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Craig Kraft

1239 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020, U.S.A.
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Phone: 2025889655     Fax: 2025889655

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Over the past 39 years, light sculptor Craig A. Kraft has gained national recognition for his innovative neon light works. Early public artworks include the Falling Man © 1995 sited permanently at the Cell Theatre in New York City. For the last 10 years, Kraft has been working with rolled aluminum and neon to create monumental public art works. His sculptures have been featured in over 135 exhibits throughout the US (14 solo). He was invited to exhibit at both the Busan Biennale: Chasm - Crossing Over 2004 in Korea and Hermandades Escultoricas 2005 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He has twice been a featured artist at the International Sculptor’s Conference. Kraft was commissioned to create rolled aluminum and neon light sculptures for Montgomery County, MD, the Downtown Silver Spring, MD Development project, the Rockville, MD Downtown Development Project, The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA (where his work was selected by Stephen Phillips of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC), and most recently a large scale sculpture for the Watha T. Daniel Library in Washington, DC. His most recent one person show; Markings, Graffiti from the Ground Zero Blues Club at DC Arts Center was personally endorsed by Victoria Mecklenburg, head curator at the American Museum of Art. A member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program for 23 years, Kraft received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has recently rehabbed an abandoned building at 1239 Good Hope Rd SE in Anacostia for his new home and studio.