Ken Buhler, an artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking, discusses his creative process and the impact of TM on his work and life. He also talks about teaching art for 22 years at one of America’s most renowned institutions of higher learning, Bard College in New York.

Mr. Buhler has exhibited widely in New York City and throughout the United States and Europe since the late 1980s, including solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Gallery, O’Hara Gallery, Michael Walls Gallery, and the Beach Museum of Art. The New York Times art critic Roberta Smith has written that Mr. Buhler’s paintings “are beautifully made and distinguished by an ambition to reduce nature to a state of luminous abstraction.”

In addition to the New York Times, Mr. Buhler’s work has been reviewed in Arts, ARTnews, Art in America, and other publications. His artwork can be seen in many public and private collections, including the Wichita Art Museum, the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, the Maslow Collection at Marywood University, and the collection of the IBM Corporation.

Mr. Buhler has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships from noted institutions, among them the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a fellow at MacDowell, Jentel Arts Residency Program, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland.

Mr. Buhler is professor emeritus in the studio arts program at Bard College. He lives and works in Brooklyn and in Masonville, New York, and has been practicing the TM technique throughout his adult life.

Ken Buhler, an artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking, discusses his creative process and the impact of TM on his work and life.

Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Director of Advanced Techniques of the TM program for the United States, interviewed Ken Buhler on April 21, 2024.

Watch the discussion with Ken Buhler (57:04)

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