September 2014 (Chicago) – Morpho Gallery is pleased to welcome Craig Paul Nowak to the gallery for a solo exhibition on display from Sept 5th-30th, 2014. This is his first Chicago solo show since 2007. Craig’s bright paintings explore the relationship between himself and everything else as he allows imagery to come to him in the form of intuited inspiration.
Craig Paul Nowak is an internationally recognized fine art painter who lives in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI in 2006 with a degree in Fine Arts.
He had his first solo show at the College for Creative Studies in 2004 at the Howell Opera House, home of The Livingston Arts Council. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and participated in a month long residency in an underground walkway with the city of Chicago. He gained representation with MOKA gallery that exhibited his art in Miami, New York, Chicago, Lyon, France, Geneva, and The Docks Art fair. He has been published in two different Spanish Language art magazines, one in Chile and one in Miami that was distributed throughout South America. In 2011, he was the director of a small Detroit gallery called Art Effect.
He recently returned from making art in Milan, Italy for three months. He participated in ArtPrize last year and was a resident at the Red Bull House of Art. He was also voted Best Local Artist in Detroit. Craig is currently painting Orangutans to raise money for Indonesia Culture Exploration and help preserve Sumatran Rainforest and prevent the extinction of several endangered species. In 2015, he will be collaborating with artisanal lingerie boutique, INDIVIDUALS, creating paintings inspired by the custom lingerie for women affected by breast cancer. All work from this collaboration will be auctioned off early 2015 to benefit breast cancer awareness.
Morpho Gallery prides itself in seeking talented artists who are on the cusp of being discovered by the mainstream art community. We invite local artists to exhibit their work in a creative and non-competitive atmosphere where artistic experimentation and development are encouraged. By creating a blank palette inside the gallery, we offer infinite possibilities for an array of colors, textures and media to come together. Morpho Gallery also offers leasing packages at affordable rates to groups and individuals who wish to stage their own shows.