Kenneth Sean Golden
Kenneth Sean Golden is a New York City photographer. He has taught at New York University, The University of Pennsylvania, New York Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design, The International Center of Photography, and The City College of New York.
Kenneth Sean Golden uses layered and partially masked photographic images to explore masculinity and sexuality. The politics of representation are of the utmost importance to the artist and with the growth of technologies, the computer is an important tool. As a gay man, the artist is engaged in creating work that addresses today’s sensibility. Identity politics continues to define the diversity of our population. Golden finds this diversity a point of celebration and one of inclusion as it adds to the articulation of who we are. He takes on the challenge to explore how we can have these identities and co-exist. In his work, there is a density of elements that lends itself to a multiplicity of meanings, challenging and playing with how we see, and mixing reading with seeing.
Kenneth Sean Golden has exhibited internationally and locally for the past 40 years. Solo exhibitions include: Westbeth Gallery (New York), Vessel (New York), and Familia y Amigos (Barcelona, Spain). Group exhibitions include: Detroit Museum of New Art, Westbeth Gallery, Pulse Art, Leo Castelli – Bailey House Benefit & Auction, APEX Art, and University of Illinois Gallery 400. His work is in the Collection of Paris's Bibliotheque Nationale.