ARTIST - TIM CRAIGHEAD
TIM CRAIGHEAD - ARTIST STATEMENT
"Although my work is often categorized as abstract, I see it as inhabiting a space between objective and nonobjective painting. The combination of these two worlds, serve as a matrix for what are essentially autobiographical works. I am interested in the symbolic potential of the objective world and the possibilities abstraction presents in suggesting the unknown. My influences range from second-generation abstract expressionism to forms found in nature to structural drawings by Frei Otto and Buckminster Fuller.
In some way, the intellect can analyze the work, but ultimately, when the paintings are working, it is hard to explain the how and the why. It is easy to make a formal analysis of the work and to position it in the great and diverse continuum of contemporary painting. Yet, it is my belief that the painting must do its work from a more subversive place, a place familiar yet enigmatic, known but unknown. It is this place that the paintings attempt to inhabit"
AWARDS and HONORS
Tim received his B.A. in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of California at Santa Cruz, CA and his M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York, NY. He returned to Columbia as a Post Graduate Fellow. He has been the recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and the Artist in Residence at The Print Center at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA.