Born June 28, 1978, Aurora, Missouri
Wrinkle is an independent artist and performer based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute (2004) and an MFA in Studio Art from CalArts (2008). At KCAI he developed his practice through traditional push-pull abstraction, printmaking, sculpture, video and liberal arts, whereas CalArts' heavy emphasis of conceptualism and social critique led to various spoken word, guitar, object-orientated and ephemeral performances. For his final project he restored CalArts’ former dean Douglas Huebler’s 1977 Volvo with his father, an auto refinisher. Upon graduating he founded the gallery Dan Graham as a nod to Michael Asher's teaching influence on him pertaining to content and context specificity but chose Asher's conceptual peer for the marquee, forming a new mentor-friendship between Wrinkle and Graham. The gallery viewed as an artwork proposed making the most content and context specific artwork possible. Departing from text book conceptualism, in the last few years his focus has returned to an intuitive and somewhat surreal approach to drawing and painting with allegory and deeper metaphoric - conceptual interests. He has collaborated with Michael Decker as Wrinkle/Decker, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson and acted in William Leavitt's recent films. Wrinkle often explicitly cites older generations of artists over peer influence. His work was published in the New Museum’s ‘Younger than Jesus Artist Directory’ by Phaidon Press in 2009 and his works and projects have been featured and reviewed in ‘Artforum,’ ‘ArtJournal,’ ‘Artnet,’ ‘ArtScene,’ ‘Interview Magazine,’ ‘LA WEEKLY,’ ‘Modern Painters,’ ‘Notes on Looking’ and ‘The New York Times.’ His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Japan and Europe with works housed in private and public collections. Wrinkle has lived and worked in Chinatown, Los Angeles for nearly a decade where he has worked with the community on the preservation of its history and architecture. He has an annex studio in southwest Missouri on his parent’s farm situated in a retired pig barn neighboring his father’s auto body shop. Currently his practice has been dedicated to painting, writing and a follow up to guitar for a conceptual album of songs.