Ken Webb studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and attended the Royal College of Art in London, England for post-graduate studies. He has taught at the University of Calgary and is currently Professor Emeritus
Alberta College of Art & Design. Webb has shown with John Ramsay Contemporary Art in Vancouver, Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary, Mira Goddard in Toronto and in numerous international exhibitions. Ken’s work has been published in “Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections” (Robert Swain), “Printmaking in Alberta: 1945 – 1985” (Bente Roed Cochran) and “Sitelines, Printmaking and Image Culture” (Walter Jule) and most recently in "An Alberta Chronicle, Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art" (Mary-Beth Laviolette). In 2002, Kenneth Webb received the Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Ken Webb’s work reflects on the desensitizing of photographic image and the process of filtering or interference. Initially these images were constructed as digital files and re interpreted into paintings. This work incorporates printed photographic images, graphic elements and the handmade painted object.
1976 Graduated with Honours, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1977-78 Post-graduate Studies, Royal College of Art, London, England.
1976 Technician, Printmaking and Photography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1978-81 Trojan Press - Etching Studio, Calgary, Alberta
1981-84 K. Webb Fine Art Printing, Print Studio, Calgary, Alberta
1984 Visiting Artist, Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta
1986 University of Calgary, Printmaking Dept., Calgary, Alberta
1989 Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia
1989 Visiting Artist, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1982-04 Instructor, Printmaking Department, Alberta College of Art & Design Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1994 University of Calgary, Printmaking Dept., Calgary, Alberta
1998 Visiting Artist University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1998-2000 Board of Governors, ACAD, Faculty member to the board
2000 Visiting Artist, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
1972-73 Recipient of the First Year Art Scholarship in recognition of high scholastic achievement.
1972-75 L. Scott Brewster Award for high scholastic achievement at, ACA
1975 Queen Elizabeth Prize
1976 Queen Elizabeth Prize
1980 The 2nd Canadian Biennial of Print and Drawing, Purchase award
1981 Graphics 8 Purchase award
1982 Canada Council Travel Grant
2002 Award of Excellence, Alberta College of Art & Design
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Lost Identity: Stories Untold”
2009 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Cool Climate’
2007 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Values / Vanity / Borrowed History’
2005 Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘white noise’
2000 John Ramsay Contemporary Art, Vancouver, ‘New Work’
1998 Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary, Architecture's Influence on Nature
1995 Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary, Replicas II
1995 John Ramsay Contemp. Art, Vancouver, 'Sanctioned Replicas'
1993 Mira Godard Gallery Toronto, Monotypes
1990 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1987 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1986 Canadian Art Gallery,Calgary
1984 Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg
1983 Mira Godard, Calgary
1981 Gallery Moos, Toronto
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Art for Food, Herringer Kiss Gallery
2009 HK Affordable Art Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery
2008 Herringer Kiss Gallery
2007 Herringer Kiss Gallery
2006 Herringer Kiss Gallery
2005 Herringer Kiss Gallery
1982-2009 ACAD Faculty Exhibition
2002 Grifith University, Portfolio Project, Brisbain Australia
2000 Red Deer Municipal Museum, Red Deer, Print faculty ACAD
2000 1st International Miniature Print Exhibition, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. (catalogue)
2000 artrageous, Wall of Art, ACAD, fund raising event,(donation)
2000 16th National Biennial Exhibition Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Lyola Marymont University, California (CD ROM)
2000 Griffith University, Portfolio project, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2000 Millennium Portfolio Show, Uof Calgary, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary
2000 Out of Print, Triangle Gallery, Calgary
1997 In Situ,Contemporary Canadian Prints, McMullen Gallery,Edmonton,Alta (catalogue)
1995 'Hidden Values' Ontario corporations collect, McMicheal Canadian Art Collection (catalogue)
1995 'Hidden Values' Western corporations collect,Edmonton Art Gallery (catalogue)
1995 'The Nature of Drawing',TRUCK an artist run centre
1995 Mira Godard Gallery Gallery Artists New Work, Toronto Ont.
1994 "Equal Opposites"Muttart Art Gallery, Alberta Printmakers & Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Calgary, Alberta (catalogue)
1994 Mira Godard, Gallery, Toronto
1994 Pluralism in Alberta Prints, Mc Mullen Gallery, University Hospitals Edmonton, Alberta
1994 Printmaking in Alberta 1970 - 1994, Triangle Gallery Calgary, Alberta.
1993 John Ramsay Contemporary Art, Jeff Burgess, Marianne Gerlinger, Kenneth Webb
1992 Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary.
1990-91 Within Range, travelling exhibition
- Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho, USA
-Paris Gibson Square Centre for Contemporary Arts Great Falls, Montana, USA
-Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana, USA
1990 Printmaking in Alberta, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
1989-90 Ken Webb: Prints by\Printed by Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary,Travelling exhibition (catalogue/ review)
1989 Alberta Printmakers, Mount Royal College, Calgary
1987 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1987 'Multiples', contemporary prints from the Glenbow collection, Glenbow, Calgary (catalogue)
1986 Medicine Hat Gallery, Red Deer College, Medicine Hat
1986 Grafick fran Alberta Stockholm, Sweden (travelling show catalogue).
1985 Ken Webb \ Cheri Sydor, Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (review)
1985 Off Centre Centre, Calgary, The First Ten Years (catalogue)
1982 Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Man. New prints and drawings.
1982 Miami Biennial, Miami,Florida, USA (catalogue)
1981 Graphex 8, Brantford, Ontario, Brantford Ontario (catalogue, purchase award))
1980 Not Just Another Print Show, travelling exhibition (catalogue)
1980 Some Drawings by Some Albertans, Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Alberta (catalogue)
1980 The 2nd Canadian Biennial of Print and Drawing (Purchase Award & catalogue)
1979 Gallery Moos, Calgary
1979 Mount Royal College, Calgary
1978 Royal College of Art, London, Eng.
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa • Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario - Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria,B.C. • Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton • Glenbow Museum, Calgary, • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta • Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto , New York • Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal • Royal Trust Company, Calgary • Guaranty Trust, Toronto • Cineplex Odeon, Toronto • Coca-Cola, Toronto - • Glick and Associates, New York • Gulf Oil, Calgary • Husky Oil, Calgary • Menkes Development, Toronto • Nova Corporation, Calgary • Principal Financial Group, Chicago • Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Mayer,Toronto • Grant McEwen College, Edmonton • Xerox
• Hewlett Packard • Ernst & Young, Toronto
“Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections”, Robert Swain, 2000.
“Sitelines, Printmaking and Image Culture”, Walter Jule, 1997.
“Printmaking in Alberta 1945 – 1985”, Bente Roed Cochran, 1989.