SHOWS @ CJG:
- Eyes Words
- Miami Project 2012
- Art Toronto 2012
- Dallas Art Fair 2012
- PULSE Miami 2011
- Something with Birds In It
Artist's Resume (pdf, 1.17 Mb)
Artist's Catalog (pdf, 4.37 Mb)
Richard Kraft grew up in London and lives in Los Angeles. His work engages many areas of inquiry – language, literature, history, popular and populist cultures, and exploits a variety of media – drawing, photography, collage, installation, and performance. This diversity of interests and methods is united through his transformations of the everyday world that shift awareness and create spaces to explore the inscrutable and seek meaning in ambiguity, nonsense and contradiction.
His work has been exhibited widely in galleries such as L.A. Louver (Venice, CA), Rosamund Felsen (Santa Monica, CA), Greg Kucera (Seattle, WA) and non-profit spaces including the Portland Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), the Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA), among others. He has frequently used public spaces for installations with work appearing on the sides of buses and in library aisles, as well for performances such as at Oxford Circus in London and along the full length of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, he conducted a series of performances at Speakers’ Corner in London and at several rural sites in Scotland and Northern England. Most recently he has embarked on a series of walking performances (for anywhere from one to one hundred walkers) in Los Angeles.
Siglio Press will publish an artist’s monograph in the winter of 2012. Siglio has already released four multiples (100 Soldiers for a Revolution, Untitled: Kapitan Kloss, Two Tube Portraits and R.S. A Library Portrait) and has scheduled another for 2012. His artist book Rebus was published by Two Girls Review in the Spring of 2000.
Untitled (for Samuel Beckett, #1), installation view, 70”x126”, (each 22”x30”), Ink and graphite on paper
Press Release (pdf, 115.08 Kb)
Untitled (Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father, #1), detail, 571/2”x433/4” Graphite, white out on paper