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Chair, Department of Art

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Bradley University
101 CGCC 1501 W. Bradley Avenue
Peoria , Illinois 61625
United States

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Employment History


  • MFA
    Northern Illinois University
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Juror: Paul Krainak, ..., 7 May 2008 [cached]
Juror: Paul Krainak, West Virginia University
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Art Review: Utopian visions, 23 April 2005 [cached]
The performer was Michael Pestel, and the video of that performance is part of his collaborative exhibition with Paul Krainak at Chatham College titled "Brasilia: Constructing Oscar Niemeyer and Heitor Villa-Lobos."
One of eight paintings by West Virginia University faculty member Paul Krainak in the exhibition "Brasilia: Constructing Oscar Niemeyer and Heitor Villa-Lobos" at Chatham College.
The impetus for the exhibition at hand was a conversation with Krainak, who suggested doing a show about Villa-Lobos and the "conflation of folk idioms with the whole machinery of the modernist orchestra."
The resultant exhibition is an examination of modernism told through two passionate talents (Villa-Lobos and Niemeyer) fused within the crucible of a utopian dream (though also consider the metaphor extended to Pestel and Krainak working within and struggling with the modernist tradition).
On the walls, eight paintings by Krainak, a professor of painting at West Virginia University, are meticulous and architectonic while simultaneously conducting equatorial heat.They represent paintings Niemeyer made of his designs for a never-realized house that Villa-Lobos requested and that were sealed with him in his coffin.A composition by Villa-Lobos, written for the dedication of Brasilia but which he instead destroyed, coincidently has the same title as the work to be performed tonight, "The Brasilia Concert."
Fact? Fiction?
If the exhibition is a modernist critique, and an aesthetic self-examination by Pestel and Krainak, the video is a redemptive moment.
Art Review: Adventurous art moves into Terminal Building, 29 Mar 2003 [cached]
"Recuperated Spaces," paintings by West Virginia University art professor Paul Krainak, is a fitting choice for the inaugural exhibition since Springboard itself is breathing life into a once-diminished space, and also because of the kinship Krainak's paintings have with Rosenblatt's Biennial work.
Spare and abstract, the paintings' geometric units map space, suggesting floor plans or landscapes (agricultural, urban grids) and reflecting Krainak's interest in architecture.His cool palette is contemporary but also referential of the 1950s, as in streaked rectangles reminiscent of linoleum or countertops of that time period.
Krainak applies paint to surface with measured care, and his almost obsessive delineation -- particularly in those paintings where a tape-like band separates the central gray (neutral?) area from the color blocks -- suggests an attempt to impose (an historic?) order and control upon intellectual trends that favor disassembling conventional structures.
The artist allows that the work is personal and about memory.As such, it dramatizes the struggle inherent in reconciling the values of a suburban Midwestern (Chicago) childhood and modernist representation with the culture of global postmodernism that so heavily imbues the art world.A nondiscordant resolution of such tensions, which lie within the persona of many artists who matured during this radical metaphysical shift, would be a welcome contribution to painting's evolution.Works such as these continue to push that philosophical and aesthetic dialogue along.
A small catalog with essay that elaborates the artist's themes accompanies this traveling exhibition.
Judging, 27 Oct 2007 [cached]
The 2008 on-site judges are Paul Kraniak, Chairman of the Bradley University Art Department, and Daren Rotenberg, founder and director of Alianza, a contemporary craft gallery in Boston
Paul Kraniak is a painter, critic and Chair of the Department of Art at Bradley University.He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US.He is the former Interim Chair of the Division of Art at West Virginia University where he was head of painting for 20 years.He has also been published by Indiana University Press, West Virginia University Press, the Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, and the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University as well as the following journals -- Afterimage, Dialogue, and Sculpture Magazine.
Jury Panel, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Paul Krainak - Chair of the Department of Art at Bradley & Director of the Inland Visual Studies Center Paul Krainak has an acclaimed background in the arts industry with over 42 years of experience. He is a painter, critic and Chair of the Department of Art as well as the Founder and Director of the Inland Visual Studies Center at Bradley University. Paul has exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and lectured in numerous venues in the U.S., China and Eastern Europe. Since receiving his MFA from Northern Illinois University in 1978, he has been writing criticism. Currently, he is the St. Louis Contributing Editor for Art Papers.
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