KARL BURKHEIMER
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Chair, MFA Craft

Karl is currently the Chair of the MFA in Craft at Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC). He received his MFA from the Department of Crafts and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including recent exhibitions in Los Angeles Valley College, Seattle, Washington, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. His critical writing has been published in Ceramic Monthly, and he has received several awards of recognition as well as institutional funding, including a Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; an Individual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission; Project Grant, Oregon Arts Commission; Faculty Achievement Award, Oregon College of Art and Craft; the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum; 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship; and the 2016 Ford Family Fellowship in Visual Art.

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