Artist Statement

Drawing is a medium that grew naturally out of my profession: cartography. (Secretly, I think that I became that cartographer because what I really wanted to do was to draw) In addition to pen and ink, my repertoire includes block and intaglio printing, and watercolor.


Curriculum Vitæ


2013 The Lost Maps of Norumbega. (April/May) Monkitree Gallery, Gardiner, ME (My first solo show)

2012 Occupy Art! The Union of Maine Visual Artists in Action. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME.
(Curated by Kenny Cole, Natasha Mayers and the UMVA)

2011 49th Annual Holiday Art Show. Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME.

2011 In the Shadow of the Mind.  Monkitree, Gardiner, ME

2011 Variations IV. Circling the Square Press, Gardiner, ME.

2011 A Classic Monster Show. Sanctuary Tattoo, Portland, ME

2010 The Island of Misfit Toys. (Annual holiday show) Sanctuary Tattoo, Portland, ME

2010 ArtWalk Gardiner. (Maine): December, 2010; May, 2011; August, 2011.

2010 Creative Maine: The Works of Local Artists. Monkitree, Gardiner, ME

2010 10 on the Water. Circling the Square Press, Gardiner, ME.

2007 Beyond the Printed Page, volume 4. Artefino, Cleveland, OH

2006 Plein-Air Painters. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library (OH)
(curated by Mario Kujawski)

2006 Kaliedoscope 4. Summit Art Space, Akron
(Jurors: Lynnda Arrasmith, Canton Museum of Art and Frederick C. Graff)—*

2006 Shag and Stripes. Art Benefit for Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2006 The Female Figure in Art: Contemporary Northeast Ohio Artists. Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH—*

2006 Collaborative Effort. Cuyahoga Community College Gallery West

2006 Artists of Rubber City Members’ Show.

2006 Beyond the Printed Page, volume 3.  Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH

2005 Beyond the Printed Page, volume 2. Art Metro Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2004 Arts Collinwood Opening Show. Arts Collinwood  Center, Cleveland, OH
(juror: William Busta, Heights Arts)—*

2004 The Thirty-third Annual Juried Exhibit and Competition.
Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
(juror: Barbara Tannenbaum, Akron Art Museum)*

2004 Beyond the Printed Page. Art Metro Gallery, Cleveland, OH

*—Juried shows are italicized.


Artscope Magazine, “Ken Gross: Lost Maps of Norumbega.” Taryn Plumb; May/June, 2013; p. 58.


2014 Gulf of Maine King Tides 1st Annual Photo Contest, Honorable Mention

2012 Environmental Draw-a-thon, Monkitree Gallery, Gardiner, ME (June 23, 2012)

2012 Occupy Art! Draw-a-thon, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME (Jan, 2012; organized by Kenny Cole and the Union of Maine Visual Artists)

2010–11 Artist-in-Residence, The ArtDogs, Gardiner, ME (May, 2010–Oct, 2011)

2010–11 ArtWalk Gardiner organization committee

2004–2010 Assistant to artist Mario Kujawski, Cleveland, OH

2006.06 Drawing demonstration as part of the J.A.R. Show (June Art Review) hosted by Art House, Inc. and Artist Review Today.

2004.02 Printing workshop/demonstration @ Prism Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH

2003–2010 Member, Murray Hill Figure Drawing School

2002–2004 Associate, Fiori Gallery, Cleveland, OH


Robert Saunders and Kala Ladenheim (Gardiner, ME)


BA, History—Kent State University

minor in Geography (Cartography)


Masters Community Planning and Development—University of Southern Maine



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