Patrick M. Craig received his Master Of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati, and earned his BFA from Western Michigan University. He joined the Department of Art in 1976, and is an Associate Professor specializing in painting, drawing and mixed media. His gallery representations have included Gallery Plan B and Gallery K, Washington D.C., Gallery B.A.I. in New York City and in Barcelona, Spain, along with Gallery ARS LONGA in Milanowek, Poland. His artworks reside in many collections such as The Sidney and Francis Lewis Collection, the Washington Convention Center, George Mason University and George Washington University along with the corporate collections of IBM, KPMG, Sallie Mae, The Artery Corporation and The Washington Post.
Craig has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries, museums and art centers throughout the U.S., including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Chrysler Museum, St. Lawrence University, and many others. He has also exhibited internationally in Poland, Brussels, West Germany, Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Spain, The Soviet Union, and the United Arab Emerites. Most notable of these exhibitions was at the Forum Artis Museum - Montese Contemporary Art, Modena, Italy, the Saitama Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, and the Washington/Moscow Artists Exchange at the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow to which he traveled as a featured artist. He also traveled as an invited artist to the United Arab Emerites’ first group exhibition of American art at the Sharjah Museum.
His artworks has been favorably reviewed in many publications, including Art News, New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, and The Cincinnati Inquirer. He has been the recipient of several fellowships including the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 1989, 1992, 1997 and 2000, and the Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
- ARTT210 - Intermediate Drawing - This course consists of lecture, discussion, studio/media lab and research. It is an intermediate course that concentrates on both the theory and practice of drawing. Included are segments that focus on perspective, composition, line, color, and poetic expression.
- ARTT320 - Beginning Painting - focus on acrylic painting
This is an introductory course in acrylic painting. It focuses on traditional as well as contemporary theories, methods, materials and techniques. There is additional emphasis on pictorial composition, perspective, abstraction and color. This course requires the creation of original paintings executed during class. Additional time for studio work is available during scheduled open studio hours
- ARTT418 - Advanced Drawing - Contemporary Approach
This course consists of lecture, discussion, studio practice and media lab, and research. It is an advanced course that concentrates on both the theory and practice of contemporary drawing. Included are focused segments on recent modern movements, perspective, composition, line, color, poetic expression, and media variations. Students are required to execute drawings in class as well as out. These drawings are made in response to theoretical or experimental approaches as described through lecture and discussion.
- ARTT428 - Advanced Painting - focus on acrylic painting
This course consists of both lecture and studio lab. The student should have a reasonable knowledge of contemporary art history as well as a battery of prior courses in painting, drawing and fundamentals. This is an advanced course that concentrates on both the theory and practice of painting. Emphasis is placed on individual development through the creation of original paintings executed by the student specifically for and in this course.
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