He designs grandiose, gigantic, colorful and abstract sculptures. However, all this in a new form because Ken Kelleher realizes his sculptures from a digital design process.
Ken Kelleher studied art at Alfred University New York under sculptors Glenn Zweygardt and William Parry. After college he worked at Hudson Studio, Fine Art Foundry in Niverville, NY where he did finishing work on cast bronze pieces by William Tucker and Anthony Caro, as well as other artists, where he earned his stripes.
A few years later, he became the creative director in an advertising agency.Now twenty years later, Ken has returned to having a full time studio practice. His advertising background and network allowed Ken Kelleher to practice his art in unusual places. Galleries, museums, public spaces, private or professional, Ken Kelleher takes pleasure in designing for all types of places, as long as the sculptural experience is on a large scale.
Kelleher’s sculptural forms certainly support his efforts to advance discussions around how we interpret form and purpose: his works are complex and often inscrutable, but he has also created pieces that are disarmingly simple, and other works yet that fit somewhere in between.
Kelleher’s message is directed especially towards artists and creators, even if it is universal. “My message is that you don’t have to be stuck doing the same thing over and over, and you don’t have to be classified in any particular way as an artist. Instead, let what you are imagining guide you, and allow yourself to be inspired each time you sit down to work”.