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Art Van Kraft

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Lives in
Los Angeles

Website

Schools
Univ. So Cal, B.Arts

Representing galleries
AoBliss Gallery, Los Angeles ART/LA, Bergamot Station, Ca. CBS Art Collectiions, Westport CT., Santa Monica

Tags
modern, landscape, figurative, social commentary, allegorical figures, moody surrealism, landscapes modern

Statement

Representation

Art/LA, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca.     

CBS Art Collections, Westport, CT.   

AoBliss Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.  

 

Solo and Two Person Shows

2014               Coming in Aug. 2014, Hale Arts Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca,

2014               Art/LA, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca. 

2014                L.A. Juried Open, Topanga Canyon Gallery (group show)

2013                Korean National News Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2013                Gallery LVS  Seoul, South Korea

2012                BIAF International  Show  Seoul, South Korea

2011                Cal State Channel Islands, Palm Ave. Gallery,  Solo Show

 

Group Shows

2012                 The 2012 London- Los Angeles Brit Week  Show, Downtown L.A.

2012                 L.A. Juried Open, 2nd Place, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2011                 Galerie Rheeway, artist show, 8th Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 

2011                  Art  L.A. Now Southern California  

2011                  L.A. Juried Open, 2nd Place,  Topanga Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2010                  California State Main Street Gallery, Ventura, Ca.

2009                   Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2008                   Tarfest, Juried, Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A.C.M.A.

2008                   Pavilion du Val de Grace, Paris

2008                  John Spoor Broome Library, Cal State Channel Islands

 

 

Education

 

1980        University of Southern California .

1982         B.F.A.  San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca.

2008         Post Graduate Fine Art, Cal State University, Channel Islands.

2008         Paris American Academy, Fine Art, Paris. 

 

 

 

"These paintings are Americans hidden lives, the things that move us…the things we long for." A. Van Kraft

Kraft combines the role of the social observer with the skills of an artist to show bold new paintings that peek inside us all. A place he says we rarely wish to look. The content driven paintings reflect his past sideline job as an award winning News Director for National Public Radio in Southern California.

 "Not surprisingly, I paint what I see going on in my world. I call my latest series American's hidden lives. What are the things that move us…the things we long for? I've seen cultural vacuumes where we long for attachment and settle for desire. I’ve also seen people struggling to find meaning in their lives and settling for empty, successes. I feel that if a painting says, 'I have something to do with you,' that's a success".

 

 

 
 

 

All paintings are for sale. Prices range from $2,000 to $3,400.  

 

Contact artist in Los Angeles:

805 495-5862.    email artukraft@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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