Webb School was pleased to host spring visiting artist Ian Kennelly. He began his five-week tenure at Webb, February 5, and worked with Webb students in all three divisions during their art classes.
Originally from Southern California, Ian Kennelly moved to the east coast to attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. He later went back to the Los Angeles area to complete his MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University before returning to Boston with his family.
Kennelly has exhibited across the Northeast and the West Coast, including exhibitions at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, WBUR, Boston Children’s Museum, and the South Shore Art Center.
When he isn’t drawing, painting or making sculpture in his studio in Boston’s historic Fort Point District, Kennelly is an after-school instructor at a local public school, teaching not only art, but also natural sciences and engineering principles using Legos. Most recently, he was invited to be the Guest Studio Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston for the “Creative Play” Third Thursday event. There he helped guests create their own ideal play spaces using his massive collection of Lego pieces.
For more information about Ian Kennelly and to view his work, go to www.iankennelly.comor follow him on Instagram at @ian_kennelly.