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Gum Bichromate is a historical process: one of many non-silver light-sensitive processes discovered in the 1830's during the period of rapid growth and invention in the field of photography. It is a handmade emulsion consisting of ammonium or potassium dichromate and gum arabic. Watercolor pigment is added to the emulsion to provide color to the image.



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about kay kenny

Kay Kenny is an award-winning painter, photographer and photography teacher with a BFA and MFA from Syracuse University and MA from Rutgers University. She received a 2009 Honorable Mention in FineArts Photography Lucie Awards and was a three-time recipient of NJSCA fellowship award.

In addition to having numerous one-person shows, her work is in several notable corporate, museum and private collections. Recent publications include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde, by Lyle Rexer, Abrams Publishing, Light & Lens,Photography in the Digital Age, & Photographic Possibilities by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press as well as several other photography books. Her co-curated exhibit “Manifestations: Photographs of Men”, opened at the Southeast Museum of photography in 2004.

Kay Kenny has been a photography teacher for over twenty years at NYU, and ICP in New York City. For over 30 years she has written numerous reviews and articles on visual arts exhibits and artists for various books and publications, including the Photo Review, Focus Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Photography. She continues to work out of her studio is in Saugerties, NY.   www.kaykenny.com 



  • 2015 Juror “Urban Landscapes” Exhibit, NY Center for the Photographic Arts, New York City, NY
  • 2014 Juror “Animals” photography exhibit NY Center for the Photographic Arts, New York City, NY
  • 2004 Reviewer for Houston Fotofest, Houston Texas
  • 2004 Curated “Manifestations” Group Exhibit of Photography about men, at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1998 Curated Group Photography Exhibit, Mary Anthony Gallery, New York City, NY
  • Griffin Museum, Winchester MA 2015, Photography Book Exhibit
  • Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY “Worlds of Wonder, 2014
  • I CP Faculty Exhibit, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2014
  • PaperWork, Trenton City Museum,Trenton,NJ 2013
  • Art After Dark, Ashville Museum of Art,Ashville,NC 2013
  • New Jersey Arts Annual,Trenton Museum, NJ 2010
  • Griffin Museum, Winchester MA 2008
  • ICP Faculty Exhibit Fall 2006
  • Montclair Museum of Art, NJ Annual, 2005
  • Ashville Museum of Art, Ashville, NC, 2005
  • Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL.2004
  •  ICP Faculty Exhibit, ICP, New York, NY 2003
  •  Brooklyn Museum, 2001
  • "Recent Aquisitions", Southern Alleghenies Museum Masters of American Photography" Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto,PA 1996
  • N.J. Fellowship Exhibit, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ 1988
  • NJSCA Fellowship Exhibit, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ 1987
  • NJ Photo/Print Annual, Jersey City Museum, NJ 1987
  •  Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ 1985
  • New Museum, New York, NY 1983
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, 1983
  • Trenton Museum of Art, Trenton, NJ 1973
  • Rochester Museum of Art, Rochester, NY 1972
  • Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY
    The Buhl Collection, New York, NY
  • Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA,
  • Colombo Centro Americano, Medellin,Colombia
  • Prudential Insurance Company,Newark,NJ
  • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Taiwan Photo-Fest, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nantong Museum, China
  • Brooklyn Museum Artist Books Collection
  • Newark Public Library Artist Books Collection
  • Philadelphia Free Public Library
  • PNC Corp., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Provident Bank,NJ


published books

Click to preview INTO THE NIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE photo book
                                         Click to preview Dreamland Speaks:Three Romantic Novels photo book
 "Into the Night in the Middle of Nowhere" 

A celebration or Rural Night Photography

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             "Dreamland Speaks, Three Romantic Novels" 

Narratives in gum bichromate and text

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upcoming events 

September 2015

"Heroes of New Jersey Exhibition" - Kay Kenny is one of 9 photographers selected to photograph portraits of people who have dedicated themselves to creating organizations that benefit the community. Organized by Mary Pat Christie, the wife of Governor Christie, at the NJ Governor's Mansion.