Michael Kennaugh

Michael Kennaugh looking at the camera, hands on hips, wearing a black shirt, painting in the background

"Selected Works by Michael Kennaugh" Exhibition
Sept. 17 – Dec. 17, 2022
Artist's Reception: Sept. 17, noon–2 p.m.
Beeville Art Museum
401 E. Fannin
Beeville, Texas
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sunday closed

Beeville Museum will bring selected paintings and sculptures by abstract artist Michael Kennaugh in an exhibition curated in partnership with Moody Gallery.

The exhibit will feature a wide selection of Kennaugh’s work including recent pieces reflecting his response to the pandemic. Visitors will encounter his well-known exploration of color as well as a darker palette that allowed him to discover how color and space might develop. "Attention to silhouette, shifting forms and color, and the visual evidence of previous passages below the skims of paint layers, are visual elements that best relay my desire to show the passage of time and the development of the picture,” commented the artist.

Michael Kennaugh (b. Casper, Wyoming, 1964) has spent most of his life in Texas and currently lives and works in Houston. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Lamar University, Beaumont (1986) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of North Texas, Denton (1990). He also attended The American College of Switzerland in Leysin (1990) and was awarded an artist residency (1996) at the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center, Montauk, Long Island. Kennaugh’s work is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and in corporate collections both national and international.

“Michael’s work has such a lyrical, spontaneous quality about it,” noted Executive Director Tracy Saucier, “but there is so much more to see within the layers of paint. Visitors can expect something fresh and different.” 

Michael Kennaugh⁣⁣
"Big Wave," 2020⁣⁣
oil on canvas⁣⁣
76 x 114 inches

Big Wave oil painting, abstract art in orange, white, tan, green and black