About Me

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I'M Craig,

Over the past 40 + years I have been creating, making and selling my artwork. Immediately after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology from their Painting and Illustration program I moved to New York City. There I began to build a career of exhibiting artwork, working as a freelance artist and museum installation technician. In 1990 I was invited to have my first solo exhibition at the Ward Lawrence Gallery in Manhattan’s lower east side. It was a starting point that evolved into a number of exhibits throughout New York, the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Canada. In 1992 I moved to Vermont where I currently reside. From 1994-1998 I attended Northern University at Johnson, Vermont and attained my Masters Degree in Fine Art. I have renovated a dilapidated barn into an art-space, gallery and studio where I host art related events and gatherings. It is a gallery of my work, an exhibition space for guest artists and it contains an ever-evolving, interactive, installation sculpture. I have been, over the course of the years, an art instructor in the public school system and the primary contributing illustrator for an Arts and Literature magazine called “The Albany Review”. In 2008 I became represented by a Scottsdale, Arizona based gallery called the Rive Gauche Gallery. I have shown my work in a number of juried exhibitions, solo and group shows where I have enjoyed accolades for my contributions to them. Additionally, I have been a freelance graphic designer for the Washington Post and, in 1999, was invited to Morocco for a sixth month Artist-In-Residency. I am an eighth degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate having started in 1993. This has had myriad influences on my life and artwork. I am am active Fire-Performer specializing in Fire Poi, Fire staff and Fire-Rope dart. Today I enjoy incorporating all of these pieces of my life-experience here at my studio-barn in Central Vermont.

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It is my ultimate hope to inspire people  In a world of increasing exposure to information, both useful and not, I try to escape the mental barrage by creating moments of reflectivity and serenity. By isolating tiny facets of nature and the human experience my work encourages the viewer to meditate on the unnoticed.


I use a variety of techniques. 

career highlights


Solo Exhibitions 2009-Galerie Luz, Montreal, Quebec (pending) 2007- Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Burlington, Vermont 2006- The Daily Planet Restaurant, Burlington, Vermont 2006- Club Antidote, Vergennes, Vermont 1991- The Ward-Lawrence Gallery, New York City, New York 1989- The Things of Beauty Gallery, Albany, New York   Group Exhibitions 2009 - Galerie Rive Gauche, Scottsdale, Arizona 2007- Paine Mountain Arts Council Show, Northfield, Vermont 2006- Art in the Round Barn, Waitsfield, Vermont (juried) 2006- Paine Mountain Arts Council Show, Norhtfield, Vermont 2005- NVAA Annual Juried Exhibition, Mary Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, Vermont 2004- The Wearable Art Show, Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont 2004- NVAA Annual Juried Exhibition, Mary Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, Vermont 2004- The Old Red MIll Show, Jericho, Vermont 2003- Art in the Round Barn, Waitsfield, Vermont (juried) 2003- Union Station Show, Burlington, Vermont 1990- Mid-Atlantic Emerging Artist's Show, Washington, D.C. 1987- The Ward Gallery, Rochester, New York  Excerpt from a 2005 Art Review Craig Wiltse's large oil...a neo-surreal fantasy forest of gnarled, twisted forms is one of the highlights of the show.  Wiltse invented, rather than rendered or interpreted, a landscape.  His bushy treetops carpet an arboreal world, while the trees beneath seem more like roots than trunks.  Ultimately, invention is what elevates engaging landscapes above lackluster ones and Wiltse's vision is among the most original in the exhibition.         -Marc Awodey, Art Critic, Seven Days Magazine   Jurying 2008: One of three judges for The Palleteers Annual Juried Members Show and Competition: Barre Public Library, Barre, Vermont 

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