An internationally known painter, Ed Kerns has mounted more than 40 one-person shows in galleries in New York, and elsewhere. He has also participated in more than 170 group exhibitions in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico.

His work is in numerous public and corporate collections, including those of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Citicorp Collection; New York, N.Y., Bass Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Fla.; Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, N.Y.; and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. It has been reviewed in many journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Kerns, whose interests include painting and digital imagery, joined the Lafayette faculty in 1980. He was awarded the Clapp Professorship in 1988. Through scholar research projects, independent studies, and honor projects, he has mentored more than 5,000 students. He is currently collaborating with Elizabeth Chapman in digital images and experiments in various media.