CRAIG DRENNEN

 

 

CRAIG DRENNEN

Education

2006

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1991

MFA Art History (20th-century specialization), Ohio University

1990

MFA Painting, Ohio University

1988

BA Interdisciplinary Studies (Art/English), Glenville State College, summa cum laude


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2015

Craig Drennen is Awful, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Ninth Mistress vs. Dutch AWFUL, 9Ace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

New Mistress vs. Old Athenian, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 (In the) Paint, site-specific project, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

 

2014

Poet & Awful, Samsøñ, Boston, MA
Awful and Others, Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Characters, Gallery 180, Stanley Beaman & Sears, Atlanta, GA

 

2013

Painter and Servants, Ellen de Bruijne Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

2012

Aqua2012 featured artist with Saltworks, Miami, FL
Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC
Dramatis Personæ, Saltworks, Atlanta, GA

2010

Timon of Athens, Samsøn, Boston, MA (catalog)

2009

Craig Drennen, Stokes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008

Yueqi Zhang & Craig Drennen, Degree Zero Gallery, Beijing, China
Craig Drennen & Todd Schroeder, 2Car Garage Gallery, Savannah, GA

2007

Pictures from the Phantom Zone, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2006

The Supergirl Project, Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA (catalog)

2005

Helen Slater as Supergirl, Brooklyn Fireproof, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

2004

Helen Slater as Supergirl, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA

2002

Starland Gallery 28, Savannah, GA
Pedestrian Incorporated, Jacksonville, FL

1998

Craig Drennen & Jack Bach, E.i.E., Brooklyn, NY
Duveneck Gallery, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Covington, KY
Morlan Gallery, Lexington, KY


Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2014

Volta 10, Samsøñ, Basel, Switzerland
We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I, curated by Liselott Johnsonn, Bryd Gallery, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
Score, curated by Hope Cohn, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
Faculty Triennial, Welch Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Photography +, XChange Gallery, Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA
Forward, curated by Courtney Hammond, Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA
Summer Salon, Saltworks, Atlanta, GA

2013

groupshow, Samsøn, Boston, MA
Painterly Gestures, curated by Hannah Israel, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
Drawing Inside the Perimeter, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
Four Atlantans, Saltworks, Atlanta, GA

2012

30 Years of Peace, Love, and Painting, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Painters Panting, curated by Stuart Horodner, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Co/Lab Art Fair, with TILT Export, Los Angeles, CA
Drawings Related to Performance, curated by Becky Kinder, 92Y Tribeca, New York City
From the Mezzanine, curated by Jennifer Dudley, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Summer Salon, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
P3: Painters Painting Paint, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfeesboro, TN

2011

Does Not Migrate: Matt Ager, Craig Drennen, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Triangle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Michael Merck
Flux 2011, commissioned performance 1-Hour Awful (for Apemantus), Atlanta, GA
Movers & Shakers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia
The Studio Visit Drawing Exhibition, The Studio Visit, Emerge Art Fair, Washington, D.C.
Anthony Greaney x Dan Graham x Samsøn, Cottage Home, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Spacelift, WallEye Gallery, Cleveland, OH; curated by Kristin Rogers
Chain Letter, group exhibition, Samsøn, Boston, MA
The Painted Photograph, curated by Lisa Tuttle, Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Pastiche and Provenance, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfeesboro, TN
Art Papers Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010

The Sartorialists, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Young Curators, New Ideas III organized by amani olu, curated by Erin Dziedzic, PPOW, NYC, NY
TRAIT curated by Blake Shell @ Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Why Go Anywhere Else curated by Blazo Kovacevic travels to Montenegrin Center of Contemporary Art, Montenegro; National Gallery (Belgrade, Serbia), Museum of Contemporary and Art Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia)
GSU Faculty Exhibition, Ernest G. Welch Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Art Papers Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009

Le Flash, Atlanta, GA, curated by Stuart Keeler & Lisa Thorwer
Add-Art, internet banner project, curated by Colleen Asper
Volta5, Basel, Switzerland
zonaMACO, art fair, Mexico City

2008

Reorder, curated by Fred Jesser, Marietta College, Marietta, OH Comfort/Burn, Artspace & Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Next art fair, Chicago, IL (Featured Artist)
2008_02, Peo Peo Gallery, Shanghai, China
Volta art fair, Basel, Switzerland
Ambivalent Figuration, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, MA

2007

In The Viewing Room, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NYC, curated by Lisa Sigal
Triangle Alumni Exhibition, Triangle Art Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Affair at the Jupiter Hotel art fair, with Tilt Gallery & Project Space, Portland, OR
Blank, Tilt Gallery & Project Space, Portland, OR

2006

NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance), Miami, FL
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Grand Opening Exhibition, 2CarGarage, Savannah, GA
Groundswell Benefit, Exit Art, NYC
MACO Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico
Scope New York, NYC
ARCO Art Fair, Madrid Spain
MAGA Film Festival Exhibition, Macon, GA

2005

NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance), Miami, FL
Semiconductors, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – Artist/Curator
Reorder, curated by Sarah Walko, Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA & Red Gallery, Savannah, GA
Scope NY, with Samson Projects, Flatotel Hotel, New York City

2004

Michael Scoggins & Craig Drennen, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Champagne, Cadillacs, and Cash, curated by Rowley Kennerk, Urban Institute Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Craig Drennen & Virginia Derryberry, Tower Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY
Triangle Arts Foundation Benefit Exhibition, Triangle Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Ohio University Bicentennial Alumni Exhibition, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

2003

Tension & Release, curated by Jinchul Kim, Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD
Craig Drennen & Eve Laroche-Joubert, Triangle Arts Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Unframed First Look, Lehman/Maupin Gallery, NYC; work selected by Peter Halley, Ross Bleckner, and Sue Williams
Inauguracion, Espacio Pinar, Madrid, Spain
Nine, exhibition of nine painters, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA (catalog available)
Momenta Art Benefit 2003, Momenta Art, Brooklyn & White Columns, NYC
Unfiltered, AquaSpace, Savannah, GA
Lacoste Exposition & Vernissage, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France

2001-03

Carry On Drawings, traveling exhibition curated by Avantika Bawa, Jehangir Art Gallery, Boroda, India; ArtCore Gallery, Mumbai, India; Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi, India; Rapid Transit Gallery, Savannah, GA; Beguiling Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Student Art Gallery, University of California San Diego

2002

New Artists/New Art, Cork Gallery, London (catalog available)
SECAC Juried Members’ Exhibition, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

2001

Flood, AquaSpace, Savannah, GA
2nd Annual Drawing Exhibition, Starland Gallery 28, Savannah, GA
Reflections of Jane Fonda, Orleans Gallery, Savannah, GA (catalog available)

2000

Liberal Propaganda, (installation and performance of Ew/Dw), Starland, Savannah GA
Aqua2000, AquaSpace, Savannah, GA
Wallflowers, Flower Trademark, Savannah, GA - Artist Curator

1999

Small Work, Selena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1998

99 44/100 % Pure, Lubelski Gallery, New York City -- Artist/Curator
Culturemart, Here, New York City
Paper, E.i.E., Brooklyn, NY

1997

Momenta Art Auction, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Arts Exchange, with Sara Meltzer, New York City
Emergency Art Exhibition, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York City
Chaperone, exhibition/event, DiLeia Contemporary + Cultural Machine Works, Cincinnati, OH
Small Works National Juried Exhibition, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Redundant/Redundant, artist multiples, DiLeia Contemporary, Cincinnati, OH
Mental Reck, Subculture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Five & Dime, In Collaboration Gallery - Santa Monica, CA & Akron, OH

1994

Gen Art: Art of the Next Generation, Christinerose Gallery, New York City

1993

Mixed Bag, In Collaboration, Akron, OH
Watertower 1992 Juried Exhibition, Louisville, KY
Clark State Community College 5th Annual Exhibition, Springfield, OH - Best of Show


Grants and Awards

2012

GSU Research Initiation Grant, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2011

SECAC 2011 Artist Fellowship award
Welch Scholar inaugural faculty research grant, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Flux Projects grant for 1-Hour Awful, Flux 2011, Atlanta, GA

2010

Triangle Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
Georgia State University Summer Research Fellowship, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Ohio University School of Fine Arts 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award

2006

Skowhegan fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Drawing, Skowhegan, ME
Dream House Residency, Skowhegan, ME

2005

Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

2003

Triangle Arts Foundation Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Savannah College of Art & Design New York Studio Space Residency

2002

Vermont Studio Center Individual Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design

 


Publications

2013

Catalog essay Geist Goliath for Steve Locke exhibition, there’s no one left to blame, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2012

Contributor to The Art Life: On Creativity and Career. Stuart Horodner, et al. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. 2012
Apemantus and Awful, Artcore journal, June 2012
At Owners Risk (sic), catalog essay for Avantika Bawa: At Owners Risk, Suyama Space, Seattle WA

2011

Paint Misbehavin’, catalog essay for Build Up curated by Michelle Forsyth, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Burning Seeking, catalog essay for Burning Wood Seeking Rain, solo exhibition by Josh Yu, Shanghai Cultural Exchange Association, Shanghai, China

2009

Catalog interview of Avantika Bawa, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India

2008

Catalog essay for Diana Guerrero-Macia, Tony Wright Gallery, Chicago, IL (Sep ’08)
Catalog essay for Michael Scoggins exhibition, Virginia Center for Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (Oct ’08)

2004-present

Contributing critic for DRAIN, www.drainmag.com

2007

Interview with curator Ragan Cole-Cunningham, Counterparts exhibition catalog, Virginia Center for Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2002-03

Contributing critic for Art Papers, Atlanta, GA

1998-99

Contributing critic for New York Arts and Cover, New York City

1994-96

Contributing critic for Artlink, an online arts magazine, New York City

1991-93

Staff art critic for ACE, monthly exhibition reviews, Lexington, KY

1991-92

Contributing critic for Dialogue, Columbus, OH


Bibliography

2014              Asper, Colleen. “Poets, Painters, and Servants: An Interview with Craig Drennen.” Art Pulse 21

                     McQuaid, Cate. “Basketball and the Bard.” The Boston Globe. Dec 9, 2014

                     Cash, S. & O’Callaghan, J. “Studio Visit: Craig Drennen,” BURNAWAY, Nov 5, 2014

                     http://burnaway.org/studio-visit-craig-drennen/

                     Vega, Muriel. “A Few Questions With Craig Drennen.” Creative Loafing. Apr 14, 2014

2013

Wilson, Michael. “New American Painting Spotlight: Craig Drennen speaks to Michael Wilson.” New American Painting. Vol 106
Reese, Rachel. “Drennen of Atlanta.” Bomblog. Jan 17, 2013
Reed, Sandra. “An Interview With Craig Drennen.” SECAC Review. Vol XVI, No. 2

2012

Dimling Cochran, Rebecca. “Craig Drennen: Saltworks.” Art in America. May 2012
Boshears, Paul. “Paintings of Laughter and Forgetting.” BURNAWAY. Feb 2, 2012 (http://www.burnaway.org/author/paul-boshears/)
Dimling Cochran, Rebecca. “Interview: Artist Craig Drennen jump-starts art with Shakespeare.” Atlanta Arts Critical. Feb 22, 2012

2011

Miller, Francine. “Craig Drennen: Samsøn.” Artforum. Feb 2011
Boshears, Paul. “Self Media Archeology: In the Studio With Craig Drennen.” New American Paintings. Mar 09, 2011.http://newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/selfish-media-archeology-in-the-studio-with-craig-drennen/ New American Paintings #94: South edition, juried by Dan Cameron, Prospect New Orleans

2010

Cotter, Holland, Young Curators, New Ideas III, New York Times, 8/20.10 (review & image)
Moon, Jiha. “Studio Visit: Craig Drennen.” The Studio Visit, (http://thestudiovisit.com/craig-drennan/)

2009

Aishman, Heidi. “Our Favorite Things: Best of 2009.” Burnaway. (http://burnaway.org)

2007

Asper, Colleen. “Skowhegan: Stories From Camp.” Beautiful/Decay. Issue U. p. 62
New American Paintings #70: South edition, juried by Charlotte Kotik, Brooklyn Museum
Johnson, Ken, “Search for Life’s Moral Clarity Unites Two Painters,” Boston Globe. Jan. 24, 2007
Asper, Colleen. “Skowhegan: Stories From Camp.” Beautiful/Decay. issue U

2006

Aishman, Steve, “Craig Drennen @ Savannah Gallery,” Big, Red & Shiny. Issue #43, May 2006 (http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/frameset.pl)

2005

Feaster, Felicia. “Food for Thought.” Creative Loafing Atlanta. Jul 6, 2005
Keane, Pepper. “Supergirl and Suds.” Free Williamsburg. Mar, 2005
Moy, Kimberly. “Show Man.” Boston Globe Magazine. Jan 16, 2005

2003

Wilkin, Karen. “Letter From Provence.” The Hudson Review. Summer 2003
Ehrhardt, Ursula. “’Tension & Release’ embodies surprise and insight.” The Daily Times. Nov. 2, 2003

2001

Singh, Nonika. “Giving Art a Shove, onto World Stage.” Hindustan Times. Dec 11, 2001
Datta, Sanjeeta. “Suitcase Shockers.” Indian Express. Dec. 22, 2001
Maddox, Georgina. “Art Out of a Box.” Indian Express. Dec 17, 2001
Negi, Manjula. “How About Art Out of the Box?” Hindustan Times. Dec. 22, 2001
Gitlin, Holly. “Excess is Best: Flood.” Connect Savannah Oct 10-16, 2001

2000

Hersh, Allison. “Group Show Aqua 2000.” Savannah Morning News. Sep. 17. 2000
Blatt, Carolina. “Finding Art in the Alley.” The Georgia Guardian. Sep. 15-21

1998

Smith, Roberta. “Everything is Everything: Jack Bach & Craig Drennen.” New York Times. Nov. 6, 1998

1997

“Letter to Peter Schjeldahl.” The Village Voice. Aug. 26, 1997

1992

Coleman, Kurt. “Knot Art: An Exhibit of Paintings and Multiples by Craig Drennen.” ACE Magazine. Oct. 1992
Minton, David. “Drennen Show Offers Cheerful Wit, Cynicism.” Lexington Herald-Leader. Oct. 4, 1992

PUBLIC

 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

 

CURRENT TEACHING:

2009-present Georgia State University, Assistant Professor of Drawing/Painting, Atlanta, GA

2013 Visiting Workshop Faculty, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

2010-2013 Dean, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

GRANTS & AWARDS:

2014 Art Matters Grant, New York, NY

GSU Summer Research Fellowship, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2010-13 Studio Artist at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2012 GSU Research Initiation Grant, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2011 SECAC 2011 Artist Fellowship award

Welch Scholar inaugural faculty research grant, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Flux Projects grant for 1-Hour Awful, Flux 2011, Atlanta, GA

2010 GSU Summer Research Fellowship, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Ohio University School of Fine Arts 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Jepson Center for the Arts/Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

University of North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

RESIDENCIES:

2013 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Hambidge Center, Dillard, GA

2010 2010 Triangle Workshop, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2003 Triangle Arts Foundation Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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