Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 1276’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

Artist Len Klikunas paints to modify experienced reality through visual perception.

The "Blocks" series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculpture. It employs shizen (自然): the Japanese concept of naturalness, absence of pretense or artificiality. Material is stretched over a supporting three-dimensional framework, like a tent, and coated with paint.

The work is characterized by “mindful artlessness” and simplicity. Understated and subtle, the work doesn’t only refer to itself, and it doesn’t explain everything.

EDUCATION
1966 BA Stanford University
1970 MA California State University Fullerton
1973 Photography Mt. Hood Community College

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Block in the Void, The District, Boise, Idaho
2012 Back of the Light, The District, Boise, Idaho
1979 Nudes by Klikunas, Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1976 Solar Votives, Clackamas College Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California
2nd 2015 Showcase Competition, winner, Artslant
Bellingham National Salon des Refusés, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
2011 Elon University Gallery, Elon, North Carolina
2010 Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
1987 La Quinta Juried Art Festival, La Quinta, California
1984 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1983 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1982 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1981 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1980 Salon de Refuses, Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA), Portland, Oregon
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1979 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1978 Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (juror: Wayne Thiebaud)
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
1977 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
1976 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
1975 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
1974 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon

PUBLICATIONS
2010 ArtDaily.org, Feb 5–May 25, 2010
2010 Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 15, Oct 6–12, 2010
2010 Sustain + Expand, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
2010 Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Taking the Pulse of Idaho’s Art World, Christopher Schnoor, Oct 6, 2010
2010 Rimas K. Simaitis, Sep18, 2010

Signature: Signed on the back

About Len Klikunas

United States, b. 1944, Chicago, IL, United States