Craig Kraft
931 R Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Not participating this Open Studios.
Over the past 30 years Craig Kraft has gained national recognition for his spirit and innovation in creating original works of art that advance the techniques he has developed working with neon and the figure. He is one of only a handful of light artists in the world who bends his own glass and is respected for his ability to precisely manipulate the figure and light to capture his own artistic vision. He achieved his Bachelorís and Masterís degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is presently a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program. He was a leader at International Sculptorís Conference in 1992 and 1995. His sculptures have been featured in over 100 exhibits throughout the U.S. (11 solo). Recently, Kraft has been commissioned to create monumental rolled aluminum light sculptures for both Montgomery County Maryland and P.F.A. for the Downtown Silver Spring Development as well as for The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia. He was invited to exhibit at both the Busan Biennale Art Festival 2004 and Hermandades Escultoricas 2005 in Merida Yucatan Mexico. Kraft resides in Washington, DC, and his work can be seen at his home and studio, a historic Washington, DC firehouse.