About the Artist: 

 

 

Ken Luce, "New Works" at the San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery, marks only the second exhibition for the artist in the last decade, the only other occasion to view the artists works in a public venue was in 2014 at the William Reeves Gallery in Houston Texas. 

 

Born in 1950 in Houston Texas, Ken Luce began pursuing his passion for art at an early age. He earned both his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Houston and developed into a true Texas Artist.

 

Luce began showing his work to great success over numerous one man and group exhibitions throughout his career. He has been represented by a variety of galleries in the United States and Europe. In the 1970's he worked with the Dubose Gallery in Houston and the David Findley Gallery in New York and in the 1980's caught the attention of Eugene Binder Gallery both in Dallas and Cologne, Germany, as well as Davis McClain in Houston and the Zola Lieberman Gallery in Chicago. The relevance of Ken's work has been recognized in the scope of Texas Art alongside other important Texas artists in exhibitions such as A Century of Sculpture in Texas, 1889-1999 at the University of Texas in Austin.

 

In addition to the success in his various exhibitions Ken Luce has chaired the San Jacinto College North art department for over twenty-five years and recently received an honorarium for presenting a large painting of Pope John Paul II at the El Paso Museum of art. His work remains in the collection of the museum in El Paso, as well as numerous collections both public and private including the David Tinsley estate, William Reeves collection, Museum of South East Texas, and  William A. Fagaly.

KEN LUCE SURVEY 1970 - 2018 
 PAINTINGS  

95. Tiburon’, 1989, oil, tempera, wood on fabrics, 96”x 72”x 24” available

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96. The Spiral Stairs, 1988, wood, oil paint, brocade, , 96”x 84”x 4”, available

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97. The Weight of The World, 1987, paint, gold leaf, brocade, 72”x 56”x 6” collection Museum of South East Texas

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98. The Last Year the Indians Won the Series, 1986, oil, shellac, objects, 72”x 46”x 10”

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99. Something from Nothing 1987, (triptych) acrylic, highway yellow on 220 lb. paper mounted on canvas over wood

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100. Small Waves, 1980, 42”x 60”x 2”

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101. Self-portrait as Jimmy Hendrix, 1985, found objects, enamel, 96”x 37”x 16”

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102. Death of Nature, 1987, (diptych) oil, spray paint, wood, objects on velvet, 92”x 68”x 10”

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103. Mask on Gray & Gold, 1987, acrylic, collaged brocade fabric on canvas, 64”x 51”

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108 - Remember The Alamo
108 - Remember The Alamo

104. Remember the Alamo Diptych, 1987, oil on canvas & velvet, valence, 72”x 96”x 2”, available

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105. Salmon Spawning Up a Cubist Waterfall, 1984, oil on canvas, 60”x 46”x 2”

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106. Odysseus & The Sirens, 1984, oil on canvas, 78”x 60”x 2”

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107. Shroud of Navigation,

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108. Mosha Dyan Dog VS the Oil Cartel

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109. JP2 (El Papa) 1986, found objects, oil on canvas, 100”x 80”x 10”, El Paso Museum of Fine Arts

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110. Atlas, 1989, oil, Bondo, gold leaf on fabric, 73”x 57”x 7”, available

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111. Diamonds Are Forever, 1988, 120”x 76”x 12”

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112. Jimmy Hendrix Goes South, 1987, oil, collage objects, canvas, 71”x 55”x 11”

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113. Futurist Joe Buck, 1977, oil on canvas

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114. Homage to Matisse, 1986, Acrylic, Krylon, collage/canvas, 72x 56x 6”, Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont

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119 - El Rastre
119 - El Rastre

115. El Arrastre, 1988, oil & signs on canvas sculpture, 120”x 72”x 6”, 48”x 72”x 36”, paint, barricade, chair legs

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