ARICCRAFFORD@GMAIL.COM 
864.542.6954

b. COLUMBIA, SC 1993
c. BROOKLYN, NY

EDUCATION

2015                                School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Photography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016                                Los Angeles CineFest, Experimental Category, Online Exhibition

2015                                Immediate Experience, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL, curated by Anastasia Samoylova
                                            SAIC Spring 2015 Undergraduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2014                                After Party, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, co-curated by Holly Bresnahan, Andrea Chiu, Ariel Fang,
                                            Kris Mortensen and Collin Pressler

2013                                Craft Show, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012                                Safety Seven, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
                                            Art Bash, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010                                Aric Crafford, Soul Flow Yoga Studio, Spartanburg, SC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 –                               E-Commerce Retoucher, Skelton's Treasures, Brooklyn, New York

2015                                 Artist Talk, Immediate Experience, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL

2014 – 2015                    Senior Lab Assistant, LATITUDE | CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

2014                                 Freelance Photographer, Maybe Sunday, Chicago, IL

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015                                  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Featured Project on SAIC Portfolios: Diffracting Air,” portfolios.saic.edu,
                                              August
                                              Kyle Seis, “Aric Crafford,” Wavepool, wave-pool.net, August
                                              School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Featured Project on SAIC Portfolios: Unripe,” portfolios.saic.edu, May
                                              School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Student work by Aric Crafford,” tumblr.com, May
                                              Leslie Renken, “Contemporary Art Center exhibit aims at pushing boundaries of photography,” JournalStar, May

2014                                  F-Stop Magazine, “Issue #67: Happy Accidents,” fstopmagazine.com, October/November
                                              School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Student work by Aric Crafford,” tumblr.com, October
                                              Halfstack Magazine, “Maybe Sunday – Local Love” halfstackmagazine.blogspot.com, October
                                              Joshua Rivers, “Aric Crafford,” Despite the Illusion, despitetheillusion.com, September
                                              School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Student work by Aric Crafford,” tumblr.com, May

2013                                  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Featured Project on SAIC Portfolios: Slithering,” portfolios.saic.edu,
                                              November
                                              3rd Language, “Issue #2: Queer Utopias and Nihilism,” 3rd Language Queer Arts Collective, March

2012                                  School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Fiber and Material Studies Department, “Safety Seven Catalogue,”
                                              December
                                              School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Contemporary Practices Department, “First, Art Bash Catalogue,” May

AWARDS

2015                                  School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2015 Student Leadership Award, Honorable Mention

2014                                  ArtSlant 5th Showcase Winner
                                              ArtSlant 4th Showcase Winner
                                              ArtSlant 3rd Showcase Winner

2012                                  Buonanno Scholarship Nominee

2011                                  School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship Recipient
                                              Scholastic Art Awards South Carolina, Gold Key Photography Portfolio Recipient 

2010                                  Scholastic Art Awards South Carolina, Honorable Mention