David Crawford (USA)

David Crawford

was born in Riverside, California in 1970. He studied film, video, and new media at the Massachusetts College of Art and received a BFA in 1997. In 1999, his “Here and Now” project was commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts with funds from National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, Crawford’s “Light of Speed” project was a finalist for the SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence in Online Art. In 2003, his “Stop Motion Studies” project received an Artport Gate Page Commission from the Whitney Museum of American Art and an Award of Distinction in the Net Vision category at the Prix Ars Electronica.
David Crawford is an internationally recognized artist, as well as a designer and teacher. As an artist, he has received numerous commissions and awards from organizations including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Prix Ars Electronica. As a designer, Crawford has held posts at several preeminent organizations including WGBH Boston where he worked on projects funded by the National Science Foundation. As a teacher, Crawford has pioneered programs at both the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Pratt Institute. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art with filmmaker Mark Lapore and video artist Julia Scher.
2003 – Stop Motion Studies
Computer Space Festival
Winner, JavaArtist of the Year Award
2003 – Stop Motion Studies – Series 6
Sony PlayStation 2, Third Place Gallery, Emotions show
Winner, “Digital Expressions”
2003 – Stop Motion Studies Prix Ars Electronica, Net Vision
Award of Distinction
2003 – Stop Motion Studies – Series 1
International Digital Art Awards
3rd Place, New Media Index
2000 – Light of Speed
ASCI Digital 2000, Net Art
Winner, Movie genre
2000 – Light of Speed
SFMOMA Webby Prize for Excellence in Online Art
1999 – Light of Speed
Art on the Net 1999
Silver Prize
1999 – The Experimental Files
78th Annual Art Directors Club Awards
New Media Merit Award
Perspectives ’03, Computer Space Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Slowtime?, online exhibition
Sequences, Peterborough Digital Arts, Peterborough, UK and traveling (int’l) exhibition
VIPER Basel, Basel, Switzerland
pabellon dd, Festival Observatori, Valencia, Spain
Hz Net Gallery, online exhibition
self-representation, online exhibition
Scenario, H2PTM03, Paris, France and online exhibition
Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria and online exhibition
New Directions in New Media, BaseKamp Gallery, Philadelphia, USA and online exhibition
Arte Digital Rosario, Sante Fe, Argentina
Digital Express On-line, Seoul Net and Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea and online exhibition
File Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil and online exhibition
No Concept, 7th Festival Garage, Stralsund, Germany
Lancaster Film and New Media Festival, Lancaster, UK and online exhibition
e-Media, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia and online exhibition
The Stray Show, Thomas Blackman Associates, Chicago, USA and online exhibition
kopenhagen.dk, online exhibition
Grotto Nights VI, The Grotto, San Francisco, USA
Vector, Virose, online exhibition
Nanofestival V.001, Zeroglab, Rotterdam, Netherlands and online exhibition
First Chiang Mai New Media Art Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Artport Gate Page, Whitney Museum of American Art, online exhibition
International Digital Art Awards, online exhibition
Idea Line Database (features Here and Now), Whitney Museum of American Art, online exhibition
(re)distributions, traveling (US) and online exhibition
Borderhack, San Diego, USA/Tijuana, Mexico border and online exhibition
8th Annual Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, NYC, traveling (int’l) and online exhibition
File Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo, Brazil and online exhibition
blip, Fun, NYC, USA
Floppy 1.44, Moving Image Gallery, NYC, USA
Thaw, Iowa City, USA and online exhibition
rhizome@newmuseum.org, The New Museum, NYC, USA
ASCI Digital 2000, traveling (US) and online exhibition
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany and online exhibition
Exchange 2000, Bristol, UK and online exhibition
Thaw, Iowa City, USA and online exhibition
Ideogram Part 1, Moving Image Gallery, NYC, USA
No/e.html, El Centro de la Imagen Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Group show, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Through the Looking Glass, Beachwood Center, Beachwood, USA and online exhibition
ByteSized, Birmingham, UK and online exhibition
Let’s Entertain, Walker Art Center, traveling (int’l) and online exhibition
Montreal Int’l Fest. of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal, Canada and online exhibition
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands and online exhibition
Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield, UK and online exhibition
Previa, Almada, Portugal and online exhibition
Art on the Net, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan and online exhibition
Art in the Corner, online exhibition
WNET Reel New York.Web, online exhibition
Darklight Digital Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Found and Stolen Video Show, San Francisco, USA
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, USA
Group show, Art in General, NYC, USA
Peripheral Produce Festival, Portland, USA
Group show, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, USA
VideoSpace, Mobius, Boston, USA
Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival, traveling (US) festival
Group show, Harvard Film Archive, Boston, USA
Group show, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, USA
Festival Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France

David Crawford is the winner of JavaArtist of the Year 2003 Award

David Crawford participates in

  • JavaMuseum
  • Perspectives 2003 – netart competition & showcase

  • Violence Online Festival
  • curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

  • Le Musee di-visioniste – the global art museum
  • Self-representation – Featured artists curated by Agricola de Cologne

  • Cinematheque
  • Cinema_B – Slowtime? – Quicktime as an artistic medium
    curated by Agricola de Cologne