Art Van Kraft

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Art Van Kraft, L.A. Revisited 2016. acrylic/canvas 30 x 40 x 2 inches © ak
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L.A. Revisited
2016. acrylic/canvas 30 x 40 x 2 inches © ak
20101026235354-009
2nd 2011 Showcase Juried Winner: SOLD The Pool --- Tarfest, L.A. Juried Open Winner
2011. acrylic/canvas 36 x 24 x 1 inches © ak
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Ranch House
11/26/15. acrylic/canvas 30" x 48" © ak
20110526221700-ground_zero6
3rd 2013 Showcase Winner: Joshua Tree: Ground Zero
2011. acrylic/canvas 30x40 in.ak
Price $2750
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5th 2011 Showcase Winner: Chasing Beauty
2010. acrylic/canvas 30x40in © ak
Price $2750
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Watching Beauty
2011. acrylic/anvas 24x30 © ak
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The Apartment
2010. acrylic/canvas 24 x 36 x 2 inches © ak
20160417022103-umbrellacouple_saachi
3rd 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Lime Green Glasses
2013. acrylic 30" x 48" © ak
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Cullture Wars
2008. acrylic/canvas 24x30 in © ak
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L.A. Land
2007. a/c 24x30in © ak
20140507023558-eloi
3rd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Moorlock
2014. acrylic 36x48
Price $2750
20150620193446-1984_sachii
4th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: "1984"
2015. acrylic 36 x 36 x 2 inches © ak
Price $3250
20120224001151-rodeo2
2nd 2012 Showcase Winner: Cowbell the Clown
2012 36x36in
Price $2500
20140304054052-the_voyage
1st 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Voyage
2011. acrylic 24x36
Price $2375
20140319062038-tv_set
Hyper Reality 1st Showcase Winner:
2014. acrylic 36x36
20150719155835-entertainment_states_of_america
Entertainment States of America
2009. acrylic/canvas 18" x 24"
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Dystopia
2010. acrylic/canvas 36"x48"
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Dystopia detail
2008 a/c © ak
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Resort Town
2009. acrylic/canvas 18" x 20"
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Canyon Moon
2008. acrylic/canvas 24x30in © ak
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Doomstown
2009. a/c 24x48in © ak
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The Greatest Generation R.I.P.
2011. acrylic/canvas 30x40 © ak
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Saatchi Art. Los Angeles
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Art Van Kraft, Ashland Oregon studio 2017
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Ashland Oregon studio 2017
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Thousand Oaks Studio 2009
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Waiting for inspiration Thousand Oaks, 2014
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BIAF International Show Seoul, South Korea 2013
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Art/LA cover
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Los Angeles Convcention Center Art of So. California 2014
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Hale Arts Gallery Santa Monica 2014
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Hale Arts Gallery Santa Monica 2014
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Los Angeles Art Show, L.A. Convention Center.
Bio
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I am a story teller who once used words and now uses paint and canvas. The stories are the same....they tell who we are, and what are we really doing. Dare we look?....

These paintings are American's hidden lives...the things that move us…the things we long for...

I use strong colors and figures to develop an orchestra of images...

I combine the role of the social observer with the skill of an artist to show bold new paintings that peek inside us all...a place we rarely wish to look. The content driven paintings reflect my past sideline job as a News Director for National Public Radio in Southern California."

Representation

Saatchi Art. Santa Monica, Ca.

Art/LA, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca.     

Hale Arts Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca,

CBS Art Collections, Westport, CT.   

 

Membership

Los Angeles Art Association since 2015.

 

Solo and Group Shows

2016                "Cross Currents," Saatchi Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

2015                NEXTGallery Palazzo Somaglia, Piacenza, Italy.

2015                bG Gallery, Bergamot  Station, Santa Monica Ca

2014                Art L.A.,  Los Angeles Convention Center.

2014                Hale Arts Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.

2014                Art/LA, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Ca. 

2014                L.A. Juried Open, Topanga Canyon Gallery (group show)

2013                Korean National News Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2013                Gallery LVS  Seoul, South Korea

2012                BIAF International  Show  Seoul, South Korea

2012                The 2012 London- Los Angeles Brit Week  Show, Downtown L.A.

2012                 L.A. Juried Open, 2nd Place, Topanga Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2011                 Galerie Rheeway, artist show, 8th Street, Los Angeles, Ca. 

2011                 Art  L.A. Now Southern California  

2011                  L.A. Juried Open, 2nd Place,  Topanga Canyon Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2011                 Cal State Channel Islands, Palm Ave. Gallery,  Solo Show

2010                 California State Main Street Gallery, Ventura, Ca.

2009                  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2008                  Tarfest, Juried, Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A.C.M.A.

2008                  Pavilion du Val de Grace, Paris

2008                  John Spoor Broome Library, Cal State Channel Islands

 

 

Education

 

1980        University of Southern California .

1982         B.F.A.  San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca.

2008         Post Graduate Fine Art, Cal State University, Channel Islands.

2008         Paris American Academy, Fine Art, Paris. 

 

 

 

"These paintings are Americans hidden lives, the things that move us…the things we long for." A. Van Kraft

Kraft combines the role of the social observer with the skills of an artist to show bold new paintings that peek inside us all....a place he says we rarely wish to look. The content driven paintings reflect his past sideline job as an award winning News Director for National Public Radio in Southern California.

 "Not surprisingly, I paint what I see going on in my world. I call my latest series American's hidden lives. What are the things that move us…the things we long for? I've seen cultural vacuumes where we long for attachment and settle for desire. I’ve also seen people struggling to find meaning in their lives and settling for empty, successes. I feel that if a painting says, 'I have something to do with you,' that's a success".

 

 

 
 

 

All paintings are for sale. Prices range from $1,000 to $3,000.  

 

Contact artist in Los Angeles:

805 495-5862.    email artukraft@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20160417022103-umbrellacouple_saachi
3rd 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: Lime Green Glasses
2013. acrylic 30" x 48" © ak
20150620193446-1984_sachii
4th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: "1984"
2015. acrylic 36 x 36 x 2 inches © ak
Price $3250
20140304054052-the_voyage
1st 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Voyage
2011. acrylic 24x36
Price $2375
20140507023558-eloi
3rd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Moorlock
2014. acrylic 36x48
Price $2750
20110526221700-ground_zero6
3rd 2013 Showcase Winner: Joshua Tree: Ground Zero
2011. acrylic/canvas 30x40 in.ak
Price $2750
20120726165914-the_apartment_24x36
5th 2012 Showcase Winner: The Apartment 2012 Winner L.A. Juried Open
2010. a/c 24x36 © ak
Price $2875
20120615171337-ranch_house
4th 2012 Showcase Winner: Ranch House
2012. acrylic/canvas 30"x48"
Price $2875
20120224001151-rodeo2
2nd 2012 Showcase Winner: Cowbell the Clown
2012 36x36in
Price $2500
20120214064225-bunny2_6788
1st 2012 Showcase Winner: Hyper reality 1
2012. acrylic/canvas 36'x36" © ak
Price $2500
20101005200324-chasing_beauty_30x40_in
5th 2011 Showcase Winner: Chasing Beauty
2010. acrylic/canvas 30x40in © ak
Price $2750
20101026235354-009
2nd 2011 Showcase Juried Winner: SOLD The Pool --- Tarfest, L.A. Juried Open Winner
2011. acrylic/canvas 36 x 24 x 1 inches © ak
20101011220608-diver
6th 2010 Showcase Winner: Green Zone L.A.
2010. a/c 30x40in © ak
20101005200324-chasing_beauty_30x40_in
5th 2011 Showcase Winner: Chasing Beauty
2010. acrylic/canvas 30x40in © ak
Price $2750
20110526221700-ground_zero6
3rd 2013 Showcase Winner: Joshua Tree: Ground Zero
2011. acrylic/canvas 30x40 in.ak
Price $2750
20120214064225-bunny2_6788
1st 2012 Showcase Winner: Hyper reality 1
2012. acrylic/canvas 36'x36" © ak
Price $2500
20120224001151-rodeo2
2nd 2012 Showcase Winner: Cowbell the Clown
2012 36x36in
Price $2500
20120615171337-ranch_house
4th 2012 Showcase Winner: Ranch House
2012. acrylic/canvas 30"x48"
Price $2875
20120726165914-the_apartment_24x36
5th 2012 Showcase Winner: The Apartment 2012 Winner L.A. Juried Open
2010. a/c 24x36 © ak
Price $2875
20140304054052-the_voyage
1st 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Voyage
2011. acrylic 24x36
Price $2375
20140418055009-city3
Corporate Cathedral
2013. acryllic 30"x40"
Price $2250
20140506201557-moon2
Temple of the Moon
2014. acrylic 30"x40" © avk
Price $2500
20140507023558-eloi
3rd 2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: The Moorlock
2014. acrylic 36x48
Price $2750
20140521192307-lime_green_glasses_30x48
Lime Green Glasses
2014. acrylic 30x48
Price $2500
20150620193446-1984_sachii
4th 2015 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner: "1984"
2015. acrylic 36 x 36 x 2 inches © ak
Price $3250
20160805160251-kraft_art_green_zone_l
L.A. Revisited
2012. acrylic/canvas 30 x 40 x 2 inches © ak
Price $2875
20160818021452-apartmentvengo
The Apartment
2010. acrylic/canvas 24 x 36 x 2 inches © ak