BFA, Painting, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969. MFA, Painting, 1970, University of Chicago . Taught at the Hyde Park Art Center. Member of artist collective gallery, Space 900 Gallery, Evanston, Il. Numerous shows in the Chicago area, including : The Hyde Park Art Center, Bridgeport Art Center, Evanston Art Center, Noyes Cultural Art Center, The Art Center-Highland Park. Work included in The Evanston and Vicinity Art Exhibition, 2018.
My work could best be described as surreal. My medium is acrylic and collage on canvas and paper. I’ve employed shaped canvases, diptychs, triptychs in my work. The subject matter is imaginary landscapes ( i.e. jagged mountains, unusual flowers, ) along with a person residing in these worlds. The colors are vibrant and texture is integral to the paintings.The meaning of the imagery is open to numerous interpretations.
In the News:
The Art of Making Art | Ken Avick: Surrealist painting with texture, Evanston RoundTable, November 26th, 2021.