Imagination in focus. This is where facts and fictions collide. Artist & Author. Science Fiction. Mailing list for new releases: http://eepurl.com/VKcoX
Taking a no-holds barred approach to creativity, Scheckler’s work embraces a wide array of media and genres from academic realist painting to landscape, cartoony art-brut, nature photography, abstraction, mail art, short story and flash fiction, poetry, and novels.
He is married to the artist Laura Christensen. Both are avid telemark skiers, and enjoy mountain biking and hiking too. Residing in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, they provide a home for two lovely cats, Jupiter and Masaccio.
Writing / Publication Credits: Winglet Books; Inklings; Fifty Word Fiction; The Advocate; the North Adams Transcript; the Berkshire Eagle; the Berkshire Review: an International Journal of the Arts; the Suruga Bai Literary Festival; Butterflies and Moths of North America; the North County Perp; Painter’s Table Magazine; BerkshireFineArts.com; The Bray Arts Journal; Slooh.com Skylog; The Mind’s Eye Liberal Arts Journal; The International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare; the NEA Advocate; Thought & Action: Journal of the National Education Association.
Visual Art / Exhibit Credits: Ferrin Gallery; Kolok Gallery; Gallery 51; Metro One Gallery; Sivertson Gallery; the Soo Rye Art Gallery; Greylock Arts; as well as at museums such as the Southern Vermont Art Center; Washburn Historical and Cultural Museum; Duluth Art Institute; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; One West Art Center; the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College of Maryland; the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Additional venues: the Hotz Nature Center; Miller-Dwan Foundation; Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at Illinois State University; and the National Science Foundation. Other national and international venues include the Gylsboda Art Center in Sweden, the Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, 40 Kvadratov Gallery in Russia, the National Art School and Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia, the Caldwell Gallery at the Armory Center for the Arts in California, Galleri KG54 in Sweden, plus the Museum of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. Some photos were featured on Spaceweather.com; and he’s done illustration for DGC/Interscope Records. Via the Associated Press, his photos were published by the India Times, Press Enterprise, CBS News, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.
Academics: degrees from the University of Notre Dame (starting as a mechanical engineering major but ending with a degree in Modern and Classical Languages, plus an Art double major), Utah State University (Art) where he held the Presidential Fellowship, and Washington University in St. Louis (Painting) where he was also an Eliot Honors Scholar. He studied classical drawing and figure anatomy at the New York Academy of Art, and academic figure and portrait painting through workshops at the Angel Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy.
The Day Job: Scheckler teaches painting, drawing, photography and composition as tenured Professor of Art in the Massachusetts State University System at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Many of his students have gone on to become fine artists, illustrators, designers, art teachers, museum educators and wild-eyed survivors in a world of weirdness.
Networks: find Prof. Scheckler on Twitter.