Derek Kreckler is an Australian artist born in Sydney in 1952. He studied sculpture at the South Australian School of Visual Arts (1980) before completing a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) at the Sydney College of the Arts (1991). In 2012 he was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong. Kreckler spent 1991-1992 as a participant in the MoMA PS1 artist residency program in New York and was awarded a New Media Arts Board Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2000. Parallel to the production of his art Derek Kreckler has continued to teach within art schools. In 2007 he returned to the east coast to work at the University of Wollongong in the Faculty of Creative Arts. He has taught at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA); Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney; and the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.