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Karl Haendel


Karl HaendelArtist’s Statement

I am interested in how meaning is produced. How we, as members of different groups, be them cultural, social or familial, come to define ourselves. What is it that we value? What is it that we believe? How are our opinions formed? Who do we judge? Who do we admire?

I investigate how meaning is produced and altered through the interplay of different images, signs and objects. Why is it that we feel one image or idea is threatening, while another is welcoming and cheerful? Why does one image signify something humorous by itself, but when paired with another image becomes sad?

If you come to see one of my shows you will see drawings in spaces. That is only the physical manifestation of a larger interest; a philosophical investigation into how we come to believe and understand ourselves and our world.

Website: miandn.com/artists/karl-haendel/

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions

2015
Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
The Competition Myth, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
High Performance Stiffened Structures, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, S. Salvador, SV

2012
Informal Family Blackmail, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Select Group Exhibitions

2015
Biennial of Americas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2014
2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2013
12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

2011
Prospect II, New Orleans, LA

Select Fellowships and Awards 

2015
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

2011
Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence

2004
Penny McCall Foundation Award
Durfee Foundation Grant

Select Community-based Public Projects

2015
Plow Pose, I-70 Sign Show, St. Louis, Mo

2011
Questions for Marfa, building facade, part of Nothing Beside Remains, LAND, Marfa, TX

2009
Scribble, 411 Broadway, New York, NY, with Art Production Fund

EDUCATION

MFA, 2003
University of California, Los Angeles

2000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1999
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY

BA,1998
Brown University, Providence, RI

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