Ken Horii - Artist
Ken Horii has been working for over forty years in a number of mediums and formats. His work has been exhibited nationally, in New England, New York, and Chicago, in commercial and academic galleries and corporate spaces, and internationally, in special exhibitions in South Korea and forthcoming in China. His work is in corporate, museum, and private collections in Chicago, Boston, and New York.
He is a professor emeritus of Spatial Dynamics in the Experimental and Foundation Studies Division at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. He was a visiting artist teaching special projects in the International Art and Design Program at the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul, South Korea, and a visiting lecturer at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts and the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai, China. He is currently a visiting professor in the International Master of Fine Arts Program at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.
Horii is a third generation Japanese American, born in New York City. His maternal grandparents were Shingon Buddhists. He had an opportunity to spend a month in Kyoto, Nara, and Mount Koya, Japan on a grant from the Rhode Island School of Design researching and photographing Shingon Buddhist Temples.