Ken Tackett is a Texas based illustrator specializing in depictions of motherhood including pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.

Artist statement

My goal is to create a peerless collection of mother-baby art that not only displays a vibrant uniqueness in execution, but also shows motherhood beyond the pastel depictions that are all too common. I want to show the joy, exhaustion, surprises, drawbacks, serenity, chaos, and more within my works. I work to accomplish this by perfecting a unique style that incorporates inclusivity, body-positivity, and honesty.

For custom art contact:

Ken@Praeclaruspress.com

 

 

 

Education

BFA  2012  Illustration  New Hampshire Institute of Art

 

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2014 Archaic Personality, Process Art House, Amarillo, Texas

 

2014, Aesthetic Flux, Papercrane Gallery, Canyon, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2008-2012 The Annual Student Show, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester,

New Hampsire.

 

2008 Minumental, Amherst Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

2011  The Big Takeover, White Flag Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire.

   

2011  Revolution, Vault Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

2012 Love, Lust and Desire, Mcgowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire

 

2012 NHIA Senior Show, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

2012 Reveal, Process Art House, Amarillo, Texas

 

2012 Amarillo Open, AMOA, Amarillo, Texas

 

2013 Love, Lust and Desire, Mcgowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire

 

2014 Love, Lust and Desire, Mcgowan Fine Art, Concord, New Hampshire

 

2014, Day of the Dead, Papercrane Gallery, Canyon, Texas

2016, IH8WAR, Italy

 

 

 

Awards

 

American Illustration 31, one piece accepted into AI permanent web archive.

 

Creative Quarterly 32, runner-up in illustration division.

 

Creative Quarterly 36, winner, illustration division

 

3X3 annual, Bronze Medal, unpublished division

 

Creative Quarterly 37, runner-up, illustration division

 

Communication Arts Illustration No. 56, award of excellence

 

Creative Quarterly 42, runner-up, illustration division

Creative Quarterly 46, winner, illustration division 

American Illustration 36, one piece accepted into the permanent archive

 

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