Images compiled from a trip to Rome

William Eckhardt Kohler, In The Temple (2022). Oil on linen. 36 x 48 in.

Drawing upon his personal experiences in nature, the studio, and art more broadly, Kohler’s narrative paintings open a door to the emotional and spiritual realm. His vibrant tones and dynamic compositions transform the mundane, unveiling new realities. Continuing to take on themes as large as death, transformation, and regeneration, his recent work is a reflection on the possibilities within loss.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.