Ken Cunningham is an artist and multiple award–winning director.
As an artist Ken strives to create work that is mythic, poetic, transformational and personal. Through his work, he paints the elusive tide that lies beneath what we perceive in the world around us. His paintings reveal the layers of feeling we sense but that are just out of cognitive reach.
In 2021 Ken was privileged to have been commissioned to create seven paintings for Suntup Edition’s, limited edition publication of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. He was also excited to be a part of a series of group shows with Wow x Wow gallery as well as to be a part of Surreal Salon 13 exhibition, at Barton Rouge Gallery, curated Thinkspace Art in association with Juxtapoz magazine. As well, 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in 2020 his work was nominated for an Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) Chesley award for best unpublished monochrome work.
As a director he has worked on projects for a diverse range of clients including Lego, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Universal Pictures, among others. His most recent project was The Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales special for Disney+.
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.