Ken Marunowski is an artist (B.F.A. Painting, 1995) and educator (Ph.D. Literacy & Rhetoric Studies, 2006). Between 2006 and 2015, Ken taught professional writing for arts and letters students at the University of Minnesota Duluth before devoting himself fully to his artistic practice. Primarily an oil painter, Ken executes much of his art “en plein air” (in open air), the results of which he often uses in the studio as inspiration for additional works. Ken also enjoys depicting live music, using the energy and movement of the music and musicians as the source for rapid, gestural depictions of sight and sound. Awarded a 2016 Summer Artist Fellowship at the Marchutz School of Fine Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, Ken participated in the artistic life of the school and delivered a lecture on the intersection of painting and writing in the life of the artist to the university community. Ken currently resides in Bend, Oregon.