Ken Payne received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin. He has been teaching at Buffalo State College since 1990. He was co-director of the Third International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and has served on many panels at sculpture-related conferences and symposia. In recent years, this artist has exhibited his sculptures at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ; the Burchfield Art Center in Buffalo, NY; the New York State Museum in Albany; the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, NY; and other museums and galleries. A one-person show was given to Payne by East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1995. He is represented in collections in the United States and abroad, including Griffith Muveszet Malom, Szentendre, Hungary; Pedvale Sculpture Park, Pedvale, Latvia; and Tallinn Institute of Art, Tallinn, Estonia.