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 ..Craig Usher..





2012  MFA  The New York Studio School,  New York, NY 


2009  BFA   School of Art +Design, Purchase  College, SUNY. Magna Cum Laude , Purchase, NY



Professional + Teaching Experience


                2014  SUNY Dutchess Community College NY, “ Portrait Sculpture”,


                         Salem Art Works  NY, “ Portrait Sculpture” “Ceramics” “ Metal Sculpture”


                          The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center VT,  “ FIGURE + METAL” a metal sculpture class


                         Snow Farm New England Craft Program MA,  PORTRAIT SCULPTURE”


                2013+ Founded Craig Usher Studios L.L.C.  (  full sculpture production shop)


              2010+ 2012 Studio Assistant for John J. Rais,

           Penland School of Crafts, Penland,  NC


2011  Lecturer “Current Work” , Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York  NY


2011  DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY  ( Iron Pour Program through Sculpture Guild)


2011  Snow Farm New England Craft Program,    Head Instructor for Metal Sculpture Class,                              



2009-10  Teaching Assistant, Bronze Casting Class, SUNY Purchase School of Art+Design

2009  Project Fabricator, New Projects, Brooklyn, NY


2007  Metalworker/Foundry  Personnel,  Argos Foundry, Brewster, NY


2005   Fabricator   RB Scrap Iron and Metal ,  Yonkers , NY


Selected Awards/ Honors/ Residencies

2014 Upcoming Visiting Artist Lecture and Panel, Florida State University, FL



2013 Merit Award Winner  , North Carolina Botanical Garden Sculpture Show, NC


2012  Honored International Sculpture Residency at European Sculpture Park, Poland


2011 Vermont Studio Center Residency ,  Partial Stipend,  VT


          Troy and Holden Stone Carving Scholarship   , VT


Selected Exhibitions


                2014     Upcoming Shows ;

                                “Rawness” ( Solo Show ) Cary House, Salem NY      (September 2014)




                             25th Annual Sculpture in the Garden at North Carolina Botanical Garden” , University of

                               North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (Merit Award Winner)


                            Placemaking “ ,  Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY



                            Sculpture Exhibit”, Keene Arts, Keene, NY


                             European Sculpture Park A & A, Residency. Pabience, Poland.

                             Created Outdoor Public Sculpture for permanent inclusion to the park


                              MFA Thesis Exhibition”, NY Studio School

                                New  York, NY


                            Modern Art & The Romantic Landscape: Outdoor Sculpture at Wilderstein 2nd

                             Annual”  Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, NY


                             Sculpture On & Off the Walls”,  Arts Westchester, White Plains,NY


                             Craig Usher : Small Imaginings” ( solo show),  Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY


Sculpture For Leonia” Leonia, NJ ( new inclusion to the sculpture park)


“Two Sculptors on Hudson/ Emerging Forms: Craig Usher and Malcolm MacDougall, A Public Art Exhibition Curated by Jim Bergesen”  Hastings on Hudson , NY


“SRAM Part Project ” Chicago, IL/ Las Vegas, NV


Vermont Studio Center Residency (Sculpture), Partial Fellowship, Johnson, VT


Troy and Holden Scholarship (Stone Carving), Summer Workshop,  The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT


                             “Kingston Sculpture Biennial. Art Society of Kingston”

Kingston, NY


“Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape: Outdoor Sculpture at Wilderstein”

                Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, NY  


“Craig Usher ; Sculptures”  (solo show of 10 works), cast concrete and bronze figures. Greenburgh Public Library.Greenburgh, NY


“Faces of Spring” Lyme Art Association. Old Lyme , CT


“A Show of Heads” Limner Gallery. Hudson, NY


“Unspoken Moments” United Hebrew Geriatric Center. New Rochelle, NY


“Annual Members Show”  Scarsdale Artists Association, Scarsdale Library. Scarsdale, NY


1st Annual Floating Sculpture Exhibition”  Groundwork Hudson Valley +The Science Barge. (Hudson River) Yonkers, NY



“Juried Small Works Exhibition”  Upstream Gallery. Dobbs Ferry, NY


 “183 Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”

                  National Academy Museum. New York  , NY


“Pier 92 ‘Others’ Art Show”   Pier 92, New York, NY


“Purchase Wide Open Festival”  SUNY Purchase School of Art+Design, Purchase, NY


“Neuberger Museum Fall Gala 2006” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase,NY


Selected Permanent Collections –Outdoor Sculptures


                          Greenburgh Town Hall, Greenburgh, NY

               Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY


            Hart’s Brook Park, Hartsdale, NY


            Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY




                Hodara, Susan “ In Figure and Form, Sculpture All Around “  New York Times 2012


                “ American Art Collector Book “  Alcove Publishing 2010