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Fred Crawford

Alfred Crawford was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1948. He attended the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Community College where he studied art, printing, and graphic design.

Crawford worked professionally doing Process Screen Printing, Process Camera, and Graphic Design. In the 1980's, he continued his art studies at the University of Utah.

He has exhibited in Group and Solo shows and sold works to private collectors. He is also a Two Star Member of the Utah Watercolor Society.

Biography adapted from material supplied by the artist.

Alfred Crawford was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1948. He lived in California for a couple of years during his early childhood. He attended the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Community College where he studied art, printing, and graphic design. Alfred worked professionally doing Process Screen Printing, Process Camera, and Graphic Design. In the 1980's, he continued his art studies at the University of Utah. He has exhibited in Group and Solo shows and sold works to private collectors. He is also a Two Star Member of the Utah Watercolor Society.

Artist Statement

The work that I am currently doing is based on the concepts of contrast and the conservation of energy and matter. The conservation of energy and matter states that mater and energy can not be created or destroyed but can only change forms. Using this and the idea of contrast, I create visualizations which are represented as slices of a world or universe of changing elements moving from the solid to the fugitive. Using geometric and free form elements, I create a tension between what may be a reality of familiar shapes and the chaos of free form gesture. I explore the concept of contrast using color and shape with illusions of reality to create a space that, in an alternate universe, would be believable. Currently, I am using computers in designing and visualizing virtual spaces in 3-D to help realize the ideas I have. Occasionally I create more representative work but using a different viewpoint from the expected. I use different colors or views of the subject or distorted perspectives that distances it from the norm.

Awards

  • 2004- commission for the Salt Lake Art Design Board, for the Main Street Kiosk, sponsored by the Utah Arts Council, Salt lake City, Utah
  • 2000- Juror Selection, 26th Annual Utah Statewide Watercolor Competition, Utah Watercolor Society, Alpine Art Center, Alpine, Utah
  • 1999- Award of Excellence, Juror Selection, & Traveling Exhibition, 25th Annual Utah Statewide Watercolor Competition, Utah. Watercolor society, So Ho Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1999- Award of Excellence, Annual Fall Utah Watercolor Society Membership Competition, Utah Watercolor Society sponsored, Bountiful/Davis Art Center Bountiful, Utah
  • 1999- Award of Merit, Cache Valley Chapter U.W.S. Annual Open Competition, Cache Valley Chapter U.W.S., A.V.A. Gallery, Logan Utah.
  • 1998- Award of Merit, Annual Fall Utah Watercolor Society Membership Competition, Utah Watercolor Society, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1993- Award of Merit, 19th Annual Utah Statewide Watercolor Competition, Utah Watercolor Society, Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1992- Award of Merit, 18th Annual Utah Statewide Watercolor Competition, Utah Watercolor Society,Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1991- Honorable Mention, Eccles Annual Black & White Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden Utah
  • 1991- Second Place, Intermountain Society of Artists, Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1990- Selected for Show & Traveling Exhibition, Utah 1990- Annual Statewide Exhibition, Utah Arts Council, Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1990- Third Place, Associated Utah Artist Annual Juried Show, Murray Art Center, Murray, Utah
  • 1989- First Place Professional Painting, Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City, Utah

Exhibitions

  • 2000- Solo Exhibition, May, Salt Lake City Library, Atrium Gallery. Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1993- Three Person Exhibition, October, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah
  • 1992- Two Person Exhibition, December, Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1992- Solo Exhibition, March, Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, Utah

Juried Exhibitions

  • 2004- Eccels Community Art Center 30th Annual Statewide Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
  • 2000- 21st National Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Cray Art Gallery, Warren, Pennsylvania
  • 2000- Cache Valley Chapter, Utah Watercolor Society, Logan, Utah
  • 2000- Eccels Community Art Center 26th Annual Statewide Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
  • 2000- Watercolor U.S.A, 2000 Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
  • 2000- 133rd Annual Open International Competition, American Watercolor Society, New York City, New York
  • 2000- Statewide Open Competition, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah
  • 1999- St. George Third Annual Tri-State Juried Show, St. George Museum, St. George, Utah
  • 1999- Eccels Community Art Center 25th Annual Statewide Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
  • 1998- Kimball Art Center Annual Juried Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1993- Kimball Art Center Annual Juried Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1993- Cache Valley Chapter, Utah Watercolor Society, Logan, Utah
  • 1992- Kimball Art Center Annual Juried Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1992- 2nd Annual Open Photography Exhibition, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1991- Myra Powell Annual Juried Show, Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, Utah
  • 1991- Eccles Community Art Center 17th Annual Statewide Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah
  • 1989- Myra Powell Annual Juried Show, Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, Utah
  • 1989- The Deseret News Annual Juried Show, Z.C.M.I. Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1989- Kimball Art Center Annual Juried Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
  • 1986- Annual Utah Statewide Watercolor Competition, Utah Watercolor Society, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Biography courtesy the artist.

Newspaper Articles

"A Gallery can Turn you into the Picture of Awe." The Deseret News, August 23, 1992.

"Artworks that are Hot and Cool are Just right for Area Galleries." The Deseret News, October 10, 1993.

"Best Bets for the Week Ahead." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 1992.

"Best Bets." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 26, 1993.

"Double Viewing Pleasure at Kimball Gallery." The Deseret News, June 28, 1992.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 7, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, February 9, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, August 4, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, August 8, 2001.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, August 20, 2000.

"Tivoli Gallery Offers Artistic Feast." The Deseret News, April 26, 1992.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 2000.

"Utah Marquee: VISUAL ART." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 5, 2001.

"Verdict on Jurying of 3 New Shows is 'Superb'." The Deseret News, June 27, 1993.

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