Ken Kewley artist

Bio

KEN KEWLEY
Born 1953, Battle Creek, MI



I tend to like paintings where the abstraction is strong. By this I mean that the paint, the colors and shapes, are distinct, like strong actors in a play. Going towards abstraction does not mean going away from representation. It is more like describing something real my other means than illustration.


Trust your instincts. I try not to worry about what I do not know, what I have been unable to teach myself. My inabilities serve me better than my abilities. That art is not something that is learned and then practiced, it is a form of communication and one is always trying to say something clearer. To love and to be honest, maybe one does not exist without the other and a desire to communicate that, this is what it takes to make art. --Ken Kewley (quoted in Studio Matters)


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010
Paintings and Collages 2005–2010, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008
Landscapes: Very Recent Paintings, Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel

2007
Ken Kewley: Collage & Painting, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2005
Collages, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2000
Art Design Digressions LTD. Gallery, Hudson, NY

1999
Barton-Ryan Gallery, Boston, MA
One Hundred Figure Paintings, Ansonia Window Show, New York

1997
Scott White Gallery (a.k.a SOMA Gallery), La Jolla, CA

1995
Hackett/Freedman Gallery (a.k.a. Contemporary Realist Gallery), San Francisco, CA

1993
Carson Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
Group 2011, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Remix: Selections from the ICC, International Collage Center, Milton, PA
Collage Perspectives: Works by Njideka Akunyili, Arden Bendler Browning, Chie Fukei, Ken Kewley, and Elizabeth O'Reilly, Curated by Andrea Packard, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore

2010
2010 Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2008
Inaugural Exhibition, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ken Kewley / John Goodrich, Armstrong – Hipkins Center for the Arts, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
The Easton Circle in Genova, Satura – Associazione Culturale, Genova, Italy

2007
Anniversary: Ten Years of Gallery Art and Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Three Artists: Raphael Soyer, William Gothhard, Ken Kewley, David Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
In Context collage + abstraction, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York

2005
In Black and White, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2004-05
Tabletop Arenas, Zeuxis: An Association of Still Life Painters, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; traveled to: Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York; The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA; Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS

2004
Small Work/Large Scale, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Intimate Purlieus: The Diminutive Landscape and Contemporary Art, The Palmer Museum, University Park, PA
Gallery Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2002
Summer Selections, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Five in Collage, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2001
Power of the Seen: Eleven Painters Work From Life, The Painting Center, New York

2000
Hackett-Freedman Gallery Artists, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
Winter Exhibition, Scott White Gallery (a.k.a SOMA Gallery), La Jolla, CA

1999
Distilled Life, Prince Street Gallery, New York

1998
Five Artists, Barton-Ryan Gallery, Boston, MA
National Academy of Design, New York, 173rd Annual Exhibition

1997
Landscapes, Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Still Lifes, Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Bowery Gallery, New York, National Competition juried by Gabriel Laderman

1994
New Bay Area Painting, Hackett/Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
Bowery Gallery, New York, National Competition juried by Rosemarie Beck and Lois Dodd
Summer/Landscapes, The Gallery, Three Zero, New York
People II, The Gallery, Three Zero, New York

1992
New Generation, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
National Academy of Design, New York, 167th Annual Exhibition

1991
First Street Gallery, New York, National Competition juried by Gabriel Laderman


TEACHING

2010
Faculty, JSS Italy Program, Italy
Fall Lecture and Workshop, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

2008
Artist-In-Residence, Landscape Painting Marathon, Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
Faculty, JSS Italy Program, Corciano, Italy


LECTURES

2008
On My Work: A Passion For Color, The Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
Simple Painting – Visual Poetry – Thoughts on Picture Making, The Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel

2007
Talk, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Painting Lecture, Warren County Library, New Jersey


COLLECTIONS

San Francisco Arts Commission
Exxon Corporation
Yosemite National Parks Museum


EDUCATION

1976
University of California at Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies, B.F.A. in Painting


 

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