About

I grew up in Southern Vermont and have lived and worked in Tucson, AZ since 2005.

Education:

Prescott College Bachelor’s degree in Public Art with an Emphasis on Social Impact, 2008

Awards/Residencies:

  • Artist Resident, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN, 2020
  • Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, New Works Project Grant, 2020
  • Official Selection, Borderland Film Festival, Sonora, Mexico, 2019
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts, Research and Development Grant, 2019
  • Puffin Foundation, Project Grant, 2019
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts, Opportunity Grant, 2019
  • Official Selection, Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates, 2019
  • stART Grant, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, 2018
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts, Professional Development Grant, 2017
  • Artist Resident, Santa Fe Art Institute Equal Justice Residency, Santa Fe, NM 2018
  • Artist Resident, Springboard for the Arts “Hinge” Residency, Fergus Falls, MN 2018
  • Puffin Foundation, Project Grant, 2017
  • Puffin Foundation West, Project Grant, 2017
  • Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, New Works Project Grant, 2016
  • Honors in Drawing, Louis Carlos Bernal Annual Juried Exhibition, 2014
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council, P.L.A.C.E. Initiative V Grant, 2014
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council, P.L.A.C.E. Initiative III Grant, 2012

Exhibitions/Screenings:

  • A Container of Light: Films from the Sonoran Desert (virtual screening), Collective Misnomer, Denver, CO 2020
  • The Friendship Committee, Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, Minnesota, 2019-2020
  • Borderland Film Festival (Prototype screening),
  • Sharjah Film Platform (Prototype screening), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE 2019
  • Peripheries II, Yavapai College Gallery, Prescott, AZ 2019
  • The Friendship Committee, Otter Tail County History Museum, Fergus Falls, MN 2018
  • Prototype (screening), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Nothing To Declare, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Building Puentes Across Naciones, Museo de Arte De Nogales, Sonora, MEX 2017
  • Peripheries, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Postre Prints, Purple Gallery, El Paso, TX 2017
  • Teenage Wasteland, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson, AZ 2015
  • Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2014
  • YayBig Southwest Print Collection Exhibition, YayBig Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2014
  • Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres Invitational Show, Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2014
  • Hey Baby: Art Against Sexual Assault, Whistle Stop Depot, Tucson, AZ, 2013
  • Detention Art Exhibition, Industria Studios Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2013
  • Raices and Friends, Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2012
  • Poco a Poco, Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2012
  • Viviendo Verde, Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2011

Collaborative Projects:

  • Ancestral Cartographic Rituals, (Animated Video Work for performance artists James Luna and Denise Uyehara), Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2017
  • Prototype, MOCA Tucson, Animated video and installation in collaboration with youth from: Moca Tucson’s Young Fauves program, Pima Community College, and Tucson High School. Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Barrio Stories, Scenic designer for Borderland Theater’s site-specific theater production, Tucson, AZ 2016
  • Cumbia Corridos, lino-cut portraits series, El Casino Ballroom, Tucson, 2016 (in collaboration with Vox Urbana)
  • Teenage Wasteland, installation collaboration with Tisch Abelow, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson, AZ 2015
  • Color the Mural, project co-facilitator, Safos Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ 2015
  • Sueños y Siluetas, live performance painting, Center for Global Justice, Tucson, AZ 2014 (conceived by Denise Uyehara, Jason Aragon and Adam Cooper­‐Terán)

Public Works:

  • Burle Marx Tribute Wall, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Arizona 2020
  • Pecan Groves, Anamax Park, Sahuarita, Arizona 2019
  • Night Sky Exploration, Anamax Park, Sahuarita, Arizona 2019
  • Redwing Blackbirds, Xanadu Resort, Battle Lake, MN 2019
  • Prairie Wildflowers, Lakes Area Community Center, Battle Lake, MN 2019
  • Lizard Skin, Art of the Lakes Gallery, Battle Lake, MN 2019
  • Cactus Community, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix, Arizona 2018
  • Garden Animals (mural series), Las Milpitas Garden, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2016
  • Dry Liver Dogs, with Jenna Tomasello, Dry liver Recording Studio, Tucson, AZ 2014
  • Pomegranate Blossoms, with Nicole DiSante, Whistle Stop Depot, Tucson, AZ, 2014
  • Collaboration, Cooperation (interactive “electro” mural), Xerocraft Hackerspace, Tucson, AZ, 2013
  • Painting by Numbers: Women in AZ Detention Centers, Bringing Numerical Statistics to Life (interactive mural), Center for Global Justice, South Tucson, AZ, 2013

Scenic Works:

  • Scenic Designer, Luna Gale, St Francis Theater Company, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Scenic Designer, Three Sisters, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Scenic Designer, Boston Marriage, Something Something Theater, Tucson, AZ 2016
  • Scenic Designer, Barrio Stories, Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ 2016
  • Scenic PainterPolaroid Stories, Santa Fe College of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM 2016
  • Scenic Painter, Don Giovanni, Arizona Opera, Tucson, AZ 2016
  • Scenic Painter, Eugene Onegin, Arizona Opera, Tucson, AZ 2015
  • Scenic Designer, The Migration Project, Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ 2014
  • Scenic Designer, Staged Reading of MAS, Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ 2014

Bibliography:

  • Tennant, D. S. & Quettier, F. L., WomenCinemakers, “Wesley Fawcett Creigh”, 6/6/18
  • ‘Friendship Committee’ looks at life in small-town MN. Art Hounds. Created and performed by Marianne Combs, Minnesota Public Radio, 14 June. 2018.
  • Rupersberg, Nicole. “Wesley Fawcett Creigh asks people what makes them feel like they belong.” Creative Exchange, 21 May. 2018. springboardexchange.org
  • Maria Leon, Agencia EFE, “Exhibición Binacional Refleja la Realidad Fronteriza a Través del Arte”, July 1, 2017
  • Margaret Reagan, Tucson Weekly, “The Death of Jose Antonio”, April 6, 2017
  • Zocalo Magazine, “Exploded View Microcinema Presents ‘Peripheries’: Border Video Works Examining the Intersections of International Borders and Communities”, April 2017
  • Heather Hoch, Tucson Weekly, “A Whole New Works”, July 21, 2016
  • Soundtrack Volume 2, Self-Published Comic Book, April 2015
  • YayBig Southwest Print Collection Exhibition Catalogue, YayBig Gallery, June 7-29, 2014
  • “Sebuoa”, Idyll of the White Lotus: Collected Comic Anthology, SAW Press, February 2014
  • Soundtrack Volume 1, Self-Published Comic Book, February 2014
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council, People, Land, Arts, Culture, and Engagement: Taking Stock of the PLACE Initiative, 2013
  • Mari Herreras, Tucson Weekly, “T Q&A: Wesley Fawcett Creigh”, August 29, 2013
  • Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly, “Life Behind Bars: A new exhibit uses art to bring attention to the abuses of the private prison system”, April 25, 2013
  • Charles Spillar, Tucson Citizen, “New Art Exhibit Blasts Current ICE Detention   Practices”, March 31, 2013
  • Maria Leon, Agencia EFE, “Mural Refleja el Dolor de las Indocumentadas en Centros de Detención”, February 8, 2013
  • Noah Shachtman, “Wired” Magazine Blog, “Border ‘Scarecrows’ Lampoon Immigration Hardliners”, November 13, 2008

Curatorial:

  • “Mis Historias/My Stories” Tiny Town Gallery, Tucson AZ 2015
  • Detention Art Exhibition, Industria Studios Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2013

Teaching Experience:

  • Literacy Connects “Stories that Soar” After School Program, Teaching Video Artist,  2019
  • Pima Community College, Instructor of Stagecraft, Stage Lighting, Scene Design, and Theatre Graphics, 2015-Present
  • Corazon de Tucson, “Resolution Through Arts Engagement in the Era of 1070” Workshop Instructor, 2014-2105
  • BICAS: Bicycle Inter Community Art and Salvage, Workshop Instructor, 2013
  • Dry River Radical Resource Center, Workshop Instructor, 2008-­‐2009
  • Las Artes, Arts and Education Program, 2006-­‐2007
  • The Second Street Children’s School, Tucson, AZ, 2005-­‐2006