LEWIS J. CRAWFORD portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Art/Art History Department

Research Keywords

  • Visual Language
  • Semiotics
  • Photography
  • New Media

Creative Research

  • Communities: West IV, Portfolio exchange and traveling exhibition. University of Utah, SLC, UT (in conjunction with RMPA) - October 2019, USU in Logan, UT - Dec 16 2019 - Jan 24 2020, Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery, Bozeman, MT - April - May 2020, SHAC (Schoolhouse History and Art Center), Colstrip, MT - July - September 2020, University of Montana - Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT - September - October 2020, Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery - Red Lodge, MT - January - March 2020, Holter Museum of Art - Helena, MT - May - August 2021, Hockaday Museum of Art - Kalispell, MT - October 2021 - January 2022 Exhibition, in progress 05/2019.
    http://www.sukhaworob.com/communities-west-iv
  • Visual Perception: Constructs, Series II; Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 05/2019.
    https://www.bdac.org/lewiscrawford
  • Utah ’18: Craft, Photography, & Video/Digital, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/16/2018.
    https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/statewide-annual/
  • Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty, Utah Museum of Fine Art, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 09/28/2018.
    https://umfa.utah.edu/site-lines
  • Bountiful Davis Art Center's 44th Annual Statewide Competition, Bountiful, UT. I won 3rd place. Exhibition, refereed, completed 02/23/2018.
    https://www.bdac.org/statewide-competition
  • Communities: West III, Portfolio exchange and traveling exhibition, Missoula, MT & Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 07/01/2017.
    http://www.sukhaworob.com/communities-west-iii/
  • Geometry from Public Space, Gallery at the Main, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 12/2016.
  • Statewide Annual ’16: Mixed Media & Works on Paper, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/2016.
    https://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/statewi...
  • Art Through the Len 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Exhibition, refereed, completed 08/2016.
    https://issuu.com/yeiserartcenter/docs/attl_catalo...
  • Factitious: Glaciers, Banquet Room of the Eccles House, the residence of the President of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Exhibition, completed 08/2016.
  • Constructs, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 04/2016.
    http://saltlakearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08...
  • #FairGame, collaborative art installation with Chance Clouse, part of coLab orART at The Leonardo, Salt Lake City UT. Exhibition, completed 06/28/2015.
  • New Narratives: Recent Work by U of U Art Faculty, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Exhibition, refereed, completed 11/2014.
  • Strange Bedfellows, collaborative art installation with Stefanie Dykes, part of CollaborART, The Leonardo, Salt Lake City UT. Exhibition, completed 06/2014.
  • The Sketchbook Project 2013, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX; The Goat Farm Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Trinity Square in The Distillery Historic District, Toronto; ON; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA; lam8bit, Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition, completed 01/2013.
    http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

Presentations

  • “The Edge is Just the Beginning,” a lecture about my artwork/practice for the Wasatch Camera Club. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/06/2019.
  • Gallery Talks (three different occasions) for Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty, Utah Museum of Fine Art, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/03/2018.
  • I gave a short gallery talk about the artwork for my exhibition, Constructs, at Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/22/2016.
  • Gallery Talks (two separate occasions), New Narratives: Recent Work by U of U Art Faculty, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. It was an informal Q & A, where selected artists were asked to discuss their work and practice with museum patrons. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/13/2014.
  • "Composition". Invited to discuss the art of photographic composition with the Wasatch Camera Club. Presentation, Presented, 06/24/2010.
    http://www.wasatchcameraclub.com/drupal/
  • "Where the Sidewalk Shadow Creatures Grow". A lecture discussing my artistic practice and how I created the Sidewalk Shadow Creatures series. In conjunction with solo show at Universe City gallery in Ogden, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/22/2010.

Publications

  • Lewis J. Crawford (2020). Still Here: Lewis J. Crawford. [Website/Blog] URL http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/still-here-lewis-j-crawford/. Published, 11/18/2020.
    http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/still-h...
  • Nanette L. Salvaggio & Josh Shagam (2019). Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, 4th Ed. (pp. 384). Routledge. Published, 09/18/2019.
  • Lewis J. Crawford (2018). Film Ghosts Achieve New Narrative in Justin Chouinard’s "Appendages of Sense". 15 Bytes. Published, 09/05/2018.
    http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/film-gh...
  • Robert Hirsch & Technical Editor, Lewis J. Crawford (2017). Photographic Possiblities: The Expressive Us of Concepts, Ideas, Materials, and Processes. 4th ed. (pp. 294). Routledge. Published, 09/28/2017.