Garry Neill Kennedy

With a career spanning five decades, Garry Neill Kennedy is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost conceptual artists. He has produced thoughtful, often slyly humorous, conceptual projects that remark critically on social and cultural systems and situations. In 2012, Kennedy and his wife, Cathy Busby, moved from Halifax to Vancouver, where they began teaching collaboratively at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the University of British Columbia. The artist’s presence in Vancouver has prompted a number of new commissions and restagings of older works. Kennedy was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, in 1935 and studied at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto; the University of Buffalo; and Ohio University.

Last updated: May 5, 2024