Kenda North received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY. She has specialized in color in photography throughout her career. A monograph of her work in color photography was published by Gallery Min in l988. She has exhibited her work in photography internationally in more than one hundred one-person and group exhibitions. Her work is currently represented by Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas.
Her work is in many public and private collections, including The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. During the past two years she has been a part of The Museum Project and has had her work accepted into the permanent collections of the Huntington Library, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and LACMA.
Professor North has held board positions in a range of national organizations, including the Society for Photographic Education and the National Council of Art Administrators. She has also participated on the Boards of the Oak Cliff Society for Fine Arts and the Texas Photographic Society, She was awarded “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in Education” from the Volunteer Center of Dallas County in recognition for her work with the Talented and Gifted Programs in DISD.