Hi! I'm Kenney Mencher. I am a tenured full time professor of Art and Art History at Ohlone College in Fremont. My lecture style is casual and clear. I don't believe in using a lot of jargon or overcomplicated language. Here's the rest of the stuff you light like to know about me:

Resume: KENNEY MENCHER kmencher@ohlone.edu

EDUCATION

1993-1995 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH MFA Painting

1991-1994 University of California, Davis, CA MA Art History -Thesis Title: "Vampires, the Audiences they Consume."

1988-1991 City University of New York, Bronx, NY Magna Cum Laude; BA Art History

1985-1986 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH & Spring 1988

1981-1985 Art Students' League, Manhattan, NY

1978-1982 Art & Design High School, Manhattan, NY

EMPLOYMENT

1999-Present Associate Professor of Art & Art History, Ohlone College, Fremont, California

1998-1999 Instructor of Art History & Western Civilization, San Francisco University High School

1996-1998 Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, Texas A&M University, Laredo, TX

1995-1996 Curator of Visual Resources, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1995-1996 Adjunct Instructor, University of Chicago, IL

EXHIBITIONS: Solo and Two Person 2012 Ohlone College, Fremont CA Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist. (Solo)

2012 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento CA Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist. (Solo)

2012 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist. (Solo)

2012 Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos CA Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist. (Solo)

2011 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA Renovated Reputations: Paintings, Istallation and Mixed Media by Kenney Mencher with publication edited by the artist. (Solo)

2009 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA In Black and White: Monochromatic Paintings by Kenney Mencher and Caroline Meyer

2009 Dahlia Woods Gallery, Dallas, Texas Cool Shades, Kenney Mencher and Linda Sheets

2008 Art Museum of Los Gatos, California Sex, Politics and Misogyny Peter Langenbach and Kenney Mencher

2008 Sequential Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon Cads and Coquettes (Solo)

2008 Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, California Lovers and Liars (Solo)

2007 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA Faces and Farces (Solo)

2007 Dahlia Woods Gallery, Dallas, Texas The Return of the Maltese Falcon (Solo)

2007 Gallery 2611, Redwood City, California Clichés and Characters (Solo)

2006 Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Kenney Mencher: Recent Work (Solo)

2006 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA Apperceptions and Allegories (Solo)

2006 Norton Studio Gallery, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA Being There (Solo)

2006 Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland, CA Similes and Sayings (Solo Show)

2006 Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA Mixed Metaphors (Solo Show)

2005 Dig Fine Art, Providence, RI Clichés & Proverbs (Solo Show)

2005 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA Hamlettes on Wry (Solo Show)

2005 Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA (Solo Show)

2004 Louie-Meager Art Gallery, Gary Soren Smith Center, Ohlone College, CA Dress Code (Solo Show)

2004 STRS Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2002 Louie Art Gallery, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA Too Knew: Kathryn Frank and Kenney Mencher

2001 Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX Kenney Mencher and Connie Connally

1997 Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX Art Department Teaching Gallery Relationships (Solo Show)

1997 Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX Noir Images (Solo Show)

1994 Brody Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH Androgynous Paintings of V. (Solo Show)

1993 Garden Gallery, Sacramento, CA California Landscapes (Solo Show)

EXHIBITIONS: GROUP

2011 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA The Men's Room

2010 Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA Go Figure

2010 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, California, Resurgence

2008 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, California Figurative Works by Gallery and Guest Artists

2007 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM 14th 14th Annual Realism Invitational 2007

2006 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM 13th Annual Realism Invitational

2006 Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, CA Beyond the Likeness: Self Portraits by California Artists

2006 Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA The Go Figure Show: Artistic Interpretation of Figure Elements

2005 Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM 12th Annual Realism Invitational

2005 Blue Line Gallery, Atlanta, GA Grand Opening Group Show

2004 Craighead-Green, Dallas, TX

2004 Red Ink Studio, San Jose, CA

2003 Hang Gallery Palo Alto, CA One More Thing Before I Go

2003 Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA Can't Sleep

2002 Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA Small Works

2002 The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA The View from Here: Anna Conti, Joel Tarbox and Kenney Mencher

2002 Period Gallery, Omaha, NE Painting

2002 Period Gallery, Omaha, NE Faces 2001 Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX Connie Connaly and Kenney Mencher

2001 Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA The Figurative Show

2000 Bryant Gallery, Jackson, MI Works on Consignment

2000 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Small Works

2000 Hanson Gallery, Knoxsville, TN Faces and Figures

1999 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA First Annual Realism Invitational

1999 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX Consignment Works

1999 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Anniversary Group Exhibition

1998 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Small Works

1998 Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Nancy Switzer, Milt Kobayashi, and Kenney Mencher

1998 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX Consignment Works

1998 Craighead/Green Gallery, Dallas TX Michael Magovoro and Kenney Mencher

1998 Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1996 Martin Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, TX Ron Hoover, Katie Pell and Kenney Mencher

1995 Tangeman Center Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH Thesis Exhibit

1994 Mason Fine Art Gallery, Mason, OH Jan Brown Checco, Ken Landon Buck, Irwin Greenburg, and Kenney Mencher

1994 KZF Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Manmade and Natural Landscapes

1994 Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY Consignment Artists Show

1994 Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Burrell, Simmons, & Mencher

1994 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH The Innocent Eye Test

1993 Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

1992 Images Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990 The National Arts Club, Manhattan, NY Fifteenth Annual Student Exhibition Honorable Mention

1986 Arts Consortium Gallery, Cincinnati, OH Monumental Still Life Drawings

1986 Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy, Cincinnati, OH Show in honor of scholarship recipients

LECTURES & PAPERS DELIVERED

2006 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA The Figurative Tradition and Realism

2003 Hang Gallery San Francisco, CA Can't Sleep

2002 Hang Gallery Painting

1999 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School St. Peter's Cathedral

1999 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School Constantine and Early Christianity

1998 Guest Lecturer, Sacred Heart High School Monasticism/Scholasticism/Catholicism

1997 Laredo Rotary Pompeii as an Artifact of Civic Pride

1996 Guest Lecturer, Classics Week, Texas A&M University, "A Brief Tour of the Acropolis"

1993 Guest lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA "Mannerism and Architecture"

1992 Guest lecturer, University of California, Davis, CA "Art as Ideology"

AWARDS

1993-1995 Full Tuition Scholarship, University of Cincinnati OH

1991 Departmental Honors:Art, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

1991 Geldwerth Scholarship, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

1990 Jacob Hammer Memorial Award in Playwriting

English Dept. Lehman College, Bronx, NY

1990 Raymond J. Sontag Prize History Dept. Lehman College, Bronx, NY

1986 Tuition Scholarship, Cincinnati Art Academy, OH

THINGS IN PRINT

"Renovated Reputations Paintings and Fiction Painted and edited by Kenney Mencher" by Joshua Rose, American Art Collector February 2012

Kenney Mencher Renovates Reputations at the Art Museum of Los Gatos KQED By Ben Marks | Dec 12, 2011

Shotgun Review Kenney Mencher and Carolyn Meyer: in BLACK and WHITE by Mary Anne Kluth Arthaus (Editor's Note: This review was originally intended for publication in Artweek.) July 18, 2009

    In BLACK and WHITE Submitted by bbamsey on May 8, 2009

    Bear Flavored, Aki Choklat and Christian Trippe, (Veenman Publishers: London) 2007

    “Brushing Up: A Handle on Glass" Kenney Mencher, The Artist Magazine, November 2007

    “Return of the Maltese Falcon" Envy Magazine, September 2007

    “Variations on a Theme" Kenney Mencher, The Artist Magazine, June 2007

    Telling Tales on Canvas Rebecca Wallace, Palo Alto Weekly January 26, 2007

    Controversy is in the eye of the beholder in Boehm exhibit, By: Sandra Kraisireideja, North County Times 2006

    "The Eyes of the Beholder" Jack Fischer, San Jose Mercury, 2006

    "All Too Real" By Kelly Vance, East Bay Express, 2006

    "Art scene by Bill Van Siclen: Works that deal with doubt, mystery and ambiguity" by Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal - Providence, RI, USA 01:00 AM EDT on Thursday, September 8, 2005

    "His art's too racy for walls at CalSTRS" By David Barton Sacramento BeeFriday, April 16, 2004

    Letter to the Editor in Response to Sac Bee Article 2004

    "Teachers' group removes professor's suggestive art" by Monique Beeler, Oakland Tribune also published in the Fremont Argus Friday April 23, 2004

    "Center for the Arts exhibits 'Relationships'" Laredo Morning Times 29 May 1997, 1C.

    "Kenney Mencher's 'Noir Images' exhibit at LCC" Laredo Morning Times 6 April 1997, 1C.

    "A&M International art Professor's 'Noir Images' opens April 11 at LCC" LareDOS April 1997: 34.

    "A&M International University art professor in SA gallery show," LareDOS December 1996: 14.

    Dan R. Goddard, "Painters Figure out unique ways to portray people," San Antonio Express News 20 November 1996:

    "University art professor in SA gallery show," Laredo Morning Times 24 November 1996, sec. Local: 23A.

    Lucy Gail Llenado, "EYE to EYE, Artist:Kenney Mencher," Everybody's News 1 September 1994: 5.

ILLUSTRATIONS Jonathan Woods, Bad Juju and other Tales of Madness and Mayhem, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration

Dave Zeltserman, 21 Tales from the Modern Master of Noir, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration

Gil Brewer, Flight to Darkness, (New Pulp Press) 2010 Cover Design and Illustration

Hannah Gerber, How to Grow Up and other Poems, (Outskirts Press, Denver CO) 2007 Cover Illustration

COLLECTIONS

Josh Kornbluth, San Francisco

Howard Tullman, Chicago

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Lester and Eileen Traub, Los Angeles, CA

Founder's Title & Trust, Sacramento, California

Mary Kissler, Curator of Print, Art Museum of Auckland, New Zealand

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