Kenny Scharfhe studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and became part of New York City’s East Village art scene during the 1980s for his ambitious, cartoon-like installations and paintings and his frequent collaborations with his friends, artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Scharf’s fun, colorful work is both a nod to the future and a reference to past art historical movements such as Pop and Surrealism. His multidisciplinary practice exists in the realm where pop culture meets science fiction, and his imagery celebrates everything from the Jetsons and the Flintstones to one-eyed creatures, mischievous monsters, and donuts in space.

Kenny Scharf
Kenny Scharf
Los Angeles, 1958
USA

Past Exhibitions

Kenny Scharf: Inner and Outer Space

Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
19/03/2018 — 31/08/2018

Outside In: The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Exhibition

Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
28/04/2017 — 04/06/2017

Kenny Sharf at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
05/12/2015 — 02/01/2016

100+ Degrees in The Shade. A Survey of South Florida Art

Girls’ Club Collection
12/11/2015 — 01/01/2016

Precious – From Picasso to Jeff Koons

Private: Vitraria Gallery
08/02/2015 — 16/08/2015

Solo Shows

2017
Kenny Scharf, “Blox and Bax ”, Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles CA
Kenny Scharf, “ Inner and Outer Space ”, Jeffrey Deitch New York NY.

2016
Kenny Scharf , “Kenny Scharf”, Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor , NY.

2015
Kenny Scharf, “Born Again”, Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles , CA
Kenny Scharf, “Cosmic Donut Occurrences”, Patricia Low Contemporary Gstaad , Switzerland
Kenny Scharf, ” SCHOW” Frederic Snitzer Gallery Miami , FL.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Los Angeles Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1958 Lives in: Los Angeles