Ken is a painter, book artists and printmaker and is on the board of directors at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, in North Branch Station, New Jersey.
The major issue that instructs the form of my work is the belief that a painting can declare itself decisively transformed when it is perceived as an object engaged in real space. The juncture between painting and drawing on and within this shaped abstract work is where I address core- painting ideas and issues of space and place along with a testing of psychological expectations about what a painting can be.
In the altered structure of my work I look for a sense of transcendence, anticipation, unease and wonder with reflection about shifting moments in time.
In 1986 he participated in a School of Visual Arts, MFA residency painting program in Urbino, Italy, where he was in close contact with artists working in the program who were involved in the Trans Vangardia art movement and he exchanged ideas in seminars on contemporary Italian art and classical renaissance painting .
In 1995, Ken received a Geraldine R Dodge Fellowship for study in Venice, Italy, where he painted in the Palazzo Fortuny and participated in the Pratt Institute Venice Study Program.
His first New York City solo exhibition was in 1972 at the Washington Irving Gallery in New York City and his second major solo exhibition in 1976 was at the Jordan Volpe Gallery in New York City.
Ken has exhibited at New Jersey State, national and international venues and his work is in private and corporate collections. Reviews of his work have appeared in Art in America, The New York Times and The Newark Star Ledger.