about the artist

jason craigheadJason Craighead is a recognized leader in the North Carolina art scene. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States, and is included in many private and public collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Jason has been an active participant in the Raleigh arts community for many years. He is a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and serves on the Grants Committee. He is co-founder of Switchhouse, a working studio space and gallery that he and artist Dave Green completed in the spring of 2014.

Jason’s process is one of expressive, emotionally charged mark-making that is raw and honest. Working in mixed media, his exploration of space and line is often compared to the expressionistic, gestural painters of the mid-20th century.

A resident of downtown Raleigh for 16 years, he grew up in Florida where he studied art at Gulf Coast Community College and Florida State University.

Jason is currently represented by Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, TN and Cheryl Hazan Contemporary in New York City.

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education

  • Gulf Coast Community College
  • Florida State University

selected group exhibitions

  • 1997 Pensacola Museum of Art-Pensacola, FL
  • 1998 Art Connection-Cary, NC
  • 2001 Bickett Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2002 Grace Li Wang Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Sizl Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2003 Bickett Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Litmus Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Contemporary Art Museum-Raleigh, NC
  • 2004 Contemporary Art Museum-Raleigh, NC
  • 2005 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2006 New Elements Gallery-Wilmington, NC
  • 2006 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2007 Somerhill Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Anne Irwin Fine Art-Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 Bucks Gallery Fine Art—Newtown, PA
  • 2008 Fayetteville Museum of Art-Fayetteville, NC
  • 2009 Somerhill Gallery-Durham, NC
  • 2010 Flanders Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2010 Greenhill Center, “Drawing Revisited”-Greensboro, NC
  • 2011 Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2011 Visual Art Exchange, Print Portfolio, Raleigh, NC
  • 2011 Greenhill Center, Winter Show, Greensboro, NC
  • 2012 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary “undertones” NYC

selected solo and two-person exhibitions

  • 2001 Fabio Fabio-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Frazier’s-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Springs Memorial Hospital-Lancaster, SC
  • 2003 Lancaster County Arts Council-Lancaster, SC
  • 2003 April & George-Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Rock Hill Arts Council-Rock Hill, SC
  • 2004 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2004 The Fayetteville Museum of Art-Fayetteville, NC
  • 2005 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2006 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC
  • 2007 Somerhill Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Anne Irwin Fine Art-Atlanta, GA
  • 2008 Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, Municipal Building–Raleigh, NC
  • 2009 Somerhill Gallery-Durham, NC
  • 2010 Broadhurst Gallery-Pinehurst, NC
  • 2010 Gallery A-Raleigh,NC
  • 2011 Flanders Gallery- Raleigh, NC
  • 2012 The Umstead Hotel- Cary, NC
  • 2012 Thomas Deans Fine Art- Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 Flanders Gallery “be careful” Raleigh, NC
  • 2013 Thomas Deans Fine Art “from the soul to the heart” Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 Switchhouse Raleigh, NC
  • 2014 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Jason Craighead and Michael Kessler, NYC

professional experience

  • 2002 Juror, Visual Art Exchange Middle School Show
  • 2003 Juror, Works of Heart Annual Art Gala
  • 2004 Juror, Artsplosure
  • 2004 Works of Heart Signature Artist
  • 2005 Juror, Greensboro Center for Visual Arts Member’s Show
  • 2006 Artsplosure Signature Artist
  • 2006 Participating artist, Habitat for Humanity/Wake Co. fundraiser
  • 2007 Artspace New Members Juror
  • 2007 Raleigh Arts Commission advisory panel
  • 2008 Juror, Artsplosure
  • 2008-11 Public Art Committee, City of Raleigh Arts Commission
  • 2010 appointed to the City of Raleigh Arts Commission
  • 2013 Juror, South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

publications

  • Triangle Art Review.com, 2001
  • Lather Weekly, April 2003
  • The Lancaster News, July 2003
  • Metro Magazine, July 2003
  • Inside the Beltline.com, June 2003
  • The News And Observer, March 2004
  • Metro Magazine, July 2005
  • The News And Observer, March 2005
  • Artists and Art Galleries of the Southeast, June 2006
  • Triangle Business Journal, December 2006
  • Art Knowledge News, January 2007
  • The Herald Sun, February 2007
  • The News and Observer, March 2007
  • The Herald Sun, March 2007
  • Artsramble.com, March 2007
  • American Art Collector, October 2007
  • The News and Observer, February 2008
  • The Independent Weekly, February 2008
  • Metro Magazine, February 2008
  • Metro Magazine, July 2008
  • The Raleigh Downtowner, November 2008
  • Metro Magazine, October 2011
  • New Raleigh.com, September 2011
  • Walter Magazine, February 2014

selected public and private collection

  • City of Raleigh- Raleigh, NC
  • Senator John Edwards Office-US Senate-Washington, DC
  • Exploris Museum-Raleigh, NC
  • Zaytoun & Miller, PLLC-Raleigh, NC
  • Frazier’s-Raleigh, NC
  • Humble Pie-Raleigh, NC
  • Steve Guggenheim PLLC-Raleigh, NC
  • O2 Fitness-Cary, NC
  • Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
  • Hunter Industries- Cary, NC
  • The Dawson on Morgan- Raleigh, NC
  • J. Davis Architects-Raleigh, NC
  • Bernie and Katie Reeves- Raleigh, NC
  • Rob and Kimberly Humphries-Washington DC
  • Mayor of Raleigh Nancy McFarlane- Raleigh, NC
  • Dr. Daniel Liotta-Atlanta, GA
  • John and Kristin Replogle-Raleigh, NC
  • Brooks Bell-Raleigh, NC
  • Kimberly Jenkins and Guy Chisholm-Durham, NC