Selected Monoprints and Monotypes
Originally from New York City, Cathie returned to Illinois in the fall of 2004 after living overseas with her husband (three years in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and then three years in Grenoble France). Since completing her Master of Fine Art degree in 1987 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, she has concentrated on the color reduction woodcut.
Her work has been included in more than three hundred exhibitions, sixty juried national shows and fifteen international juried exhibitions since completing a BFA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Crawford has won thirty-five awards at both the national and regional level. Her woodcuts have been exhibited in 23 states as well as France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. Crawford’s prints are included in private and corporate collections in eight countries. Plane Magic was accepted for acquisition at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It is now at the National Gallery of Art. Monsieur Blanc n’est pas blanc received the top award in the SAGA CENTENNIAL NATIONAL EXHIBITION at The Art Students League of New York, in New York City.
Her recent non-objective monoprints, Dayenu, Dianoia II and Lisière were selected for twelve national juried exhibitions in Galesburg and Monmouth IL, St. Louis, MO, Los Angeles, CA, Tacoma, WA, Fort Wayne IN, Somerville and Attleboro MA and Edinboro PA. Dayenu was selected for New Prints 2014/Autumn at the International Print Center New York.
Taking a break from figurative color reduction woodcut editions, I have been making non-objective monoprints. This new direction is the converging of line, shape, color and texture in an ambiguous space. The Pluvious series of six monoprints were printed from a single piece of wood in many stages. The Dayenu and Lisière monoprints were printed from multiple blocks. Dayenu is the Hebrew word for “it would have been enough”. Dianoia II is a collage of two monprints. The Dianoia series of three also was printed from multiple blocks and evolved from a Hebrew word. The Surge II diptych was printed from two blocks of wood.