Artists > Michael Kukla
Michael Kukla was born in Prague in 1963, and moved to the United States in 1971. He received his BFA in painting from Castleton State College in Vermont and studied sculpture at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Both a sculptor and a draftsman, Kukla takes his cues from potent acts of nature. He articulates the hypnotic effect of specific natural phenomena while gaining a heightened awareness of positive and negative space. In his drawings, Kukla is particularly attracted to hexagonal shapes that can be manipulated into cubes or flattened into endless nets through a subtle shift in mark-making.