Ken Nintzel creates original and interpreted works of theater as well as performance based works of installation and video. In 2009 he received a Creative Capital Artists Grant for his next work You Are Here, an installation that recreates the celestial constellations in physical form. You Are Here will premier at Next Wave Art, part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2013 Next Wave Festival.

In 2011 Ken designed an exhibition on style icon Daphne Guinness for the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and also created a para-holographic projection of Ms. Guinness that served as the centerpiece of the exhibition. In 2012 he designed IMPACT, 50 years of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) for the museum.

Ken has created a variety of works that combine performance with other disciplines including: (Re)action (2013), an action painting at AUNTS CATCH; Spacial Gesture (2008) a happening at LMAK Projects; Palindrome (2008) a work for toy theater for Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival; Exploratory Committee (2007) a participatory installation at The Whitney Museum at Altria and Landscape Painting (2006) an action for video presented at Catch Performance Series.

From 1998 to 2005 Ken devised, designed and directed a number of large scale theatrical works including: 'Twas the Night Before the Twelve Days of a Nutcracker Christmas Carol (2005) a mash up of holiday classics at Performance Space 122; The Rite of Spring (2004) Stravinsky's ballet via community football culture at CalArts; Antidepressant (2003) the making of a backstage musical at The Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Lapse (2002) a year in the life of a woman in a coma at the Whitney Museum at Altria and Performance Space 122; Pageant (1999–2001) a hybrid of beauty pageant and the life of the Virgin Mary, presented in various incarnations, at The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, HERE and PS122; and Sonata da Camera Obscura (1998) a culmination of works (Opera Queen, Piano Bar, Entr'acte) juxtaposing music and gay culture at the Ontological.

Ken received an inaugural Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation in 2004.

From 1992–1996 Ken designed and directed productions of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, as Pansy Acts or Practicing Homosexuals (1996); Tennessee Williams' Auto-da-Fe; Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska and several of the short works of Samuel Beckett (1992-1993).

Ken Nintzel was born in 1968 and raised in New Jersey. In 1987 he moved to New York City to attend New York University, receiving his BFA in 1991, and has lived in the East Village ever since. In 1989 and 90 he created his first works Food Chain, Grand Guignol and Placebo for the Tiny Mythic Theater Company's American Living Room Series at the Ohio Theater.

Ken has worked as a research assistant to costume designer William Ivey Long, as a stage manager for writer / director Richard Foreman and in exhibition design and production for the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.