Caleb Paul Kortokrax (b. 1987) received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting and his BSFA from Valparaiso University in Studio Art and Art Education. He has exhibited his work nationally and has lectured on his work at MICA, Towson University, Stevenson University, Anne Arundel Community College, and Valparaiso University. Recent solo exhibitions include: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD; Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; Brauer Museum of Art (portrait unveiling), Valparaiso, IN; and Canterbury Salon, Baltimore, MD. Recent group exhibition venues include Gallery B, Bethesda, MD; Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, MD; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Creative Paradox, Annapolis, MD; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; Towson University, Towson, MD; Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD; and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Southern Issue, no. 136. In 2015, he was chosen to paint the permanently-installed portrait of Richard H. W. Brauer for the entrance of the Brauer Museum of Art in Valparaiso, IN. Awards include the 2018 Borgeson Artist in Residence, Bethesda Painting Awards (finalist 2018/semifinalist 2013), Creative Paradox Residency, Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship semifinalist, and Maryland Art Place’s Young Blood 2014.