Karl Haendel (born 1976, New York, NY) received his BA in Art History and Art Semiotics from Brown University in 1998. He participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He then received his MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2003. His work has been included in recent biennials and institutional group shows such as the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York; the 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); and The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2012). In addition to many gallery exhibitions, a solo exhibition of Haendel's work was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2005. His work has also been included in group exhibitions such as 100 Drawings at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center (1999), California Biennial at Orange County Museum of Art (2004 and 2008), Lines, Grids, Stains, Words at Museum of Modern Art in New York (2007), and This is Killing Me at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (2009). His works are in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Haendel lives and works in Los Angeles.