Ken Rasmussen Bio Portrait

Ken Rasmussen is passionate about how places create meaning in people's lives. He draws from his own travels with family to create oil paintings of places that are close to his heart. In Ken's art you'll find holiday stories, the drama of the big city as well as the sacred peaceful places we retreat to. Ken's oil paintings are a window to the memories and experiences that light up our lives and connect us to the people we love most.

Biography

Ken Rasmussen grew up in Broome, Marble Bar and other Western Australian country towns.

He was educated at Scotch College, and attended the University of Western Australia (B.A Literature and one year at Law School.) He subsequently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University), majoring in painting.

Since graduation Ken has painted professionally, gaining a reputation for realist drawing, watercolour and oil painting skills.

Recently Ken has evolved as a modern realist impressionist painter.

Ken captures the alluring beauty of the South-West vineyards, rivers and coastline and the drama of the Sydney skyline.

Qualifications

1982 Graduated B.A. (Literature) University of Western Australia, Perth
1983 Graduated B.A. (Fine Art) West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University)

Exhibitions & Prizes

1986 Solo exhibition, Old Cheese Factory Gallery, Balingup.
1987 Solo exhibition, Ric’s Gallery, Dalkeith.
1987 Solo exhibition, Old Cheese Factory Gallery, Balingup.
1987 Solo exhibition, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, W.A Branch, Claremont.
1988 Solo travelling exhibition by invitation, Bicentennial Goldfields Trek, Perth to Kalgoorlie.
1989 One man show, artist’s studios, West Perth.
1990 Group exhibition, Bougainvillea Festival, Darwin.
1990 “Pearling Luggers and Bush Camps” solo exhibition, artists’ studio, West Perth.
1991 Solo exhibition by invitation, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival guest artist, Broome.
1992-93 Numerous group exhibitions.
1993 Winner, Woolstores Acquisitive Art Award for oil painting, Fremantle. 
1993 Runner up, Woolstores Acquisitive Art Award for works on paper, Fremantle.
1993 Invited artist, group exhibitions, “Equus – the Horse in Art” – Perth Equestrian Centre.
1994 Invited artist, illustrations for book “Songs of the Possum” and associated auction of art works, Burswood.
1994 Invited artist, group exhibition, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival, Broome.
1994 Solo exhibition – by invitation, A Shed Fremantle.
1995 Solo exhibition – “North and South”, A Shed Fremantle.
1996 Group exhibition, Tatersalls invitation Landscape Painting Award, Brisbane.
1996 Solo exhibition, “Rare Pearls – invited artist Pearlfishers’ Gallery, Shinju Matsuri Festival, Broome.
1996 Solo exhibition “Summer Breezes”, Katsui Studio, Claremont.
1999 Solo exhibition, Framed Gallery, Darwin.
1999 Solo exhibition, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont.
2000 Solo exhibition, McKenzie Gallery, Claremont.
2001 Travel, eight months painting in Europe, mostly France and Italy.
2002 Studio Exhibitions, Featured artist Finishing Touch Gallery
2003 Studio Exhibitions, Featured artist Finishing Touch Gallery
2004 Studio Exhibitions, Solo ExhibitionElements Art Gallery, Dalkeith.
2005 Studio Exhibitions, Group exhibition Gallery 360.
2006 Studio Exhibitions, Solo ExhibitionElements Art Gallery, Dalkeith.
2007 Studio Exhibitions, Featured artist Finishing Touch Gallery.
2008 Studio Exhibitions, Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition, Yallingup.
2009 Studio Exhibitions, Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition, Yallingup.
2010 Studio Exhibitions, Invited artist, Margaret River Gallery
2011 Solo Exhibition, Elements Art Gallery, Dalkeith.
2012 Studio Exhibitions, invited artist Finishing Touch Gallery
2013 Studio Exhibitions, Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition
2014 Group Online Exhibition, Best of Fine Art Collection, Scoop Magazine.
2015 Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition, Yallingup.
2016 Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition, Yallingup.
2016 Invited artist, Boranup Gallery, Yallingup Gallery, Gallery 360, Finishing Touch.
2017 Invited artist, Boranup Gallery, Yallingup Gallery, Gallery 360, Finishing Touch, Accent Galley
2018 Invited artist, Yallingup Galleries Summer Exhibition, Yallingup.
2018 Launch Ken Rasmussen Online Gallery.
2018 Invited artist, Boranup Gallery, Yallingup Gallery, Finishing Touch, Accent Gallery