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Michael Klauke
updated: 09/25/2013
website: www.michaelklauke.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter (detail)
Twice Removed
Twice Removed - detail
In Good Faith
In Good Faith - detail
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9)
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9) - detail
Götterdammerung
Götterdamerung - detail
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett)
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) - detail
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama)
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama) - detail
What You See When You See (Portrait of Kara Walker)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  language, political, historical, figurative, narrative, obsessive, spiritual, process, text, repetition
 
 
The Scarlet Letter by Michael Klauke
The Scarlet Letter
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
21" x  21" 
The Scarlet Letter (detail) by Michael Klauke
The Scarlet Letter (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
21 " x  21 " 
Twice Removed by Michael Klauke
Twice Removed
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
23" x  20" 
Twice Removed - detail by Michael Klauke
Twice Removed - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
23" x  20" 
In Good Faith by Michael Klauke
In Good Faith
Ink and pencil on paper
2010
22" x  24" 
In Good Faith - detail by Michael Klauke
In Good Faith - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2010
22 " x  24 " 
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9) by Michael Klauke
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9)
Ink and pencil on paper
2011
20 " x  20 " 
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9) - detail by Michael Klauke
Chapter One (Portrait of Jackson at Age 9) - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2011
20 21 " x  20 21 " 
Götterdammerung by Michael Klauke
Götterdammerung
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
21" x  27" 
Götterdamerung - detail by Michael Klauke
Götterdamerung - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
21 " x  27 " 
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) by Michael Klauke
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett)
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
30" x  30" 
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) - detail by Michael Klauke
Ghost Candle (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
30" x  30" 
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama) by Michael Klauke
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama)
Ink and pencil on paper
2008
23 " x  20 " 
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama) - detail by Michael Klauke
All Men are Created Equal (Portrait of Barack Obama) - detail
Ink and pencil on paper
2008
23 " x  20 " 
What You See When You See (Portrait of Kara Walker) by Michael Klauke
What You See When You See (Portrait of Kara Walker)
Ink and pencil on paper
2012
20" x  20" 

Artist Statement
For over 20 years I’ve been creating art which is text-based. In a series of drawings I began eleven years ago, I have been using words to create images. These newer works are created by texts that are hand-written in 1/16-inch-high letters, in both pen (to create the black or color areas) and pencil (to make the gray areas). Each text is chosen for some connection to the image it creates, and the subject matter varies from portraits to works with distinct social, political, and/or religious overtones.

These drawings help me accomplish a long-time goal of reconciling word and image in a way that gives each of those two elements equal importance in a single, cohesive context. In this case, one cannot exist without the other.

Artist Bio / CV
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 - Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC; 2009 - National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC;  2007 - Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC; 1998  Rock School Art Gallery, Valdese, NC; 1995 - Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; 1991 - Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL; 1990 - St. John’s University, Queens, NY; 1989 - Newberry College, Newberry, SC; 1988 - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; 1987 - Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC

 

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions
2009 - NC Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, Greensboro, NC; 2008 - Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; 2001 - Autonomy II, Raleigh, NC; 2001  Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; 1996 - West End Fine Arts, West Palm Beach, FL; 1996 - Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC; 1993 - 40th Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; 1990 - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; 1990 - Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; 1989 - John Snow Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC; 1988 - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; 1987 - Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; 1986 - Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL; 1982 - Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 1978 - J. Radcliffe Ewing Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

 

Selected Publications
2007  Kinston Free Press
2004  The Mixed-Media Sourcebook
2004  New American Paintings
2001  Durham Herald-Sun
2001  Winston-Salem Journal
2001  New American Paintings
1996  Winston-Salem Journal
1995  Charlotte Observer
1990  New Art Examiner
1989  The Arts Journal
1988  The Arts Journal
1988  Winston-Salem Journal
1987  Art Papers