Kenn Speiser is a local Providence artist who has gained recognition for his meticulousness in the art making process as well as his sense of humor. He is known for his appropriation of traditionally non-art materials into thought-provoking works of art. Speiser has applied his imagination to materials ranging from garden hoses, to hacksaw blades, to sequins in ways that reveal their many possibilities beyond their intended function. He states, “most of my art starts with a specific material,” ... “I look for the material first then I try to think of a creative way to use it.” A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Speiser has also achieved regional and national attention for his public art sculptures.
Ken Speiser was featured in a series of video portraits by NetWorks featuring twelve Rhode Island Artists.