February 29-September 28, 2024

Fragments and Selected Scraps: The Works of Karsten Creightney

February 29 - September 28, 2024

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:00 pm


In this solo exhibition, artist Karsten Creightney approaches the creation of his paintings by collaging layers of cut materials from old books and from his own prints and paintings onto canvas and wood surfaces. He refers to the various ingredients in the work as fragments and scraps recontextualizing them into new artworks. Creightney’s artwork pieces together landscapes and worlds ordered in both beauty and calamity. 

About the Artist:

Born, raised, and residing in New Mexico, Creightney earned his BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He completed the rigorous Tamarind Institute Printer Training program and received his MFA in painting from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he is currently an assistant professor of printmaking. Creightney’s work can be found in the WFMA Permanent Collection and the collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and numerous other public institutions, university museums and private collections.



Image: Karsten Creightney, Street Magician, 2022, Collage, acrylic, oil & wax on canvas

Photo courtesy of Southwest Contemporary.

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