(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.
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.
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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
2013 Westport Public Library Atrium Gallery, Westport, CT
2013 Used Cars, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2011 Fall Classics, Laura Barton Gallery, Westport, CT
2011 Art of the Car, Pierce Ball Gallery, Stamford, CT
2013 The Art of Transport, Pierce Ball Gallery, Stamford, CT
2013 Barns, Cars, and Chemistry, Red Door Gallery, Richmond, VA
2013 21st Annual Art Show, Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, Fairfield, CT
2013 Faculty Exhibit, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
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
2011 Rose, Joshua, ed. Planes, Trains and Automobiles, American Art Collector, November