Kirk Kerndl is a realist painter who lives and works in Lombard, Illinois. He was born and raised in Illinois, and he draws inspiration from the tranquility found in the Midwestern landscape.
As a child, Kerndl grew up seeing the woodcarvings and drawings of his grandfather, whom he never met. Seeing this work helped to inspire Kerndl to create work of his own based on his own life experiences and surroundings. Kerndl is drawn to capturing the light and stillness in the landscapes he depicts, and he finds that the understated calmness of his work helps to provide a counterbalance to the chaos of everyday life.
Kerndl received a B.S. in Finance and Economics with a minor in Art from Elmhurst College in Illinois. His work has been shown at Park Art Center as a two man show with Tony Fitzpatrick thru Oct. 28th, 2017 in Villa Park, Illinois, currently in Ross Contemporary in Chicago, Illinois. Kerndl has previously shown at One Fine Art Gallery in Geneva, Illinois, at Hinsdale Gallery in Hinsdale, Illinois, and at North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery in Naperville, Illinois. He has been the recipient of several awards at the Naperville Art League and the DuPage Art League.