Biography:

Ken Anbender

Autodidact in art.

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology (Dreams, Creativity, Mystical Experience, Fulfillment-based Development)

Began painting in 1968.

Began collage in 1999.

Has had art gallery shows — both individual and group shows, art museum shows, and has won juried award.

Has work in International Museums permanent collections

Shows:

Utah Arts Festival 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah. Digital.COMmunity – New Mediums, New World: Art of the 21st Century 6/22-25/2000 (70,000 visitors)

St. Georges Art Museum, St. George, Utah, Digital COM.Munity Show, 8/4-10/2000

Kerrytown Concert House Gallery, solo exhibition Eye Music: Under African Influence, 1/31/2000 – 2/26/2000

Detroit Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan Group Show 12/9/2000 – 1/9/2001

ArtSearch Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI 2001

Millineum House Gallery, Spring 2001

Fifth Baker’s Dozen Collage Show, Real Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2003

ReArt Gallery, Earth Day Recycled Materials Art Show, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juried, Award of Merit, 3/22 – 4/22/2009

ReArt Gallery, Invitational Show, New Dreams from Old — Recycled Materials Art Show, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 11/1-28/2009

ReArt Gallery, Invitational Show, Recycled Materials Art Show, Ann Arbor, Michigan 11/29/2009 – 1/3/2010

Gallery Project, Group Show — “Mind,” Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2/24 – 3/28/2010

Art Gallery 21, 6 Hands Collective Show — Collaborative Art, Wilton Manors, FL 1/8 – 29,/2016

Museums:

Arts Colle Museum, Sergine, France. Collage in Permanent Collection, 2003

IMCAC, International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction, Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico 2003. Collage in Permanent Collection

Comments

“Ken Anbender’s collages, paintings and sculptures speak to the power of his visual imagination.

The combination of eroticism, landscape, and disparate references border between the familiar and the indecipherable resisting identification to any specific narrative.

In their sophisticated color and sense of effortless creation is a work exquisitely made.

Ken Anbender’s art places us at the intersection of visual culture and human imagination with a penchant for the unpredictable.”

–Laurie Thomas, NYC artist featured at Miami Basel

 

“Anbender’s photocollages touch on personal, social, and technological themes in mysterious, sometimes disturbing, always intriguing compositions.”

— John Carlos Cantu, Art Critic, Ann Arbor News

 

“Ken Anbender’s work is wonderful. There is plenty of variety, and his use of color and form is fantastic. At first glance, some of the collages seem like Surreal paintings, but on closer look, you can see the cuts….His work is terrific stuff.

— David Halliday, Power of H Weblog author, poet