Kenneth Wilkes was born in Monterey, CA, and has lived for extended periods in Japan, Alaska, Louisiana, and California.  Previously an Emergency Room medical doctor, he received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco.  He also holds a Master of Arts, and a Master’s in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Berkeley.  While at U.C. Berkeley, Kenneth Wilkes worked as a photography instructor at the ASUC STUDIO.  Over the past decade he has focused on making Artist Books and Installation Art.