The artwork of Ken Moylan demonstrates his unique contribution to contemporary art. Moylan combines many traditional and historical styles, materials and techniques of painting, sculpture and architecture within his finely crafted images and objects. Executed in intricate detail and created with a variety of materials and techniques appropriate to the subject, culture and historical context of each individual work. Moylan's work are not usually just painting or just sculpture but rather a combination of both. Often resulting in the creation of hybrid image/objects that integrate realist painting into an architectural frame, meticulously designed and constructed in forced perspective. Moylan integrates a variety of materials such as wood veneer, faux stone, gold or silver leaf into his frames to enhance the beauty, illusion or realism of his work.
About the Artist
Ken Moylan has been drawing and painting from early childhood. He studied printmaking, drawing and painting at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He also worked as an assistant supervisor of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design 3D Shop where he developed many of his sculpture and woodworking skills and techniques. Ken Moylan is and has been a full-time fine artist since leaving MCAD in 1988.
Moylan is a recipient of a McKnight Foundation Grant and numerous Minnesota State Art Board Percent for the Arts Grants. His fine art prints and unique multiples have been produced and published by the Landmark Editions of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Moylan's art has been exhibited extensively across the United States in galleries, museums and art fairs such as "Art of the 20th Century" in New York City. Ken Moylan's work is included in numerous private, corporate and museum collections.
1975-1977 University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
1980 BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Walker Open Studio Day, Sponsored by the Walker Art Center McKnight Foundation Fellowship, 1986
Minnesota State Arts Board, Percent for the Arts Grants, 2000, 2002