Craig Kalpakjian: Abstract Systems and the Movement of Thought (Inverse/Obverse/Reverse/Perverse)

Work by Craig Kalpakjian
Corridor II (1998), cibachrome print, 30" x 40".
Craig Kalpakjian lecture
Craig Kalpakjian, the fall 2016 Teiger Mentor in the Arts, delivered a public lecture on September 19 in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Work by Craig Kalpakjian
Lobby (1996), cibachrome print, 30" x 40".
Work by Craig Kalpakjian
Chronotope (Axonometric planes 5) (2014), inkjet on paper, 88" x 88".
Craig Kalpakjian lecture
Craig Kalpakjian pauses during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP

Craig Kalpakjian is an artist working in New York City. From his early sculpture and installations, through his seminal computer generated images and videos, he has consistently addressed issues of technology, surveillance, architecture, and social control. Recent abstract works continue his explorations of spatial visualization. Using non-standard types of perspective, these large-scale inkjet prints present illusions of dimensionality that trouble the distinctions between inside and outside, artifice and reality.

Kalpakjian has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has recently been exhibited at Kai Matsumiya Gallery in New York City, and his work has been included in Artists' Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Vertigo, at Joe Sheftel Gallery in New York City; The Optical Unconscious, at The Gebert Institute in Switzerland; Drone-the Automated Image, in Montreal; After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Entertainment, at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York City; and The Evryali Score, at David Zwirner Gallery in New York City. His work will also be in the upcoming exhibit, The Sun Placed in The Abyss, at the Columbus Museum of Art, in October 2016.

Work by Kalpakjian is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and has been featured in Blind Spot magazine. He also regularly performs in the band Das Audit.