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