in London, Ontario in 1938, Ken Prescott attended Toronto's
Danforth Technical School and subsequently worked as an advertising
designer, art director and freelance graphic designer in Toronto.
the 60's and 70's Mr. Prescott traveled extensively throughout
Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific. During
one of his journeys to Africa and the South Pacific he began
his experimentation with collage. He writes: "Collage has
become my chosen medium. The excitement of papers of every colour,
texture and pattern ... the juxtaposition of these elements
which creates the sensuous interplay of form and colour - all
of this gives me the freest, most spontaneous expression ...
and much greater pleasure than pigment on a palette."
In the early 70's Mr. Prescott displayed his works at various
Toronto locations, such as the Toronto Dominion Bank, the North
York Public Library and Gallery Danielli.
After a move to Vancouver in 1975, Mr. Prescott became a frequent
exhibitor at such well known venues as the Exposition Gallery,
Gallery 22, Federation Gallery, Interiors International, Keenlyside
Gallery, the International Foundation for the Arts, Allan Edwards
Gallery, Harrison Galleries, Atelier Gallery, Harrington Galleries,
Artworks Gallery and Simon Fraser University. In 1975 he exhibited
and won an award at the Federation of Canadian Artists Group
Show; he also exhibited in the Federation shows of 1977, '78
(award), '79, '80, '81, '82, '83 and '84. In 1979 he was elected
to senior member status (F.C.A.) in the Federation and in 1980
was elected Chairman.
In the late 70's and early 80's Mr. Prescott achieved artistic
milestones through featured exhibitions of his collections entitled
'African Images', 'Wildlife Compositions', 'Coastal Compositions',
'Coastal Compositions II' and the 'Odyssey' series, based on
his world travels and featuring many components "picked
up along the way". In addition to these collections, over
the years Mr. Prescott has expanded his body of work to include
the 'Marine' series depicting brilliant tropical fish and 'Land
and Seascapes' of western Canada.
Throughout the past three decades Ken Prescott has enjoyed national
and international exposure through one-man and group exhibitions
in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas, and his works
are featured in more than one hundred elite corporate and private
collections throughout North America, including those of Air
Canada, The Royal Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, CIBC,
Japan Airlines, Pan Pacific Hotels, the Vancouver Aquarium and
Mr. Prescott currently resides and operates his own studio in
North Vancouver, BC.