Saturday, December 10, 2022

Craig Drennen

Craig Drennen is a painter based in Atlanta and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.  His recent solo exhibitions include Merchant, Mistress, and T at Freight+Volume in New York City, Old Athenian & at Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN and First Acts at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, GA. He has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Triangle Arts Foundation, DNA Provincetown, and Skowhegan. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum, and the New York Times. Drennen served as dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and manages THE END Project Space. Since 2008 he has organized his studio practice around Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.

Craig Drennen is a painter based in Atlanta and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.  His recent solo exhibitions include Merchant, Mistress, and T at Freight+Volume in New York City, Old Athenian & at Stove Works in Chattanooga, TN and First Acts at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, GA. He has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Triangle Arts Foundation, DNA Provincetown, and Skowhegan. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum, and the New York Times. Drennen served as dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and manages THE END Project Space. Since 2008 he has organized his studio practice around Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
The book of poetry mentioned in the interview is by Victoria Chang, Obit.
(The Pill) oil & alkyd on canvas over panel 30-inch diameter 2022 This piece is dedicated to the character of Merchant from Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
T25 oil & alkyd on canvas over panel 72” x 48” x 8” 2022 This piece is dedicated to the character of Timon from Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
Ninth Mistress oil & alkyd on linen + latex paint on wall 15” x 15” canvas + two 2.5” x 5” vertical stripes 2015 This piece is dedicated to the character of Mistress from Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
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