Ken Weaver is a queer multidisciplinary artist based in Sonoma County, California.
His current work uses watercolor and ink to explore the nature of boundaries: the edges of the physical world, in the case of his Sonoma Coast-inspired landscapes, and liminal spaces of identity, language, gender, and physics, in his more surreal work.
Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Ken was the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree. He’s a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., physics), Cornell University (M.S., physics), and University of Maryland—College Park (M.F.A., creative writing). He was in the inaugural class of Carnegie Mellon's Science & Humanities Scholars Program, and has spent summers at MIT and CERN.
He's the author of The Northern California Craft Beer Guide (with partner Anneliese Schmidt), and has served as a beer judge for the Great American Beer Festival.
Ken works predominantly with Beam Paints watercolor paintstones from the M’Chigeeng First Nation of Ontario, Canada (generously provided by Beam), Daniel Smith watercolor paints from Seattle, Washington, and Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens from Japan.