Ken Kenan

The Nahan Collection

In 1983, Ken Kenan graduated with honors and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University. He then traveled to France where he worked under the guidance of Max Papart. In Paris, he studied various printmaking techniques, executing lithographs at the Atelier Grapholite and etchings with Robert Dutrou, master printer for Joan Miro. In Vence, he worked at the Atelier Chave with Pierre Chave.

Kenan's imagery reflects inspiration from primitive and pre-Colombian art to contemporary masters such as the graffiti artist, Keith Haring. The resulting images are both playful yet mysterious, whimsical yet lyrical. He is also a jazz and rock musician who finds parallels with his art and music.

While he frequently exhibits in New Orleans, he has also enjoyed exhibitions at galleries around the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, and Puerto Rico. He has also exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut and at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.