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, thirty solo exhibitions, over ninety juried national shows and twenty-five international juried exhibitions since completing a BFA from The Ohio State University. Crawford has won forty-seven awards at both the national and regional level, four this past year. Her prints have been exhibited in 29 states as well as Bulgaria, 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 six national juried exhibitions in Oak Park, 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, Lisière, and Pluvious VI were selected for fourteen national juried exhibitions in Galesburg, and Monmouth IL, St. Louis, MO, Los Angeles, CA, Tacoma, WA, Fort Wayne IN, Edinboro PA, Somerville, Attleboro and Cotuit, MA and Saco, ME. Dayenu was selected for New Prints 2014/Autumn at the International Print Center New York and the 36th Bradley International. Pluvious VI received the Fine Art Print Award in GALEX 52. Inception and Inception II received an Honorable Mention Award in the Monotype Guild of New England’s Juried Exhibition at the Rhode island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI in 2019 and 2021.
Surge, a woodcut diptych was in printmaking exhibitions in Brea, CA and The Old Print Shop in New York City. Recent woodcuts, Likeness of Being, Breaking, Luna Sea and Spectrum were selected for fifteen national juried exhibitions in Monmouth, Galesburg, and Carbondale, IL, St Louis, MO, Wichita and Lawrence, KS, Minneapolis, MN, Syracuse, NY, Oakland, Fullerton, Los Angeles and San Fransico CA. Noumena received the BEST of SHOW cash award in the River Meets the Rails exhibition of CIAO at the Galesburg Civic Art Center in Galesburg, IL and Second Place in another show at the McLean County Arts in Bloomington, I in 2021
Her first Mokulito (lithogrpahy on wood), Manzoku II received the Second Place Cash Award in Hot CIAO VI in Peoria, IL in 2019. Anima Mundi received the First Place in Graphics Award at the Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition in Springfield, IL. in 2021. Anima Mundi II received the Medallion Cash Award in GALEX 55 at the Galesburg Civic Art Center in 2021.
Plane Magic (36"X24") was accepted for acquisition at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It is now at the American University Museum. 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. Two of her woodcuts are featured in Star 82 Review Issue 6.2, an Art and Literary magazine. Her monoprints are featured in a recent issue of Monoprints, Monotypes & Strappos. Her studio is featured in the current journal of the Mid America Print Council on p 84. She also has a YouTube video that demonstrates her process and shows a good selection of her work. Here are the links: