Crit Streed tracks time and response using an intuitive reflex and her analytic nature. The medium is ink on paper and the approach is intense but not preplanned. The drawings are reciprocal for the artist and reveal the effect of surroundings and the impact of experience. Forms in the drawings often expose natural growth intersected by human interaction and the tremor of events. Crit Streed explores installation and video as well as a performative approach to drawing. Crit has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She credits her creative explorations to a life in Iowa, extensive travel to other cultures and how her synapses fire.
"My work is the essence of a sentient process used to survey recollection, place and sensation. It is a visual language to make an invisible reality tangible enough to arouse a moment of connection. It is nature, the nature of things and our own organic fragility, insecurity and persistence."
National Artist A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, alumni member Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, NYC Emeritus Professor, Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa M.F.A. University of Iowa Painting ‘79
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Solo/Exhibitions/Installations: 2013 Icon/Iowa VCCA Creative Arts Fellows, Icon Gallery, Fairfield, IA 2012 Drawings and Painting, Crit Streed and Sue Hettmansperger, Kristin Wigley-Finley Fine Art Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA 2010 Milk Glass Mandala: Making Arrangements, A.I.R. Gallery, NY 2010 Making Arrangements Performance for the opening of The Milk Glass Mandala, NY 2009 Survey of Drawing, Month long performance, Contemporary Humanism, A.I.R. Gallery National Artists Exhibition Survey of Drawing ll, Performance/Installation, Biennial UNI Art Faculty Fall Exhibition 2003 Speak to Me, video, Universidade de Evora, Portugal Crit Streed: Inter-Media Installations, UNI Gallery of Art, IA 2002 Encaustic Paintings, Eastern Carolina University, NC 2001 Tender Membrane, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, TN 1999 Tropisms, Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin Madison Standing [T]here, Gallery II, Indiana-Purdue University, Ft Wayne Adequate Light, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA Mind and Senses, Divine Word College Fine Art Gallery, Epworth, IA 1996 Natural Constructions, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Retable Series, St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, IN Journey [T]here, CSPS Contemporary Art Center, Cedar Rapids, IA 1995 Paintings and Installations, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City 1993 Intangible Revisions, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Nature and Relationship, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 1992 Paintings and Drawings, Gallery of Art, University of Nebraska, Innocent Objects/Enduring Myths, Waterloo Contemporary Museum 1990 Painting from the Coextensive Series, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. The Actual/Enigma, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago
Invitational and Group Exhibitions: A.I.R. Gallery Exhibitions include: 2016 Razzle Dazzel: Generations Exhibition; ‘09 Contempoary Humanism curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado; ’07 Biennial International Exhibition, curated by Connie Butler, MOMA; Out of the Ordinary, curated by Lesley Wright; Being in Space; Cluster; Silent Auction (purchase); Wish You Were Here; …Too; The Salon Exhibition; Condition: Environs; National Artists- “ The Numbskull Drawings”; Generation III; Five National Artists Exhibition; Women Artists at the Millennium: Generations II
Most recent group and invitational exhibitions include: 40/40 Exhibition of Iowa Artists 2015, Purchase to the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University CSPS/Legion Arts invitational commemorative exhibition, Cedar Rapids Biennial UNI Art Faculty Exhibitions Iowa Artists 2008 Drawing, Des Moines Art Center Downtown Gallery, curator Amy Worthen, IA Compass; Black & White Gallery, Williamsburg, NY Considered Drawing: Center for Art and Design, the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, Guerilla Art: Art As Activism, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis Summer Faculty Exhibition, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN First Fifty, (against war), Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA and currently traveling to venues in the US. Rural Route Film Festival ‘04, “Been [T]here” video, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn NY. 04 UNI Faculty Invitational, Hertzen Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia Summer Exhibition, Penland School of Arts and Crafts Gallery, NC Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project, archived at the University of Iowa 3rd Annual Small Works, An Art Place Gallery, Chicago International Juried Show ‘96, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts. Juror Thelma Goldman Intercambio, Taller de Artes, Plasticas/Galeria Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico Drawings Midwest, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul. Curator Ann Philbin
Additional exhibition venues include: The Des Moines Art Center; Atlantic Center for the Arts, Fl; Allegheny College Gallery of Art, Meadville, PA; David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, Chicago; ARC Gallery, Chicago; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago; Kansas City Artist Coalition; Drake University, Des Moines; Trenton State College, NJ; Austin Perry State College, TN; McLean Arts Center, Bloomington, IL; Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University; Central Missouri State University; W.A.R.M. Gallery; Center for Visual Arts, NJ; The Clock Tower, NY; Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Ball State University Art Gallery, IN; Butler Institute of American Art, OH; Chicago Art Institute, Chicago; W. F. Mulley Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Wesleyan University, Macon, GA; University of WI; Southeast Texas State University; Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University; University of Kansas, Lawrence; Minot State College; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: -Commission CRST Internation INC World Headquaters, Cedar Rapids, 6 4’x5’aprox. drawings, 2016 -Visiting Critic, RISD DRAWING: THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE, PAINTING DEGREE PROJECT, STUDIO:DRAWING 2016 -Storyscape Literary Magazine, Cover Art, Issue 13, 2014 http://www.storyscapejournal.com -Artist Residency, Willapa Bay air, WA. funded one month, 2014 -Drawing on High, Interview for the Brooklyn Paper/article NY, 2010 -Compass: New Directions, Interview/discussion panel, moderated by Carey Lovelace, art critic and curator, Black &White Gallery, NY 2007 -Drawing Symposium, panel member speaking on the topic of Contemporary Drawing, Albany Art Institute of History and Design, NY ’06 -Fellowships, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 1998, 2003 -Iowa Arts Council Professional Development Grant, 2003 -Artist Residencies, Atlantic Center for the Arts, selected by Pat Steir and David Salle New Smyrna Beach, FL 1996, 1998 -Numerous Faculty Competitive Funded Grants and Awards from the University of Northern Iowa. Including 2007 Professional Development Assignment in Guatemala. - -75th year Celebration: Funded Invitational Artist Retreat, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, NC - Extending the Picture Plane: Painting Is Everything Plus Paint (Sometimes), slide lecture, 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education, sponsored jointly by the RSPU, UNI, and American Councils for International Education (ACIE). St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005 -Encaustic Painting: An Ancient Medium Adapted to the Aesthetics and Concepts of 21st - Century Art Making. Fine Arts Department RSPU, St. Petersburg, Russia ‘05 - Artist Faculty, Encaustic Workshops, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN -Artist Faculty, Encaustic Workshops, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, NC -Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project, Archived, University of Iowa Library Collection. - Numerous Artist Slide Presentations in conjunction with exhibitions, visiting artist and juror invitations.