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 ElementsNew 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

Iron Pours:

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.


2019 Southwest Zen Garden and Tequila Bar profiled on Glasstire as a Top 5 show of the week in Texas.

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 “Letters from the Mother Road” AEQAI by Susan Byrnes

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


Exhibitions 2d, Marfa, Texas

Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin, Texas