Fellow: Awarded 2021
Field of Study: Film-Video
Competition: US & Canada
Richard Kraft is an artist whose multidisciplinary works engage many spheres of inquiry (language, literature, history, and popular culture) and incorporate a variety of media (film, collage, photography, drawing, and performance). This diversity of interests and methods is united in acts of alteration and transformation of the everyday world, and in the exploration of simultaneity, multiplicity and indeterminacy.
Kraft’s work has been widely exhibited at museums, galleries, and university spaces. He also uses public spaces (library aisles, sides of buses, city streets, cow pastures, abandoned air force bases) to interrupt and reconfigure the everyday. He is the author of Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera and the five-volume set of artist’s books “It Is What It Is”: All the Cards Issued to Donald Trump, January 2017-January 2021 (Siglio, 2021). He is the co-editor of John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book, Shadow Theater, Midnight, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats.
Photo Credit: Scott Smeltzer