Person of Interest: Craig Kraft


Craig Kraft is an internationally known light sculptor who has been featured in over 110 exhibits throughout the USA (11 solo) and he has been a leader of the International Sculpture Conference twice. This Friday, he will open his newly renovated studio space in Historic Anacostia. Check out what he’s up to when he’s not contributing to DC’s public art landscape and beyond.

What’s a typical day for you?

craigartMy day goes something like this: making art, talking to people about art, enlisting people to help make and install art, and going to art events. It reads like everyday is the same, but in reality there are always moments of edifying interactions that fuel my work and my life. This is part of the reason I’m so happy in my new studio and home in Anacostia.

Who or what is your biggest influence?

My biggest influence: John Steinhart, who was my University of Wisconsin Adviser in graduate school as well as Bruce Nauman and Stephen Antanokos.


What’s your biggest DC pet peeve?

The Permit Office aka the DCRC

Favorite music artist of all time?

tomwaitsTom Waits

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Late brunch with friends and family, museum and gallery shows, later catch a film

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?


What was your major in college?


Top 3 favorite movies?

Mad Max, Fury Road, The Ring, Bullworth

Name five people, alive or dead, you’d love to invite to a dinner party.

Paul Krugman, John Cage, Louis C. K., Robert Raushenburg, Steve Write

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