I explore cultural notions of design, architecture, and pattern through abstraction. My work focuses on the formal contrasts of renewal and destruction in the constructed environment. I juxtapose the intentional design of architecture and the incidental structure of visual forms in various stages of decay and renewal. I want to entice my viewer into a dialogue to consider issues of permanence, transience, and form.
Bork earned his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana and his BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bork is an Associate Professor of Art at Lyon College, a small private liberal arts college, in Batesville, Arkansas. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Hendrix College, Material Art Space in Memphis, the Thea Foundation, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has participated in artist residencies at the Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium and the MIRA artist residency in Martignano, Italy. He has served on the board of directors for Number, Inc. an independent journal of the visual arts of the South and also for the Batesville Area Arts Council in Batesville, Arkansas.