Jessica Kenney

2023 Winner

“I am honoured and grateful to be chosen for a JL Micro-Bursary. This award comes when I need it the most and will enable me to continue to create my art installation called “Touching Music.” I want to recognize and thank the generous sponsors of this award, Cat and Maureen LeBlanc, as well as the members of the jury. Your work and effort mean so much to New Brunswick artists, especially during difficult times. I am thankful beyond words.”

Jessica Kenney is a non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent artist. They work in several mediums, finding unique and playful combinations of techniques and principles (digital art, photo manipulation, 2D animation, visual fx, needle felting, sculpture, illustration, and watercolour). Jessica enjoys finding connections between unlikely mediums; often, many of their works are a collage of techniques. Colour is an essential part of their work as well. Jessica believes you should be able to feel, taste, and hear the colour in each piece. They strive to produce vibrant work that pops off the page.