Michael Kennedy

Currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia


Bachelor of Fine Arts - Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)

Diploma of Visual Arts - RMIT University

Awards and residencies

Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. Drawing and Painting Award, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), 2018

DÔ-SÔ Artist Residency, Fujiyoshida, Japan, 2019


Works held in private collections in Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany and Sumer Gallery, New Zealand

Solo and curatorial exhibitions

2022 - Razorblade Romance - KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne, Australia

2022 - TEMPLE (Curatorial exhibition) - SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2021 - Ember to Inferno - Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, Australia

2020 - A postnet folk fanfiction fairytalemythology: Part 2 - Underground Flower/off-site, Melbourne, Australia

2019 - Why does the sun go on shining? なぜ朝日は輝くの? - DÔ-SÔ, Fujiyoshida, Japan

2018 - if only you were lonely, with Jemima Gale (curated by Matthew Harris) - Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Group exhibitions


SINK (Curated by Leena O’Luu and Joseph Dogget-Williams) - SUBLETspace, Melbourne


encapsulated, Christopher L G Hill, CAVES, Melbourne

Choose Happiness, ft. collaborative work with Jemima Gale, Murray Art Museum, Albury

The Impressionists - Blindside, Melbourne

HELL ‘N’ BACK Again - CAVES, Melbourne


Love you, wish you were here - SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne

Mail Out Project - SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne

HELL ‘N BACK - CAVES, Melbourne

Zombies Everywhere, with Yolunda Hickman - Sumer Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand

side to side, end to end - CAVES, Melbourne

Private Opulence Public Squalor - Off-site, Melbourne

Niche Fetisch #001, Niche Fetisch, Melbourne


Friends and Family - Daine Singer, Melbourne 

School Hall Performance, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Exhibition/Fundraiser - Melbourne

and on the eyes black sleep of night part 2 - Firstdraft, Sydney

Sleeping Dogs Lie - ill Fame, Perth

and on the eyes black sleep of night (Curated by Sarah Brasier) - SEVENTH Gallery, Melbourne

GOODBYEHELLO Caves Fundrasier- CAVES, Melbourne

The Process of Making (West Space fundraiser) - West Space, Melbourne


Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition - Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne

Survival. Reproduction. Death. - Off site exhibition, Melbourne

Toys R Us - (curated by Beth Downing and Chris Madden) - Second Space Projects, Melbourne

Proud 2018 - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

Night at the Nicholas (open studio) - The Nicholas Building, Swanston St, Melbourne


Caves Fundraiser - CAVES, Swanston St, Melbourne

What are Chives Good For? - Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong

38% Cucumber (curated by Jemima Gale) - George Paton Gallery - Project Space, University of Melbourne

Proud 2017 - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

Painting as an Object (curated by Christopher L G Hill) - VCA Art Space, Melbourne

Jon Campbell’s Painting Vernacular - VCA Art Space, Melbourne


Sunday Group Show - Colour Factory, Melbourne

Proud 2016 - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

Paradise Lost - Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne

So Fresh - VCA Art Space, Melbourne


Trash & Treasure - Strange Neighbour Gallery, Melbourne

Habits - RMIT building 94, Melbourne