Issue #164  10/24/2009
Ted Kuykendall Dies in Roswell, NM

Artist Ted Kuykendall passed away recently in Roswell, NM. A memorial service will be held November 21st from 3-5 pm at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 East College, Roswell, NM.

Kuykendall was born in Roswell in 1953. He apprenticed with the fiberglass sculptor Luis Jimenez. He learned the basics of photography through his friend Richard Schaeffer in 1975.

Six year later, while attending photography classes at the University of New Mexico, he began combining a variety of found objects and photographic prints to create sculptural “sets,” which he then photographed.

From 1985-1987, Kuykendall was a fellow at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, where he began producing large-scale prints, which explored sometimes bizarre juxtapositions and ambivalent spatial relationships.

In 1991, Kuykendall received the Willard Van Dyke Memorial Grant in Santa Fe.

In 2007, he was again awarded a fellowship to the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. The work produced during this residency was shown at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in October of 2008.