Jason Craighead

Jason Craighead is a recognized leader in the North Carolina art scene. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States, and is included in many private and public collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Jason has been an active participant in the Raleigh arts community for many years. He is a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and serves on the Grants Committee. He is co-founder of Switchhouse, a working studio space and gallery that he and artist Dave Green completed in the spring of 2014.

Jason's process is one of expressive, emotionally charged mark making that is raw and honest. Working in mixed media, his exploration of space and line is often compared to the expressionistic, gestural painters of the mid-20th century.

A resident of downtown Raleigh for 16 years, he grew up in Florida where he studied art at Gulf Coast Community College and Florida State University.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary "undertones" NYC

2011 Greenhill Center, Winter Show, Greensboro, NC

2011 Visual Art Exchange, Print Portfolio, Raleigh, NC

2011 Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2010 Greenhill Center, "Drawing Revisited"-Greensboro, NC

2010 Flanders Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2009 Somerhill Gallery-Durham, NC

2008 Fayetteville Museum of Art-Fayetteville, NC

2007 Bucks Gallery Fine Art-Newtown, PA

2007 Anne Irwin Fine Art-Atlanta, GA

2007 Somerhill Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC

2006 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2006 New Elements Gallery-Wilmington, NC

2005 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2004 Contemporary Art Museum-Raleigh, NC

2003 Contemporary Art Museum-Raleigh, NC

2003 Litmus Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2003 Bickett Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2003 Sizl Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC

2003 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2002 Grace Li Wang Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2001 Bickett Gallery-Raleigh, NC

1998 Art Connection-Cary, NC

1997 Pensacola Museum of Art-Pensacola, FL

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Jason Craighead and Michael Kessler, NYC

2014 Switchhouse Raleigh, NC

2013 Thomas Deans Fine Art "from the soul to the heart" Atlanta, GA

2013 Flanders Gallery "be careful" Raleigh, NC

2012 Thomas Deans Fine Art- Atlanta, GA

2012 The Umstead Hotel- Cary, NC

2011 Flanders Gallery- Raleigh, NC

2010 Gallery A-Raleigh, NC

2010 Broadhurst Gallery-Pinehurst, NC

2009 Somerhill Gallery-Durham, NC

2008 Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, Municipal Building-Raleigh, NC

2007 Anne Irwin Fine Art-Atlanta, GA

2007 Somerhill Gallery-Chapel Hill, NC

2006 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2005 Glance Gallery-Raleigh, NC

2004 The Fayetteville Museum of Art-Fayetteville, NC

2003 Rock Hill Arts Council-Rock Hill, SC

2003 April & George-Raleigh, NC

2003 Lancaster County Arts Council-Lancaster, SC

2003 Springs Memorial Hospital-Lancaster, SC

2003 Frazier's-Raleigh, NC

2001 Fabio Fabio-Raleigh, NC

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS 

City of Raleigh- Raleigh, NC

Senator John Edwards Office-US Senate-Washington, DC

Exploris Museum-Raleigh, NC

Zaytoun & Miller, PLLC-Raleigh, NC

Frazier's-Raleigh, NC

Humble Pie-Raleigh, NC

Steve Guggenheim PLLC-Raleigh, NC

O2 Fitness-Cary, NC

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Hunter Industries- Cary, NC

The Dawson on Morgan- Raleigh, NC

J. Davis Architects-Raleigh, NC

Bernie and Katie Reeves- Raleigh, NC

Rob and Kimberly Humphries-Washington DC

Mayor of Raleigh Nancy McFarlane- Raleigh, NC

Dr. Daniel Liotta-Atlanta, GA

John and Kristin Replogle-Raleigh, NC

Brooks Bell-Raleigh, NC

Kimberly Jenkins and Guy Chisholm-Durham, NC