Karel Funk was born in 1971. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and an MFA from Columbia University in New York in 2003. He’s had Solo exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Rochester Art Center, MN, and the Contemoprary Museum of Art in Montreal. He has been included in group exhibitions at venues including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, in Helsinki; the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg; and the Fondation Antoie de Galbert, Paris. His work is held in major museum collections, including the Guggenheim and the Whitney in New York, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He lives and works in Winnipeg, Canada.
Brian met up with Karel at 303 Gallery, where he recently had a solo show of paintings which was reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker and several other places. They spoke about art school, working in Canada, electronic music, painting to movies and more.