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Denton Crawford

Senior Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

585-475-6253
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Denton Crawford

Senior Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, University of South Florida; MFA, University of Georgia

585-475-6253

Currently Teaching

STAR-799
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will propose and conduct a course of study. An approved Independent Study Permission Form must be submitted to Student Services to enroll.
STAR-401
3 Credits
This course will focus on the production and exhibition of a representative body of artwork. Students will participate in an articulated process of making, engaging in comprehensive research that expands and supports their work, developing a rationale for the use of media and process, creating sketches and models, and the refining work through critiquing and editing. All of this will culminate in the professional presentation of oral, written, and visual work that contextualizes the students’ positions within contemporary artistic practice. Students will also be involved in every aspect of their senior shows from creating the work to installing the exhibition and preparing marketing materials.
STAR-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Studio Arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
SCUL-611
3 Credits
This course focuses on the diverse forms of expression that have emerged in contemporary fine art, including installation, performance art, video, and digital art among the many other possibilities. Students will research some of these expanded forms and produce artwork in at least one of these forms. Course may be retaken. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
STAR-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Studio Arts Internship will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art-related businesses. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business needs. Students must obtain permission of an Undergraduate Program Director and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-599
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide STAR students the opportunity to develop a specialized study course with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study, timeline and outcome for this course. Students must obtain permission of an instructor, be holding a 3.0 gpa and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Studio Arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
STAR-311
3 Credits
This course will examine appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively. Through personal and group generative idea exercises, journaling and research. Students will explore individual ideas and personal interests a final series of creative works.
FDTN-111
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the visualization of form, thought and expression through the drawing process. Concepts are introduced by lectures, discussions, demonstrations, research, and assigned projects. Designed to provide a broad introductory experience, students will experiment with a wide variety of media, tools, techniques and subjects to develop drawing expertise and problem solving skills related to design and composition. Course work will be assessed through critique, facilitating self-assessment, and the growth of both a visual and verbal vocabulary. The focus of the course is to provide awareness of the full range of ways in which drawing is used as a tool for both self-expression and communication.
SCUL-511
3 Credits
The course will focus on the diverse new forms of expression that have emerged in contemporary fine art, including installation, performance, video, and digital art among the many other possibilities. Students will research some of these new forms and produce artwork in at least one of these forms. Course may be repeated for credit. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Crawford, Denton. Give Up the Ghost. 28 Jan. 2016. Dolce Valvo Art Center, NCCC, Sanborn, NY. Exhibit.
Crawford, Denton. You're Not Here. 5 Mar. 2015. Joy Gallery, Rochester, NY. Installation.
Crawford, Denton. Amid/In WNY, part 3. 15 May 2015. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. Installation.
Crawford, Denton. The Assembled Image. 14 Feb. 2015. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Crawford, Denton. Dashing and Crashing. 1 Mar. 2015. Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago, IL. Exhibit.
Crawford, Denton. Lose Thy Bearings, Denton Crawford's Savage Sanctuaries. 20 Mar. 2015. Joy Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Crawford, Denton. Ethereal / Material. 17 Jan. 2014. Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Suwannee, TN. Exhibit.
Crawford, Denton. Wizard Business. 1 Feb. 2014. SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA. Exhibit.
Invited Article/Publication
Crawford, Denton. "Denton Crawford." Paint Pulse Magazine. (2016). Print.
Crawford, Denton. "Denton Crawford." International Painting Annual 5, Juried Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery. (2016). Print.
Crawford, Denton. "Denton Crawford." Fresh Paint Magazine. (2014). Print.
Crawford, Denton. "Our Church." Studio Visit Magazine. (2013). Print.