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Artist Biography

Kevin Jenne

 

Born in Canada, Kevin Jenne was trained, encouraged and inspired at a young age by a variety of artistic mentors. Jenne’s earliest paintings where reminiscent of stained glass windows, a technique he calls “Intrinsic Illumination” which was followed by themes inspired by architectural motifs along with musicians. He paints in intense colours. Jenne favours deep contrasting hues against a shade of black to add vibrancy to the artwork, the luminescence seems to emanate from within the canvas. This style has continues through out his career.

 

During a stay in France, he studied the works of the great masters on display within the museums of Paris, which instilled within him a new sense of artistic direction. Jenne harnessed this inspiration into his creative energy between 1995 and 2000.  Subsequently he had four solo shows and several group exhibitions in Montreal. These successes were immediately followed by a sale at Waddington’s in Toronto, and an entry into the Canadian Art Index. Between 2006 and 2008, his artworks started to gain notoriety across North America, which led to solo shows in several U.S cities. He had a successful show in New York City at the Gallery, Le Sans Souci, which led to a television interview on, The New Yorkers. In 2007, Jenne was chosen to be a part of a group exhibition in Beijing, China, with the Canadian Embassy. In 2009, the Carone winery featured one of Jenne’s paintings on the label of their limited edition wine, Joie, which was launched at an art show at Klimantaris art gallery. By use of his art, Jenne has also been highly active in many charities. For instance in 2010, one of Jenne works (40 x 48) procured a bid of $20,000, all proceeds went to the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation. Around this same time Jenne co-founded Splurge art gallery in Bucerias Mexico, had two solo shows and one of his paintings graced the cover of the November issue of Bay Vallerta magazine. Jenne had the honour of taking part in the 10th year anniversary of Nuit Blanche in Montreal with an exhibition at Gallery 1507. In 2014 Jenne has collaborated on a variety of artistic projects with corporations such as Mechatronics and ABB Group.

 

Expositions – Resume

Kevin Jenne

Jul 2021:       “Celebration” KIN Experience, Montreal QC [Solo]
Jul 2020:       “Summer Ice storm exhibition” Meteque Art Gallery, Montreal QC[Solo]
Dec 2018:     “Inspirations-Works for the future” Meteque Art Gallery, Montreal QC
Nov 2018:      “We are Mosaic” Indulgences Gallery, Toronto ON [Solo]
Sep 2017:     “Land Escapes” Fairmount Chateau Montebello, Montebello QC [Solo]
Jun 2017:      “Land Escapes” Meteque Art Gallery, Montreal QC [Solo]
Mar 2016:      “New Life”  Galerie 1507, Montreal QC [Solo]
Dec 2014:     ”Prelude” Galerie1507, Montreal QC [Solo]
Mar 2013:      “Dix-version spontanee” Nuit blanche – Montreal en Lumiere Galerie 1507,
                          Montreal QC [Solo]
Nov 2012:      “Joie” Galerie D’Art Rimawi, Rosemere QC[Solo]
Mar 2011:      “Joy of Colour” Traveling Art Gallery, Sooke BC [Solo]
Jan 2011:      “Artevida 2011 Gala” Casa Las Gaviotas, Punta de Mita, MX [Charity Event]
Nov 2010:      “THCF” Fairmount Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, QC [Charity Event]
Feb 2010:      “Inspiration Mexico” Splurge Art Gallery, Bucerias, MX
Nov 2009:      “Recent Works” Splurge Art Gallery Bucerias, MX
May 2009:      “Joie de Vivre” Klimantiris Gallery, Saint Laurent, QC
Nov 2008:      “Wine Tasting & Art” Artiste Winery & Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
Aug 2008:      “Sounds of Jazz” Wiessman Gallery, Chicago, Il [Solo]
May 2008:      “Spring Harmony” Klimantiris Gallery, Saint Laurent, QC
Mar 2008:      “Recent Works” Art Hop Gallery 344, Kalamazoo, MI 
Dec 2006:     “Recent Works” Lyzon Gallery, Nashville, TN
Nov 2006:      “Gala” Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago, Il
Nov 2006:      “Recent Works” Gallery 344, Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 2005:     “Miniatures” Avenue Art, Westmount, QC
Mar 2005:      “Jazz” Oscar Peterson Hall sponsored by Avenue Art Gallery [Solo]
                         in conjunction with a live performance by Lorraine Klaasen
Feb 2005:      “Recent Oils” Le Sans Souci, Astoria, NY [Solo]
Apr 2004:       “Recent Oils” Klimantiris Gallery, Saint Laurent, QC
Dec 2003:     “Recent Oils” Gallery Le Canal, Montreal, QC
Sep 2002:     “Inspirations” Atwater Gallery, Montreal, QC [Solo]
2001:              “Recent Oils” (Part Two) Schroers Gallery Montreal, QC
2001:              “Recent Oils”(Part One) Schroers Gallery Montreal, QC
2000:              ”Transitions” Atwater Gallery, Montreal, QC [Solo]
1999:              “Montreal Architecture” Atwater Gallery, Montreal, QC [Solo]