ref: CK445
The Middle of the Night - Details


The Middle of the Night 2010

Collage construction with found papers
24 x 24 x 3 inches

Ref: CK413
Coalition and Opposition - Details


Coalition and Opposition 2011

Collage construction with found papers
18 x 24 x 2 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK423
News of the world - Details


News of the world 2011

Collage construction with found paper
26 x 26 x 3 inches

Ref: CK417
Bibliography - Details


Bibliography 2010

Construction with hand-made books and found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK401
Grand Island - Details


Grand Island 2008-09

Construction with map pieces
38 x 38 x 3 inches
SOLD

 

Exhibited Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Museum of Art & Design, New York



Ref: CK369
1,329 Children - Details


1,329 Children 2009

Mixed media construction with found photographs
29 x 29 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK377
 Place de la Liberation - Details


Place de la Liberation 2010

Construction with map pieces
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK399
O - Details


O 2009

Construction with map pieces
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK371
Large Twig Circle - Details


Large Twig Circle 2008

Construction with twigs
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK350
Black Map Circle - Details


Black Map Circle 2007

Construction with map pieces
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK325
Red and Black Road Drawing - Details


Red and Black Road Drawing 2002-06

Construction with map pieces
30.5 x 30.5 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK313
999 Children - Details


999 Children 2008

Mixed media construction with found photographs
29 x 29 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK356
Poem - Details


Poem 2007

Construction with twigs
24 x 14 x 3.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK339
Compass - Details


Compass 2008

Construction with map pieces
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK354
Nonsuch (White Map Circle) - Details


Nonsuch (White Map Circle) 2007

Construction with map pieces
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK330
Twig Circle ii - Details


Twig Circle ii 2006-07

Construction with twigs
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK315
Fetish Map of London - Details


Fetish Map of London (detail) 2000

Mixed media box construction
21 x 26.5 x 3.25 inches
SOLD

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Museum of London



Telesterion - Details


Telesterion 2007

Construction with map pieces
18 x 18 x 3 iinches
SOLD

Ref: CK334
Twig Circle i - Details


Twig Circle i 2006

Construction with twigs
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK314
The Norman Kingdom of Sicily - Details


The Norman Kingdom of Sicily 2007

Mixed media construction with map pieces
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK342
1000 Children - Details


1000 Children 2007

Mixed media and found photographs
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK338
Observatory - Details


Observatory 2007

Construction with map pieces
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK327
Twig Drawing - Details


Twig Drawing 2001-06

Construction with twigs
30 x 30 x 3 inches

299 Children - Details


299 Children 2005

Mixed media construction with found photographs
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK272
Twig Drawing - Details


Twig Drawing 2004

Mixed media construction with twigs
26 x 26 x 4.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK243
Map Drawing (Imperial Palace) - Details


Map Drawing (Imperial Palace) 2004

Collage construction with maps
38 x 38 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK241
Map Drawing - Details


Map Drawing 2004

Collage construction with maps
40 x 40 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK244
Red Road Drawing - Details


Red Road Drawing 2003

Construction with maps
30.5 x 30.5 x 4 inches
SOLD

Street Drawing (Haiphong Road to Coldharbour Lane) - Details


Street Drawing (Haiphong Road to Coldharbour Lane) 2003

Construction with map pieces
29.5 x 29.5 x 3.5 inches
SOLD

Forest and Twig Drawing - Details


Forest and Twig Drawing 2003

Mixed media construction with twig and map pieces
33 x 33 x 3 inches
SOLD

100 Drawings - Details


100 Drawings 2001

Mixed media construction with twigs
33.5 x 33.5 x 3.25 inches
SOLD

 

Acquired from England & Co by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London



Drawing (Circle) - Details


Drawing (Circle) 2000

Construction with twigs
19 x 19 x 3 inches
SOLD

Twenty Saints - Details


Twenty Saints 2003

Construction with twigs
36 x 36 x 4.5 inches
SOLD

Blind Date - Details


Blind Date 2008

Mixed media construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK348
A Kiss for Instance - Details


A Kiss for Instance 2007

Mixed media construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK333
Be - Details


Be 2007

Mixed media construction with twigs
20 x 17 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK341
Nulla in Mundo Pax (There is no Peace in the World) - Details


Nulla in Mundo Pax (There is no Peace in the World) 2011

Installation of 15 wooden sheds made with discarded backboards from picture frames


12 inches x 9 feet
SOLD

Ref: CK427
Twelve Houses - Details


Twelve Houses 2005

Construction with found text
34 x 34 x 4.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK261
On the Road - Details


On the Road 2007

Mixed media construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK323
My Struggle - Details


My Struggle 2007

Mixed media construction with found text
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK329
Astronomy Is Intense - Details


Astronomy Is Intense 2006

Found text, scanned and enlarged, size variable
Site-specific installation at England & Co
as part of the Literary Constructs exhibition, 2006


Cultural Instructions - Details


Cultural Instructions 2006

Found text, scanned and enlarged x 8, size variable
Installation for Culture Bound,
East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute


Everything Is Normal - Details


Everything Is Normal 2005

Found text, scanned and enlarged x 8, size variable
Installation at England & Co
as part of the artist's solo exhibition The matter of facts


Ref: CK263