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Kenneth Yee (b. 1976, New York) is a painter and graphic designer in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Kenneth was featured on NBC’s The Today Show as a teaching artist and director of art education for his work with the New York-based non-profit organization, Art For Progress. He’s participated in the Artists Talk series at the Asian American Art Centre in New York City, was a Bethesda Painting Awards Semi-Finalist, and his work has been featured in various publications. Kenneth's paintings have been exhibited throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and his work can be found in a number of private collections.



2023 Meet Your Admission Counselor, Lower Main Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2022 Juried Staff Exhibition, Riggs and Leidy Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2020 Off the Mark, Office 116A, Baltimore MD

2018 12x12, Mono Practice Gallery, Baltimore MD

2017 Water Cooler, FOX 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore MD

2016 Breaking The Mold, Amalie Rothschild Gallery at The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD

2016 Remember This Moment, John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD

2015 Juried Staff Exhibition, Riggs and Leidy Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013 Texture: The Person & Nature, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2012 MICA Juried Staff Exhibition, Decker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2012 Small Wonders Exhibition, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2012 XL-XS, The Art Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2011 Solo Exhibition, Gallery at Hamilton Street Social Club, Baltimore, MD

2011 Resident Artist Biennial, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2011 Lotta Art, Silo Point, Baltimore, MD

2011 The Seam, FOX 3 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2010 Baltimore Counts!, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD

2010 Critical Mass, HeadQuarter’s Gallery, New York, NY

2010 The Big Show, Main Gallery at The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2010 Commencement Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2009 I Wanna Make My Emotion, Church Street School for Music and Art, New York, NY

2009 T.O.A.S.T., Gallery One, Church Street School for Music & Art, New York, NY

2008 artWORKS, Gallery One, Church Street School for Music and Art, New York, NY

2007 A New Spirit of Progress, Open Culture Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Artists Talk Art Slam!, Asian American Art Centre, New York, NY


2010 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

1998 BA, Advertising & Graphic Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY


I am interested in a viewer’s intimate moment with a painting, one that is unique and specific. Relying on formal arrangements of color, texture, and brushstrokes, the foundation of my own work explores and appreciates all that the medium of paint affords me. Inspired by my time as an art instructor for toddler aged kids, their uninhibited and unapologetic approach to making art has seeped into my own scribbles and mark-making. I build up layers of paint, often working with opaque and transparent color, exposing the history of the painting. My works are all about creating equilibrium of opposing forces and honestly capturing the energy of my own struggle and process on canvas. The emphasis of my work is to focus purely on aesthetic qualities with the hopes of connecting intimately with the viewer for a brief moment of time.

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