Cathie Crawford - Artist / Relief Printmaker

Biography


                                                                                                                                    photo by Craig Stocks

 

Originally from New York City, Cathie returned to Illinois in the fall of 2004 after living overseas with her husband (three years in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and then three years in Grenoble France).  Since completing her Master of Fine Art degree in 1987 from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, she has concentrated on the color reduction woodcut.   

 

Her work has been included in more than three hundred exhibitions, twenty-five solo exhibitions, seventy juried national shows and fifteen international juried exhibitions since completing a BFA from The Ohio State University.  Crawford has won over thirty-five awards at both the national and regional level.  Her prints have been exhibited in 26 states as well as France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. 

 

Sab pan yu (36”X24”) was selected by Philip Pearlstein for New Prints 2010/Spring at the International Print Center New York in New York City.  It received a Cash Award in the 32nd Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink in Fort Wayne, IN.  It was also included in three other national juried exhibitions in California, Illinois, Washington and Shy Rabbit’s Print International 3.

 

Her woodcut, Lovely Legs (24"X36") was selected for five national juried exhibitions in Springfield, Monmouth and Peoria, IL, St Louis, MO and Fort Wayne IN.  It received the Works on Paper Cash Award at the Galesburg Civic Art Center Members’ Show and made the front cover of the Summer 2014 issue of Graphic Impressions, the newsletter of the SGC International.  

 

Resonant Reflection II (12"X18") received a Purchase Award in the 2012 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It was selected for five other national juried exhibitions and SHY RABBIT Print International 4 at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs, CO.  

 

Monsieur Blanc n’est pas blanc, (19"X24") was accepted into New Prints 2007/Spring at the International Print Center New York; Works of Art on Paper at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, NJ and received the top Purchase Award in the SAGA Centennial National Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York in NYC. 

 

Another woodcut, Maassalehma mes cheries (24"X36") was accepted into The Boston Printmakers’ 2009 North American Print Biennial; The 31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition; the Harlech Printmaking Open in Harlech, Wales, UK-- and won a cash award in the 26th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink in Fort Wayne, IN.  This woodcut currently resides in five different countries (Saudi Arabia, France, England, Dubai in the UAE and the USA).

 

Too cute to Eat (8.5"X20.5") received the Fine Art Print Award in GALEX 47 at the Galesburg Civic Art Center in Galesburg, IL and was selected for Art St. Louis XXXI

 

Her recent non-objective monoprints, Dayenu, Dianoia II and Lisière were selected for eleven national juried exhibitions in Galesburg and Monmouth, IL, St. Louis, MO, Los Angeles, CA, Tacoma, WA, Fort Wayne IN, Edinboro PA, Somerville and Attleboro MA.  Dayenu (24"X36") was selected for New Prints 2014/Autumn at the International Print Center New York and the 36th Bradley International.  Surge, (17"X21") a woodcut diptych was in printmaking exhibitions in Brea, CA and The Old Print Shop in New York City.  Recent woodcuts, Likeness of Being and Breaking were selected for five national juried exhibitions in Monmouth and Galesburg Illinois, St. Louis, Missour, Wichita, Kansasi and Oakland, California.

 

Plane Magic (36"X24") was accepted for acquisition at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  It is now at the National Gallery of Art.  Crawford’s prints are included in private and corporate collections in eight countries. (see CV)

 

In February 2013 she was featured in Playing Peoria and in September 2013 and November 2016 she made the front page of the Peoria Journal Stars’ art section with a feature article.  Her monoprints are featured in the current issue of Monoprints, Monoptypes  & Strappos.  She also has a You Tube video that demonstrates her process and shows a good selection of her work. Here are six links: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_jFEZZ9_S0

http://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20161118/printmaker-cathie-crawford-to-exhibit-at-bradley-university

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1204745?__r=689901

http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/…/LamontGallery_2016StateO…

http://playingpeoria.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/cathie-crawfords-color-woodcut-reduction-art/

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1281953372/ARTSplus-From-life-comes-art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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