John Robert Craft
Lives outside of Clarendon, Texas
Solo and Two Person Shows:
2019 Florida State College at Jacksonville
2019 Exhibit/208, Iron Clad II: The Art of Jack Craft and Ted Laredo, Albuquerque, NM.
2019 CASP artists’ studios, Southwest Zen Garden and Tequila House, A performance-based installation, located in Lubbock, Texas..
2018 West Texas A & M, Iron Clad: The Art of Jack Craft and Ted Laredo.
2016 "John Robert Craft: Heat Etchings" Doyle Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa, California
2016 "Scorch and Drag", Flatbed Gallery, Austin, Tx
2013 "Lines of Inquiry", The Object Gallery. Amarillo, Tx.
2013 " Material + Structure" 500 X- Guest Artist, Dallas, Texas.
2012 "John Robert Craft Multiples" The Object Gallery, Amarillo, Texas.
2010 "Jack Craft: A Cell of One's Own “Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas.
2010 "Solid Proof" The Object Gallery, Amarillo, Texas.
2009 "Point and Proof" installation at Exhibitions2d Marfa, Texas
2007 "John Robert Craft" Studio Duende, McKinney, Texas
1983 first student sculpture to be placed on student sculpture pad at TCU, curated by art faculty and student committee
Group Shows: Selected
2019 “Iron Tribe Invatational”, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas New Mexico.
2019 “Rural Elements” New West Contemporary Art Museum, Plainview Texas, .
2018 “Burning Ring Of Fire: 20 years of Cast Iron Art from the MCC Iron Pour”, Amarillo Museum of Art Curated by Alex Gregory.
2018 “BIMPE X Mini Print” New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, B.C., .
2018 “Flatbed Press: Proofs and Processes”. Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Curated by Danny Bills.
2017 Baltimore Print Fair, Baltimore, Maryland
2017 "Hot Iron" Harwood Art Center Albuquerque, NM.
2016 "Prints and Plates" Houston, Texas.
2015 AMoA Biennial-600: SCULPTURE. Juror Leigh Arnold assistant curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Texas.
2015 "Greyscale" Curated by Alberto Careaga and Chad Plunket, 5 & J Gallery Lubbock, Texas.
2015 "Hot Off the Press: Recent Works from Flatbed Press". Curated by Sarah Beth Wilson. Art Muesum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.
2015 “Iron Tribe Show,” Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
2015 “Texas Sculpture Symposium Group Show” Lubbock, Texas
2014 "Flatbed Summer Selections" At Flatbed Press Austin, Texas
2014 "The Big Picture" curated by The International Print Center New York.
2013 “Texas Sculpture Inside and Out: Invitational Exhibition”. Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.
2012 IPCNY New Prints 2011/2012 Benefit Exhibition. New York, New York
2012 Le Grand Salon Du Flatbed. Austin, Texas
2012 Flatbed Press New Editions, Austin, Texas
2012 New Prints at the International Print Center New York Winter 2012
2012 "Art on the Green Invitational" Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas
2011 Advancing Tradition: 20 Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press
2010 Generator Gallery Show. Albuquerque
2010 Philagrafika at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery prints from Autumn 2009 new prints IPCNY curated by Jose Roca
2009 New Prints Autumn/2009 at the International Print Center New York, New York
2009 Press Release, A Collection of Artist From Three Print Shops. 222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico
2009 Iron Tribe Show, Highlands University, Las Vegas New Mexico
2018-2006: Henry Cisneros Memorial Show, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, New Mexico
2008 Western Contemporary Cast Iron Conference, Denver, Colorado
2008 Iron Tribe Traveling Show: Moss-Thorne Gallery Hayes, Kansas
2008 12x12 Exhibition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas
2007 Print Making Now, Rockport Center for the Arts, curated by Katherine Brimberry Flatbed Press
2007 Made @ Flatbed: Recent Editions, Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas. Curated by Mark Smith PhD
2007 12x12 Exhibition, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas
2005 Recent Sculpture, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, NM
2018 West Texas A & M Artist Talk.
2017 Texas Society of Architects annual convention presenter.
2017 Amarillo Museum of Art "Why Marfa!?".
2016 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, California guest lecturer, visiting artist.
2016 Flatbed Gallery Austin, Texas artist talk.
2016 Texas Tech School of Architecture Lubbock, Texas guest lecturer graduate studio.
2015 Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
2013 Collin College Plano, Texas visiting artist
2012 International Print Center New York, artist talk.
2010 Old Jail Art Center Albany, Texas
2015-NEA Grant for Co-organized Amarillo Art Center Iron Pour with Alex Gregory
2015 AMOA 600 Biennial: Sculpture. Best of show selected by Leigh Arnold assistant curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
2015 Honorarium Museum of Southeast Texas.
2013 Honorarium Collin College
2012 Artist Stipend Wichita Falls Arts Council
2012 Honorarium: International Print Center New York
2010 Honorarium: Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
2012- Creative Capital Series of six Webinars moderated by Matthew Deleget
1996-1997 Self financed travel to Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand
1985 BA, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
1984 studied in London England at Institute of European Studies
2017 10th Keen Foundry Invitational Symposium, Houston, Texas.
2016 Tucumcari Test Pour, Mesalands CC, Tucumcari NM.
2015 Iron pour at Amarillo Art Center- Co-organized with Alex Gregory
2015 Atomic Iron Commission pour at Texas Tech in conjunction with the Texas Sculpture Symposium
2014 7th Keen Foundry Invitational Symposium, Houston, Texas
2013 Collin College, Plano, Texas
2018-2002 Tucumcari Iron Pour, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, New Mexico
2008 Hosted first iron pour of the Arctic Trail of Pours that ended inside the Arctic Circle in Alaska
2007 Down on the Farm Iron Pour, Decorah, Iowa
2007, and 2012 Iron Tribe Iron Pour, Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
2017-2019 CMY Suite three suites of four CMY combination color, steel plate intaglio prints, co-published by Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas, Annalise Gratovich collaborating printer.
2015 "Fire Etchings" Ten fire etched steel plate intaglio prints comprising a single work. Co-published at Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas. Heather Parrish, printer.
2013 self-published Kind of Grey: a deluxe boxed set of nine drawing based lithographs in an edition of twenty-six.
2012 self published "Pastoral Process" a boxed edition consisting of six sculptures and six letterpress prints with a bound essay and colophon in a wooden box. Published at Amarillo Speed Print, binding by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio.
2012 self-published, "Salt" a hand engraved intaglio edition at Dale Conner Studio in Amarillo, Texas.
2011 Flatbed Press Co-Published two editions with master printer Katherine Brimberry.
2010 Interbang Press-Worked with Master Printer Mitchell Marti to execute a copper-plate etching.
2009 Flatbed Press-Worked with Master Printer Katherine Brimberry to co-publish four limited edition large scale wood cut prints.
2008 Interbang Press-Worked with master printer Mitchell Marti to produce a series of direct trace mono-type prints and reverse trace mono-type prints.
2007 Interbang Press-Worked with Master Printer Mitchell Marti to execute 20 reverse trace mono-type prints.
2006 Flatbed Press-Worked with Master Printer Katherine Brimberry to execute 60 reverse trace mono-type prints including: 3- 50"x50"prints and 1-50"x96" print.
2017 Flatbed at 25, 25- year retrospective published by University of Texas Press, 2016. Finalist for best art book of the year. Forward by Susan Tallman.
2016 "Scorch and Drag" at Flatbed Gallery , Sam Anderson-Ramos, The Austin Chronicle.
2016 "Cooking Experimental Matrices Prints by John Robert Craft" By Peter Briggs PhD. Southern Graphics International
2015 SNAP Conference, 3rd International Printmaking Symposium "Drag and Grind" presented by Peter Briggs PhD Helen Devitt Jones Curator of Art
2015 Art in Print
2012 Artist, Rancher, Sculptor, Printer: John Robert Craft
2011 Desert Datascapes RISD News Blog
2011 Where the Art Lives: Exhibitions 2D
2010 Catalog for "Cell of One's Own: John Robert Craft." Written by Patrick Kelly.
2009 Point and Proof installation reviewed on "Minus Space" an online platform for reductive art on an international level.
2009 Point and Proof installation reviewed on "GlassTire" the Texas online arts source.
2009 February Texas Highways Magazine, "Marfalous!"
2007 Wrote, directed and produced a short movie/artist statement titled "Objects of Martial Passion," publicly shown at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Private collections in USA, UK, and Switzerland