About the Artist

Kenneth E. Parris III is a Brooklyn based Visual Artist born in Philadelphia, PA, 1975, raised in Austin, TX. He has exhibited across the United States and in numerous art fairs. His paintings and installations have been critically acclaimed, notably by: WalkerArt.org, NPR, Trend Hunter Art & Design, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Time Out New York. His original series of drawings and text titled Drawing Dance was featured for twenty-three weeks in The New York Times ArtsBeat and culminated in exhibitions in New York City, Houston, Philadelphia, and at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Kenneth is a studio artist in chashama’s Workspace Program and is fiscally sponsored by The Solo Foundation. He has won awards from the American Advertising Federation and had work selected for the Bombay Sapphire & Russell Simmons Artisan Series. He performed in the remount of Rashaun Mitchell’s NOX at Danspace Project, has been a panelist for The One Club, and guest lectured on collaboration at Bard College.

He is a Creative Director in advertising and is Art Editor of H.O.W. Journal. Kenneth received a BFA in Illustration and an AAS in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. He has artwork in numerous collections including Barclay & Rebecca Knapp, Lester Marks, and Dr. Richard J. Massey.

ChaShaMa studio at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

ChaShaMa’s Space To Create Program, one of the largest artist studio program in New York City, provides subsidized studio space to 102 New York City based artists, giving them the space to create. Studios range in size from 200 square feet to over 400 square feet and are rented to artists at up to 90% below market rates. Our long-term studio hub at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and smaller complexes throughout New York City comprise 102 studio spaces.