Kerik Kouklis

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About the Artist:

Kerik Kouklis has been making photographs by hand since 1989.  A California native with a background in music and geology, Kerik combines a contemporary eye with 19th Century processes to produce work that is uniquely his own.  Influenced by a diverse range of artists from Josef Sudek to Sally Mann, his work searches to interpret obscure locations, objects and people creating images that can be at once beautiful and unsettling.  After working with the platinum and gum bichromate processes for 15 years, in 2004 Kerik began incorporating the wet plate collodion process into his work.  Kerik’s work is represented by galleries and art dealers in California, Colorado and Connecticut.  His prints are held in private and corporate collections in North America and Europe as well as the Museum of Fine Art Houston, the Denver Art Museum and the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Newcastle Pennsylvania.