(American, b. 1959)
Ken Scaglia was raised in Indiana and educated at both Purdue University and Yale University. His training in illustration and graphic design has provided him with skills in draughtsmanship, color, and composition. His long-held interest in rendering detailed materials serves him well in both his ventures as realist artist and trompe l’oeil painter. His work can be found in private collections across the United States and he continues to show his work in galleries.
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1990 Yale University MFA Graphic Design
1989 Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design, Brissago, Switzerland
1984 Purdue University BA Visual Communications Design
1979 Purdue University AAS Industrial Illustration Technology
2018 Coat of Chrome, Laura Barton Fine Art Gallery, Emmaus, PA
2017 A Decade of Automotive Photorealism, Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford Government Center, Stamford, CT
2016 Realized Classics, Sidewalk Gallery, Norwalk, CT
2014 Not Fade Away, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
2019 Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting. January 12 - February 10, 2019, The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL, March 1–May 18, 2019, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI, June 7–September 30, 2019, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO, November 7, 2019–
February 2, 2020, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
2018 Luster. Shipping early 2018 multi-museum traveling exhibit 2018–2021.
Premiere: March 10 - June 21, 2018, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
July 20 - September 9, 2018, Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KS
October 1 - December 23, 2018, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Bon Voyage: The Art of Travel and Leisure, CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2017 Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA International Guild of Realism 12th Juried Exhibition
2016 Gallery 1261, Denver, CO International Guild of Realism 11th Juried Exhibition
2016 West, Caroline, ed. The Complete Guide to Art Materials & Techniques. Quarto Publishing, London
AMArt Quarterly. Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism. Albany Museum of Art,
Albany, GA, Dec–Jan.
2015 On View. Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism. Norton Museum, Ocala, Florida,
Arts Calendar. Carriage Barn Arts Center, Va Va Vroom! The Art of the Vehicle. New York Times,
New Haven Section, July 5.
Arts Calendar. Kershner Gallery, Cars, Nature, and More. New York Times, Hartford Section, April 26.
Kloosterboer, Lorena. Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics. Quarto Publishing, London
2013 Lauterborn, Mike. Kings and Queens of the Road, Westport News, October
2013 Hennessy, Christina. Art show rumbles, roars into Stamford. Stamford Advocate, May
2013 Green, Jonathan. Volume Twenty, Studio Visit Magazine, January
2012 Ritchie, Amy. Photo Finish, Style Weekly Richmond, June
My interest lies in the exploration of line movement created by the flowing mass of metal, glass, and chrome of classic automobiles and motorcycles. Composition, color, and light form the structure of my paintings. I try to use all these elements to reveal themselves in the tightly cropped views I choose for my work. My compositions capture a moment of crisp, clear beauty that celebrates an automobile’s style and character.
I look for opportunities to paint challenging subjects that require a worthy investment of my emotion, time, and skill. As the painting reveals itself on the canvas, I also really like to enjoy the process. No tears. Lots of smiles.