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Artist Ken Steinkamp


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Biography


 
Ken Steinkamp has been painting, producing images and exhibiting for nearly thirty years. Upon graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, he was enlisted in US Army and after photographic training and was assigned to the White House Photography Lab, Washington, DC. After his discharge, he completed a Masters Degree in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  After a brief teaching career, he worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He has traveled extensively in Europe and the US as a crewmember for American Airlines. He has lived in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA and Northampton, MA, Stonington CT, and Providence RI where he had several one man and juried exhibitions throughout the region. His work is found in collections throughout the United States and Europe.  His studio is located in Westerly RI. He is a Mystic Museum of Art and Art League Rhode Island Elected Artist where he currently serves as a Board of Director. His loft/studio is located in an industrial loft building at 32 Friendship St. Westerly RI 02891.
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Artist Statement 2018
 Pathways and Shadows is a concept and narrative that evolved from my walks down the Blackstone Boulevard pathway near my residence in Providence RI, in late April and early May 2017. Along that walk, I experienced bold and enigmatic shadows made by the leafless tree limbs that line the pathway. With the convenience of an iPhone I became enthralled with capturing the many images that were before me. I soon realized that these newly framed images had a curious and profound relationship to my paintings and process over the past years.
My bold use of lines, textures and colors often depicted shadow like images within them, adding meaning through a narrative of shadows along one’s life pathway. It was an epiphany to my process.
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