Craniv in Maine – New York Artist has One Man Show at Lincoln Street Center
Paintings by Craniv Boyd on view November 9-30 2007

  Lincoln Street Center has invited young New York City artist Craniv Boyd to have a solo exhibition in the Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery in the Center for the month of November, with an opening reception November 9th, on view through November 30th. Craniv is a painter heavily influenced by contemporary European style. He is currently producing T-shirts for sale during the exhibition and available in the Giftshop at the Lincoln Street Center to support his month as artist in residence at the Center. Craniv will be working in one of the studios at Lincoln Street from the time of the opening, as Artist-in-Residence, for the duration of the exhibition and will support his time in Rockland with sales of paintings at the Center. Craniv and Director Angela Anderson plan to host a series of events around the exhibition to encourage the sales of the work. The ultimate goal is to draw the public interest to the Lincoln Street Center Art Gallery for this chance to interact with a young emerging New York City artist. Craniv will be hosted by Liberty Hospitality of Maine at the Navigator Motor Inn, in walking distance from Lincoln Street.

About the Artist - Craniv Ambolia Boyd was born in 1983 in New York City and continues to live there. He was raised a Buddhist, and from age 11 traveled often to Japan near Mt. Fuji on religious pilgrimages. His art education began at the age of eight at the renowned Art Students League where he is now a lifetime member. The artist attended both the Bronx High School of Science and Humanities Preparatory Academy for high school education. During his high school years, Craniv got a view into the art world by working for a New York Art gallery, Alexander and Bonin, and working in the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Shop as an apprentice.

      He attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he received a Bachelors degree in fine arts. He spent his junior year at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany, as an Erasmus exchange student. The exchange year was an opportunity to meet many German artists and to expand a fascination with Germany and its language, which Craniv had since childhood.

      During his time at Cooper Union, Craniv was in the employ of the painter Jacqueline Humphries as a studio assistant responsible for the fabrication of silver oil paint. In addition, he was an instructor for two years at the Saturday Outreach Program, at Cooper Union where he taught sculpture and graphic design.

      Craniv’s first one-person exhibition was held at the Ex Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, in October 2006.

DJ Mark Elwin will provide music. The Public is invited to the opening on November 9th from 5-7pm.

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