Ken Flett received a diploma in Photographic Arts from the Alberta College of Art In 1987. He has continued to use photography in his work, but builds on top of the photographic image through the layering of various media on distressed canvas or wood paneling. Describing himself as a humanist, his work has been noted by art critics as successfully transcending race, class, age, and sex.
Flett moved to British Columbia in the early 1990's and since then has exhibited in several juried regional and provincial shows where he successfully received awards of excellence and at public art galleries province-wide. He also exhibits commercially with the Fran Willis Gallery in Victoria, BC. In 1996 he traveled to Mexico as part of the Canada Council Mexico Artist's Residency Programme. The artist has received several grants from the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council. He currently resides in Parksville on Vancouver Island.