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. Stanley has since exhibited work in the USA and internationally. In 2018 Stanley and his wife McKenzie opened Driftwood Ceramics LLC in North Kansas City, Missouri, teaching art classes and offering studio space to other local artists. Stanley was awarded his first solo show at the Seven1Five Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri in the summer of 2019. Stanley also works as Creative Director for The Major Arena Soccer League, combining his love for sport and design.
"I'm most drawn to the moments that happen when industry and nature meet. Whether it's spot where weeds break through the cracks of a driveway, or a hanging tree against a skyline. Our lives are perpetually dangling in this boundary zone. I think painting as a language allows me to tap into a more primal form of expression which in which I can best investigate myself and my surroundings."