French visual artist Kennedy James is most notably recognized for her Serial Bondage installations that have been shown in the USA, Europe and Asia and widely featured in a variety of international publications.
The artist has a peculiar fascination with traditional and modern Japanese culture and is intrigued by its ancestral folklore and rituals. This has had an enduring influence on her body of work. Through anthropomorphic subjects, her work explores the human psyche, the animal/human duality and eroticism.
Kennedy James’ work has been exhibited in institutions and art fairs such as the MoMA of Shanghai, Triennale Design Museum of Milan, Art Basel Miami, Scope New York, Scope Miami, Scope London, Coachella Festival, Salon du Dessin Contemporain of Paris, Nuit Blanche of Paris, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum of Naples, Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Fe (Argentina) and the WIELS Contemporary Art Center of Brussels.
Her work is held in many private and public collections, including the MoMA of Shanghai and the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum of Naples.
Kennedy James was born in France in 1981. She relocated to the United States in 2010 and currently lives in Philadelphia.