Craig Nutt

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Governor's Arts Award, 1985, State of Alabama.
  • Alumnus Arts Award, University of Alabama, College of Arts and Sciences, 1997.
  • Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation, 1989.
  • Artists Fellowship, Tennessee State Arts Commission, 1998-99.
  • Artists Fellowships, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 1988, 1995.
  • Harriet Murray Award, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.
  • Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL.
  • Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.
  • Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN.
  • Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.
  • Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
  • Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • Your Personal Hangups, Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
  • Craig Nutt: Wood Transformed, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, Wausau, WI, 2009
  • Craig Nutt: Certified Organic  (Retrospective), Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 2008.
  • Traditions/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art, Southern Arts Federation, Various Venues through 2010.
  • Craig Nutt:  Flying Objects & Tossed Salads, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH, 2005.
  • Function Follows Form, Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO, 2004.
  • Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, 2003.
  • Studio Art Furniture Invitational, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, 2002
  • Southeastern Craft Innovations, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, 2002.
  • North American Wood Turning Since 1930, Wood Turning Center & Yale University Art Gallery, venues:  Minneapolis Institute of Art, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (2001), Yale University Art Gallery (2002).
  • Objects for Use:  Handmade by Design, American Craft Museum, New York, N, 2001.
  • Studio Furniture:  A Fine Art Invitational, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 2000.
  • Craig Nutt:  Furniture & Sculpture, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, 1999.
  • Craig Nutt & Tom Lee: Fellowship Exhibition, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN, 1999.
  • Celebrating the Creative Spirit:  Contemporary Southeastern Furniture, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL.  (Touring exhibition), 1998.
  • Craig Nutt:  Furniture With a Flair, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 1997.
  • Solo Exhibition, University of North Alabama Art Gallery, Florence, AL, 1997.
  • Survey of North American Contemporary Furniture, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, 1997.
  • Please Be Seated:  Masters of the Art of Seating, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, 1995.
  • Alabama Impact:  Contemporary Artists With Alabama Ties, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 1995.
  • Craig Nutt:  From Fine Furniture to Flying Vegetables, Solo Exhibition, Clark Hall Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 1994.
  • Solo Exhibition, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1993.
  • Artists, Architects and Designers:  Furniture of Our Century, High Museum of Art at Georgia Pacific, Atlanta, GA, 1991.
  • Seeds of Change, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.(1991-1993).
  • Feet First:  The Shoe Show, (Craig Nutt & Gaza Bowen), Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1991
  • Focus: Four Alabama Artists, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, 1990.
  • Solo Exhibition, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 1989.
  • Solo Exhibition, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1988.
  • Political Statements, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  1986.  Touring exhibition (Southern Arts Federation).

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS FEATURING WORK

Books

  • 500 Cabinets, Lark Books, 2010.
  • New Masters of the Wooden Box, Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009.
  • 500 Tables, Lark Books, 2009.
  • Alabama Masters: Artists and Their Work, ed. Georgine Clarke, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 2008.
  • Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Fox Chapel Publishing, 2008.
  • 500 Chairs, (Contributor, juror, introduction), Lark Books, 2008.
  • Penland Book of Woodworking, Lark Books, 2006.
  • Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2003.
  • Artful Jesters, by Nicholas Roukes, Ten Speed Press, 2003.
  • Wood Art Today, by Dona Z. Meilach, 2003
  • Scratching the Surface – Art and Content in Contemporary Wood, by Michael Hosaluk, 2002, Guild Publishing.
  • Masterpieces East & West - from the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, 1993, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL.

Magazines

  • American Craft, Dec.05/Jan.06, Review:  Craig Nutt, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth.
  • American Craft, April/May 1995, Be Seated (Feature on "Please Be Seated:  Masters of the art of Seating, Flagler Museum).
  • American Craft, December 1987/January 1988: Portfolio.
  • Mojo, July 2001, Pataphysical Graffiti, by Gerald E. Brennan, account of art and music activities in 1970’s.
  • Fine Woodworking,  January/February, 1991, Craig Nutt:  Combining humor and a bit of Cayenne, by Gary Weisenburger.
  • Southern Accents, September, 1988, Craig Nutt:  From Fine Furniture to Flying Vegetables, by Laura Lieberman.

EDUCATION

University of Alabama, 1968-1972, BA 1972 (Major:  Religious Studies, minor:  Psychology).

Employment

1998-Present: Self-Employed Studio Artist, Kingston Springs, TN. 

2006-2016: Director of Programs, Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Montpelier, VT.

2006: Interim Executive Director, Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Nashville, TN.

1997-1998: Self-Employed Studio Artist, Smithville, TN.

1979-1997: Self-Employed Studio Artist, Northport, AL.

1977-1979: Master Craftsman, Studio Industries of Tuskaloosa, Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL (Business Incubator).

1972-1977: Antique Restorer, Boykin Antiques, Tuscaloosa, AL.