​ K E N N E T H     M I C H A E L     P E L O K E


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The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Eisenhaurer Gallery, Marthas Vineyard, MA

Main Street Gallery, Park City, UT

The Rare Gallery, Jackson, WY

The Broschofsky Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Dean Day Gallery, Houston, TX


KENNETH PELOKE'S work has been featured in Western Art Collector, In Style, Luxe, Western Art & Architecture and is displayed in both public and private installations throughout the world including China, Singapore, Austrailia, New York, Scottsdale, Jackson Hole and Sun Valley, ID.

Born 1978 in rural New York, Ken is the youngest of four children who were raised by a single mother. He began painting and drawing at the age of seven. Without proper art materials readily available Ken used crayons, pens, house paint, cardboard, the backside of scrap wallpaper and even the walls in the house to sketch his drawings. 

At the age of nine Ken and his family moved to Arizona where private oil painting lessons and a trip to Sedona, Arizona, inspired him to paint landscapes.  He continued his art education progressing through various subject matters and mediums but eventually pursued a seemingly more practical road in Graphic Design. Unknowingly, this would prove to be beneficial to his creative process just a few years later.

At just twenty-nine he began painting professionally focusing on abstract pieces inspired from non-subjective forms in his mind and raw energy. ”Staring at a blank canvas with no image to reference creates an indescribable excitement and feeling of anticipation.” Today he uses both the subjective as well as the abstract in his work. Although his latest pieces reflect a culmination of his experiential background Peloke prides himself on his versatility. There will always be something new to explore and more excitement to come. 

​EDUCATION

2011, Figure Study - Scottsdale Artist School
2000-2002, Graphic Design, Figure Painting - Scottsdale Community College


AWARDS

Best in Show, Downtown Phoenix Festival of the Arts, March 2010

EXHIBITIONS

2010, March, Group Show- Art Duel, Downtown Phoenix Festival of the Arts

2011, Expressions Gallery Grand Re-opening, Scottsdale, AZ

2011, December, Small Works Group Show, Expressions Gallery, Sun Valley,ID

2012, February, Spirit of the Horse, Expressions Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2012, May- August, Strength and Grace- The Olympic Spirit, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx NY

2012, July, Solo Show- Kenneth Peloke, Expressions Gallery, Sun Valley ID

2012, February, Spirit of the Horse, Expressions Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2012, May- August, Strength and Grace- The Olympic Spirit, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx NY

2012, July, Solo Show- Kenneth Peloke, Expressions Gallery, Sun Valley ID

 2013, August, Tribute to the Hampton Classic, the Design Studio, Bridgehampton, NY

 2013, October, Reflection and Vision Exhibition, New York Design Center, NY


2013, November, 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, Carefree, AZ

2014, June, Fleeting at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York NY

2014, November, Icons of the Southwest, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2015, March, Group Show- Daytime Gallery Exhibition, Houston, TX

2015, July, Solo Show, Ken Peloke, Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

 2016, February, Solo Show, Equine Masterpieces, Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

 2016, February, Group Show: Best of the West, Broschofsky Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

 2016, April, Elisa Contemporary at Affordable Art Fair, New York NY Spring 2016

2016, May, Sugar and Spice, Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2016, July, Solo Show, Photorealistic Journey, Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

           
NOTABLE COLLECTIONS       

Anheuser-Busch Family Collection
Wrigley Family Collection

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Western Art Collector Magazine, December 2011, Issue 52

Western Art Collector Magazine, January 2012, Issue 53

Sun Valley Magazine, Summer 2012

Mountain Living Magazine, August 2013

Dan’s Papers- The Hampton Classic, August 2013

Images AZ Magazine Greyhawk, DC Ranch, North Scottsdale, October 2013

The Marshall Insider, December 2013

Sun Valley Property New


Affordable Art Fair NY Booth Preview

 
Sun Valley Gallery Association, September 2016

Jackson Hole Magazine, November 2016e your paragraph here.