Karl Haendel

Karl Haendel is an artist who makes drawings, installations, films, and public projects. He received a BA from Brown University in 1998 and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003.

He also studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Articles and reviews on his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian, as well as in magazines including The New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Art and America and Modern Painters.  He has been included in the Biennial of the Americas (2015), the Whitney Biennial (2014), Biennale de Lyon (2013), Prospect (2011), and the California Biennial (2004, 2008).  His work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Guggenheim Museum, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA, and and La Colección Jumex, Mexico City. He has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the California Community Foundation. He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY and Wentrup, Berlin. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

The books mentioned in the interview are Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer, The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead,  Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance, and  Strangers in their Own Land, Arlie Hochschild.

Installation view, Karl Haendel, BY AND BY, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Jan 7-Feb 11th, 2017
Installation view, Karl Haendel, BY AND BY, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Jan 7-Feb 11th, 2017
Installation view, Karl Haendel, BY AND BY, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Jan 7-Feb 11th, 2017
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