Jenny Kemp’s vibrant paintings concentrate on line and pattern as conduits for trains of thought. Exploring intuition through varying winds of linear forms, she reflects on phenomenon of time, growth, and notions of beauty through abstractions that often hint at figuration.
Her spaces are rhythmic as lines and forms converse in a reactionary way where relationships are tested through accumulations of modulating color. In that way, her process is that of searching, looking to early visionary abstractionists and slowly building relationships until the painting’s individual personality is found.
Jenny Kemp received her BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an MFA in Painting from the University at Albany. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country and publications include 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, New York Times, Chronogram, and The New England Review. She is a recipient of the 2015 NYFA fellowship in painting and the 2015 Emerging Artist Award recipient from the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. She also sits on the board of Collar Works, a non-profit art space dedicated to the support of emerging artists in Troy, NY through which she is involved in launching the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency.