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Craig Paul Nowak

curriculum vitae

 

CRAIG PAUL NOWAK

Born 1983 in Farmington Hills, MI

Lives and Works in Farmington Hills, MI

 

Education

2014 Residency, (self-directed), Individuals Clothing, (Feb.-April) Milan, Italy

2012 Residency, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, (Oct. - Dec.), Detroit, MI

2011-12 Apprenticeship, Somers Randolph, Stone sculptor, (Sept. 2011-12), Santa Fe, NM

2008 Residency, Mano y Mente, (Sept.- Nov.), Tularosa, NM

2008 Residency, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, (April), Chicago, IL

2006 BFA, College for Creative Studies (Cum Laude), Detroit, MI

 

Professional Experience

2002-17 Gallery Artist, Self Employed, Farmington Hills, MI

2005-17 Independent Curator, Self Employed, Farmington Hills, MI

2013-14 Painting Contractor, Self Employed, Cowbird Collective, Farmington Hills, MI

2011 Gallery Manager, Art Effect Gallery, (6-month contract), Detroit, MI

2005-06 Gallery Manager, U245 Student Gallery, College for Creative Studies, (1-year contract), Detroit, MI

2003-06 Gallery Assistant, Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2005 Assistant Drawing Instructor, Pat Underdown, College for Creative Studies, (Summer), Detroit, MI

2001-05 Framer, Joann E.T.C., Brighton, MI

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Currently Untitled, Baltimore Gallery, Detroit, MI (planned for October)

2017 Currently Untitled, Belle Isle Conservancy, Detroit, MI (planned for September)

2017 Currently Untitled, Henry Ford Academy, Taubman Center, Detroit, MI (negotiations to plan for May)

2014 When Greg Shot Jimmy, Detroit Repratory Theatre, Detroit, MI

2014 When Greg Shot Jimmy, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 SIZE MATTERS, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Windows, Grosse Pointe, MI

2011 6 Degrees, Cass Café, Detroit, MI

2009 Blend In/Stand Out, J Lyle Beauty Salon, Birmingham, MI

2008 Searching, MOKA Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Perspectives, Center Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

2007 Self, MOKA Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Self, Docks Art Fair, MOKA Gallery, Lyon, France

2007 New Work, Nextstep Studio and Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2007 Prized Possessions (Comic Books), The Core, Portland, OR

2006 Larger Than Life, The Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2006 Piece of Me: Senior Thesis Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2006 Craigstravaganza, Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit, MI

2006 Journal Entry p. 1-6, Hamtramck Public Library, Hamtramck, MI

2005 “Who Am I?”, Macomb Street Gallery, Grosse Ile, MI

2005 Influence, CCS classroom C202 (sight specific installation), Detroit, MI

2004 Drips and Forms, The Purple Mushroom, Howell, MI

2004 Doris Ulman Series, Real Estate One, Brighton, MI

2004 The Painted Portrait, Keller Williams Realty, Brighton, MI

2004 Art Show/Fundraiser: Works From The Past Two Years, L.AC Gallery, Howell, MI

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Detroit Biennale. Museum of New Art (MONA), Armada. MI

2016 Alumni Exhibition, Valade Family Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (honorable mention)

2016 Robert Schefman: A Body of Influence, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

2014 Gilda Selfies, Cass Café, Detroit, MI

2014 GILDED, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

2013 ARTPRIZE, Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

2012 Red Bull House of Art, Round III, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2012 The 4731 Rick Geyer Invitational, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI

2012 4731 Open House, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI

2010 The Winter Happening, Nextstep Studio and Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2009 The Creator: Self Portraits, Brown and Juanita Ford Gallery, Wayne Community College District, Detroit, MI

2009 The Sketchbook Project (traveling exhibition), Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

· Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Washington, DC

· Chris’ Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA

· Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

· Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

· Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO

· 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

· Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta, GA

· Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Faces, Gallery 321, Baltimore, MD

2008 Self In Places I, Mano y Mente Gallery, Tularosa, NM

2008 Heads or Tales, Art On Main Gallery, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton, MI

2007 ArtNOW, MOKA Gallery, Miami, FL

2007 Art Santa Fe, MOKA Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007 Eclectic 07, MOKA Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 A Series of Fortunate Events, Lloyd Dobbler Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Emerging Artist Month, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Anonymous Drawings 2, Bluetenweiss, Raum fuer Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2006 A Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006 Hip Hops Influence on Art, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

2006 Hip Hops Influence on Art, Red Ink Studios, Flint, MI

2006 SOFA Chicago, Nextstep Studio and Gallery, The Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2006 That DAM Box Show, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

2006 Tick Tock Fundraiser, Paint Creek Center for The Arts, Rochester, MI

2006 Students NOW!, U245 Student Gallery, Detroit, MI

2006 YMCA Fundraiser, YMCA Detroit, Detroit, MI

2005 Distilled Perspectives, Macomb Street Gallery, Grosse Ile, MI

2005 CCS Wayne State Show, Cass Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

2005 I Remember Them Before They Had Died or Given Birth (installation), CCS

2005 Student Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2004 Personal Pronouns, Cellar Roots, Intermedia Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2004 Seven (Works From Seven Artists), U245 Student Gallery, Detroit, MI

2004 Illuminate, The Lamar, Detroit, MI

2004 Non-Archival Show, CCS Art Exchange, CCS Tunnel Gallery, Detroit, MI

2004 Kaleidoscope, Brighton Art Guild, B.P.A.C., Brighton, MI

2004 Six, CCS Fine Arts Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2004 Dirty Show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

2004 CCS Student Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2004 Art At The Library, 2-Person Exhibition, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton District Library, Brighton, MI

2004 Art On The Move, Pastel Street Painting, Detroit, MI

2003 Head Count, CCS Art Exchange, CCS Fine Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI

2003 SoCal-ASOPA Portrait Exhibition, Laguna Hills Comm. Center, Laguna Hills, CA

2003 Kaleidoscope, Brighton Art Guild, B.P.A.C., Brighton, MI

2003 CCS Student Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2003 Art On The Move, Pastel Street Painting, Detroit, MI

2003 Art Exchange Show, CCS Art Exchange, The Morrison Ballroom, Detroit, MI

2002 Celebration Of The Arts, Brighton Optimist Club, B.H.S, Brighton, MI

2002 Art 2001, Brighton Community Education, Brighton, MI

 

Curated Exhibitions

2016 RE:Semblance, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2014 Gilda Selfies, Cass Café, Detroit, MI

2014 GILDED, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

2013 Dia de Los Natitas, Kings and Queens Tattoos, Waterford, MI

2011 AEG Artist Residency: Constant Flux, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011 Reckless Prophets, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011 Double Take, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011 The 45th Annual Flower Day, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011 April Invitational: Metro Detroit Family, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2011 The Welcoming Party, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI

2006 Bring It / Make It, U245 Student Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2006 Detroit Receiving Hospital Mural, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI

2006 Hip Hop’s Influence on Art, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

2005 Break Somethin’: Breakin’ And Entering, Shangri La Media, Detroit, MI

2005 Body And Mind, U245 Student gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2005 Open to Interpretation, U245 Student Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2005 Seductive Structures, U245 Student Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2005 The Decorative Ornament, U245 Student Gallery, College for Creative Studies , Detroit, MI

 

Awards & Grants

2016 Honorable Mention, Alumni Exhibition, Valade Family Gallery, College For Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2014 Real Detroit ‘BEST OF’ 2014: Best Local Artist Award, Real Detroit Weekly

2004 ArtCraft Artist of the Month Award, College for Creative Studies

2004 Award of Distinction, Kaleidoscope, Brighton Art Guild

2002 Outstanding Artist Award, Brighton Community Education

2002 Phoenix Scholarship, Washtenaw Community College

 

Bibliography (annotated)

2007 Docks Art Fair Catalogue, p. 84, (Epiphany)

2008 CCS Alumni Catalogue (Epiphany)

Arte Al Dia, Spanish May/June 2007, p. 23 (Self Analysis Drawings)

Arte Al Limite, Spanish July-August 2007, p.82-85, Article: Your Life On Canvas, Critic: Fred Camper

Brighton Press & Argus August 25, 2004, p. 3C, Article: Art Student Holds Show to Help Pay Tuition, Writer: Kristin Lukowski  

Chicago Gallery News, September-December 2007, p. 3 (History II & III)

Chicago Gallery News, April-June 2007, p. 3 (History I)

Complex.com, August 19, 2013, internet (Library), Article: Awesome Art Made from Books. Writer: Raka Sen

Detroit Free Press, April 27, 2007 (I and I),

Detroit Free Press, September 26, 2013, p.20 PLAY, Review: Detroit Free Press Art Critic Mark Stryker Reviews ARTPRIZE, Critic: Mark Stryker, (Christina‘s World)

Detroit Free Press, p. …, January 30, 2016, Article: Face-casting Demo Teaches Art, Brings Together People, Reporter: Christina Hall, (Collect Faces)

Detroit News, September 2006 (Piece of Me)

Detroit News, September 8, 2011, p. 18M, Article: Painter Moves Beyond Surface. Writer: Michael Hodges, (Portrait of Gilda Snowden)

Direct Art Magazine, Fall-Winter 2007, p. 84 (I And I)

Huffington Post, February 25, 2014. internet. Interview: Craig Paul Nowak -- Best Local Artist. Writer: Colin Darke (multiple works)

International Contemporary Artists Vol. VII, p. 240 (Multiple Works)

Le Journal Des Arts, French September 2007, p. 2, Article: Figurative Painting Confirms Its Return on Scene, Critic: Philippe Piguet

Livingston Community News August 27, 2004, p.B3, article: Brighton Artist’s Work At One Man Exhibition, Reporter: Stephanie Koehn

Lyon Plus, French, September p. 18, article: Art: The New Dockers of the Sucriere, (I Will: 99 Self Improvements)

Meet the Artist, video, April 2016, Comcast Television, Interview: Sabrina Nelson & Craig Nowack, Host: Jessica Care Moore (multiple works)

Metrotimes June 2007, p. …, Article: Heady Art, Critic: Glen Mannisto (“I’m Going To France”)

Metrotimes, September 7, 2005, The Arts Issue, (“Who Am I?”)

Mirror, The June 2007, p. …, Nowak Uses Himself To Represent Everybody, Writer: Jonathan Bardelline

Modern Painters, November-December 2007 (Library)

Modern Painters, September 2007, p. 55 (Epiphany)

Modern Painters, July-August 2007, p. 24-25 (History II & III)

Modern Painters, June 2007, p. 55 (I and I)

Modern Painters, May 2007, p. 39 (History I)

MyDetroitCable, video June, 2010, Art In Eastern Market (Multiple works)

NY Arts, September-October 2007, p. 100 (History II & III)

Personal Pronouns, 2004 edition, p. 32-33, (Fork in The Road)

Real Detroit Weekly, August 24, 2011, p. ..., Stage And Canvas. (Penny For Your Thoughts). review. That Which Separates and Connects. Critic: Robert Del Valle

Real Detroit Weekly, February 19-25, 2014, The Best Of Detroit 2014 Issue, p. 69-70, article. Best Local Artist Craig Paul Nowak, Writer: Amelia Kanan, (Multiple works)

Spine, 2005 edition, (Steve II, Nolan)

Spine, 2003 edition, (5 Untitled Works)

Third Eye Magazine, May/June 2006 (Bring It / Make It)

Third Eye Magazine, January 2006 (Influence)

WDET, radio, March 2010, Interview with Rob St. Mary about Art Effect Gallery

 

Lectures & Presentations

2017 MFA Senior Studio Presentation and Critique, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (planned for January)

2016 Collect Faces, Alginate Face-Casting Demo, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2016 Plaster Sculpting and Mold-Making, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2015 Craig Paul Nowak, Current Works and Practices, South Lyon Artist Society, South Lyon, MI

2014 Art Today: Little or No Canon, Walled Lake Western High School, Walled Lake, MI

2013 Christina’s World Adaptation: Concept and Process, ARTPRIZE, Devos Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Drip Painting Demo, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI

2006 Emerging Artists in the Detroit Area/New Work, Brighton Art Guild, Brighton, MI

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