Laura Kenney was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan but her roots are in Nova Scotia. Kenney has been creating and exhibiting hooked rugs as a professional artist for 21 years in her studio in Truro, NS. While rug hooking has a long tradition of artistic production in Nova Scotia, it is often seen only as a form of decorative craft. Her work bridges these lines of fine craft, contemporary art and folk traditions.
Kenney received juried status with the Nova Scotia Craft Council in 2010. Her work “Morning Routine” and “Waiting for the Cat to Let her Out” was purchased by Nova Scotia Art Bank for their permanent collection. In 2016, Kenney had her first solo show at Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax and a selection of Kenney’s work was included in “Terroir”, a survey of art in Nova Scotia at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.