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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 currently touring; and Mappamundi, Htel des Arts, Centre d'Art du Conseil General du Var, Toulon.

His most recent solo exhibition was at England & Co in November 2013, and he recently had an exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor in London.

Works illustrated on this website include available works and 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

Ref: CK461
Before the Fall - Details


Before the Fall 2013

Construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches

Ref: CK472
Contemporary Art - Details


Contemporary Art 2013

Construction with found text
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK471
Nineteen Fleet Street - Details


Nineteen Fleet Street 2013

Construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches

Ref: CK470
The Garden of My Childhood - Details


The Garden of My Childhood 2013

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches

Ref: CK467
Suddenly everything is erotic - Details


Suddenly everything is erotic 2013

Construction with found text
28 x 28 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK462
Site - Details


Site 2013

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

Ref: CK477
Road - Details


Road 2013

Construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

Ref: CK459
The Ellipse - Details


The Ellipse 2013

Construction with map pieces
36 x 36 x 3 inches

Ref: CK460
No Man's Land - Details


No Man's Land 2013

Construction with found paper
18 x 18 x 3.5 inches

Ref: CK466
Wilderness - Details


Wilderness 2013

Mixed media construction with found paper
24 x 24 x 3 inches

Ref: CK479
Utopia - Details


Utopia 2013

Six part construction made with discarded landscape paintings
Approximately 10.5 x 43 x 4 inches

Ref: CK469
Arcadia - Details


Arcadia 2013

Seven part construction made with discarded landscape paintings
Aproximately 8 x 48 x 4 inches

Ref: CK463
Elysium - Details


Elysium 2013

Seven part construction made with discarded landscape paintings
Approximately 10 x 53 x 4 inches

Ref: CK468
Vanitas - Details


Vanitas 2013

Construction with found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches

Ref: CK465
Three Cubist Books - Details


Three Cubist Books 2013

Mixed media construction with books
11 x 23 x 4 inches

Ref: CK473
Cubist Book (Mysticism) - Details


Cubist Book (Mysticism) 2013

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

Ref: CK475
Cubist Book (Postcubism) - Details


Cubist Book (Postcubism) 2013

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

Ref: CK476
Cubist Book (Reincarnation) - Details


Cubist Book (Reincarnation) 2013

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

Ref: CK474
Terminus - Details


Terminus 2013

Construction with found map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK464
Island - Details


Island 2013

Mixed media construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK478
Wrestle Free from Gravity's Selfish Embrace - Details


Wrestle Free from Gravity's Selfish Embrace 2012-13

Mixed media construction with found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches

Ref: CK458
Twenty Books - Details


Twenty Books 2012

Construction with hand-made books and found text
24 x 24 x 3.5 inches

Ref: CK456
The Worse the Childhood, the Better the Artist - Details


The Worse the Childhood, the Better the Artist 2012

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

Ref: CK457
William and Aurelie - Details


William and Aurelie 2012

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

Ref: CK447
Ours is a brand new world of Allatonceness - Details


Ours is a brand new world of Allatonceness 2011

Mixed media collage with found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Twig Drawing - Details


Twig Drawing 2012

Construction with twigs
22 x 22 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK442
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
12 inches x 9 feet
SOLD

  15 wooden sheds made with discarded backboards from picture frames

Ref: CK427
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

  On loan to First Cut, touring exhibition from Manchester City Art Galleries (currently at Southampton)

Ref: CK420
Romeo and Juliet - Details


Romeo and Juliet 2011

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

Ref: CK435
Six Books - Details


Six Books 2011

Construction with hand-made books and found text
6 x 24 x 2 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK431
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
White Circle (Maidenhead Thicket) - Details


White Circle (Maidenhead Thicket) 2011

Collage construction with map pieces
34 x 34 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK414
The Pyromaniac - Details


The Pyromaniac 2011

Collage construction with found photos
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK424
Twig Circle - Details


Twig Circle 2012

Construction with twigs
27 x 27 x 3 inches

Ref: CK441
Yes and No - Details


Yes and No 2011

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

Ref: CK426
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
Institute - Details


Institute 2010

Collage construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 2 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK393
Menu - Details


Menu 2011

Collage with found text
16.5 x 16.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK437
Glass is Scared of Being Smashed - Details


Glass is Scared of Being Smashed 2011

Collage construction with found text
14 x 14 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK416
Margarita and Dave - Details


Margarita and Dave 2011

Collage construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 invhes
SOLD

Ref: CK407
Breathe In Breathe Out - Details


Breathe In Breathe Out 2012

Construction with twigs
18 x 18 x 3 inches

Ref: CK445
Twelve Twigs - Details


Twelve Twigs 2012

Construction with twigs
22 x 22 x 3 inches

Ref: CK443
Holy Island - Details


Holy Island 2010

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

Ref: CK397
Thanks for Nothing - Details


Thanks for Nothing 2010

Collage construction with found papers
27 x 27 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK421
Hazard - Details


Hazard 2010

Collage construction with found papers
20 x 20 x 3 inches

Ref: CK415
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
Adam and Eve and the Big Bang - Details


Adam and Eve and the Big Bang 2010

Collage construction with found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK406
Are You Awake? - Details


Are You Awake? 2011

Collage construction with found papers
26 x 26 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK418
Eden - Details


Eden 2011

Collage construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK419
Atomic - Details


Atomic 2010

Collage construction with found paper
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK412
Blue Map Circle - Details


Blue Map Circle 2010

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

Ref: CK395
Bibliography - Details


Bibliography 2010

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

Ref: CK401
Volcanic Field - Details


Volcanic Field 2010

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

Ref: CK398
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
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: CK378
The Masterpiece - Details


The Masterpiece 2008-09

Construction with found text
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK380
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
Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? - Details


Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? 2010

Construction with found text
25.5 x 25.5 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK396
All the way to Idiotsville - Details


All the way to Idiotsville 2008

Construction with found text
19 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK367
Prefecture - Details


Prefecture 2009

Construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK382
Embrace Blasphemy - Details


Embrace Blasphemy 2008

Mixed media construction with twigs
25 x 31 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK357
Bab El Jedid's Olive Grove - Details


Bab El Jedid's Olive Grove 2011

Construction with map pieces
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK433
Banck's Polder - Details


Banck's Polder 2011

Construction with map pieces
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK432
The Invention of the Telephone - Details


The Invention of the Telephone 2009

Construction with found text
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK379
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
A Tuft of Private Hair - Details


A Tuft of Private Hair 2009

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

  Recently exhibited in Cut It Out (Southhampton City Art Gallery and touring)

Ref: CK370
O - Details


O 2009

Construction with map pieces
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK371
Think: don’t think - Details


Think: don’t think 2009

Construction with found text
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK372
Large Twig Circle - Details


Large Twig Circle 2008

Construction with twigs
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK350
Composition - Details


Composition 2009

Construction with map pieces
29 x 29 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK374
Stella Street - Details


Stella Street 2004

Construction with map pieces
20 x 20 x 2 inches

Ref: CK232
Pastimes - Details


Pastimes 2007

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

Ref: CK340
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
Be - Details


Be 2007

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

Ref: CK341
Twig Circle ii - Details


Twig Circle ii 2006-07

Construction with twigs
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK315
Yellow Map Circle - Details


Yellow Map Circle 2008

Construction with map pieces
26 x 26 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK351
Telesterion - Details


Telesterion 2007

Construction with map pieces
18 x 18 x 3 iinches
SOLD

Ref: CK334
Map Circle (Akimiski Island) - Details


Map Circle (Akimiski Island) 2007

Construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK326
Twig Circle i - Details


Twig Circle i 2006

Construction with twigs
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK314
Mesopotamia - Details


Mesopotamia 2007

Mixed media construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK346
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

Red Map Circle - Details


Red Map Circle 2007

Construction with map pieces
21 x 21 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK332
Qinghai (Map Square) - Details


Qinghai (Map Square) 2007

Construction with map pieces
30 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK335
Map Circle (16 Typhoons) - Details


Map Circle (16 Typhoons) 2007

Collage construction with maps
24 x 24 x 3 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited in (C)artography: Map-making as Artform The Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland


Ref: CK324
Road Circle - Details


Road Circle 2007

Collage construction with maps
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK316
Twelve Houses - Details


Twelve Houses 2005

Construction with found text
34 x 34 x 4.5 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK261
Map Drawing (Parc Leopold) - Details


Map Drawing (Parc Leopold) 2005

Collage construction with maps
20 x 20 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK257
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
River Drawing - Details


River Drawing 2004

Collage construction with maps
27 x 37 x 4.75 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK246
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

Twenty Saints - Details


Twenty Saints 2003

Construction with twigs
36 x 36 x 4.5 inches
SOLD

100 Drawings - Details


100 Drawings 2001

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

  Victoria & Albert Museum collection, London

Six Books i - Details


Six Books i 2009

Construction with hand-made books and found text
24 x 9 x 3 inches

Ref: CK383
Six Books ii - Details


Six Books ii 2009

Construction with hand-made books and found text
24 x 9 x 3 inches

Ref: CK384
Museum - Details


Museum 1994

Mixed media construction with found text
31.5 x 41.5 x 4 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK388
Drawing (Circle) - Details


Drawing (Circle) 2000

Construction with twigs
19 x 19 x 3 inches
SOLD

Fetish Map of London - Details


Fetish Map of London (detail) 2000

Mixed media box construction
21 x 26.5 x 3.25 inches
SOLD

  Museum of London collection

Drawing I - Details


Drawing I 1999

Construction with twigs
13.25 x 13.25 x 3 inches
SOLD

Begin the Beguine - Details


Begin the Beguine 2008

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK352
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
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
Goldilocks and the Wolf - Details


Goldilocks and the Wolf 2006

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK297
Twenty-five Children - Details


Twenty-five Children (detail) 2006

Construction with photographs and found text
21.5 x 21.5 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK296
Apocalypse - Details


Apocalypse 2006

Construction with found text
16 x 16 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK299
Menu - Details


Menu 2006

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK298
Frederic and Maureen - Details


Frederic and Maureen 2006

Construction with found text
18 x 18 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK301
Twenty-four Children - Details


Twenty-four Children 2005

Mixed media construction with found photographs
30 x 20 x 3
SOLD

Ref: CK273
These Events Are Wholly Fictitious - Details


These Events Are Wholly Fictitious 2004

Collage construction with found text
28.5 x 28.5 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK238
Love Story - Details


Love Story 2004

Collage construction with found text
20 x 30 x 3 inches
SOLD

Ref: CK247
Weather Story - Details


Weather Story 2003

Collage construction with found text
25.25 x 25.25 x 3 inches
SOLD

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