Craig Love – 2016 Basse-Normandie Creative Residency

Craig Love is the artist-in-residence at Usine UTOPIK from March 15th to April 30th, 2016. Craig is an artist who focuses his energies on painting, drawing, writing and book publishing. He studied Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research, where he attained his MFA in 2004. He has shown his work in galleries in Winnipeg, New York, Toronto, South America, Germany and Australia. He has also had solo and group exhibitions in New York and Istanbul with Susan Inglett. His work has been shown in a U-haul truck, a haunted monastery, the highland landscape of Aberdeenshire, and in a rented room at the Chelsea Hotel. Craig’s works are held in public and private collections in North America and the UK. His latest exhibition O Cuckoo, was curated by Wanda Koop and presented at Cliff Eyland’s Library Gallery in Winnipeg.

Residency Project
While at Usine Utopik in Basse Normandie, Craig will begin a new body of painted work in relation to his book-work, Imaginary Museum, which takes its name from Andre Malraux’s prefiguring of the internet as well as Roland Barthes’s experimental biography, Michelet.