Craig Stockwell

b. 1952, Cambridge, MA
Lives and works in Keane, NH


Craig Stockwell began his studies at Dartmouth College and Rhode Island School of Design. At RISD he studied with glass artist Dale Chihuly and went on to work in glass in Minneapolis, MN, Boulder, CO, and Boston, MA. His work moved on to conceptually based sculptural installations and was shown in New York, notably at PSI (MoMA). In 1988, after living in Spain with his young family, Stockwell returned to the US and settled in New Hampshire where he made an intentional decision to confine his work to painting as a method of creating a sustainable daily practice.

Artist Statement

“I work with a serial/conceptual process in order to base the painting on something that I can return to repeatedly and keep it going. The purpose of my painting is to elicit exchange: ideas, objects, installation, writing, teaching, and talking. The purpose of exchange is to counter hoarding.”


Stockwell received an MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2000. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively in New England and nationally including the Nielsen Gallery in Boston, the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, Marlboro College, The Fitchburg Museum, The Painting Center in NY, among other venues. His work is in many permanent private and public collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s – The Space Program – and spent a year in Dumbo, Brooklyn creating new works. He currently is the Director of the low residency visual arts MFA program at New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 What can painting do?, Aidron Duckworth Museum, Meriden, NH
2013 minimalism and not, Gallery Benoit, Boston, MA
2012 Progess (reworked), Gutman Library Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2011 Reworked, Southern Vt. Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2010 Twenty Summers, Gallery Benoit, Boston, MA
2007 Voluptuous Reform, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Perfectly Useless, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
Craig Stockwell, New England College Gallery, Henniker, NH
2004 Craig Stockwell, Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Methodology:Science/Intuition, Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
2003 The Monogamy Project, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 My Father’s Body, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
1980 PS 1, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Colorimetry, galerie102, Ojai, CA
APPOLLONIAN/DIONYSIAN, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Flags, Launch F18, NY, NY
2013 Tim Segar, Craig Stockwell, Landmark College, Putney, VT
2011 Progress?, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Chromatics, McGladrey, Boston, MA
Friends and Family, Carroll House Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2010 Fuzzy Logic, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA
2009 The Algorithms of Art, McIninch Gallery, Southern NH Univ., Manchester, NH
2008 A Gathering of NH Visual Arts Fellows, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
Boston Color, Kathryn Markel, NY, NY
Circularities, Singularities, Spheris gallery, Hanover, NH
Unlimited, Redmond/Bennett Gallery, Dublin, NH
Hooper, Petersen, Stockwell, Genovese/Sullivan, Andover, MA
2007 Other Abstraction, Questions of Configuration and Development, Genovese/Sullivan, Andover, MA
Stockwell, Petrovich, Niewald, Washington Art Assoc., Washington, CT
2006 Black, White, and Shades of Gray, South Shore Art Center, Weymouth, MA
2005 Drawing Salon, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
In the Zone, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
2004 Exposing Scarlet, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Summer Group Show, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
Art as Process, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
The 18th Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Art Faculty Exhibition, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2003 Group Show, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
2003 Visions and Revisions: Art on Paper Since 1960, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2003 Contemporary Drawing 2003, TW Wood Art Gallery, Vt. College, Montpelier, VT
2002 Fall Invitational, The Painting Center, NY, NY
Summer Show, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
New England, New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
American River, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Group Show, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD
Art Faculty Exhibition, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2001 Gallery Artists, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA
2001 Biennial, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Assoc., Cambridge, MA
Works on Paper, Louisiana State University Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

Public Collections

Boston Museum of Fine ArtsFidelity Group, Boston

Alliance Capital, NY

Meditech, MA

Wellington Management, Boston, MA

Forest City Commercial Group, Cambridge, MA

Pendle Hill Center for Quaker Studies, PA

Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, NH

Kingsbury Corp., Keene, NH

Cambridge Trust, Cambridge, MA