John Klingler: Visual Art From the Best of Both Worlds
John Klingler has dedicated his life to his art. With a career spanning the pre-digital and digital eras, he combines the seasoned manual skills of painter and illustrator with the digital mastery of graphic designer and computer artist. But even more important, to these more “tangible” talents he brings the perspective of visual poet in his renderings of themes commonplace to cosmic—from familiar to the eyes to accessible only to the spirit. The impact of John’s work goes deeper than canvas, page or screen, branding it as the art of celebration, the art of awareness—the art of life.
John attended North Carolina State University’s School of Design from 1978 to 1981, and has studied independently under Mike O’Connor (drawing and lithography) at the Albuquerque Academy, Mike Vogel (lithography and intaglio printmaking) in Albuquerque, and North Carolina Governor’s Award recipient Joe Cox (acrylic painting) in North Carolina. His work has been featured in juried shows at the Albuquerque International Airport, the Fayetteville Museum of Art, the Durham Arts Council Gallery, and the Haggin Museum’s “Stockton National Print and Drawing Exhibition” in Stockton, California.
John is also an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and performer. He currently lives with his family in the North Carolina Piedmont.