- BFA, Photography, Arizona State University
- MFA, Photography, University of Utah
Lewis J. Crawford is a mixed media photographer/artist and an Associate Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Utah. He considers Salt Lake City, UT, his home but is proud to be a fourth-generation Arizonian and second-generation Arizona artist. In 2009, he earned an MFA in photography from the University of Utah and, in 2005, a BFA in photography from Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude. He has had several solo exhibitions throughout the West, notably at Nox Contemporary, the Gallery at Main, Finch Lane Gallery, all in Salt Lake City, and Modified Arts in Phoenix, AZ. He has been part of numerous national and international juried and invitational group exhibitions. His work has also been shown at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation, and the Montana Art Museum. He is an award recipient for the 44th Annual Bountiful Davis Art Center Statewide Competition in Bountiful, UT, and the 26th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. His work is part of the permanent collections of McNeese State University, the Etsy corporation, the new Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, and numerous private collections. He defines his research and artwork as Marktitious Imagery—a semiotic examination of the reassignment of marks found in a human-made landscape.