Born in 1942 - United Kingdom
Iconic artist Ken Spooner, now in his 70s, shows no sign of slowing down his creative output. His paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and assemblages show a true reflection of the artist’s restless and uncompromising nature.
Ken Spooner was born in Leek, Staffordshire and lives in Penwith, West Cornwall.
Despite receiving no formal art training, he was awarded a 1st Class (hons) degree in Fine Art by North Staffordshire University in the mid 1950s.
He was represented and exhibited at Gallery County West in San Fransisco, USA from 1980 – 85 and Gallery Five o’Clock in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1992 – 99.
Selected Commissions and Projects
Ignition – hardback book accompanying solo exhibition at Cornwall Contemporary
Terence Disdale Design
Rose Barber Film Company
NEC Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Wedgewood Memorial Garden, Staffordshire
3 years on projects with William Mitchell Design, High Wycombe
British Libraries Millennium Memory Bank
BBC Home Services as guest for Arts Design
Short film by BBC about work and working methods
work in private collections worldwide
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 – ‘Art Will Drown your Eyes’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2014 – ‘Ignition’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
2011 – Millennium, St. Ives
2007 – ‘Many Layers’ Goldfish, Penzance
1992 – 99 – Gallery Five o ‘Clock, Switzerland
1980 – 85 – Gallery Country West, San Fransisco, USA
Selected Mixed Exhibitions
2015 NSA exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives
2015 FRESH AIR, sculpture exhibition, riverside gardens, Gloucestershire
2014 NSA exhibition PZ Gallery, Critics Choice curated by Laura Gascoigne, arts critic and writer
2010 House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St. Ives
2009 NSA exhibition RWA, Bristol
2008 Summer Show, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
2006 Campden Gallery, London
2006 Spontaneous Combustion, Trelowarren
2004 Identity, NSA, Newlyn Art Gallery
2003, Critics Choice, NSA, Newlyn Art Gallery
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