ImageGail Kenning is a UK-born practice-based arts researcher. She has worked with visualising data and information in industry, and in her art-practice and research. She creates programmed animations and data visualisations and exhibits online, nationally and internationally (including in the forthcoming Lovelace: Lace Awards exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 2011). She was awarded a PhD Art theory from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW 2009) for her work exploring evolutionary patterns and code in relation to craft-based textile forms

Kenning is currently working on a number of research projects including an exploration of the relationship between craft-based textile activities, meditative games, digital media and code. She is also researching, in collaboration with artist and animator Dr Lisa Roberts and Dr Martina Doblin from the Climate Change Cluster at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), into how artists and scientists can work together to visualise scientific data in ways that appeal to both the intellect and the senses.

Kenning has presented at conferences nationally and internationally including the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) in 2009 and the forthcoming ISEA 2011.

Alongside her art practice Kenning has worked with data visualisation in industry for over ten years as director of a computer aided research and media analysis company. In addition, she has worked on the development of commercially available software products and consults to companies on the development of systems to enable effective data visualisation.

Kenning trained as a sculptor and installation artist before turning to digital media and has exhibited at Sherman Hargrave Gallery, Paddington; First Draft; Gallery 4A, as well as 24 Hour Art in the Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art in Darwin, and has been an exhibitor in the well-known Sydney Sculpture by the Sea three times. She was selected for a two months residency at Hue in Vietnam where she was a participant in 2nd International Sculpture Symposium



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