RAH CRAWFORD

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exhibitionS


RAH CRAWFORD

FROM        Philadelphia, PA
RESIDES    New York, NY
EDUCATION    Self-Taught


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015    “Welcome to Earth Act 4 of 4: ABRACADABRA” Lightspace Studios, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
    
2012    “Bushwick Open Studios” 219 Troutman, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2011    “Hello Brooklyn” The Bodega Wine Bar, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2008    “NEOMERICA” Milou Gallery, Miami, FL
    
             “HIPOP” Studio Apart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007    “A Sassy Nation” Studio Apart, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006    “Welcome to Earth Act 3 of 4: LOOVORFOOK” Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    
             “GO! NY DEBUT” Taste of Art Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “Welcome to Earth Act 2 of 4: DEUS EX MACHINA” Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            “NPIC-Art” Walnut Room, Philadelphia, PA

2004    “Welcome to Earth Act 1 of 4: HUMAN” Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    
             “AMAZULU” The Lofts, Philadelphia, PA 

2000    “Fill Magazine Art Expo II” Shampoo Club, Philadelphia, PA

1998     “Fill Magazine Art Expo” Martini Lounge, Philadelphia, PA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014    “Bushwick Open Studios” The Sampler, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2013    “Inspire Change” Brooklyn Fireproof Studios, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 

2010    “BRUCENNIAL: Miseducation” Bruce High Quality Foundation, Soho, New York, NY

2009     “I AM A MAN” The MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY 

2008     “Launch Pad” Launch Pad Studios, Philadelphia, PA

2006    “The MoAD Vanguard” Clift Hotel, San Francisco, CA

             “AAF New York” The Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, New York, NY

             “Pop Art 2006”  Taste of Art Gallery, New York, NY

2005    “European Debut” Apart Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 


MURALS

2018    “We are Golden / Somos Oro” May 2018 Mural Commission by ODA Architecture, 54 Knoll, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2014    “Bushwick Bred - Nuff Said” June 2014 Mural Commission by The Bodega Wine Bar, St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2013     “Dream Clean” May 2013 Mural Commission by The Bodega Wine Bar, St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2011    “No Muse No Art”  October 2011 Mural Commission by The Bodega Wine Bar, St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2017     “Inspired Portals: An Art Experience that Harnesses the Power of the Solar Eclipse for Love, Peace and Creativity”
            (Digital Experience Via Snapchat) 
             Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 
             Tate Modern, British Museum, London, UK.

2009     Live Promotion Painting, The Soloist Film, Philadelphia, PA, 

2008    Olympian Portrait Commission, Spikes Magazine, London, UK

2007    “GO!” Fashion Collaboration with Bela Shehu, Fashion Week New York, NY

            “Larger than Life” NPIC-Art on Giant Beanbag Collection, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

2006    “The Sweet Life” Live Performance Painting, Club Denim, Philadelphia, PA

2004    Live Performance Painting with The Roots band, The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA



HONORS & AWARDS

2009    Selected as as Creative Ambassador of Philadelphia. Greater Philadelphia Tourism: Philly 360

2007    Featured Artist at AAF Amsterdam

            Selected Artist, Painter’s Shoes in Contemporary Artist’s Collection. Permanent Collection, Item 1099, Kruishoutem, Belgium, SONS Museum

2006    “Modern Mona” Selected Artist for Smithsonian Young Benefactors Auction. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC 

2005    “TABOO” Selected Artist for Juried Group Exhibition with Jerry Saltz. Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ  

            “Blues Babe Auction” Selected Artist for Charity Auction with Jill Scott. Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NJ    



LECTURES / SYMPOSIA

2017    “League of Inspiration” Weekly Art & Inspiration Discussions for High-School Students. Essex Street Academy, New York, NY 

2015    “No Muse No Art” TEDx Talk, LiveStream Public, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

            “ABRACADABRA” Artist Discussion, LightSpace Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2009    “I AM A MAN” Artist Panel Discussion, The MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2007    “Pillow Talk” TV Interview, Philadelphia Home Art Garden, Philadelphia, PA


BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS

2015    “Rah Crawford’s Welcome to Earth Art Experience” Artbook, World Owned
    
            Lianna Patch “From the vault — September 2005 — Deciding the value (and fate) of your artwork” Artblog

2009    Karen Rogers, Covered the Welcome to Earth Artbook Release Mixer. ABC News

2008    Monica Drake, “Spare Times” New York Times

            Holland Cotter, “Art in Review” New York Times

2005    Libby Rosof “Hypemaster and the destruction of art” Artblog

            Libby Rosof “Deus ex machina” Artblog