Volunteering as Studio Assistant with Mural Arts Philadelphia, March 2018
Photo by Mellany Armstrong
Kendyl Boyd is an educator, community arts administrator, and multifaceted creative who is passionate about social change and cultural exchange through the arts and education. An ambitious and detail-oriented "old soul," Kendyl strives to encourage youth in lift their voices and realize their potential through educational and artistic experiences that are culturally inclusive, relevant, and diverse.
Kendyl is the 2021–2023 FAO Schwarz Fellow for Community Engagement and Family Programs at the Barnes Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education from Moore College of Art & Design and is currently based in Philadelphia, PA.

Read Kendyl's Teaching Philosophy.

For more about her personal art practice, please see her personal portfolio.

IN THE NEWS
May 2021
The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation has announced the names of the six recipients of the 2021 FAO Schwarz Fellowship in social impact. Each year, the Foundation supports six new outstanding recent college graduates with paid, two-year Fellowship positions at leading nonprofit organizations in three cities. Alumni of the Fellowship program regularly go on to hold leadership roles at nonprofit or public service organizations and programs. The prestigious Fellowship is one of a few programs of its kind focused on social impact leadership. Kendyl Boyd, an art education major from Moore College of Art and Design will join the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for her Fellowship.

January 2021
IPCNY is pleased to introduce the eighth cohort of New Prints Artist Development Program awardees! As part of the New Prints Program, participating artists in Mapping Narratives were invited to apply for three opportunities for further development: an artist residency, studio visit, and sponsored coursework. As an awardee of the Studio Visit Award, Kendyl Boyd will be paired with an artist or critic to receive feedback on her work.

November 2020
In Summer 2020, the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia launched its pilot Emerging Professional Mentorship Program. The inaugural cohort includes 20 participants (10 mentor/mentee pairs) across a broad spectrum of museum disciplines, including education, marketing and communications, registration and collections management, development, and membership. Read Museum Council’s Q&A with one of the mentor/mentee pairs, Jennifer Leibert (mentor) and Kendyl Boyd (mentee), for more insights on the role of mentorship in the museum field.

Moore Blog, Moore College of Art & Design
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SELECT AWARDS + DISTINCTIONS
2021
Awardee, Happy Fernandez Leadership Prize, Moore College of Art & Design, May 2021
Awardee, Deborah Deery '01, '12 Memorial Award for Excellence in Art Education, Moore College of Art & Design, May 2021
Awardee, 2021 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, National Art Education Association, Feb 2021
Awardee, New Prints Artist Development Program Studio Visit Award, International Print Center New York, Feb 2021

2020
Awardee, AMDG 1933 Foundation Scholarship, Moore College of Art & Design, 2020 – 2021 academic year
Awardee, The Sis Grenald Endowed Women's Leadership Fellowship, Moore College of Art & Design, April 2020

2019
Awardee, AMDG 1933 Foundation Scholarship, Moore College of Art & Design, 2019 – 2020 academic year

2017
Awardee, Visionary Woman Scholarship, Moore College of Art & Design, 2017 – 2021
Inductee, Teaneck High School Hall of Fame, Teaneck High School, Teaneck, New Jersey, June 2017


sELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021
Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY​​​​​​​
Moore's Class of 2021, Paley Gallery, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2019
Annual Student Show, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art & Design

2018
Annual Student Show, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art & Design

2017
ArtStart 2017, Powell Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ