Motion into Being
The Fifth Floor Gallery of the New Museum is transformed into a site for producing an animated film, which will develop over the course of the exhibition. Visitors physically enter the stage where Craycroft shoots new footage every week for the duration of the residency.
The Earth is a Magnet
The Earth is a Magnet is a two room exhibition that displays the works of nine contemporary artists in relation to works and ephemera from the multifaceted career of 20th century photographer Berenice Abbott. The work was commissioned by ICA Boston as part of curator Dan Byer's exhibition The Earth is a Magnet
Schema for K
Schema for K is a two part work that includes two large installations that diagram connections between color as light and color as material. The project was commissioned for the serial exhibition The Wilson Exercises presented at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger; REDCAT Los Angeles, and Fundacio Miro, Barcelona.
C'mon Language was an exhibition and residency that ran from June-September 2013 at Portland Museum for Contemporary Art. Including contributions by over 50 individuals as well as an evolving group of visitors and participants. As an effort to generate a coherent vocabulary over its four month run, the exhibition's medium was a social practice.
This series of works was commissioned by Dieu Donne Papermill for their 2012 workspace residency. Each handmade paper sculpture is both didactic and abstract, illustrating the principles and mysteries of crystal formations and their classifications.
Drawn to Repeating Patterns
Drawn to Repeating Patterns was an exhibition based on the theories of 19th century pedagogue and crystallographer Friedrich Froebel. Each work on display took as its premise that the patterns inherent to crystal development correlate to the patterns inherent to human development. The exhibition took place at Tracy Williams Ltd Gallery in NYC in 2011.
Patterning Independence included an installation and two events that took place as part of the exhibition Sequential Bodies at Tracy Williams LTD in 2011. One event was a mural, the other was a dance performance - both involved following a set of instructions as a means to discovering familiar and repeatable forms.
Subject of Learning / Object of Study
Subject of Learning / Object of Study was on exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin Texas from March-October 2010. The works on view were based on pedagogical tools of early child education and the Bauhaus. During the run of the show Artists and Teachers were invited to hold classes in the space.
Screen Memories is a series of 20 handpainted posters exhibited in double sided hinged frames commissioned for ArtBasel's ArtPremier 2009. Each poster advertises a different fictional film titled after the theories of developmental psychology.
Staging the Phenomenal Character
Staging the Phenomenal Character was an exhibition involving 6 performances - by Jill Magid, Tara Mateik, Pablo Bronstein, Alex Waterman, Felicia Ballos and Ohad Meromi - and 6 installations by Anna Craycroft. The exhibition took place at Tracy Williams Gallery Ltd.
Commissioned for Den Haag Sculptuur public art exhibition in 2008, Rapprochement Phrase was installed in a tree filled park. To be viewed only at night, spotlights cast down from the trees depicting the shadows of absent sculptures.
The Agency of the Orphan
The Agency of the Orphan was and exhibition based on a redemptive theory about childhood. Taking as its premise the ever popular fiction of orphanhood as a state that is both child and adult, the works on view explored various facets of this contradiction. The project first exhibited at Tracy Williams ltd gallery, New York City in 2008.
The Big Bang and the Bonzai Tree: Fiction Friction
Fiction Friction was a collaboration with artist Ian Cooper about what we project onto child actors. In the video, Cooper and Craycroft perform in drag as Heather O'Rourke and Emmanuel Lewis to discuss the finer (and more tragic) points of endless childhood & childhood's end.
Commissioned by Art in General for the offices of Bloomberg LP, this installation inverted and embellished a stark hallway in the building. With the addition of a mural and architectural moulding running along the walls of the space, the architecture appeared to have turned sideways.
Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Center for abandoned buildings on Governers Island, and PS1 for their empty stairwells, Ignus Fatuus inscribed spectral traces of architectural details onto the windows.
Lo! The Fiery Whirlpool
Lo! The Fiery Whirlpool is a 22 foot laser cut steel sculpture on a brick platform. Commissioned for Socrates Sculpture Park in 2004 the work was also shown at PS1 in Queens as part of Greater New York 2005 and at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx in 2007.