Kenneth Alexander is a painter, motion artist, and curator based in Memphis, Tennessee.
He fuses anime and digital art with his traditional style to create a new vision often drawn from his dreams. Growing up in South Memphis, Kenneth was in constant pursuit of an art community. After being accepted into a local performing arts high school, he never looked back.
Alexander’s artwork has been shown in over two dozen exhibitions, including “Surreal Kingdoms” at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, garnering him national attention. Being a juror for the 2016 and 2021 Mid-South Scholastic Art Competition — and being the keynote speaker in the former — he has changed lives of young aspiring artists by awarding them scholarships for their hard work and dedication.
After curating “Unfolding: The Next Chapter in Memphis,” an ArtsMemphis exhibition for the Bicentennial of Memphis, he has spread influence and inspiration to working artists all around the city. This has, is turn, landed him more curatorial work for outside projects.
Alexander is also well known for his work as a set designer and art director on networks like NBC, Apple TV, and BET.
He draws inspiration from some of the great surrealists, namely Salvador Dali, but he is ultimately pioneering the way in a new age of digital art.