Cliff Crawford grew-up in the north-east of England studied and taught in the Midlands and now lives in Bexhill. Best described as an enthusiast with an inquiring nature, Cliff gains his artistic inspiration from the varied environments of the south coast.
Cliff is fascinated by process and uses both traditional and digital media to explore real and perceptual change through repetition, re-evaluation and reduction. Observation is central to his work and he uses repeating images to look again at what may have been overlooked to produce overlapping layers of interpretation and dialogue creating a visual narrative.
Having both a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and a Masters of Science in Information Technology, he experiences in his work the tension and synchronicity of these divergent disciplines.
CV & Education
I grew up in the north-east of England, studied and taught in the Midlands and now lives in Bexhill. Best described as an enthusiast with an inquiring nature, I am fascinated by process and use both traditional and digital media to explore real and perceptual change through repetition, re-evaluation and reduction. Observation is central to my work and I use repeating images to look again at what may have been overlooked to produce layers of dialogue creating a visual narrative. With a BA in Fine Art and an MSc in IT, I experience in my work the tension and synchronicity of these divergent disciplines.
In 2019 I am participating in System Change HIVE, an opportunity for artists and creative coders in Sussex to participate in an exciting pilot project funded by the Arts Council of England. Hosted at the University of Brighton’s School of Media and at the virtual reality lab of Wired Sussex/Fusebox, the System Change Hive is an interdisciplinary creative engine room exploring alternative socio-economic futures and life in the zero-carbon economy. You can find more information on SystemChangeHive.org
Leicester De Montfort University: MSc Information Technology
Leicester Polytechnic: PGCE Art and Design Education
Loughborough College of Art and Design: BA Hons Fine Art
Sheffield University: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Portrait, 3 - 21 March, DC1 Gallery, Sea Road, Eastbourne
Hidden Paths by The Systems Change HIVE, 16 - 20 October, ONCA Gallery, Brighton
Wavelengths2, 3 - 20 April, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks
Summer Salon, 18 Aug - 2 Sept, Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes
If We Were Houses, 5 - 8 July, 5th Base Gallery, London
Waveworn, 3 - 23 March, Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes
Transitions, 10-29 October Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Summer Salon, 8-30 July Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes
Summer Open, 4-30 July Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
A Splash of Colour, 3-29 May Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Equinox, 17 Feb - 5 March Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Winter Open, Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Summer Open, 2 -25 August Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Art Fair, 12-31 July Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Obliterated Crow, 17-29 May Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill (solo exhibition)
Rising Talent, April Hastings Art Forum, St Leonards on Sea
Draw It Again Art Challenge: Winner and featured artist January ArtNoise.org.uk
Winter Open Exhibition, Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Blue Monkey Network, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
DLWP Artists Crit Group, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea