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Michael Kellner holds a BFA from the University of Louisville and a MFA from the University of Cincinnati.
He recalls the start of his own creative career as the discovery of Peter Eisenman’s redesign of the Design, Art, Architecture and Planning building at the University of Cincinnati: ‘They were stacked up on a table outside the printmaking studio, yellowing with age. I didn’t understand exactly what I was looking at, but every line in those blueprints was perfect.’
In his own work, Kellner tries to incorporate some of Eisenman’s style into his own work, such as the ability to indicate precision with several lines and create an illusion of depth where there is none. Kellner is an active artist, student, teacher, husband, father, runner, reader, music collector and filmgoer, although not always necessarily in that order.
He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.