Craig Kraft


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Craig Kraft
About the author

Over the past 35 years, light sculptor Craig A. Kraft has gained national recognition for his innovative neon light works. For the last 10 years, Kraft has been working with rolled aluminum and neon to create monumental public art works. His sculptures have been featured in over 120 exhibits throughout the US (13 solo). He was invited to exhibit at both the Busan Biennale: Chasm - Crossing Over 2004 in Korea and Hermandades Escultoricas 2005 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He has twice been a featured artist at the International Sculptor’s Conference. Recently, Kraft was commissioned to create rolled aluminum and neon light sculptures for Montgomery County, MD, the Downtown Silver Spring, MD Development project, the Rockville, MD Downtown Development Project, The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA (where his work was selected by Stephen Phillips of the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC), and most recently a large scale sculpture for the Watha T. Daniel Library in Washington, DC. A member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program for 17 years, Kraft received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives and works in a converted historic firehouse in Washington, DC.