Baxter Koziol


BFA Alumni

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

The way material is or isn't used creates margins of value, usefulness, awareness, and habit. I'm launching an investigation into these margins and intervening with ritualized labor and body intervention. I want to create new habitual behavior through repetitive corporeal action. There is no goal other than to continuously alter what came before. I want to critique the idea of finality.


Baxter Koziol lives and works in Portland, Maine where he earned his BFA in painting from Maine College of Art in 2017. He has exhibited his work at the Boston University Galleries in Boston, MA, the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA, SADE Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, ME. He is the recipient of Maine College of Art’s full tuition scholarship, and attended the Yale University Norfolk Summer School of Art in 2016. In 2017 he was a participant in Hewnoaks Artist Colony and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.