My Account My Lightboxes Create Account Submissions Guidelines Help
[ ARTIST ARCHIVE ]
  ARTIST PORTFOLIO  
 
Michael Kukla
updated: 12/20/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
Click thumbnails for full view:
 
hex grid berlin #2
Hex Grid Pimenton #1
Hex Grid Beziers #1
Hex Grid Beziers #2
Hex Grid La Penne #2
Hex Grid La Penne #1
Hex Grid La Penne #3
aircooled #15
aircooled #1
aircooled #3
aircooled #4
aircooled #5
aircooled #13
aircooled #14
aircooled #17
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, gestural, process, organic, mapping, nature, optical
 
 
hex grid berlin #2 by Michael Kukla
hex grid berlin #2
acrylic and gouache on paper
2012
12 " x  12 " 
Hex Grid Pimenton #1 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid Pimenton #1
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2013
28 " x  40 " 
Hex Grid Beziers #1 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid Beziers #1
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2012
28 " x  40 " 
Hex Grid Beziers #2 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid Beziers #2
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2012
28 " x  40 " 
Hex Grid La Penne #2 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid La Penne #2
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2012
22 " x  30 " 
Hex Grid La Penne #1 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid La Penne #1
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2012
22 " x  30 " 
Hex Grid La Penne #3 by Michael Kukla
Hex Grid La Penne #3
Pencil and acrylic on paper
2012
22 " x  30 " 
aircooled #15 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #15
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #1 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #1
Gouache on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
aircooled #3 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #3
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #4 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #4
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #5 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #5
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #13 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #13
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #14 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #14
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
aircooled #17 by Michael Kukla
aircooled #17
Gouache on paper
2009
11" x  15" 

Artist Statement
I work with gouache on paper of various sizes. The work is usually monochromatic from black to light gray in tonality. A cellular-like structure emanates from atop a  thin wash of gray or silver; other times the cells build freely in open air. The cellular-like structures convey a sense of dimensionality when darker cells appear within lighter cells. This lends the work a sculptural space that can appear either positive or negative. I want the viewer to be able to enter the paper but also to exit from it.

Artist Bio / CV
Solo Shows:
1991 Paintings and Sculpture, Gallery Chagall, Ostrava, Czech Republic
1990 Escultura y Pintura, Galeria El Foro, Madrid, Spain
1987 New Work, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton, VT
1986 Quarries of Vermont, Moon Brook Gallery, Rutland, VT

Group Shows:
2009 Selections from the Kentler flat files, curated by Marilyn Symmes (Zimmerli Museum) Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, NY
2008 Annual Benefit Show, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, NY
2007 Annual Benefit Show, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, NY
2006 Little Red Schoolhouse Benefit, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Annual Benefit Show, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, NY
2004 Flat Files, Matzofiles, New York, NY
1997 Triad II, Kunst Haus Renannia, Cologne, Germany
1996 Triad I, No Bias, Bennington, VT
1992 Sommer Austellung, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
1992 Freie Berliner Kunstaustellung, FBK, Berlin, Germany

Education:
1990-1992 MFA Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
1987 BA Castleton State College, Castleton, VT