Graduate of the New York Institution of Professional Photography 2001. Received AA in English from San Antonio College 2016
BA in English from UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) 2018 receiving Honor Roll (twice) and Deans List.
Inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society 2018. Additionally, studied photography at University of Arkansas and Art at Fort Smith, Arkansas Art Center.
Publications and Awards in Literature:
Writers Digest 85th Collection: Honorable Mention (Short Story) 2016
London International Creative Competition: Honorable Mention (Poetry) 2017
Sagebrush Review: Published Vol. 13/14 p. 30, 33, 36 Spring Issue (Poetry) 2018
Publications and Awards in Arts:
Monstercable.com Photo Contest: Honorable Mention 2002
Main Street Rag Literary Magazine: photographic publication 2004
Fort Smith Art Center Galleria: Honorable Mention in Gallery Photographic Exhibition 2004
Sagebrush Review Literary Magazine: photographic publication 2016
Sagebrush Review Literary Magazine: photographic publication 2018, receiving Editors Choice Award with Back-Cover publication.
Butkovich works are influenced by his own in-depth studies of successful artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollock, Man Ray, Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin and photographers such as Robert Capa, Andri Kertesz, Robert Doineau, Steve McCurry, and Brassai. Literature influences can be traced to Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, and Allen Ginsberg.
Butkovich art pieces have sold worldwide within various online galleries and at showing exhibitions. From literaure to photography sculpture or canvas...Butkovich unique one of a kind vision cannot be denied in capturing the viewers imagination and attention.
Original- Array of Paintings