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Denton Crawford

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Denton Crawford

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

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

Currently Teaching

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.
FNAS-601
3 Credits
Graduate students in the fine arts studio program may choose any combination of fine arts studio classes: painting, non-toxic printmaking, sculpture or expanded forms to meet the 24 credit course requirements in their major. Course may be repeated. Fine Arts Studio: Expanded Forms focuses on the diverse forms of expression that have emerged in contemporary fine art, including installation, performance art, and artwork that includes video and digital components among many other possibilities. Students will research some of these expanded forms and produce artwork in at least one of these forms. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
FNAS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio 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 a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
FNAS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio 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 adviser will propose a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
FNAS-401
3 Credits
This course gives fine arts studio students a capstone experience focused on the production and exhibition of a culminating body of artwork. Students will participate in an articulated process of making. This will involve the engagement in comprehensive research that expands and supports the work, the articulation of a rational for the use of media and process, the creation of sketches and models, and the refinement of work through periods of critiquing and editing. All of this will culminate in the professional presentation of oral, written, and visual work that contextualizes their position within contemporary artistic practice. Students will also be involved in every aspect of their senior show from creating the work, installing the exhibition, and preparing marketing materials.
FNAS-890
1 - 10 Credits
After creating a body of artwork derived from the student’s thesis proposal, the student must exhibit this work in a gallery. In the exhibition space, during this show, the student will meet with the thesis committee to examine the success of the artwork in relation to the proposal. The student will be expected to orally present and defend the ideas explored through the artwork. The student will conclude the thesis process by explaining the work and putting it into both a personal and artistic context in a written and published document.
STAR-790
3 Credits
In this first of two thesis courses students will choose their committee members and work with them to finalize and approve a thesis proposal while beginning the thesis body of work. Through several mandatory meetings faculty advisors will give feedback on writing, direction and visual studio work produced in preparation for the thesis exhibition.
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. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
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.

Featured Work

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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.