Craig Moran was born in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia (UVA). He received a fifth-year arts fellowship at UVA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Archives for June 2015
Piles of discarded paintings, decorative paper, and photographs from nature books sit on a table in my studio.
I cut out shapes from these materials, rearrange them at random to create new images, and photograph the results. I repeat this process several times, occasionally cutting up the photographed assemblages to rearrange them further.
These spontaneous collages are the inspirations for the oneiric, colorful figures in my paintings.