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2016 Hallie Ford Fellow

Karl Burkheimer


(Left to Right) "oblique constructs," 2019. Wood, paint. Dimensions variable. "if only," 2022. Wood, steel, gypsum wall board, digital prints, paint. 192 x 480 x 360 in (exhibition space). Photo: Alan Shaffer

Karl Burkheimer’s practice is rooted in a utilitarian simplicity that forefronts his objects in relation to, and often interaction with, the body.

His work has been exhibited nationally, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon. He was awarded a 2012 individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, and was a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum. Burkheimer earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Department of Crafts and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University.



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