Vivienne (Vikki) Kennedy was born in Seattle, and later as a young adult settled in San Francisco to study at the Art Academy. Vikki then moved to San Diego and took a major in Fine Art at San Diego State University under the direction of Professor Longnecker.
Vikki attended fine art classes at Mesa College for three years where she studied with John Conrad and Trina Dixson. In addition, Vikki studied another three years with Trina Dixson at Dixon Sculpture Associates.
Vikki Kennedy has taught sculpture at the San Diego Community College adult program. Her work mainly consists of terracotta sculpture that is kiln-fired, and has been shown throughout San Diego. The Wild Animal Park has bought several of her sculptures.