Kenneth Price was an American artist who made paint, and ceramic sculpture. He studied at theChouinard Art Institute and Otis Art Institute(now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles, before receiving his BFA degree from the University of Southern Californiain 1956. He continued his studies at Chouinard Art Institutein 1957 and received an MFA degree fromNew York State College of CeramicsatAlfred Universityin 1959. Kenneth Price studied ceramics withPeter Voulkosat Otis and was awarded a Tamarind Fellowship.
He is best known for his abstract shapes constructed from fired clay. Typically, they are not glazed, but intricately painted with multiple layers of bright acrylic paint and then sanded down to reveal the colors beneath. Ken Price lived and worked in Venice, California and Taos, New Mexico. He is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.