McNenly, Katherine

  • Home:
    Almonte, Ontario
  • Title:
    The Young Philosopher
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:
    70 x 58 cm
  • Website:

The inspiration for this portrait emerged as a result of an offhand remark from a prominent financial expert. His comments concerned the unimportance of the pursuit of an education in a field such as philosophy in today’s economy. I found this rather odd, as philosophy is the study of reason and logic, something which seems to be often overlooked in our current political and economic systems, with often devastating results. My model is a graduating philosophy student who is passionate about her chosen field and like many of her counterparts challenges us to ask questions about ourselves and our beliefs. I wanted to present her in a way that forces us to engage with her.

EDUCATION:

1990

Cecil-Graves Atelier, Daniel Graves & Charles Cecil Instructors  Florence, Italy


1982-87

Studied in the studio of Portrait Painter John Angel, Toronto, Ontario


1986

Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, Ontario


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010

Memory & Light  Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario


2006

Recent Paintings & Drawings   Mill Street Gallery, Almonte Ontario


2004

Realist Drawings Show   Atrium Gallery, Ottawa Ontario


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012

The Art of the Portrait, Portrait Society of America International Exhibition of Finalists, Philadelphia PA


2011

An Ordinary Aspect, Images of Women by Women Artists- Carrier Gallery, Toronto, Curated by Gary Roy and Rosa Graci


2009

Pause, Contemporary Still Life   Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Curated by Jason Franz


AWARDS:

2012

Honour Award, International Portrait Competition, American Portrait Society


2010

Emerging Artist Grant, Exhibition Grant – Ontario Arts Council


2008

Finalist Still life Competition, International Artist Magazine 2008


REPRESENTATION:
Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Vanasse Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
General Fine Art & Craft, Almonte, Ontario

 

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