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11/2017           Emerging: The Green Enlightenment, San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose, California

 

 2/2017            Nature Speaks: Listening Together, San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose, California

 

12/ 2013          Toolwise/Earthwise, Creativity, Change, Commitment: A Celebration of 100 Years of the Department of Art, San Jose City                                       College, San Jose, California

 

9/2013             River of Plastic, China Brotsky Art Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, California

 

10/2012           Coevolution, San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose City College, San Jose, California

 

10/2011            The Hour of Decision, The Fine Art of Recycling Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California

 

9/2006             The March of Eco Folly, Earthly Concerns, The Thacher Gallery at USF, San Francisco, California

 

6/2005             The Cost of Business, Eco Visions, Gallery at Thoreau, San Francisco, California

 

9/2002             Full Tox Living, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

 

9/2001             The Dance of the Bees, JFK University Arts Gallery, Berkeley, California

 

4/2002             The Tapestry of Life, WORKS Artist-In-Residence Program, WORKS, San Jose, California

 

6/2000             Unraveling: The Tapestry of Extinction, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

 

9/1999              Nature Speaks: Project Nexus, EarthWise, The Death of Birth, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara,                                            California

 

10/1998            Killing Comfort, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

 

9/1995              Licensed Targets, Folsom Street Interchange, San Francisco, California

 

6/1995              Violent Storm, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, California

 

7/1994              With These Hands, Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

2/1991              For Freedom, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Sunnyvale, California

 

11/1990            The Walls Within, Union Gallery, San Jose, California

 

6/1990             Secrets/Geheimnis, Walter Bischoff Gallery, Stuttgart, West Germany                       

 

5/1990             Brought to the Light, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

 

6/1989             Liberty Tor, Site-specific installation, Berlin Wall, East Germany

 

5/1989             Haar/Hair, Wall Street Gallery, West Berlin, West Germany, California 

 

4/1989             Schrift an der Mauer, Site-specific installation, Berlin Wall, East Germany

                                 Supported by Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

 

1/1987             Writing on the Wall, Works, San Jose, California

Solo Exhibitions

1987           Master of Fine Arts, Plastic Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

 

1983           B.A. Practice of Art, With Honors, Member, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley, California

Group Exhibitions

2/2021             Bugs Aplenty, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, Oregon

1/2021              Ecstasy: Breathtaking Beauty of Nature, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. Online. 

1/2021              Traces, Women Eco Artists Dialog, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, California

 

12/2020           Holding the Moment: San José Artists Reflect on COVID-19,  Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport Terminal B,                                    San Jose, California

 

11/2020           PANIC, O'Hanlon Center For the Arts, Mill Valley, California. Online                                               

 

5/2020             I5OLATION: Covid-19 Sculptors Drawing Project. Online.

 

5/2020             Plastic Island in Barranquilla, Museo de Naval del Cartagena, Cartagena, Columbia

 

1/2020             Feat to Fire: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

 

8/2019             Fragile Blue Marble, Artik, San Jose, California

 

10/2019           The Fletcher Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee

 

9/2019             Plastic Madness/ ¡Locura del Plastico II, 9th International Congress on Environmental Education for Sustainability,                                                 Mazatlan Convention Center, Mazatlan, Mexico

 

10/2018           The Fletcher Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee,                                           Award of Merit

 

8/2018             Green, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California

 

8/2018             Plastic Madness/ ¡Locura del Plastico!, Bluseed Gallery, Saranac Lake, New York

 

4/2018             Drawings: Future Font, Plastic Plankton, Leaping Clear, edited by Margery Cantor. Web.

 

11/2017            Plastic Madness/ ¡Locura del Plastico!, San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose, California

 

10/2017           2017 NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Blaine City Center, Blaine, Minnesota

 

3/2017             Plastic Madness/ ¡Locura del Plastico!, OMA Galeria, Mazatlan, Mexico

 

1/2017             Plastic Madness/ ¡Locura del Plastico!, Peralta Gallery, Mazatlán, Mexico

 

12/2016           Works Art, Works, San Jose, California

 

7/2015             Connections: Women Environmental Artists, Arts Contemporary Marin, Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, California

                                 Traveled to: Red Barn Gallery, Point Reyes National Seashore, California

 

3/2015             Cross Pollination, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California

 

10/2010           Vanishing Pollinators, WEAD, Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, California

 

1/2010              2009 Statewide Drawing and Print Competition and Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

 

12/2009           Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose, California

 

1/2009             Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California

 

10/2008           Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, Juror: Peter Selz, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, California

 

9/2008             U Art Open, University Art, San Jose, California

 

9/2007             Global Warming, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

 

9/2006             Interversiones/Art Interventions, San Jose, California

 

3/2006             Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, San Jose City College, San Jose, California

 

1/2006             Ray’s World, Works, San Jose, California

 

2/2005             Love and Chaos Revisited, Alameda Artworks, San Jose, California

 

10/2003           Fall Art Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

 

8/2001             The Box Show, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California

 

5/2001             Earthworks, The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, Illinois

 

5/2001             Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California

 

6/2000            Earth, Sea and Air, Claudia Chapline Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Stinson Beach, California

 

4/2000            Environmental Perspectives, Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, California

 

1/2000            Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, San Jose City College, San Jose, California

 

9/1997             Erudite, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, California

 

7/1996             Monotype Marathon, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

 

2/1995             The San Jose/Dresden Exchange, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

 

5/1995             In Defense of Expression, MACLA, San Jose, California

 

11/1994           9 Kunstler aus San Jose/USA, Galerie Adlergasse, Dresden, Germany

 

12/1993           American Festival, Stuttgart International Airport, Stuttgart, Germany

 

6/1991             Contemporary Art from America: Painting and Sculpture, Amerika Haus, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

 

6/1988            The Artist's Vision: A World Without War, San Jose Art League, New Zealand Gallery, New Zealand, Art Forum, Singapore,                                    traveling exhibit

Education

Selected Publications as Author/ Artist

Forthcoming - Kennedy, Deborah. "Coming Home, Close as Blood, Banked Fire."Mad River Review, Wright State University. Wright State
       University, Dayton, Ohio. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. "The Edge of Hope." Caesura: 2020 Om and Ohm, Poetry Center San Jose. December 2020. San Jose, CA. Online

 

Kennedy, Deborah. "Changed Climate." Caesura: 2020 Om and Ohm, Poetry Center San Jose. December 2020. San Jose, CA. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah."Another Day, Seven Springs." The Midwest Quarterly A Journal of Contemporary Thought, Fall 2020. Volume 62.No.         1. Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah. “Call and Response.” Leaping Clear, edited by Carolyn Dille, Spring 2020. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. “Paper Wings.” Central Coast Poetry, Day 867, edited by Jim Russo, September 2019. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Habeas Corpus. great weather for MEDIA, August 2019. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah. First Words, Unseen. Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis, Winter 2019. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Plankton Follies. Gravel Magazine, December 2018. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah.  First Words. First Literary Review-East, May 2018, edited by Cindy Hochman, Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. La Femme Savante. Activate, Issue no. 1, edited by Julia H. Jackson, Lita Kurth, Tania Martin, Winter 2018. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Double Vision. Central Coast Poetry, Day 162, edited by Jim Russo, October 2017. Web

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Nature Speaks: Art & Poetry for the Earth. Ashland: White Cloud Press. 2016. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Teeming, Vacation Apocalypse. Macfarlane, Pushpa, editor.

       Third Thursday. vol. 3, San Jose, CA, Willow Glen Poetry Project, Pages 44-45, 48. 2015. Print

 

Kennedy, Deborah. Fate of My Son, Sign Language Bay Area Poets Coalition, Maggi H. Meyer Memorial Contest 34 Winners. 2014. Web

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

2018                The Fletcher Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art, Award of Merit, Hard Rain: Waterspout and the Statue of Liberty,                           Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee

 

2018                Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist, Poetry, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

 

2018                Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist, Environment, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

 

2017                Eric Hoffer Book Award, Grand Prize, Shortlist, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

 

2017                Eric Hoffer Book Award, Winner Poetry, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth

 

2017                Silver Nautilus Book Award, Winner Poetry, Nature Speaks: Art & Poetry for the Earth

 

2017                Green Book Festival, Second Place Poetry, Nature Speaks: Art & Poetry for the Earth

 

2/2014            Maggi H. Meyer Memorial Contest 34, First Prize, Midi Category, Bay Area Poets Coalition, Berkeley, California

 

2/2014            Maggi H. Meyer Memorial Contest 34, Third Prize, Mini Category, Bay Area Poets Coalition, Berkeley, California

 

1/2009             Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California. Award of Merit: Nature Guides for the 21st                                             Century

 

9/2008            U Art Open, University Art, San Jose, California. Second Place, Oil and Acrylic: Bio Nexus

 

7/2003             Artist-in-Residence, New Pacific Studios, Vallejo, California

 

3/2002             Artist-in-Residence, WORKS, San Jose, California

 

5/2001              Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Award of Merit: Wings of Stone,

            

5/2001              Sculpture Exhibition Award, Santa Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California

 

10/1999            Sybase Grant, with the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

 

10/1999            Compton Fund, with the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

 

11/1997             Artist’s Fellowship for Installation Arts, Arts Council of Santa Clara County, San Jose, California

 

7/1992              20th Annual 2-D Competition Exhibition, First Prize, San Jose Art League,  San Jose, California

 

9/1989-            Artist-in-Residence, California Arts Council Grant, Broadway Continuation High School, Willow Glen, California

12/1992           

 

6/1990             Artist-in-Residence, Walter Bischoff Gallery, Stuttgart, West Germany

Selected Poetry Readings/ Performances

9/2019             Poetry Lounge, Nature Speaks and New Work, Willow Glen Public Library, Willow Glen, California, Featured Reader

 

8/2019             Author’s Talk, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, Mountain View Public Library, Mountain View, California    

 

4/2019             Community Ceremony, Nature Speaks, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lafayette, California

 

4/2019             Author Reading, Nature Speaks: Listening Together, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lafayette, California

 

4/2019             President’s Art and Lecture Series, At the Crossroads: Nature, Art and Poetry, San Jose City College, San Jose, California

 

11/2018            Peninsula Literary Presents: An Evening of Poetry and Prose, Reader, Gallery House, Palo Alto, California

 

9/27/18            New Work and Nature Speaks, Live Lit Writer, Featured Reader, Cafe Frascati, San Jose, California

5/8/18              Nature Speaks and New Work, Well-RED Reading Series, Featured Reader and Slide Show, Works/San José, California

 

3/8/18              Featured Reader, Speaks and New Work, Live Lit Writer, Cafe Frascati, San Jose, California

 

10/11/17           Flash Fiction and Poetry Reading, DNA Rules, Flash Fiction Forum, Works Gallery, San Jose

 

9/17/17             Nature Speaks: Listening Together, Humanists Forum, Humanist House, San Jose, California

 

8/20/17            Nature Speaks: Listening Together, Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California

 

4/23/17            Nature Speaks: Listening Together, Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

 

4/22/17            Nature Speaks: Listening Together, Reading and slide show, Copperfield’s Books, Novato, California

 

3/8/17              Flash Fiction and Poetry Reading, Righteousness, Flash Fiction Forum, Works Gallery, San Jose

 

1/24/17            Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, Reading and slide show, Book Passages, San Francisco, California

 

11/2016           Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, Featured Reader and Slide Lecture, Willow Glen Poetry Project, Willow Glen
                                 Library, San Jose, California

 

8/2016             Poetry Potpourri, NoonArts and Lecture Series, St. James Park, San Jose, California

 

9/2013             Coevolution, Featured Reader and Slide Lecture, Willow Glen Poetry Project, Willow Glen, California

 

10/2013           The Web of Life, Poetry Reading, Art in Nature: The Nature of Art, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California

 

9/2011              Bona Dea: The Last Horned Goddess, Poetry Reading, Art in Nature: The Nature of Art, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland,                                      California

 

9/2006             Nature Speaks II, Interversiones, South First Fridays, San Jose, California

 

10/2002           Bona Dea, Turning the Tables, The Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, CA

 

4/2002             Bona Dea, WORKS Artist-In-Residence Program, WORKS, San Jose,

 

6/1990             Geheimnis/Secrets, Wall Street Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Selected Press

Rindfleisch, Jan. (2017) Roots and Offshoots, Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, Ginger Press, Santa Clara, California, pg. 98

 

Carey, Brainard. (8/18/17) “Deborah Kennedy,” Radio Interview, Praxis Interview Magazine, Yale Radio, 
       https://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/deborah-kennedy/

 

Horsley, Dr. Gloria;  Horsley, Dr. Heidi. (7/6/17)  Carol Kearns and Deborah Kennedy-Putting Death Into Perspective, Episode 107,
       Television Interview, Open to Hope, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujz21PkjC0Q

 

Midwest Book Review, Dumont, Helen, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth,
       http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/aug_17.htm#helen

 

U. S. Review of Books, 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Winner Poetry, Book Review, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth,
       http://www.hofferaward.com/Eric-Hoffer-Award-winners.html#poetry 

 

Kumar, Suraj. (7/25/17) Book Review: Nature Speaks, Books n Me Blog,

       https://booksnmyself.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/book-review-nature-speaks/

 

Nature Speaks: Listening Together, (5/29/17) Video. Producer: Miller, Evan. Writer: Kennedy, 
       Deborah, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0ffjcOdVk

 

Durham, Heather. (9/2016) “Deborah Kennedy, Artist, Author and Lecturer,” Television Interview, Silicon Valley Technology, Arts, Green
       and Sustainability, Silicon Valley Channel #30, #148, http://reflect.creatv.cablecast.tv/vod/27655-SVTAGS-160926-160921-1-27-35- 
       High-v1.mp4

 

Baumann, Greg, Book of Lists, American City Business Journal, San Jose, California, 2015, page 73.

 

Stock, Lynn Peithman, (2015) Party to celebrate Silicon Valley's artistic side — and check out these creations, Silicon Valley Business                   Journal, page 3. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/01/15/publishers-note-silicon-valleys-artistic-side- 
       get.html                                                   

 

Hernandez, Jo Farb, Creativity, Change, Commitment: A Celebration of 100 Years of the Department of Art,  Thompson Art Gallery, San             Jose State University, San Jose, California, 2013, Book, pages 220 and 221.

 

Ralf Grunder, Verboten: Berliner Mauerkunst, Bohlau Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2007, Book, 14 pages.

 

Barbara Morris, Ecovision at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Artweek, San Jose, California, September 2005, page 19-20.

 

Barbara Morris, Turning the Tables at Gallery Route One, Artweek, San Jose, California, 12/03, page 17.

           

Deborah Koppman, Deborah Kennedy at the de Saisset Museum, Artweek, San Jose, California,

       11/99, page 13.

Patricia B. Sanders, A conversation with Deborah Kennedy, Artweek, San Jose, California, 11/99,

       pages 13 and 14.

 

Peter Jon Schuler, Producer and reporter, California Report, KQED, Radio Interview, San Francisco, Sacramento.

 

Carol Eaton, Art and Aesthetics Integral to Tasman Stations, California Construction Link, Monrovia, 8/98, page 13.

 

Staff reporter, EcoTech, Public Art Review, St. Paul, Minnesota, Fall/Winter 1997, page 38.

 

Alan Hess, Light rail station is a champion, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 4/20/97, pages 1 and 3F.

 

Betty Barnacle, Light rail opens new stop, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 3/24/97, page 1B.

 

Chiori Santiago, Smashing monotypes, bashing stereotypes, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 6/18/95, pages 4 and 5, Arts                and Books.

 

Susanne Altmann, Reisende zwichen den Talern (Traveling between Valleys), Dresdener, Dresden, Germany, 4/1/95, page 24.

 

Prof. A. Voegele, Kunst, Technik und Wirtschaft, Fachhochschule Offenburg, Nordlingen, Germany, 1994, pages 42 and 43.

Stefan Voigt, 1994 Dresden 1995 San Jose, Galerie Adlergasse, Dresden, Germany, 1994.

 

Tony Mercado, Artist breaks down barriers with Elmwood inmates, Milpitas Post, California, 6/30/94, page 15.

 

Ysabel Duron,  KRON, News Center 4 at 5, News Center Weekend Edition, San Jose, California, 8/3/91 and 8/8/91.

 

Maya Suryaraman, Tagger’s paint rosy future:  Artist helps teens color their graffiti with dreams, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose,                     California, 7/29/91, pages 1 and 12a.

 

Andrea Kachelreiss, Stuttgarter Impressionen (Stuttgart Impressions), Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Herman Waldenburg, The Berlin Wall, Abbeville Press, New York, 1990, page 104-105.

 

Staff reporter, Freedom Views: 1991 Expresses Values, Cupertino Courier, Cupertino, California, 3/6/1991, page 6.

 

Dorothy Burkhart, Looking at freedom in the land of the free, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 3/15/91, page 15C. 

 

Herman Waldenburg, The Berlin Wall, Abbeville Press, New York, 1990, page 104-105.

 

Staff reporter, Freedom Views: 1991 Expresses Values, Cupertino Courier, Cupertino, California, 3/6/1991, page 6.

 

Dorothy Burkhart, Looking at freedom in the land of the free, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 3/15/91, page 15C. 

 

Best Bets, Focusing on Symbols of Hate and Alienation, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 11/30/90, page 3C.

 

R. V., Gestandinisse, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart, West Germany, 7/28/90.

 

Alfred Jan, Healing Words, Artweek, San Jose, California, 6/21/1990, pages 19-20.

 

Jill Cave, Schrift an der Mauer, The Funnel, Fulbright Press, West Germany,4/1990, pages 23-25.

 

Dorothy Burkhart, The Writing on the Wall, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 12/10/1989, pages 18-19, 28-29, Arts and Books.

 

Associated Press, Artwork at Berlin Wall, Stars and Stripes, West Germany, 4/18/89, page 3.

Reuters, Frau Kennedy an der Mauer, AZ Politik, West Berlin, West Germany, 4/17/89, page 2.