Ke Francis is a narrative artist who has been actively producing artwork for more than forty years. His book works, paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures are in over thirty major public and private international collections including: The Getty Museum, National Gallery, National Museum of American Art, High Museum, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Yale/Sterling Memorial Library, Van-Pelt Dietrich Collection, the Polaroid Collection, and the Ginsburg Collection in Johannesburg, South Africa among many others.

Ke has taught creative writing workshops and painting, printmaking, letter press printing, book binding and sculpture at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack. He and his wife Mary are the co-owners of HOOPSNAKE PRESS, a fine art press that publishes artist books and prints.