INTRACTABLE 2 | Karl Kroeppler
“While toweling water off my face, I felt a small, spark-like sensation in my forehead. I didn't think much of it at the time. However, the "sparks" became more intense. Over the course of a week they became more painful and more pronounced. What began as a small "spark" became, at times, an instant sensation that threw me to the ground, afraid to touch my face out of fear that I could make it worse. I screamed uncontrollably. I prayed the pain would subside so that I could live one more day. I would describe it as a lightning bolt festering in my head for one, very long moment, countless times a day.” —from “My Trigeminal Neuralgia” by Karl Gustav Kroeppler
Karl Gustav Kroeppler received his MFA in Drawing and Painting and BA in Studio Art from the Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Art at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He has exhibited in local and national venues including Joan Derryberry Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Spiva Gallery, Missouri Southern State University Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Phoenix Art Museum, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, The Cancer Institute, St. Joseph Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California. Kroeppler is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design.