Kenny Scharf
Kenny Scharf (b.1958) is an American painter and installation artist associated with the Lowbrow movement, and is most well known for his comic book and pop culture inspired works.

Scharf was born in Los Angeles, CA, and he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, becaming part of the East Village art scene in the 1980s. His early work was strongly influenced by Hanna Barbera cartoons, but he gradually began to transition to biomorphic imagery. At the end of the 1980s, he began a series of Glob paintings, which were inspired by Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. Scharf’s recent series of paintings, titled Naturafutura (2010), also have a political undertone, inspired by the BP oil spill.

He has held solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (Mexico), MoMA PS1 (New York), and the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art.

He lives and works in Los Angeles.