Alan Crockett lives in Columbus, Ohio. An emeritus associate professor of art at Ohio State University, he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA 1973, MFA 1975). Individual artist fellowships awarded are: The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY; Six Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Individual Artist Fellowships; Three Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Individual Artist Fellowships; The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Dresden Residency, 2000; National Endowment of the Arts (Painting) 1983; Ford Foundation Grant 1982.
Recent one-person exhibitions include 2015: The Space Between, The Art of Alan and Clara Crockett, Southern Ohio Museum of Art; “Howl”, Novella Gallery, NYC, 2014 Made in New York Alan and Clara Crockett, Art Access Gallery, Bexely, OH, 2013; Funnies: Alan Crockett Paintings and Drawings, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH, “New Abstract Work” (4 person show) Art Access Gallery, Bexely, OH. 2012: Clara and Alan Crockett Paintings Drawings and Other Things, Aronoff Art Center, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Alan Crockett, Paintings and Drawings, Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH. 2011: Ray’s Living Room Gallery, Columbus, OH. 2010: Alan and Clara Crockett, Open Studio, Columbus, OH, Heights Art, Cleveland, OH, Mark Making (a 35 year retrospective) Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH, Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH. 2008: Rosenberg Fine Arts, NYC, (Featured painter for gallery at Palm Beach 3 Art Fair, West Palm Beach, Florida), Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH. 2006: Art Access Gallery, Bexley, OH, Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR. 2005: Zaks Gallery, Chicago, 2004, Barth Galleries, Columbus, OH. 2002: Gallerie WIJK, Groningen, Holland. 200l: Zak’s Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2000: Barth Galleries, Columbus OH.
Recent group exhibitions include 2015: Mostra Internazionale di Pittura, Matera, Italy; Shangri-La at L.I. C., The Factory, Queens, NY. 2014: Apollonian/Dionysian, the Constraints of Freedom, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA; Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY; 2012: Little Languages/Coded Pictures, Leslie Heller Workspace, New York, NY; Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition Art Access Gallery, Bexely, OH. 2007-8: Celebration of Creativity/ OAC Fellowships 1980-2006, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Riffe Center Gallery, Columbus, OH; Mapping the Terrain, New Directions in Abstract Painting, Southeastern Louisiana Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA. 2005: Rosenberg and Kaufman Fine Arts, NYC, Summer Group show; Gallery Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, “15 Year Anniversary Exhibition”; 2005, Rosenberg and Kaufman Fine Arts, NYC “Paper Panel Canvas”. 2004: Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2001: Gallerie WIJK, Summer Show, Groningen, and Holland. 2000: Color, Ohio Wesleyan University Gallery, Delaware, OH, Ohio Artists At Roosevelt House, US Ambassador’s Residence, New Delhi, India (1998-2000).
Alan Crockett’s work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe and is in the following public collections: City of San Francisco, Columbus Museum of Art, Hilton Columbus Art Collection at the Downtown Hilton-Columbus Art Hotel.
Crockett’s paintings record deliberate acts. Lines dance, pierce, trace and interrupt; color jumps, cascades and jostles; all invite play and exploration.