Born and raised in Perth, Australia Leah Kennedy has spent a large portion of her working life in a technical engineering environment. From both Irish and English descent she lived in Ireland from 1999 until 2008 working, travelling and exploring. On return to Australia she pursued Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts and Visual Culture at Curtin University and works as a mixed media visual artist.
Kennedy explores contrasts and ambiguity, questioning societal norms relating to identity, globalisation and environmental concerns. Maintaining consistent thematic undercurrents with visual diversity, blending aesthetics of minimalism, abstraction, surrealism and romanticism.
Her awards include 2018 Lensculture Emerging Talent, 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year and 2019 AIPP WA Illustrative Photographer of the Year among many others. She has been published internationally including The Guardian, Wired, Colossal, Capture magazine and Plain magazine.
2019 – TOAF The Facility Melbourne
2019 – WA Professional Photography Awards Digital Exhibition – Yagan Square
2019 – WA Professional Photography Awards Exhibition – Perth Town Hall
2018 – Lensculture Emerging Talent Exhibition – Klompching Gallery – New York
2018 – Head On Photo Festival Featured Exhibitor – Royal Botanic Gardens NSW
2018 – Auckland Festival of Photography – Head On Landscape Finalist Exhibition
2018 – Pingyao International Photography Festival – Head On Landscape Finalist Exhibition
2018 – Head On Photo Festival – Landscape Finalist Exhibition – Government House NSW
2018 – WA Professional Photography Awards Exhibition – Perth Town Hall
2018 – WA Professional Photography Awards Digital Exhibition – Yagan Square
2018 – Travel Collective – Epson Print Gallery – Perth
2017 – WA Professional Photography Awards Exhibition – Perth
2017 – Artisan Collective – Epson Print Gallery – Perth
2015 – CIT Kinetic Exhibition – Perth
2015 – 13×5 Exhibition Matthew Gillett Gallery – Scarborough NSW
2015 – Head On Photo Festival – Finalist Exhibition
Lensculture – Progress?
Wired – 8 Earth day galleries to show off the wonders of the world
The Guardian – Stunning aerial images of Western Australia’s salt lakes
Wired – The beauty and the dangers of Australia’s salt lakes
Colossal – Striking aerial photographs of Namibia’s arid landscape appear as abstract paintings
My Modern Met – Stunning abstract aerial photos of Namibia’s desert landscape