In Process: Works by Creighton Michael 2000-2017, January 23-February 17, 2018 at CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts

Jan 19, 2018

For Immediate Release


Hannah Israel

Gallery Director

Professor of Art 

Columbus State University

Department of Art

4225 University Avenue

Columbus, GA 31907

Office: 706 507 8312

Fax: 706-571-4353



In Process: Works by Creighton Michael 2000-2017  

January 23 - February 17, 2018

Curator, Joel Carreiro

Opening Program, January 23 at 5:30 pm


Columbus, GA—1.19.2018:  The Illges Gallery at Columbus State University is proud to present an exhibition of works by Creighton Michael spanning the years 2000 to 20017.


Michael reinterprets the practice of drawing through an investigation of the drawing process across a range of media. Exploring the transformative possibilities of mark making, he realizes works through a variety of drawing, printmaking, painting and sculptural materials and methods as well as video and sound. His visionary conceptualization of mark making connects his practice to other notational systems as wide-ranging as musical scoring, calligraphy, shorthand, and scientific notation.


While Creighton Michael’s work is fueled by a restless curiosity, his practice is based on rigorous procedures of inquiry and discovery related to the scientific process. This methodology remains the elastic core of a practice issuing from elemental mark making but spinning off wildly unique bodies of work. Having established material decisions and set processes in motion, Michael often operates at one remove from the action. Starting with the most elemental and personal creative act - marking, he often defers direct touch or invites outside participation in the form of collaborators. From the incorporation of mold growth as pictorial incident, to collaborations with composers, printmakers and videographers, Michael`s participatory generosity continues to enrich his work.


Michael has had solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art, Vanderbilt University; the Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Corporate Center; Neuberger Museum of Art; Colgate University; University of Richmond Museums, and The Mint Museums, as well as numerous galleries and art centers in New York City and throughout the United States. Abroad he has had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Montreal and Reykjavík.


Creighton Michael holds an M.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. in painting and multimedia from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a grant recipient of a Pollack Krasner, a NYFA and Golden Foundation Award. His work is in various private and public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, of Art  High Museum, Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Art, McNay Art Museum, Ogden Museum, The Phillips Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


He has been on the faculty at R.I.S.D., Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Princeton University and Hunter College. The artist lives and works in New York.


STUDENTS: This is a convocation event.  Please sign the sheet at the reception desk.