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Karla Hackenmiller
Athens, Ohio

Ohio University, Associate Professor

pages 82-83


My recent research has been focused on the limitless and ever-evolving results of the thought process as it relates to the physical brain and its abstract outcomes. Our culture's interest in the world wide web, especially sites with open source capabilities, has spawned a more in-depth investigation into cognitive functions. Linear paths of thought are obvious solutions, but non-linear paths lend themselves to greater levels of creative possibilities and use information from a variety of knowledge bases for more holistic solutions.

Although the outcome is a print, the process of creation is entirely rooted within the realm of drawing. Drawing is a way of exploring new territory, new thoughts. I prefer to let this process determine the imagery directly on the surface of the grounded plate as the needle exposes the metal beneath.



born: Iowa, United States


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, BFA 1993
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, MFA 1997

selected awards/honors

Merit Award, LaGrange National Juried Bienniel Exhibition. LaGrange Art Museum. 2010
Bill Fritz & Connie Hiers Purchase Award. 2010 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Gallery, Jonesboro, AR. 2010, Juror: David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY.
Best of Show. 2009 Mid America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition. Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center, Evansville, IN.
First Place. RIC ArtFutura 2009. National juried. Chicago Apparel Center, Chicago, IL. Juror: James Rondeau, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago.

selected publications

Qijang International Prints Exhibition. Exhibition catalog from China. Color reproduction and text. p.56, 2010 Southern Indiana Review, Volume 16, Number 2; Fall issue, 2009. Title page image.
Brand 38: Works on Paper: Beginnings. Exhibition catalog. Color reproduction, p. 9, 2009
Small Works. Harper College. Exhibition catalog. Color reproduction, p. 14., 2009

selected group shows

24th International Juried Show. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Summit, NJ. 2010
Furthermore: 8th Biennial Exhibition. National juried. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 2009
Washington Printmakers National Small Works 2009. National juried. Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington D.C. 2009
32nd Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition. Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL. 2009

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