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Ken Stanley is an American artist based in Kansas City, Missouri.  In 2014  Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has since exhibited work in the USA and internationally.  In 2018 Stanley and his wife McKenzie opened Driftwood Ceramics LLC in North Kansas City, teaching art classes and offering studio space to other local artists.  Stanley was awarded his first solo show at the Seven1Five Gallery in 2019.  

"I'm painting to pursue an understanding of the essence of things.  We're all feeling everything in real time and art is a great way to slow down  and try to understand what's really going on."