Artist: Ken Craft

Along with providing opportunities to make art, interact with artists, and rent space for creative expression, Cedars Art House also includes the studio space for local artist, Ken Craft.

Ken Craft (b. 1967 New Mexico), is an artist based in Dallas, Texas where he lives with his wife and several pets. Craft’s work reflects an interest in combining traditional easel painting alongside cartoon story telling.

Craft himself has existed in 2 worlds for 25 years now, maintaining a career as a professional firefighter alongside his life-long ambitions and work at being an artist. He has been in numerous group exhibits in Dallas and has had 4 solo shows there. In June 2015 he exhibited 3 paintings in a juried exhibit at Artspace 111 in Ft. Worth, TX and was awarded the Top Choice prize by juror, Vernon Fisher. Later that same year he was invited to exhibit this work in a group show at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City, CA.

His most recent exhibit was a solo show at Ro2 Art in Dallas, TX in June 2018. Craft was recently featured in New American Painting’s issue #138 covering the western United States. He also attended his first artist’s residency program in November of 2019 at MASS MoCA’s Assets For Artists in North Adams, MA.

Craft paints more these days and is looking forward to becoming a full time artist in the not too distant future when he retires from the fire service. He is also giving serious consideration to applying for MFA programs throughout the North Texas region. Craft is represented in Dallas by Ro2 Art and continues to have work featured with Mark Moore Fine Art, Orange Park Acres, CA.