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Mr. Craig Wilson

Title: Asst Professor, Visual Arts
Phone: 706-867-2832
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Office: Choice Street Arts Complexl, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Foundations Coordinator, Painting and Drawing

Overview

Craig Marshal Wilson was born in Georgia in 1973 and was raised in Cumming, a small rural town 50 miles north of Atlanta, located in foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. His earliest experiences were spent combing the beaches of a nearby lake for driftwood and exploring the woods for animal bones and arrowheads. It was during these formative years that he began his life-long fascination with the flora and fauna, folkways and faith that give the Southern United Sates its dynamic and conflicting character. This was the environment that led Craig to become an artist, using painting, sculpture and narrative to create his own brand of visual storytelling. He creates works that express his Christian faith, the Holy Bible, and the rich tapestry of landscapes, animals and people that populate God’s creation.

In 1997, Mr. Wilson moved to Athens, Georgia to study at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia in 1999. It was here that he met and studied with artist and ethnomusicologist Art Rosenbaum, who inspired Craig to further pursue his love of Appalachian art and music. He then moved to Washington D.C. in 2000 to pursue his masters degree. He studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating in 2002. It was in Maryland that he began teaching, instructing students at various colleges, universities and charter schools in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Wilson now resides in Dahlonega, Georgia, and teaches Drawing and Painting at the University of North Georgia. He exhibits his art on the national level as well as curating and jurying exhibitions. He is also actively involved in the local community’s music scene, plays banjo at his church, and is a board member for the Georgia Pick & Bow School of Traditional Music, which teaches music to the region’s young people.

Courses Taught

Art 1100- Art Appreciation, Art 1010- Drawing , Art 1020- 2D-Design, Art 1030- 3D Design, Art 2150- Painting I, Art 3150- Painting II, Art 4150- Painting III, Art 6150- Painting VI, Art 2100- Life Drawing, Art 3100- Drawing II, Art 4100- Drawing III, ART 4910- Senior Capstone, Art 2020- Color Theory, Art 3400- Beginning Printmaking, Art 4400- Printmaking II, Art 6400- Printmaking III, Art 2520- Art History Survey II

Education

  • M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
  • B.F.A., Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia, 1999

Research/Special Interests

Biblical Theology, Judeo-Christian Art, Outsider and Visionary Art, Appalachian Folk Art and Music

Publications

Group Exhibitions

2016

Exhibitor: University of North Georgia Art Galleries, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, Fall 2011- Spring 2016
 
Exhibitor: Southern Highland Craft Guild DoVA Exhibition, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Ashville, North Carolina, 11/2016-2/2017
 
Exhibitor: 2016 Peach Belt Conference Basketball Tournament Championship, Digital Exhibition, 3/2016
 
Exhibitor: FCHS 6Oth Anniversary Art Invitational, Forsyth County Courthouse, Cumming, Georgia, 2/5-3/5/2016

Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural,Hansford Hall, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, permanent installation

2015

Exhibitor: UNG Faculty Exhibition, Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia, 12/10/2015- 2/20/2016
 
Exhibitor: Georgia Small Works Exhibit, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Oconee, Georgia, 10/2015
 
Exhibitor: Mosaic: 2015 Faculty Biennial, Bob Owens Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1/ 2015
 
Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural, Hansford Hall, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, permanent installation

2014

Exhibitor: Quinlan Art Center Members Exhibition, Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia, 10/24
 
Exhibitor: Art Exhibition, Chelsey Park Rehabilitation Center, Dahlonega, Georgia, 11/2014
 
Exhibitor: Featured Artist, Heartbreaker Vintage and Vinyl, Dahlonega, Georgia, Fall 2013-10/2014
 
Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural, Hansford Hall, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, permanent installation

2013          

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Exhibition, Library Technology Center Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 8/2013
 
Exhibitor: Peach Belt Conference Student and Faculty Art Exhibition, Student Recreation Center, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, 3/2013
 
Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural, Hansford Hall, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, permanent installation

2012

Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural Unveiling Ceremony, Hansford Hall, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 10/2012

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Exhibition, Library Technology Center Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 8/2012
 
Exhibitor: North Georgia Chamber Music Festival Art Exhibition, Gloria Shott Performance Hall Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 6/2012
 
Exhibitor: Appalachian Patchwork: A Regional Response Mural, Vickery House Gallery, Appalachian Studies Center, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1/1/12

2011      

Exhibitor: Changes & Continuity: Past, Present, Future, Southern Highlands Craft Guild,
Asheville, North Carolina, Spring 2011
 
Exhibitor: What I Did Over My Summer Vacation, Nix Performing Art Center Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, Fall 2011

Exhibitor: Mix It Up, The Cannery Art Gallery, Dahlonega, Georgia, Fall 2011

2010     

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Show, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 7/2010

Exhibitor: Faculty and Student Exhibition, Library Technology Center Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, Fall 2010

2009         

Exhibitor: Profess, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Athens, Georgia, 10/2009

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Show, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 7/2009

Exhibitor: Arts Festival, Cumming United Methodist Church, Cumming, Georgia, 3/2009

Exhibitor: Faculty Biennale, Gainesville State College, Oakwood, Georgia, 2/2009

2008         

Exhibitor: Memories and Wishes, Kryder Gallery, Dahlonega, Georgia, 11/2008

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Show, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 7/2008

2007

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Show, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 7/2007

2006

Exhibitor: Art Appreciation Show, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 7/2006

2005   

Exhibitor: Faculty Show, The Gallery, Fine Arts Pavilion, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, 12/2005

Exhibitor: Faculty Show, Cade Gallery, Cade Building, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland, 11/2005

Exhibitor: Group, Warehouse Gallery, Oliver Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 6/2005

2004      

Exhibitor: Animal Magnetism, Warehouse, Oliver Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 9/2004

Exhibitor: Stories of Stories, Curiosity, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6/2004
 
Exhibitor: Faculty Show, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 4/2004

2003      

Exhibitor: Group Show, Signal 66, Washington D.C., 11/2003

Exhibitor: Seeing Red, Selected by Sam Gilliam, The Gallery, Arts/ Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, Maryland, 1/2003

2002  

Exhibitor: Magnificent 7, Wolfarth Galleries, Washington D.C., 7/2002

Exhibitor: MFA Thesis Show, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 5/2002

2001     

Exhibitor: MFA 2001, West Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 11/2001

1999         

Exhibitor: BFA Exit Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 5/1999

Exhibitor: Shine, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 9/1999

Exhibitor: Trade: Artists Collaborate, Quality Warehouse, Athens, Georgia, 9/1999

Exhibitor: Farsoozio,  Farsoozio Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2/1999


Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitor: Speck: Paintings by Craig Marshal Wilson, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 7/2002

Exhibitor: New Paintings, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 11/2002


Collections

Mellow Mushroom Peace Sign, Mellow Mushroom Restaurant, 700 Green Street Gainesville, GA 30501, 2010-present

Work Experience

University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2006-present

Adjunct Faculty: 2-D Design, Art Appreciation, Department of Art, Gainesville State College, Oakwood, Georgia, 1/2007- 1/2010
 
Adjunct Faculty, Color Theory, Design I, Drawing I, Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, Department of Art, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland, 8/2005- 12/2006
 
Adjunct Faculty, Design I, Drawing I, Figure Drawing, Department of Art, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, 8/2005- 12/2006
 
Adjunct Faculty, Art Theory, Art Appreciation, Department of Art, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, Maryland, 8/2005- 12/2006

Adjunct Faculty, Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools For Public Policy, Washington D.C., 6/2005- 8/2005

Adjunct Faculty, Design I, Department of Art, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1/2004- 6/2004
 
Adjunct Faculty, Design I, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 6/2001- 12/2004

Art Faculty, Drawing I, Drawing II, Painting I, Painting II, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 2002- 2004

Teaching Assistant, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, Department of Art, University of Maryland, University College, College Park, Maryland, 8/2002- 12/2004.
 
Teaching Assistant, Art Theory, Design I, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, Color Theory, Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, Color Theory, Watercolor Techniques, Department Of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 8/2000- 6/2002

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