December 2012, Works-in-Progress. A newly begun series of paintings on canvas and masonite entitled "Carolina Gold" ...for me, namely rice and cotton.
January 2013, Work in Progress. In my studio where I am continuing to work on the "Carolina Gold Series: Cotton and Rice" wk.
Winston Kennedy, an artist/scholar, is professor emeritus from Howard University where he taught printmaking, art management and photography for 29 years. He was previously chairman of the Art Department and director of the Gallery of Art. Recently, he served as Chairman of the Art Department and director of the Arthur Rose Museum at Claflin University. As an artist, he has exhibited his prints in galleries and museums in the United States, South America and Europe. He has lectured and written on two noted African American printmakers: James Lesesne Wells and Dox Thrash.
He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC (BA 1970) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MFA 1972).
He is currently working on a book-length project that examines the history of African American Printmaking from 1720 to the present. Additionally, he is examining the Image of how the African American Male is portrayed in fine art and popular prints. He has significantly expanded a previous research paper delivered at the African American Diaspora Conference at the University of Paris 7, during the fall of 2000, and subsequently, at the Porter Colloquium in 2004, and at the Black Masculinity Conference at the City College of New York Graduate Center in 2005.
Professor Kennedy is a 2002-2003 Schomburg Scholar at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. He is conducting primary research on the prints and images of African American Printmakers. The results of his research will lead to the first comprehensive book on African American Printmaking and a traveling exhibition on the same subject.