What does it mean to be human in the contemporary moment? When everything is seemingly tragic and absurd at the same time. It is Tunkl's aim to create moments for this question to be answered, for the individual and for the human species. By researching and exploring subjects such as Affect, Death, The Apocalypse, Encounter, Solitude, Space (travel), Time (travel), Tunkl's work uses a tender and humorous hand to invite the viewer into reflexive experiences with their emotions, their perspectives, and their place within a world that is uncertain, scary and, more often than not, heartbreaking. 

Tunkl graduated from CalArts with a BFA in 2010 and is currently a MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual + Critical Studies candidate at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. 

Her work has been shown in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany: most notably at The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Performance Space, London, Southern Exposure, San Francisco and Gruentaler9, Berlin. 


Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions  (**Denotes Solo Exhibition)


Thoughts On The Cyanometer, Talk Back Talk Out Artist Talk series, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA
Scents of the Apocalypse, AIX Scent Fair, The Hammer Museum, LA, CA
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA 
**Thoughts on the Cyanometer, StoreFrontLab, SF, CA
CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fused Space, SF, CA 
Holocene, Goes Without Saying, Hello Etc, SF, CA 
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, Getting Real, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM (February 19 - April 19)

How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead and Mourn, Lawn Ornaments, Outside Gallery, LA, CA
When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die, Unspoken Release, San Francisco, California
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California
Pre Apocalypse Counseling, Community Arts Exhibition, The Oakland Galleries, Oakland, California
Is This What Feeling Feels Like?, Performance Exchange, Performance Space, London, UK
**Diagnostic Session II, Grüntaler9, Berlin, DE
Self Portrait, Multiplicity, Gallery 129, Berlin DE
I'm So Lonely, PAS: After Image, Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE
Diagnostic Session I, Voyeuristic Exhibitionism, Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, California
How The Iphone DIdn't Save My Love Life, Concord Fundraiser, Concord Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Let's Play Cast Aways, Variables: You + Me, The Olympia Arts Perspective, Olympia, Washington
Curated, My Home is Your Home, POST, Olympia, Washington
The Tucking In Machine, Something From Nothing, CalArts, Valencia, California
**Nuance, Nuisance, and Blood Before Water, Valencia, California
Haus, Thoughts on Miniature, CalArts, Valencia, California
Untitled, Once More With Feeling, CalArts, Valencia, California
You/Screen/Me, Here I am, CalArts, Valencia, California
How The Iphone Didn't Save My Love Life, Art Harvest LA benefit for Voices, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
**Rememory, CalArts, Valencia, California
Letters, Interventions, CalArts, Valencia, California
Cannibal Flower, Think Space, Los Angeles, California
Fuzzy Pictures, CalArts, Valencia California

2017 MFA Studio Art + MA Visual & Cultural Studies - California College of Arts
2010 BFA Studio Art – California Institute of the Arts

2016 Barclay Simpson Award
2014 CCA Merit Scholar
2010 CalArts Merit Scholar


2012 Performance Art Studies, Berlin, DE 


turning the world of fragrance on its head at the aix scent fair, VICE
This Exhibition Wants you To Feel, Hyperallergic 
Holocene, KeepItDirty

2016 "Space", ISSUES
2014 "Emergency Index Vol. 3", Ugly Duck Press
         "MFA Now", Root Division

2014 Episode 18 of The People by Ben White and Matthew Timmons, Insert Blanc Press
          Episode 22, 'My Body and Me' of Adventures Within by Jennifer Moon