Resume

R. L. Croft

croft58 at gmail dot com

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, BFA, Painting and Printmaking.

Exhibition history
  • Solo
    • Waddell Art Gallery - “Abbreviated Retrospective,” Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA.
    • Maryland Art Place - sculpture and drawing, Baltimore, MD.
    • Gudelsky Gallery - “Abandoned still life,” School of Art + Design at Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD.
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts - sculpture and drawing, Germantown, MD.
    • Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art - Exhibition of beach sculptures, Greensboro, NC.
    • Greenbelt Community Center - “Homages to Kafka and Kertesz,” sculpture, Greenbelt, MD.
    • Arlington Arts Center - “Spring Solos,” Arlington, VA.
  • Group
    • Causey Contemporary - “Coincidental Opposites,” Brooklyn, NY.
    • Greater Reston Arts Center - “Gaps,” Reston, VA.
    • Emerson Gallery - “As Likely As Not: Sculpture by Alex Bay and R. L. Croft,” McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA.
    • Artscape - “Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition,” Baltimore, MD.
    • Rosenberg Gallery - “Letters, Words and Phrases,” Goucher College, Baltimore, MD.
    • Howard County Center for the Arts - “Man and Machine,” Ellicott City, MD.
    • Marlboro Gallery - Juried Sculpture Competition, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD.
    • The Library of Progress - Inaugural exhibition, Baltimore, MD.
    • The WHOLE gallery - “All That Remains,” Baltimore, MD.
    • WWP Gallery - “9x10 WPA/C Member Shows,” Washington, DC.
    • Arlington Arts Center - “Déjà Vu” exhibition of previous AAC exhibitors, Arlington, VA.
    • Courthouse Galleries - Juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures, Portsmouth, VA.
    • BlackRock Center for the Arts - Two-artist exhibition, Germantown, MD.
    • Touchstone Gallery - Exhibition of non-member guest artists, Washington, DC.
    • Rockville Arts Place - Two-artist exhibition, Rockville, MD.
    • Touchstone Gallery - Exhibition of non-member guest artists, Washington, DC.
    • Signal 66 Art Space - Two-artist exhibition, Washington, DC.
    • Washington Square - “Sculpture Now 2000—Apocalypse?,” Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC. (Withdrew prior to exhibition due to unexplained censorship of four WSG members.)
    • Signal 66 Art Space - Juried exhibition, Washington, DC.
    • Arlington Arts Center - Juried exhibition, Arlington, VA.
    • Alexandria Decorator Show House - Invitational exhibition, Charles M. Goodman Home, Alexandria, VA.
    • The Art Museum of the Americas - “Landscapes: An Exhibition of Sculpture,” Washington, DC.
    • School 33 Art Center - Spring juried exhibition, Baltimore, MD.
    • Greater Reston Arts Center - Annual juried exhibition, Reston, VA.
    • Arlington Arts Center - Annual juried exhibition, Arlington, VA.
    • Clark & Co. - “Flower Power,” Washington, DC.
    • Greater Reston Arts Center - Annual juried exhibition, Reston, VA.
    • Arlington Arts Center - “Collateral Damage-The Unseen Cost of Gun Violence,” Arlington, VA.
    • Foundry Gallery - “12 x 12” show, Washington, DC.
  • Curated
    • School 33 - “Shunpiker,” Open Call to Curators proposal, Baltimore, MD.
    • The Delaplaine - “Is Three the Square Root of Nine,” 3-artist proposal, Frederick, MD.
    • Artspace Gallery - “Is Three the Square Root of Nine,” 3-artist proposal, Richmond, VA.
  • Impromptu site projects
    • Drift fences ‘10 - with Michael Anthony, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, NC.
    • Shipwreck ‘09 - with Michael Anthony, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, NC.
    • Shipwreck ‘08 - with Michael Anthony, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, NC.
    • Window - Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, NC.
    • Balcony - with Ken Huston and Andy Charneco at Oregon Inlet. Running dog, Shorebird, and Stack completed at Corolla, NC.
  • 1980-92
    • Self-imposed abstention from exhibitions and competitions during transition from painting to sculpture.
Awards
  • Third Prize, Prince George’s Community College Marlboro Gallery Juried Sculpture Competition juried by Kristen Hileman, Associate Curator, Hirshhorn Museum
  • Two-time semifinalist, Sondheim Prize, Baltimore, MD.
Bibliography
  • Wallace Putnam - Paintings by Francis M. Naumann, published by Abrams in 2002. A letter to the author and one phone conversation are credited in the monograph.
Reviews and published images
  • Falls Church News-Press Online, Reality Tinkering by Kevin Mellema, December 16, 2009.
  • Borders and Bridges, Terrain.org, Issue #24, Sculptor R. L. Croft, ARTerrain Gallery, 2009.
  • William & Mary Review, Window, page 79, Volume 47, 2009.
  • City Paper Online, Giving the Finger, by Bret McCabe, December 19, 2007.
  • Frederick News Post, Is Three The Square Root of Nine? Three-man exhibit explores sculpture, in both sound and material form, by Lauren LaRocca, November 1, 2007.
  • City Paper Online, Multi Reuse, by Bret McCabe, October 17, 2007.
  • Montgomery County Gazette, “Relics” by R. L. Croft Reworks The Past At BlackRock by Claudia Rousseau, September 1, 2004.
  • Winston-Salem Journal, Hitting Nothing But Air by Tom Patterson, July 27, 2003.
  • Winston-Salem Journal, Souvenirs Turned Into Sculptures by Tom Patterson, June 29, 2003.
  • The Washington Post, Caution: Controversy Ahead by Michael O’Sullivan, April 7, 2000.
  • Baltimore Alternative, Pure Myth by Jennifer Michalski, June 1997.
  • The Baltimore Sun, School 33 Artists Draw On Myth And Social Issues by John Dorsey, May 22, 1997.
  • The Washington Post, A Sculptor’s Creative Revenge by Eric Brace, March 25, 1996.
  • The Washington Post, In Search Of The Soul Of Suburbia by Mary McCoy, August 29, 1992.