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Author photo and artwork


Ken Weaver is a nonbinary artist based in Sonoma County, California.

Their artwork combines the diffuse nature of watercolor and the crisp linearity of pigment ink. Sonoma County-inspired landscapes and florals serve as acts of gratitude for a place where one can fully be themselves. Their femme, figurative pieces build on these themes to explore queer identity, expression, and love.

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Ken was the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree. They're 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). Ken was in the first graduating class of Carnegie Mellon's Science & Humanities Scholars Program, and has spent summers studying at MIT and CERN. They're also the author of The Northern California Craft Beer Guide (with photography by their partner Anneliese Schmidt).

Ken works predominantly with Beam Paints watercolor paintstones from the M’Chigeeng First Nation of Ontario, Canada, and Copic multiliner and Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens from Japan.

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