Kenrick McFarlane (B.1990) is a Jamaican-American artist living and working in Chicago. In 2010, Mcfarlane had his first solo show entitled “Face Off” at the Gene Siskel Film Center. In 2012, exhibitions by Kenrick Mcfarlane include “The King of Crooks” which was shown at Morton College, and also “The Tipping Point of Me and We” at Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center. The exhibition was also hosted by the Contemporary Arts Council and curated by Tempestt Hazel. Later in 2012, Mcfarlane was chosen by Kerry James Marshall to participate in an exhibition curated by Dawoud Bey entitled, "Eclectic Coherence” The show was held at Expo Chicago located at Navy Pier. Kenrick Mcfarlane is a graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
For three months artists Kenrick McFarlane, Arthur Wright, and David Anthony Geary participated in Rebuild’s One Canvas fellowship – a project that invited three artists to work both independently and collaboratively in a shared public studio space at the Stony Island Arts Bank.
Occasioned by Rebuild’s Noah Davis, 1975 Paintings exhibition, the fellows selected photographs from a communal South Side Family Album to serve as inspiration for three paintings, each of which was completed over the course of four weeks.