Ken Cunningham is an artist and multiple award–winning director working in the animation industry. As an artist Ken strives to create work that is mythic, poetic, emotionally transformational and personal. His images live in the world of imaginative realism and attempts to pull meaning from the subconscious, as well as the world around him.
His art work has been featured in the Infected by Art annual, on the website of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and in 2020 his work was nominated for an Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) Chesley award for best unpublished monochrome work. In 2021 he was a part of the Surreal Salon 13 exhibition, at Baton Rouge Gallery, curated Thinkspace Art in association with Juxtapoz magazine.
As a director he has worked on projects for a diverse range of clients including Lego, Marvel, Lucasfilm and The Jim Henson Company, among others. His most recent project was The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.
Previous to his work in film and television, Ken spent 11 years as a professional dance artist, performing internationally with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Le Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (Montréal), Toru Shimazaki Dance (Japan) and Dancemakers (Toronto), under artistic director Serge Bennathan.