Rhiannon Kendall North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Queer contemporary artist, writer and researcher with a drawing, text and collage based practice residing in York, North Yorkshire, UK (b. 1996)
Rhiannon Kendall is a northern queer contemporary artist, poet and researcher with a drawing, collage and text based practice residing in York, UK (b. 1996). They went on to secure a First Class Degree in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art. Rhiannon now visiting lectures at Coventry University in Fine Art with a drawing specialism and undertakes practice and research at Loughborough University on the AA2A programme (Artist Access to Art Colleges)
The artist grew up on a council estate and mining villages on the outskirts of Wakefield UK, and much of the work they create is informed by personal yet often universally understood experiences. Rhiannon became obsessive toward drawing, writing and creating narratives during childhood and still uses this as a means of navigating and exploring the struggle, wonder and complexities of life through the lens of a queer, working class woman.
Recent accolades/projects include:
'Place' Micro-commission awarded by Crescent Arts, Scarborough 2021. Long-listed Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020. Nominated finalist in The Confinement Chronicle, Barcelona 2020. Funded mentoring with Sara Cooper and funded drawing exhibition at The Bowes Museum, late 2020.
'Questions from a small town' featured in Creeping Expansion Magazine, UK (2020) 'Although I’ll never find you; maybe I’ll find me' featured in Penny Thoughts, Manchester, UK (2020) 'She is not the ocean' featured in Piano Microstories Online Publication. Edited by Ravinder Surah and Gemma Land and Fabrizio Paterlini (2019) Word power: Language as Medium. Library X, London (2019)
Drawing Series - Funded Project. The Bowes Museum, County Durham (late 2020) Rhiannon Kendall: Solo Show. The Malthouse, York, UK. Residency. The Malthouse, York, UK.
Queer Art in the 21st Century. Flamingo’s Coffee House, Leeds. Curated and facilitated by Alexander Anderson (2020) 'Queer in Exile' Online Group Exhibition. Curated and facilitated by Sam Moreno Alamein (2020) 'The Confinement Chronicle' FrikiFish, Online Group Exhibition (2020) 'The CO 19 Project' Online Group Exhibition (2020) 'New Emergence Art Prize' Online Group Exhibition (2020) 'Lock down' Fronteer Art Gallery, Online Exhibition (2020) Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition (2020) Undergraduate Degree Show. York St John University, York, UK (2019) York Open Studios. The Grand Hotel, York, UK (2019) Interim Winter Show. Spark CIC, York, UK (2019) 'Print Stuff' De Grey Rooms, York, UK (2018) Illuminating York. York St John University, York, UK (2017) Vespertine. Trinity Church York, UK (2016) Supporting Behind the Mask Mental Health Foundation. The Lowry, Manchester (2016) 'Sculpture Installation' Haw Hill Park, Normanton, West Yorkshire (2016) Ossett Town Hall Arts Exhibition (2nd Prize winner) Ossett Town Hall (2016)