Craig Kucia: accidental documentaries
June 14, 2014 - July 25, 2014

Artist Biography
Craig Kucia
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Born 1975, Cleveland, OH

Lives and works in Miami, FL





2002-2003     Chelsea School of Art, London, UK

1999               B.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

1997               Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland





2014            accidental documentaries, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009            we left with our hearts tired, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2008            authors wrote of places i had never seen, The Melvin Gallery at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

2007            sundays were spent talking of rockets, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

                    music for people without friends, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

2006            broken smiles, lost tragedies, fractured talks, and in the end, it was perfect, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

2005            Kevin Bruk Gallery (at Art Basel Miami: Nova section, Miami, FL)

2004            ....and no one had anything to say, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2003            what fun our life could have been, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

2002            Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA, (two person exhibition with Aaron Noble)

2000            the days are spent..., SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH





2013           Koi No Yokan, 101/exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
2009           Time + Temp, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
                   Light of Day, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2008           Thoughts on Democracy, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, FL

                   Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

2005           Drawing Narrative, Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

                   Syzygy, SHAHEEN, Cleveland, OH

                   Beautiful Dreamer, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2004           Eye of the Needle, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

                   Light and Atmosphere (curated by Cheryl Hartup), Miami Art Museum. Miami, FL

2003           40" x 30", Kevin Bruk Gallery (at Art Basel Miami: Positions section, Miami, FL)

                   East International (curated/selected by Toby Webster and Eva Rothschild), Norwich Gallery, Norwich College of Art and

                   Design, England

2000            Trailer, GreeneNaftali Inc., New York, NY

1999            Student Independent Exhibition, The Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (awarded "Best of

                    Show" - as juried by Matthew Ritchie and Luca Buvoli])




Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

The Mugrabi Family Collection




Utter, Douglas Max. Birds, Bees & Beyond, Scene Magazine, April, 2009
Utter, Douglas Max. The Right Stuff, Scene Magazine, April, 2009

Gibson, Allison. Craig Kucia, Beautiful Decay, #Y, 2008

Delgado, Anjanette. Rosa de otono, Vogue Latin America, Sept. 2008
Johnson, Tish. The Radar Art, Coat Check, Miami Modern Luxury, Sept/Oct, 2008
O’Rourke, Jayme. FIM Artist Showcase, Florida International Magazine, Nov. 2007
Trelles, Emma. Artist Craig Kucia’s Hypnotic Way of Remembering, South Florida Sun Sentinal, Oct. 2007
Soler, Eileen. Playful exhibit opens Hollywoo’sd Arts and Cultural Center Season, Miami Herald, Oct. 2007
Mills, Michael. Many Sundays Spent Interpreting Pictures, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Oct. 2007
Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Ice Meets Vice, Miami New Times, Sept. 2007
Lynn, John. Primates and Confections, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Sept. 2007
O’Bourke, Brett. Smash Menagerie, 944 Magazine Miami, August. 2007
Sokol, Brett, Summer 2007 in Pop Culture, Ocean Drive MagazineMiami, August. 2007
Sokol, Brett, Craig Kucia’s Art has childlike appeal-but it’s serious, Miami Herald, July. 2007
Work_and _Word,, No.19, 2007

Weinberg, Michelle. Craig Kucia, Tema Celeste, No. 118, 2006

Moreno, Gean. News, Miami, Contemporary Magazine, No. 86, 2006

Barrenechea, Victor.  Wynwood Gallery Walk Delicious. Biscayne Boulevard Times, Oct. 2006

Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Fall Crawl. Miami New Times. Sept. 2006

Turner, Elisa. Critic's Pick. The Miami Herald, Sept. 2006

Dunlop, Beth. The Art of the Matter. Metropolitan Home, Sept. 2006

Tranberg, Dan. New York Art Fairs help put Clevelanders on the Map. Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 2006

Tranberg, Dan. Beautiful Dreamer Awakens Romantics. Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct. 2005

Bly, Liz. Perhance to Dream. Cleveland Free Times, Oct. 2005

Utter, Douglas Max. Post-Toastie. Angle Magazine, June 2004

Tranberg, Dan. Painter Has a Way Without Words. Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 2004

Pantsios, Anastasia. Dreams of Children. Cleveland Free Times, May 2004

Einspruch, Franklin. Remain in Light Wheel. Miami New Times, Nov. 2003

Yannopoulos, Charles. Pools of Potential. Cleveland Scene, July 2000



Craig Kucia
collision in unforgettable cacophony (detail), 2014
gouache on paper
42 x 45 inches