Ken Pattern is a Vancouver artist who was born in New Westminster. After graduating from Maple Ridge High School he spent four years traveling around the world before attending Simon Fraser University, majoring in sociology. In the 1970's he became active in the environmental movement and worked as a graphic artist for SPEC (Society for Pollution and Environmental Control) and later for the Canadian government before embarking on a career in visual arts.
Ken held his first art exhibition in Vancouver in 1978. The following year he enrolled at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, majoring in printmaking (lithography). He works in a variety of media including drawing, painting and printmaking. His work has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe and North America and is held in public and private collections. His detailed and intricate works covers a wide range of topics from urban and rural landscapes, environmental and social commentary to surrealistic interpretations of scenes and events which concern him.