Ken has been a fine art painter since 1997, working in traditional media, including oil on canvas and watercolor. He is a former member of The Glassell School of Art, the school of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he taught drawing, design and watercolor for nearly 15 years. His past work has focused on landscape ideas of industrial decay and urban detritus. He began a “Houston History Series” as well which began with the influence of an older series of photographs taken of the city. These cityscape paintings allow for new interpretations of the urban landscape and are composed in transparent watercolor as well as oil on canvas. Most recently, he began a new series of pastoral landscape paintings based upon the regional Texas landscape
B.F.A. Lamar University 1992
M.F.A. University of Houston 1997
Campbell Center For Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, Illinois 1998
Member, American Alliance of Museums, 2014 - Present
Instructor, Glassell School of Art, Studio School, 2006 - 2020
AWARDS & HONORS:
Scholarship Grant, Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation, Sarasota, Florida 1995
Friends of Art Scholarship, University of Houston 1995
2019 Storied Lands, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2019 The Texas Aesthetic XIII, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2019 The New Show, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2018 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2017 Transient Views, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2017 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2016 FINALIST: 2016 Hunting Art Prize!
2016 The Texas Aesthetic, Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2015 SOLO EXHIBITION: Deconstruction Beauty, Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, Katy, Texas. September 17 - November 15, 2015.
Group Exhibition: Structure, Bank of America Center Lobby, 700 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, August 13 - December 9, 2015. Daily viewing M-F 9am - 5pm. Organized by Kinzelman Art Consulting.
2014 Group Exhibition: Beyond Graphite: Fab 15 + Performance, G Gallery, Houston, Texas, July 5 - 25, 2014. Curated by Catherine D. Anspon.
2013 Faculty Exhibition: 35 Years in the Glass Block Building, Laura Lee Blanton Gallery, The Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, December 13, 2013 - February 23, 2014.
SOLO EXHIBITION: Echoes of Oblivion, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas. June 29 - August 25, 2013.