"The Pixel Drip Series is a blending of the physical and digital. The paint drip has become a symbol of an authentic physical practice. Here, the drips are reproduced, by hand, as they might be rendered by a TRS-80 computer. Patterns and compositions are developed through an interplay of work by hands in glue and paper, and work with pixels at the computer. The raw materials for my collage are all from large paintings on paper that are de-constructed. The resulting bits of paper then enter a long process of give and take, adding and editing. While constructing this series, it has been challenging to pull together gestures and brushstrokes that are separated by time and were produced in the variable conditions of several different studios."
Born in 1972 in New Jersey, my family moved two years later to a small village in upstate New York where I lived and attended school until I was 18. After a brief stint in the college of art at the University of Buffalo, I moved to Hawaii and then continued to move around the country for several years. I spent varying amounts of time in Atlanta, San Francisco, and Eugene, Oregon before settling in Seattle in 1994. I have continued to develop through self-study, and earned a certificate in computer animation from the University of Washington.
Tad Crawford, 2007, Seattle
“Signs of Spring”. Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA
“Patterns In Motion”. Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Material Artists of the American Pacific”. Harrie Boerhof Gallery, RW Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
“New Paintings”. Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Art Now Fair, with Patricia Cameron Gallery, Miami, FL
“Spring Fling” Group show, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA
“New Mixed Media Works”, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Art Matters”, Lemontree Gallery, Tacoma, WA
“Material Witness. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
“His most outstanding work is a large piece called "while you’re here." . . . this picture has an amazing illusion of shallow space as if you’re seeing through layers of glass, and the whole painting seems to bow out in the middle. But that’s an optical illusion.” –Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano Nov. 6th 2008
LIST (Luxury In Seattle Today), Lauren’s Picks. Jan. 12th, 2010
“New York State of Mind”, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, July-Aug 2008, pg.54