R. J. Kern

R. J. Kern (b. 1978) is an American artist whose work explores ideas of home, ancestry, and a sense of place through the interaction of people, animals, and cultural landscapes.

Kern's work has been presented in a number of publications, including a feature in National Geographic (November 2017), with his series The Unchosen Ones and Out To Pasture. In 2018, Kern published his first monograph with Kehrer Verlag titled, "The Sheep and the Goats."

He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Selected Exhibitions

2018   
The Unchosen Ones, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (Oct 1 - 31)
The Sheep and the Goats, Burnet Fine Art, Wayzata, MN (July 12 - September 1)
The Sheep and the Goats, Mirage Gallery, Kobe, Japan (June 16 - July 15)
The Sheep and the Goats, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (May 9 - June 30)

2017   
The Sheep and the Goats, Yixian International Photography Festival, Anhui, China
The Unchosen Ones... Out To Pasture, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
The Unchosen Ones... Out To Pasture, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN
The Unchosen Ones, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson Hospital & Clinic Healing Arts, Hudson, WI

2015    
Divine Animals: The Bovidae, Ecce Gallery, Fargo, ND
Divine Animals: The Bovidae, Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls, MN

2014    
Divine Animals: The Bovidae, Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center, Fargo, ND

Collections

Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND