Bio. Born Dec. 23, 1960 in Davenport Iowa. Moved to Iowa City, Colorado, California, New York, Austin Texas, currently residing in San Francisco.
Education MFA University of Texas at Austin in Media art.
BFA University of Iowa in Media Art.
Awards and Grants, MIT Media Lab, Boston, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, Burning Man Festival honorarium 7 years, Art Without Walls, Pittsburgh, ART Matters Honorarium, NY, New Forms Regional Initiative Grant, Austin, Dorthea Lange Award, San Francisco, Spaces, Cleveland, Jumpstart Theatre, San Antonio, Franklin Furnace Fund, NY, The Jerome Foundation, NY, Artists Space, Group Support Fund, NY, Franklin Furnace, NY, Spaces, Cleveland, Mexi-Arte, Austin, Art Matters, NY, NetArt Initiative, channelp.com, Pseudo Programs, Inc., Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., Getty Museum: L.A., Jack Hanley Gallery, S.F., Blue Collar Gallery, San Antonio, Austin Media Arts, Austin, Bomp Records, PARD Arts Festival, Den Hague, New York State Council on the Arts., Circle.com, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's digital arm, Thunder Gulch, Parsons School of Design, Digital Design Department, The School of Visual Arts, Postmasters Gallery, Gallery9/Walker Art Center, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., The Heathcote Art Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts' Technology Initiative, Eyebeam Atelier, Inc., New Museum of Art and Technology, The National Endowment for the Arts, Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology.
Art Collections Museum of Modern Art: New York, NY, Getty Museum: Los Angeles, CA, Jack Hanley Gallery: San Francisco, CA: Videos and Machines Blue Collar Gallery: San Antonio, TX, Austin Media Arts: Austin, TX, Pete Blash: New Jersey, The Lab: San Francisco, Jack Hanley:San Francisco, Rudy Rucker:Sr. San Jose Mara Buffet, Melinda McSpadden.. Scott Beale, Rudy Rucker Jr., Henry Rosenthal.
RELATED WORK: MIT Media Lab, Collaboration with Robert Wilson, Acted and wrote script for film SLACKER and other plays and performances, Intern at Survival Research Laboratories, Gradfuate degree atUT Austin in Interdisciplinary Arts, taught Drawing 1, Sculpture 1 and Design 1 at UT Austin and Dougherty Arts Center, Started a silkscreen business and truck repair business, worked as an art Consultant/collaborated for rock bands, ZZ Top, Styx, The Eagles, Metallica, Butthole Surfers, The Boredoms. currently writing for assorted magazines and weeklies and doing special effects, welding and construction jobs.
Kal has been recently featured in the magazines SURFACE, Playboy, Spin, METROPOLIS, OUI, FOXNEWS.COM, 6 times in WIRED magazine, Real Edge, The New Republic and countless weeklies and online magazines across the US. Kal has been repeatedly voted one of the top artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has been showcased on ABC, The Learning Channel, SHOWTIME, PBS and countless cable-access programs.
Burning Man, Cellspace, SF, Ca., MIT, Boston, Mass., The Cave, Brooklyn, NY, Badlands Gallery, SF, Ca., Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, Ca.
2000 TACHLES, BERLIN, Ger., FOR LAUGHINGSQUID.COM,SF, MISSION RECORDS,SF, CYCLONE,SF, THE LAB,SF, MISSION BADLANDS Gallery (3), SF, JACK HANLEY GALLERY,SF, UC Denver, DENVER ARTS WAREHOUSE SHOW, STRETCH's warehouse, KANSAS CITY , Johnson County Community College, KC, Ciceros, St. Louis (2 shows), Deadtech, CHICAGO 2 shows, THE OLD MIAMI, Detroit, MI., CENTER FOR CREATIVE STUDIES, Detroit, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Pat's in the Flats, CLEVELAND, Beehive Theatre, PITTSBURGH 2 shows, PLATO'S DEN, Brooklyn, NY, NEW York The Eyebeam Atelier 2 shows, Parsons School of Design, NYC, Richmond, Va. VCU, THE VAULT, Baltimore, GWAR WAREHOUSE, Richmond, RUBILAD, Brooklyn, NY, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, ICEHOUSE, Phoenix, 4th of July festival, Point Arena, Ca., SIGGRAPH Computer conference, New Orleans, ZEITGEIST Gallery, New Orleans, BBC film shoot, London England, Burning man, Nevada, Berkeley Parade, Halloween/haunted Barn, SF, BADLANDS GALLERY, SF, New years eve, Thekalpalace, SF
THE LAB, Fundraiser for 23five,SF, ACE AUTO, bicycle rodeo,SF, Illinois St.bigTOP 23,SF, CellSPACE ,SF, PARD ARTS FESTIVAL,The Hague, Netherlands, Burning Man Festival, Nevada, Space ( shows), Oakland, Ca.,, BEREKELEY STREET PARADE, Berkeley, Ca., GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, Lauhing SQUID fundraiser,SF, The Lab (6 SHOWS) SF, Badlands gallery,SF, fundraiser for Sisisters of Perpetual, Indulgence, The LAB, SF, Redstone bldg.fundraiser(to save it) ,SF
1998 The Haunted Barn,SF, EMO'S, Austin, TX., WONG SPOT, San Antonio, DEEP ELLUM CLUB, Dallas, TemplO Theater, Houston, The Orange Show, Art Car Parade and Ball, Houston, HOLLYWOOD MOGUL'S, L.A., Ca., 10-15 group shows in SF, SOLAR CULTURE, Tucson, AZ., Burning Man Festival, Nevada
Industrial Arts Co-op (2 shows), Pittsburgh, PA, Latino Auto, Brooklyn, NY, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, Cisseros Night Club, St. Louis, MO, Burning Man, Nevada, The Black Rock Saloon Gerlach, NV, Hollywood Moguls Los Angeles, CA, The University of California at Santa Barbara Art Museum Santa Barbara, CA, Plan B Santa Fe, NM, Orbit Room Dallas, TX, Wong Spot San Antonio, TX, Atomic Café Austin, TX
1997 The Lab, Big Top Circus-23, House of Low Self Esteem,SF,Ca., The Burning man Festival,Nv.
Lab Fund Raiser,SF,Ca., Private Performance,SF, Filth Newspaper Fundraiser,SF, Fund raiser for 23-5 record Label
1996 The Lab,SF,Ca., Lab Fund Raiser,SF,Ca, The Burning man Festival,Nv., Big Top Circus-23, Private, Performance,SF,Ca., Trocadero SF,CA.
1995Jack Hanley Gallery,SF,Ca., The Burning Man Festival,Nv., Trocadero,S.F.,Ca., Private Performance,SF
SanFrancisco International Art Fair, DNA Lounge,S.F.,CA., Kennel Club S.F.,CA.
1994 Death of Rush Limbaugh,S.F, Private performance,SF Jack Hanley Gallery, Cahameleon Club, SF
1993 Satyricon,Portland, Off ramp,Seattle, Spanky's,Salt Lake City, Duffy's, Lincoln, Lounge Axe, Chicago, O'Cayz,Madison, Gallery West, Davenport, Promised Land, New London, Ontario, The Falcon Club,Detroit, Pat's on the Flat's,Cleveland, Bloomfield Tavern,Pittsburgh, Middle East,Cambridge, Tune In,New Haven, Brownies,New York, Private Performance,NY, The Rev,Baltimore, Twister's,Richmond, Infinity Club, Greensborough, Cotton Club,Atlanta, The Chucker,Tuscaloosa, RC Bridge Lounge, New Orleans, Emo's, Austin, Catal Huyuk, Houston, Cameo Theater, San Antonio, Downtown Performance Center, Tuscon, Scorchy Dome, Phoenix, Al's Bar, Los Angeles, "Death of Grunge II" Marin Street Warehouse, SF, "Death of Grunge I" Marin Street Warehouse, SF, "It's A Good Day II", 24th Street BART, SF, "It's A Good Day I", 24th Street BART, SF
1992 21 Bernice, SF, Crazy Horse, Boise, Pete's. Salt Lake City, Uncle Rosco's, Davenport, OCayz, Madison, CPCS, Cedar Rapids, 404 Willis, Detroit, Spaces, Cleveland, The Beehive, Pittsburgh, Foun Founf ELECTRIQUE, Montreal, Middle East, Cambridge, Kill Time, Philadelphia, Brownie's, NYC, 21 Karat Club, Baltimore, Masquerade Atlanta, The Chucker, Tuscaloosa, TAL'S Dart Bar, Hattiesburg, RC Bridge, New Orleans, Axiom Houston, Private Show,Austin, Cave Club,Austin, Commerce Street Warehouse, Houston, Easy Street Theater, Dallas, Downtown Performance Center, Tucson Gallery X, Phoenix, Brave New World, SF, Raji's, Los Angeles, Big Bang #4, Los Angeles, Heinz Club, Oakland, New Max's, Eugene, Capitol Theater, Olympia, OK Hotel Seattle,Satyricon, Portland
1991 "Shades Project", 21 Bernice , SF, Olive's, SF, Chameleon, SF, Shamrock, Los Angeles, Big Bang #1, Los Angeles, Heinz's Club, Oakland, Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz,
Gaslight, Los Angeles, Commerce Street Warehouse, Houston, Slipped Disc, Dallas
Cannibal Club, Austin, Trees, Dallas, Downtown Performance Center, Tuscon, Gallery X, Phoenix, Komotion, SF, Sixth Street Rendezvous, SF, San Francisco Art Institute, Cattle Club,Sacramento, Olive's, SF, Chameleon, SF, Commerce St. Wharehouse, Houston, Slipped Disc, Dallas, Private Show, Tucson, RE-ACTION Gallery, Tucson, Downtown Saturday NIte, Tuscon, Gallery X, Pheonix
1990 Crystal Pistol, SF, Kaleidoscope Records, SF, CW Saloon, SF, Casbah, San Diego
Dodajk, Tuscon, In Hell, Albuquerque, Cannibal Club, Austin, Commerce Street Warehouse, Houston, Orange Show, Houston, Storyville Jazz hall, New Orleans, Artifex Gallery,, Minneapolis, Dreamer's, Chicago, Upstage, Pittsburgh, Cabaret, Buffalo, Middle East, Cambridge, AS220, Providence, MIddle East, Cambridge, Cape Codder, New HAven
Bauhause, Baltimore, DC/AC, Washington,D.C., Knitting Factory, NYC, WEBO, NYC
Turmoil Room, Pittsburgh, Babylon GOGO, Cleveland, Wilmar Ceter, Madison
Metroplotan Gallery, Milwalkee, Lucky Number 950 Club, Chicago, Cafe Brazil, New Orleans, Ony Zims, Baton Rogue, Private Show,New Orleans, Axiom, Houston
Tacoland, San Antonio, Cannibal Club, Austin, Show Bar, Houston, Highland Theater, Houston
1989 Liberty Lunch, Austin, Noisefest, Austin, Private Show,Austin, Backstreets, Austin, Mexic-Arte, Austin, The Ritz, Austin, James Surels Studios, Houston, Spaces, Cleveland
Franklin Furnace, NYC, Backstreets, Austin, South By Southwest,Mexic-Arte, Austin
Austin Media Arts, Austin, Economy, New Orleans, Austin Outhouse, Austin, University of Tx.@ Austin
1988James Surls's Ranch,Marble Falls,Tx., Club Cairo, Austin, Mexic-Arte, Austin, Austin Austin Media Arts, Austin, Liberty Lunch, Austin, Austin Media Arts, Austin, University of Tx.@ Austin
1987Austin Media Arts, Austin, Private Show,Austin,University of Tx.@ Austin
23 exhibitions and performances in Iowa City, Ia., San Francisco and Austin