Edward Karl Fresa
efresa@ben.edu
Phone: 708-482-0987


Professional Background:
Edward Karl Fresa is an Artist /Sculptor from Chicago, Illinois. He first became involved with painting as a youth in California where he lived with his parents and five brothers.
After attending high school in West Virginia, Karl did his undergraduate work at Carnegie–Mellon U. in Pittsburgh, Pa. It was here that he discovered the process of working that would stay with him to this day.

 

His interest in shape and form make up a visual iconography that draws comparisons to 1930’s modernism and regionalism. Fresa’s influences were refined after attending Southern Illinois U. and following a successful art exhibit in St. Louis he moved to Chicago after receiving his MFA. He has shown in many juried shows including the Chicago and Vicinity Biennial at the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a collected artist and has executed works for such companies as Lettuce Entertain You, Oprah Winfrey, Saks, Marshall Field and Le Meridian Hotels.

 

Karl Fresa is a published illustrator and as a sculptor has fabricated works for many retail giants such as Sears, Nike and Harley Davison. A member of the Chicago Artists Coalition his work can be seen on the web. He continues to share his extensive knowledge of art and has taught painting and drawing at Triton College, Robert Morris College and the Oak Park Art League. “My efforts continue to be to refine my skills and to make each painting personal and unique, reflecting my interests and vision.” He currently is represented by Steeple Gallery in St. John Ind.