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Denton Crawford

Senior Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design
Fine Arts Studio Graduate Program Director

585-475-2649
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Denton Crawford

Senior Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design
Fine Arts Studio Graduate Program Director

Education

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

585-475-2649

Areas of Expertise

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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.

Currently Teaching

FDTN-112
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.
PAIT-233
3 Credits
This course will allow students to experience and explore the properties of oil painting and establish strategies toward solving problems of composition related to successful form content. *Fee: A materials fee is required for this course *
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**
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: A materials fee is required for this course**.
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-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-505
3 Credits
This course will focus on building figure drawing skills in a traditional life drawing class format with emphasis on dynamic line quality, visual perception and contemporary approaches to figure drawing. Students will work directly from the model in a variety of media. At the completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of diverse representations and applications of the human figure using various drawing materials and processes.
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-702
3 Credits
This course will prepare graduate students for the written component of the thesis. Course content will cover defining research in the arts, arts based research, research through practice, critical judgment, writing strategically and critically for reflective thinking and scholarly dissemination. At the completion of this course students will be able to write a thesis proposal addressing a research question or direction along with objectives, context, and methods.
STAR-714
3 Credits
Creative flow, having an endless stream of ideas, alternatives, and choices for solutions, helps creative work evolve and reach more advanced levels. In this course students develop appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively into a cohesive body of work.
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-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-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-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.

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