PMW GALLERY


Kane, Craig

 
 
  Heroic Painting
   marker on painted wall surface with wire and clay




   
  UGH
   oil paint on canvas paper with wire




 
 
  WOW GOD YES YES
   black paper




 
  Mini Art Collection in A Box
   oil paintings on linen + wood, handmade paper/linen book,
   photography, multimedia sculpture, painted titles on paper




 
  Post Minimal UH
   oil paint, cardboard, mat board and mixed media sculpture



 
  Brothers
   oil paint on cardboard




  Craig Kane
  Part of the World
   photographs




       
  WOWMOMWOW
   oil paint on cardboard with motor and electric cord




 
  OH YEAH
   oil paint, gesso and cardboard




 
  Guernica Study Sphere
   paper and wood with light 




 
  Stuff Sphere Messy
 


 
  Photosphere
  photographs 




 
  Love Tree
   fabric and tree branch




 
  Grad School Tower
   mixed media



 
  Desk Art, BLEH
   oil paint on paper wired to drywall base


     

 
  Water Towers #1
   oil paint on gessoed board




 
  Palm Trees
   oil paint on gessoed board




 
  The Towers
   oil paint and pastel layered on canvas




 
  Study #2
   oil paint and wire




 
  Guernica Study #2
   acrylic paint on mat board


   



Artist Statement

I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987.  I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut  and California.

 

Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.

 

While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture.  I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting.  Even when I don’t paint.  When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.

 

I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again.  What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again.  What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want. 

 

Craig Kane

2013 



Artist Biography

Born in New York City. Lives and works in Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Education
2004     MFA Purchase College
            State University of New York

1987     BA U.C. Berkeley


Selected Recent Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2013     PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT

2008     Keller Gallery, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego CA

2008     Spacecraft Gallery, San Diego, CA

2007     LJ Art Space, Beijing, China

2007     Spacecraft Gallery, San Diego, CA


Group Exhibitions
2011     art sites gallery, Riverhead, NY

2011     214a Gallery, San Diego, CA

2010     Homestead Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009     Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2009     art sites gallery, Riverhead, NY

2004     Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003     Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY

2002     Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
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