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Craig Calhoun

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alteriorations 30, 09/12/15 Photography 12.7" X 17.8" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 32, 09/12/15 Photography 11.7" X 17.7" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 34, 09/17/15 Photography 12.2" X 16.2" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 35, 09/13/15 Photography 14" X 20" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 36, 10/05/15 Photography 12.8" X 17.4" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 37 (crop 2b), 09/29/15 Photography 11.9" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 38, 09/29/15 Photography 13.6" X 22.2" © Craig J Calhoun
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alteriorations 39, 12/06/15 Photography 12.7" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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bathroom overlapse 05, April 2007 Photography 13.8" X 13.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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cemetery crossings 01, 06/27/14 Photography 9.6" X 10.5" © Craig J Calhoun
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cemetery crossings 09, 07/25/14 Photography 14" X 13.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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cemetery crossings 10, 07/27/14 Photography 10.3" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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cemetery crossings 23, 10/11/14 Photography 12.6" X 17.9" © Craig J Calhoun
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cemetery crossings 29, 10/19/14 Photography 13.6" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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facing 22, 10/16/14 Photography 11/1" X 15" © Craig J Calhoun
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facing 28, 10/26/14 Photography 10.3" X 13.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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ghost crossings 02, 10/31/12 Photography 18.1" X 13.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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ghost crossings 04, 10/31/12 Photography 13.6" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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necropolis 05, 11/05/14 Photography 13.6" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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po(u)rtraits 620, 07/23/14 Photography 8.4" X 12.4" © Craig J Calhoun
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posing 955, 04/21/13 Photography 9.1" X 8.8" © Craig J Calhoun
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shel-ters 04, 04/30/10 Photography 14.9" X 13.5" © Craig J Calhoun
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shel-ters 21, 04/30/10 Photography 22.1" X 13.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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shel-ters 47, 04/30/10 Photography 13.7" X 11.4" © Craig J Calhoun
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spacial 25, 05/14/13 Photography 13.6" X 20" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (006), 2004 Photography 18.2" X 17.7" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (044), 2004 Photography 21.6" X 20" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (135), 2005 Photography 12" X 12.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (157a), 2005 Photography 11.6" X 11.4" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (157b), 2005 Photography 8.4" X 11.6" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (195), 2005 Photography 13.5" X 18.1" © Craig J Calhoun
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views from apt. #411 (204), 2005 Photography 11.7" X 10.9" © Craig J Calhoun
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Binghamton, NY
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
unemployed
Schools
S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, 1994, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1998, MFA
Tags
used male underwear, digital photo-montage
Statement

I don’t create in order to capture; I create to constantly shift.

As such, I am not trying to show anything as it really is (as if that could actually be done). But then, I am also not claiming to state how things ought to be.

I consider the objects and images I make (with the help of others - however directly or indirectly) to be neither personal (mere instances of self-expression), nor universal (transcendent generalizations). But hopefully viewers will find them applicable to their experiences and/or interests.

Because I don’t think that anything can take the place of (stand in for) anything else, I view my artworks as dis-similar to instead of being representational of.

In other words, I don’t presume to know. I will even go as far as to write that the “wiggle room” of not necessarily knowing, which I do not equate with willful ignorance, is what motivates me. I am not searching for (Platonic) truths or essences as I don’t believe they exist.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

pinupsTouché Bar, Chicago (Jul. 1, 2010 - Aug. 1, 2010)

Birthday Suit(s), Neo Nightclub, Chicago (Feb. 24, 2004)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

The Partly Dave Show, No Exit Cafe, Chicago (May 12, 2004)

Fifteen Minutes of FashionNeo Nightclub, Chicago (Oct. 23, 2003)

Men Who Sew, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery of the YWCA, New York (Dec. 1999 - Jan. 2000)

M.F.A. Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Apr. 4 - 18, 1998)

The Art of ‘Taking Risks’, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. (Mar. 2 - 30, 1996)

B.F.A. Exhibition, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Nov. 19 - Dec. 1, 1994)

The Faculty Selects, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Mar. 30 - Apr. 27, 1993)

 

PRINT

Mascular Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016 (issue #17)

Mascular Magazine, Winter 2015 (issue #12)

Mascular Magazine, Spring 2013 (issue #4)

Mascular Magazine, Winter 2013 (issue #3)

Mascular Magazine, Summer 2012 (issue #2)

Chicago IRL, Summer 2012 (issue #4)

Exhibition in Print, METALSMITH magazine, 1995

 

AWARDS

6th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)

5th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)

3rd round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)

Trustee Scholarship (Fiber), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996-98