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Karl Haendel | the artist






The artist Karl Haendel
Born 1976, New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Drawing, Installation art, Prospect New Orleans,


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Karl Haendel received an MFA from UCLA in 2003. In 2005, he had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Haendel’s work has recently been exhibited in the 2008 California Biennial, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and Uncertain States of America, a touring exhibition that originated at the Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, Oslo, and traveled to Serpentine Gallery, London, and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, among other venues. Haendel has forthcoming projects and exhibitions with MASS MoCA, North Adams; Lever House, New York; and Art Production Fund.

Los Angeles-based artist Karl Haendel works with large-scale graphite drawings that are shown in a variety of configurations in and around the gallery walls. The themes of his works, largely appropriated, include political commentary, personal narrative, and Modernist forms. Karl Haendel is represented by the Anna Helwing Gallery in Los Angeles and Harris Lieberman in New York City...

Haendel’s large-scale graphite drawings and installations are fascinating plays on cultural perception; images are collected, appropriated, and/or tweaked to unstoppable ripple-reality effect. Recent solo and group exhibitions have been held at Harris Lieberman, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others...