Kenneth Kelleher, a New England native, grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts. Interested in art from an early age, he first studied painting at the high school level with Raiford Porter at the Governor’s School of North Carolina. He later received a degree in psychology from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and went on to study painting, art education, and art history while teaching in Rhode Island. He lived and studied in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont, and Rhode Island before settling in Boston in 1976. He has resided and worked at the historic Fenway Studios in Boston since 1981.
Mr. Kelleher has shown his work in exhibitions at the Providence Art Club, the Providence Watercolor Club, and the Bristol Art Museum in Rhode Island; the Mystic Art Association in Connecticut; the Walters Gallery at Regis College in Westin, MA; CAOS in Cambridge, MA; and in Boston, MA at the World Affairs Council Gallery, the St. Botolph Club, Vose Galleries, the Akin Gallery, the FCC Gallery, the gallery at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Webster and Co. showroom at The Boston Design Center.
Art New England. Vol 3. Number 5: April 1982. Exhibition review by Margaret Wilson
Bay Windows. Vol 6. Number 22: June 2-8, 1988. Exhibition review by Tom Grabowski
South End News. Vol 9. Number 17: June 2-8, 1988. Exhibition review by Robin Hardman
Boston Globe Magazine. September 29, 1991. “Singular Style” studio photo/essay by Janice Byrd
House Beautiful. Vol 135. Number 2: February 1993. “Paint and Passion” studio photo/essay by June Kurt and Carolyn Englefield
Boston Magazine. Vol 86. Number 5: May 1994. “Style Watch” Edited by Donna Paul
Details. 1996. “Working Out the Fine Points”, Hearst Books, Edited by Laurie Orseck