Austin Navrkal was born in 1993 and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor’s of Art degree at Oklahoma State University. While here he had the privilege of studying under Brandon Reese and following his graduation, he apprenticed for Reese. Later he also became a studio technician for OSU. His time at these positions taught him about building, maintaining, and firing kilns, the up keep required for a studio, and how to interact and assist others. All this time spent in the studio has given Austin the chance to become proficient in ceramics. His art practices include sculptural and functional ceramic works. While in school he received the distinguished honor to exhibit work at the OSU President’s Wilham House Exhibition in Stillwater. Since then he has been active in the communities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He has earned an Honorable Mention in Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition’s annual show, Momentum, and been a part of Allied Arts’ annual Artini Art Auction. In Tulsa, Austin was selected to be a part of the Philbrook Museum of Art’s Gift Shop and soon after earned the opportunity to be in the Museum’s Director’s Office Exhibition. Austin has had a solo exhibition at Tulsa Artist Coalition and have three upcoming shows; a solo exhibition at CMG Gallery and Edmond Fine Arts Institute in Oklahoma City and a group exhibition at Liggett Studio. With ambition to attend graduate school he is seeking out opportunities and experiences that will lead to new adventures and help further his progress as an artist and also a person.