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Perry Kulper
updated: 02/11/2014
website: http://dprbcn.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/perry-kulper-revisited/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Contingent Practices 1
Archival Ghosts + Paradoxical Shadows
Central California History Museum, Section
Central California History Museum, Muse Archive
Fast Twitch, Elevation Study 1.a
Central California History Museum, Site Plan
Fast Twitch, Section Study
Fast Twitch, Miniature + Hawks
Fast Twitch, Top Lozenge
Passport, Alchemic Urbanism
Spatial Blooms, Bark Diptych
Spatial Blooms 3
Spatial Blooms, Digital/ Manual
Spatial Blooms, Test Tube Berm
Gwydir Street, Aquarium
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture
 
 
Contingent Practices 1 by Perry Kulper
Contingent Practices 1
Graphite, cut paper, paint chips, transfer letters and tape on mylar
July 27, 2013
24" x  36" 
Archival Ghosts + Paradoxical Shadows by Perry Kulper
Archival Ghosts + Paradoxical Shadows
Photograph
August, 2013
0" x  0" 
Central California History Museum, Section by Perry Kulper
Central California History Museum, Section
Mylar, graphite, cut paper, paint chips, transfer letters
January 2011
24" x  36" 
Central California History Museum, Muse Archive by Perry Kulper
Central California History Museum, Muse Archive
Mylar, graphite, cut paper
January 2010
24" x  36" 
Fast Twitch, Elevation Study 1.a by Perry Kulper
Fast Twitch, Elevation Study 1.a
Mylar, graphite, cut paper, satellite photograph, USGS contour map
August, 2010
24" x  36" 
Central California History Museum, Site Plan by Perry Kulper
Central California History Museum, Site Plan
Digital print
August, 2012
0" x  0" 
Fast Twitch, Section Study by Perry Kulper
Fast Twitch, Section Study
Mixed
Fall 2011
24" x  36" 
Fast Twitch, Miniature + Hawks by Perry Kulper
Fast Twitch, Miniature + Hawks
Digital print
November, 2013
0" x  0" 
Fast Twitch, Top Lozenge by Perry Kulper
Fast Twitch, Top Lozenge
Digital print
November, 2013
0" x  0" 
Passport, Alchemic Urbanism by Perry Kulper
Passport, Alchemic Urbanism
Paper, gold leaf, cut paper,tape, transfer film, transfer letters
January, 2011
8" x  13" 
Spatial Blooms, Bark Diptych by Perry Kulper
Spatial Blooms, Bark Diptych
Photograph, digital print
November, 2009
Dimensions variable
Spatial Blooms 3 by Perry Kulper
Spatial Blooms 3
Digital print
November, 2009
Dimensions variable
Spatial Blooms, Digital/ Manual by Perry Kulper
Spatial Blooms, Digital/ Manual
Digital print, cut paper, transfer letters
November, 2009
28" x  40" 
Spatial Blooms, Test Tube Berm by Perry Kulper
Spatial Blooms, Test Tube Berm
Digital print
January, 2011
0" x  0" 
Gwydir Street, Aquarium by Perry Kulper
Gwydir Street, Aquarium
Digital print
August, 2013
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

SCOPE

I am interested in the scope of architecture, in the roles of drawing, in broadening design versatility through diverse design methods and in re-conceptualizing architecture. I consider the labor of work, the language of representation and the language of architecture, latency in drawing and the crisis of reduction.

A range of topics belong to this discussion including the ethics of drawing, distances between the architect, drawing and architecture, the temporality of drawing, the dimensions of experience that elude the conventions of visualizing and drawings as things in and of themselves.

Drawings, in general and architectural drawings specifically, span an array of definitions. They remain primary to the work of the architect but are not innocent, protecting a range of biases and conceits. While highly visible, these representational ‘partners in crime’ remain in the blind spots of the profession, frequently deployed uncritically. I attempt to augment the ‘taken for granted’ roles of the architectural drawing acknowledging that as the architect changes, so too may the roles of the architectural drawing.

No artist realigned the nature of artistic production more than Marcel Duchamp. The ready-mades overtly challenged a pair of historical trajectories for the definition and production of art. One, that art should be unique and two that art should be produced by highly trained artists. This ‘release’ of the artist from the conventions of their practice has been of substantial consequence in the questions, and processes that have affected the lineage of my work. Some of the drawings included here build relations to some of the key questions posed ‘through’ Duchamp and the ‘un-making’ of traditional artistic labor towards identifying the scope of architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Bio

Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (BS Arch) and Columbia University (M Arch) he worked in the offices of Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown before moving to Los Angeles. His interests include the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.

CV

Education

1980 Master of Architecture, with honors, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

1976 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Academic Teaching Experience

2006- present

Associate Professor of Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

1989- 2005

Faculty Member, SCI_Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA.

Fall Term, 2001

Visiting Studio Critic, College of Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Fall Terms, 1985, 1987, 1990- 1996

Visiting Studio Critic, School of Design, Department of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1993- 1996

Faculty, Department of Environmental Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

Professional Experience

1989- present

Perry Kulper, Architect, Los Angeles, CA and Ann Arbor, MI.

1983- 1988

Associate, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown Architects, Philadelphia, PA.

 1981- 1982

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, N.Y.

 1980

Eisenman Robertson Architects, New York, N.Y.