Ron Kent

Master Craftsperson
Ron Kent

Born 1931, Chicago, Illinois
UCLA; BSME, 1957
21 Kamani Kai Place
e-mail: ron@ronkent.com
Kailua, Hawaii, 96734
Phone: (808) 263-6658
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SELECTED MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
The Louvre (Musée des Arts Decoratifs), Paris
det Danske Kunstindustrimusee, Copenhagen
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan William Clinton Library (White House Permanent Collection)
Smithsonian Institution:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hawaii State Art Museum
Honolulu Museum of Art
>>>>>>>>>>> More than twenty others<<<<<<<<<<<<<

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Most recent were at Wendt Gallery, (NYC), Gerald Peters Gallery (Santa Fe and Dallas)
and Barry Friedman Ltd.(NYC). >>>>>>>>>Others dating back to 1974<<<<<<<<<<.

TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
Various venues including United States, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and Japan.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Have had works in juried and invitational events every year 1970-2005;; Hawaii, Mainland, and foreign cities. First juried acceptance 1967.

SOME SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
1994 Emperor Akihito of Japan by Kensaku Hogen, Consul General of Japan
in Hawaii, and the Japan-America Society
1993 President William Jefferson Clinton, by Congressman Neil Abercrombie
1990 President George H.W.Bush, by Congresswoman Patricia Saiki
1987 His Holiness Pope John Paul II, by Drs. Roger and Maria Brault
1985 Crown Prince Hitachi of Japan, by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce
1985 Senator Daniel Inouye, by Hawaii Democrat Party
1985 H.R.H. Sultan Iskandar of Johor, Agong, Malaysia
1984 President Ronald Reagan, by Hawaii Republican Party
2011: Recorded Oral History, Smithsonian Archives of American Art (http://siarchives.si.edu/research/oralvidhistory)

Ron Kent
Kailua, Hawaii, USA
www.ronkent.com
ronkent@hawaii.rr.com