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

Education:

Prescott College. B.A., Public Art with an Emphasis on Social Impact, 2008

Awards:

  • 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
  • Puffin Foundation, Project Grant, 2017
  • Puffin Foundation West, Project Grant, 2017
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council, New Works Project Grant, 2016
  • 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

Residencies:

  • Artist Resident, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN, (October-November ‘20)
  • Artist Resident, Equal Justice Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, (April-May ‘18)
  • Artist Resident, Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride, Fergus Falls, MN, (January-February ‘18)
  • “Resolution Through Arts Engagement in the Era of 1070” Art Residency with Corazon de Tucson, 2014-2105

Selected Exhibitions/Screenings:

  • The Invisible Line (screening), Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota 2021
  • 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
  • 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), MOCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Nothing to Declare: Transnational Narratives, MOCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Building Puentes Across Naciones, Museo de Arte de Nogales, Nogales, Sonora 2017
  • Peripheries, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson, AZ 2017
  • Postre Prints, Purple Gallery, El Paso, TX, 2017
  • Teenage Wasteland, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson, AZ 2015
  • YayBig Southwest Print Collection Show, YayBig Gallery Tucson, AZ 2014
  • Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2014

Collaborative Projects:

  • Like an Old Country Song,  Multimedia collaboration with my Creigh family members, Tucson, AZ and Battle Lake, MN (2020-present)
  • Stories From Home, Animations for Safos Dance Theater/Yvonne Montoya’s original dance production, Tucson, AZ (2020-present)
  • Arizona Votes, Original animations in collaboration with AZ residents and the Center for Cultural Power, 2020
  • Model Home, Sculpture and animated video co-created with members of ‘A Place to Belong’ social club, Fergus Falls, MN, 2018
  • 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 portrait series, El Casino Ballroom, Tucson, AZ, 2016 (in collaboration with Vox Urbana)
  • Teenage Wasteland, installation collaboration w/ 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:

  • The Invisible Line, Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota 2021
  • Burle Marx Tribute, 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

Bibliography/Press:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences, ‘Mixtape’ Project. “Wesley Fawcett Creigh with Springboard For the Arts: Model Home.” 12 November. 2021. https://www.amacad.org/mixtape/creigh-home-springboard-for-the-arts
  • Debby Larsen, Tucson Lifestyle, “Making Marx”, 5/5/2021
  • Johanna Armstrong, Fergus Falls Daily Journal, “MSP exhibit features former Hinge Arts artist”, 11/25/2019
  • 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.
  • Nicole Rupersberg. “Wesley Fawcett Creigh asks people what makes them feel like they belong.” Creative Exchange, 21 May. 2018. http://www.springboardexchange.org
  • Maria Leon, Agencia EFE, “Exhibición Binacional Refleja la Realidad Fronteriza a Través del Arte”, 7/1/17
  • Margaret Reagan, Tucson Weekly, “The Death of Jose Antonio”, 4/6/17
  • Heather Hoch, Tucson Weekly, “A Whole New Works”, 7/21/16
  • YayBig Southwest Print Collection Exhibition Catalogue, YayBig Gallery, June 7-29, 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”, 8/29/13
  • Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly, “Life Behind Bars: A new exhibit uses art to bring attention to the abuses of the private prison system”, 4/25/13
  • Charles Spillar, Tucson Citizen, “New Art Exhibit Blasts Current ICE Detention Practices”, 3/31/13
  • Maria Leon, Agencia EFE, “Mural Refleja el Dolor de las Indocumentadas en Centros de Detención”, 2/8/13
  • Noah Shachtman, “Wired” Magazine Blog, “Border ‘Scarecrows’ Lampoon Immigration Hardliners”, 11/13/08

Artist Talks/Presentations: 

  • Artist Talk/Discussion, Dinner and Discussion Series, Franconia Sculpture Park, 2020
  • Artist Talk, Yavapai College Artist Lecture Series, Yavapai College Art Gallery, 2019
  • Guest speaker, YWCA Women’s Summit-Tucson, Creative Interruptions: Art in Protest, 2017

Selected Teaching Experience:

  • Literacy Connects, Stories that Soar Youth Center Programming, Film and Media Instructor, 2019
  • Springboard for the Arts, Hinge Residency, Teaching Artist, 2018
  • MOCA Tucson, Teaching Artist for Youth Programs, 2017
  • Pima Community College, Instructor of Stagecraft, Stage Lighting, Scenic Design, 2015-17
  • Corazon de Tucson, “Resolution Through Arts Engagement in the Era of 1070” Workshop Instructor, 2014-15
  • BICAS: Bicycle Inter Community Art and Salvage, Workshop Instructor, 2013
  • Las Artes, Arts and Education Program, 2006-07

Curatorial:

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