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Craig Paul Nowak

Artist's resume

 

CRAIG PAUL NOWAK

Born 1983 in Farmington Hills, MI

Lives and Works in Farmington Hills, MI

 

Education

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

2011-12 Apprenticeship, Somers Randolph, 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

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

 

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, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 6 Degrees, Cass Café, Detroit, MI

2008 Searching, MOKA Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Self, MOKA Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 Faces, Gallery 321, Baltimore, MD

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

2007 ArtNOW, MOKA Gallery, Miami, FL

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

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

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

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

2011 AEG Artist Residency: Constant Flux, 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 Hip Hop’s Influence on Art, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

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

 

Awards & Grants

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

2002 Outstanding Artist Award, Brighton Community Education

 

Bibliography

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, 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, 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 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)

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”)

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

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

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

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)

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

 

Lectures & Presentations

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

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

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

 

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