Kenny Scharf


Artist Bio

Born 1958 in Los Angeles, California
Primary residence in Los Angeles, CA
Education: 1980 B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Artist Statement

My ambition as a professional artist is to maintain the course that I set nearly 20 years ago by establishing my work in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance. Every project I undertake is building on my past experiences. My original approach is unchanged; it is a personal challenge to produce the best work possible every time.

One very important and guiding principle to my work is to reach out beyond the elitist boundaries of fine art and connect to popular culture through my art. My personal ambition has always been to live the example. I believe the artist has a social responsibility to engage others in a thought process that ultimately brings the creative process into everyday life thereby enhancing the quality of our experience.

Kenny Scharf’s Website

Kenny Scharf at the Paul Kasmin Gallery