Wesley Fawcett Creigh

photo by JP Westenskow

I grew up on a rural horse farm in Southern Vermont and have lived in Tucson, AZ since 2005. In 2008 I received my Bachelors degree in Public Art from the Prescott College Adult Degree Program. I am continuously experimenting with art as a form of story telling and social commentary. In 2007 I organized and facilitated an international mural project during the No Borders Camp that took place on the U.S./Mexico border in Calexico, California and Mexicali, Mexico. This project engaged people on both sides of the border in discussion about the ways to visually express feelings and ideas that the border rouses. The challenging process was a valuable learning experience for my future artistic and organizing endeavors.

In 2011, I received a P.L.A.C.E. Initiative grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council for a project entitled “Painting by Numbers: Women in AZ Detention Centers, Bringing Numerical Statistics to Life”. I worked on this project throughout 2012 and early 2013 eventually culminating with a detention themed art exhibition which I curated. Both the project and the exhibition received widespread media attention (links: Tucson Weekly Article, EFE article, Univision report, Tucson Citizen article, KVOA Channel 4 Report, & Culturestrike article).

My paintings have been shown in galleries throughout Pima County and my artwork is currently on display around Tucson at Pima Community College Desert Vista campus, downtown on Toole Ave, and what once was the Dry River Radical Resource Center. I also have painted custom murals in Mexico, Honduras, and Colombia. When I am not painting, I work as a restoration artist in Arizona, California, and New York City and my experience in this field has greatly informed my public art endeavors; it exposes me to a vast amount of different surfaces, styles, and materials.

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