KEN KNOWLTON

Ken Knowlton, Untitled, from the portfolio "Art Ex Machina", Screenprint, 1972, 38 x 50 cm, Nr. 113/200

KEN KNOWLTON

Ken Knowlton says that he’s “been there, done that”: he has been a farmhand, student, teacher, advisor, speaker, reader, mathematician, physicist, electron microscopist, computer scientist, chimes player, mountain climber, researcher, inventor, author, artist, critic, son, sibling, father, husband, grandfather, peace and civil rights activist, agnostic, retiree, liberal, cynic and realistic pessimist.

Retired from scientific/technical agitation, he is trying to spend the final quarter of his life doing no harm: writing essays and memoirs, and using his own computer-assisted methods for planning his artwork, most of which are mosaic portraits.

PRIZES for SEASHELL MOSAICS

ARTS & INDUSTRY, Malden Mills & Arts Inst. Group, Methuen MA
1999

ART CALENDAR, a winner of Nat’l Semi-Annual Centerfold Contest
1999

SNOW SHOW, Greater Derry Arts Council, Opera House, Derry NH
1999

ART IN THE PARK, Manchester Artists Assn, Manchester NH
1998

IMAGING AGING, Alzheimer’s Assn, Watchung Arts Center NJ
1998

FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Chamber Commerce Wolfeboro NH
1997

5th NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, No. Colo Art Assn, Ft. Collins CO
1996

GREELEY PARK ART SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua NH
1996

NATIONALL ART EXHIBITION, Lake Worth Art League, Lake Worth FL
1992

OTHER SEASHELL MOSAICS IN JURIED ART SHOWS

MOSAIC ARTWORK of KEN KNOWLTON, Mount Olive (NJ) Public Library
2007

A MORE PERFECT UNION, Soc of Amer Mosaic Artists, Washington DC
2005

AMERICAN MOSAIC PROJECT, various venues (traveling exhibit)
2004-06

MOSAICS: FINE ART AND FUNCTIONAL, Atelier, Miami FL
2004

THE ARTFUL WOMAN, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA
2003

PIECEFUL VISIONS, Soc of American Mosaic Artists, Orangeburg, SC
2002

IMPACT OF YLEM: 20 YEARS OF ART, SCIENCE & TECHNOL. San Francisco
2001

ART AND INDUSTRY, Malden Mills, Methuen MA
1999

EXPANDING HORIZONS, Art Institute Group, Lawrence MA
1999

ART-CHRISTMAS SHOW, Manchester Airport, Manchester NH
1998

SECOND ANNUAL FINE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Wolfeboro NH
1998

WINTER SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua Library, Nashua NH
1998

NEW ART : NEW ENGLAND, Library Arts Center, Newport NH
1997

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Inst. for Emerging Art, Miami Beach FL
1997

FIRST REGIONAL JURIED SHOW, VERTU Gallery, Newburyport MA
1997

ANNUAL ART SALON, Chamot Gallery, Jersey City NJ
1997

GREELEY PARK ART SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua NH
1997

LIBRARY ARTS FESTIVAL, Friends of Merr. Library, Merrimack NH
1997

E.W.POORE ART SHOW, Manchester Artists Assn, Manchester NH
1995

STREET GALLERY, Seacoast Arts/Cultural Alliance, Porstmouth NH
1995

SEASHELL ART SHOW, Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum, Sanibel FL
1995

SECOND NATIONAL VAGUE ART INVITATIONAL, Phoenix AZ
1993

PUZZLE EXHIBITION, Museum of Art & Design, Atlanta GA
1993

VISIONS IN SPACE, Fisk Planetarium, Boulder CO
1992

FIRST NATIONAL VAGUE ART INVITATIONAL, Phoenix AZ
1992

ARIOUS ARTWORKS ON EXTENDED DISPLAY at

CHAMOT GALLERY, Jersey City NJ
1997 ->

NETWAVE/QUICKBUY INC, Tyngsboro MA
1996-00

HIGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Wilmington MA
1995

WANG SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE, Lowell MA
1994 ->

WANG LABORATORIES, Lowell MA
1991-95

EXPLORATORIUM, San Francisco CA
1987 ->

ESTHER KLEIN GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA
1985 ->

MALDEN MILLS, Lawrence MA, Aaron Feuerstein (gift & portrait)
2002 ->

DOMINO MOSAICS IN JURIED SHOWS

THE COMPUTER AND ITS INFLUENCE, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln NE
1993

MIAMI YOUTH MUSEUM SHOW, Miami Youth Museum, Miami FL
1987

ARTISTS USING COMPUTERS, Foothill College, San Mateo CA
1986

PIXELS, MATRIX AND MUSE, San Mateo County Gallery, San Mateo CA
1986

COMPUTER ART, Cory Galleries, San Francisco CA
1986

CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, Inst. of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA
1984

ART BY COMPUTER AND VIDEO, Museum of Surreal & Fantastique, NYC
1982

VARIOUS OTHER WORKS IN SHOWS

CONGLOMERATIONS (Soc of Amer Mosaic Artists), Orangeburg SC
2002

SHARE OUR VISION, Arts Inst Group, Lawrence Heritage St Pk, MA
1999

ELECTRONIC RITUALS (7-pers retro), Intermmedia Arts, St Paul MN
1999

SNOW SHOW, Greater Derry Arts Council, Opera House, Derry NH
1999

SIGGRAPH 25th ANNIVERSARY ART SHOW, Orlando FL
1998

LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD, Waterfront Museum, NY Harbor NY
1998

ARTISTS IN THE COMPUTER AGE, M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge MA
1987

COMPUTERS IN ART & DESIGN, RESEARCH & EDUCATION, San Jose CA
1984

COMPUTER ART EXHIBIT AND FESTIVAL, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem PA
1982

BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTMOBILE, Bucks County PA
1980

U. S. EMBASSY SHOW, Stockholm, Sweden
1980

ART IN / ART OUT – Ukranian Inst of Modern Art, Chicago IL
1980

IGGRAPH ART SHOWS (several of the annual SIGGRAPH conferences)
19**

COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Westlake Gallery, White Plains NY
1979

ART OF THE SPACE ERA, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
1978

COMPUTER GRAPHICS ART EXHIBITION, NCC, New York
1976

THE ART & SKILL OF PEOPLE USING COMPUTERS, IBM
1975

CANADIAN COMPUTER SHOW ART EXHIBITION
1975

IMPRESSIONS, Summit Art Center, Summit NJ
1975

THE SDL COLLECTION (8-artist trav exhibit) Gheerbrant cur, Mont
1974

INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Montreal
1974

CANADIAN COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Montreal
1972

OBERLIN COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Oberlin, OH
1972

NINTH ANNUAL AVANT GARDE FESTIVAL, New York NY
1972

COMPUTER ART AND MUSIC EXHIBITION, Univ. of Minnesota
1971

ART EX MACHINA (6-artist portfol) G.Gheerbrant curator,Montreal
1971

ART AND TECHNOLOGY SHOW, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1968

MACHINE SHOW, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
1968

ARTWORK USED FOR BOOK and MAGAZINE COVERS

GENII: A Conjurors’ Magazine, November
2009

MATHEMAGICIAN & PIED PUZZLER, Berlekamp & Rodgers Eds AK Peters
1999

Magic Magazine, Apr
1994

Art Calendar, July/August
1993

MIND OVER MACHINE, Dreyfus & Dreyfus, Blackwell
1986

PRIZES for SEASHELL MOSAICS

ARTS & INDUSTRY, Malden Mills & Arts Inst. Group, Methuen MA
1999

ART CALENDAR, a winner of Nat’l Semi-Annual Centerfold Contest
1999

SNOW SHOW, Greater Derry Arts Council, Opera House, Derry NH
1999

ART IN THE PARK, Manchester Artists Assn, Manchester NH
1998

IMAGING AGING, Alzheimer’s Assn, Watchung Arts Center NJ
1998

FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Chamber Commerce Wolfeboro NH
1997

5th NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, No. Colo Art Assn, Ft. Collins CO
1996

GREELEY PARK ART SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua NH
1996

NATIONALL ART EXHIBITION, Lake Worth Art League, Lake Worth FL
1992

OTHER SEASHELL MOSAICS IN JURIED ART SHOWS

MOSAIC ARTWORK of KEN KNOWLTON, Mount Olive (NJ) Public Library
2007

A MORE PERFECT UNION, Soc of Amer Mosaic Artists, Washington DC
2005

AMERICAN MOSAIC PROJECT, various venues (traveling exhibit)
2004-06

MOSAICS: FINE ART AND FUNCTIONAL, Atelier, Miami FL
2004

THE ARTFUL WOMAN, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA
2003

PIECEFUL VISIONS, Soc of American Mosaic Artists, Orangeburg, SC
2002

IMPACT OF YLEM: 20 YEARS OF ART, SCIENCE & TECHNOL. San Francisco
2001

ART AND INDUSTRY, Malden Mills, Methuen MA
1999

EXPANDING HORIZONS, Art Institute Group, Lawrence MA
1999

ART-CHRISTMAS SHOW, Manchester Airport, Manchester NH
1998

SECOND ANNUAL FINE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Wolfeboro NH
1998

WINTER SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua Library, Nashua NH
1998

NEW ART : NEW ENGLAND, Library Arts Center, Newport NH
1997

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Inst. for Emerging Art, Miami Beach FL
1997

FIRST REGIONAL JURIED SHOW, VERTU Gallery, Newburyport MA
1997

ANNUAL ART SALON, Chamot Gallery, Jersey City NJ
1997

GREELEY PARK ART SHOW, Nashua Artists Assn, Nashua NH
1997

LIBRARY ARTS FESTIVAL, Friends of Merr. Library, Merrimack NH
1997

E.W.POORE ART SHOW, Manchester Artists Assn, Manchester NH
1995

STREET GALLERY, Seacoast Arts/Cultural Alliance, Porstmouth NH
1995

SEASHELL ART SHOW, Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum, Sanibel FL
1995

SECOND NATIONAL VAGUE ART INVITATIONAL, Phoenix AZ
1993

PUZZLE EXHIBITION, Museum of Art & Design, Atlanta GA
1993

VISIONS IN SPACE, Fisk Planetarium, Boulder CO
1992

FIRST NATIONAL VAGUE ART INVITATIONAL, Phoenix AZ
1992

ARIOUS ARTWORKS ON EXTENDED DISPLAY at

CHAMOT GALLERY, Jersey City NJ
1997 ->

NETWAVE/QUICKBUY INC, Tyngsboro MA
1996-00

HIGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Wilmington MA
1995

WANG SCHOOL OF MATH AND SCIENCE, Lowell MA
1994 ->

WANG LABORATORIES, Lowell MA
1991-95

EXPLORATORIUM, San Francisco CA
1987 ->

ESTHER KLEIN GALLERY, Philadelphia, PA
1985 ->

MALDEN MILLS, Lawrence MA, Aaron Feuerstein (gift & portrait)
2002 ->

DOMINO MOSAICS IN JURIED SHOWS

THE COMPUTER AND ITS INFLUENCE, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln NE
1993

MIAMI YOUTH MUSEUM SHOW, Miami Youth Museum, Miami FL
1987

ARTISTS USING COMPUTERS, Foothill College, San Mateo CA
1986

PIXELS, MATRIX AND MUSE, San Mateo County Gallery, San Mateo CA
1986

COMPUTER ART, Cory Galleries, San Francisco CA
1986

CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, Inst. of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA
1984

ART BY COMPUTER AND VIDEO, Museum of Surreal & Fantastique, NYC
1982

VARIOUS OTHER WORKS IN SHOWS

CONGLOMERATIONS (Soc of Amer Mosaic Artists), Orangeburg SC
2002

SHARE OUR VISION, Arts Inst Group, Lawrence Heritage St Pk, MA
1999

ELECTRONIC RITUALS (7-pers retro), Intermmedia Arts, St Paul MN
1999

SNOW SHOW, Greater Derry Arts Council, Opera House, Derry NH
1999

SIGGRAPH 25th ANNIVERSARY ART SHOW, Orlando FL
1998

LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD, Waterfront Museum, NY Harbor NY
1998

ARTISTS IN THE COMPUTER AGE, M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge MA
1987

COMPUTERS IN ART & DESIGN, RESEARCH & EDUCATION, San Jose CA
1984

COMPUTER ART EXHIBIT AND FESTIVAL, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem PA
1982

BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTMOBILE, Bucks County PA
1980

U. S. EMBASSY SHOW, Stockholm, Sweden
1980

ART IN / ART OUT – Ukranian Inst of Modern Art, Chicago IL
1980

IGGRAPH ART SHOWS (several of the annual SIGGRAPH conferences)
19**

COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Westlake Gallery, White Plains NY
1979

ART OF THE SPACE ERA, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
1978

COMPUTER GRAPHICS ART EXHIBITION, NCC, New York
1976

THE ART & SKILL OF PEOPLE USING COMPUTERS, IBM
1975

CANADIAN COMPUTER SHOW ART EXHIBITION
1975

IMPRESSIONS, Summit Art Center, Summit NJ
1975

THE SDL COLLECTION (8-artist trav exhibit) Gheerbrant cur, Mont
1974

INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Montreal
1974

CANADIAN COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Montreal
1972

OBERLIN COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION, Oberlin, OH
1972

NINTH ANNUAL AVANT GARDE FESTIVAL, New York NY
1972

COMPUTER ART AND MUSIC EXHIBITION, Univ. of Minnesota
1971

ART EX MACHINA (6-artist portfol) G.Gheerbrant curator,Montreal
1971

ART AND TECHNOLOGY SHOW, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1968

MACHINE SHOW, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
1968

ARTWORK USED FOR BOOK and MAGAZINE COVERS

GENII: A Conjurors’ Magazine, November
2009

MATHEMAGICIAN & PIED PUZZLER, Berlekamp & Rodgers Eds AK Peters
1999

Magic Magazine, Apr
1994

Art Calendar, July/August
1993

MIND OVER MACHINE, Dreyfus & Dreyfus, Blackwell
1986

The Flying Needle, Feb 1984 Art Calendar July/Aug
1984

Nebraska Blueprint, Feb
1983

Computer Bulletin (British), Dec
1979

Science Magazine, Apr 4
1969

Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery
1966

The Flying Needle, Feb 1984 Art Calendar July/Aug
1984

Nebraska Blueprint, Feb
1983

Computer Bulletin (British), Dec
1979

Science Magazine, Apr 4
1969

Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery
1966