Elizabeth Kenney

Elizabeth Kenney

Carmel, IN, United States

About Elizabeth Kenney

I find inspiration for my work in the world around me particularly in nature, music, film, dreams, and mysticism. Stories often reveals the abstract layers of meaning of the dilemmas we encounter played out in the natural world. In reflecting on stories and observing nature, I see the whole range of human experience manifesting itself.

Incompleteness is a human condition. Finding meaning in nature, art, and our lives helps to alleviate this inherent human condition.

In my art, I strive to convey a sense of wonder and mystery. I hope the viewer can see themselves and find their own story, meaning, and
symbols in the struggles we all encounter but sometimes have trouble articulating.


1991 B.F.A, Painting Indiana University

1990 Italian Art Summer Program Florence Italy

1989 B.A., English Indiana University



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2021 Solo Show at Southside Art League, Greenwood, IN

2020 Burgundy Show at Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2020 Artsy via Artbox Project, Art Zurich, Switzerland

2020 Science Fiction show, Garfield Park, Indianapolis, IN

2020 Abstract Show, Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN

2019 RSA, St Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN

2018 RSA, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, IN

2018 Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts, Butler University, IN

2017 Artbox Project, Art Basel, Switzerland

2017 Harrison Center for the Arts, Group Show, IN

2016 Penrod Art Fair

2016 Jacquie's Cafe, Indpls, In

2016 Henry's on East Street, Indpls., IN

2015 Penrod Art Fair

2014 Penrod Art Fair

2014 Columbus Art Fair

2013 Talbot Street Art Fair

2013 Carmel International Art Fair

2013 Zionsville Brick Street Art Fair

2013 "Risk of Faith" Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

2012 Mass Avenue Wine Shop, Solo Show, Indianapolis, IN

2012 Monon Coffee Shop, Indianapolis, IN

2012 Urban Optiks, Broadripple Gallery Walk, Indianapolis, IN

2011 Mass Avenue Wine Shop, Solo Show, Indianapolis, IN

2011 SoHo Gallery, Carmel, IN

2010 St Lukes UMC, Solo Show, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Hubbards & Craven, Indianapolis, IN

2009 Artspace Gallery, Athenaeum, Indianapolis, IN

2009 Monon Coffee, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2008 Faces of Woman 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, NM Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

2008 St. Lukes UMC, Indianapolis, IN

2007 Lulu's Coffee, Indianapolis, IN

2007 Monon Coffee Shop, Indianapolis, IN

2007 Key Bank, Indianapolis, IN

2006 St Lukes UMC, Indianapolis, IN

2006 Harrison Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2006 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN

2006 Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2005 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN

2004 A-Z Cafe, Indianapolis, IN

2004 Solo Exhibition College Library, Indianapolis, IN

2003 Meridian Holistic Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

2001 Indiana State Fair, Juried Show, Indianapolis, IN


2013 Best of 2D, Carmel Arts Festival

2008 Honorary Mention, Faces of Woman 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Las Vegas, NM

Elizabeth Kenney at Monon Coffee Company

Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Jennifer Litz
Elizabeth Kenney is a native Indiana artist. Her pastels and paintings strive to "express the inexpressible," according to her artist statement.

"Incompleteness is a human condition," she says. "Finding meaning in nature, art, and our lives helps to alleviate this inherent human condition."

Kenney's pieces float toward surrealism; this particular series seems to have some Native American themes, where dreams and dreaming play a prominent role. Kenney, unintentionally or not, captures this theme with hazy, smokey strokes and softly defined lines.