Born and raised in New York city, Ron received his art degree at the state university of New York at Stonybrook where he studied with well- known New York school artists and art historians such as Nam June Paik, Lawrence Alloway and Allan Kaprow. After graduation he spent a year teaching drawing at the Mediterranean Institute in Mallorca, Spain. Returning to New York, Ron attended the Art Students League to learn printmaking. He moved to Nevada County in 1971 and has maintained a residence there till today. While continuing to paint, draw and show his work both domestically and internationally, Ron became a leading presence in the Solar Power industry and headed up the N. American operations of three major, global, solar panel manufacturers. Today he lives with his wife and two small dogs in Nevada City.
Curator Review: Give And Take
The luminescent quality of light in this glowing piece by artist Ron Kenedi, is both moving and wonderfully connective. Kenedi’s illustrative narrative and delicate observation of the figures is both sincere and thought provoking. From the daring composition, to the expressive articulation of culture and belief, this unique painting intimately explores communion in an uncommon and distinctively bold voice.
- E.E. Jacks