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 and growth: the edges of the physical world, in the case of his Sonoma County-inspired landscapes and florals; and liminal spaces of identity, language, and gender, 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 first graduating class of CMU's Science & Humanities Scholars Program, and spent summers studying at MIT and CERN.
He's the author of The Northern California Craft Beer Guide (with photography by his partner Anneliese Schmidt).
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.