Mr Paul Croft

BA (Edinburgh) PGDip (Edinburgh) PGCE (Ulster) TMP (Albuquerque) RE

Mr Paul Croft

Lecturer in Fine Art

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Paul Croft trained in Fine Art, specialising in drawing, painting and printmaking. Since he qualified as Master Printer from the world-renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography in 1996, his research and practice as an artist, printmaker and collaborating printer has culminated in the publication of two books on Stone Lithography and Plate Lithography (UK: A&C Black, 2001 & 2003; USA: Watson-Guptill, 2003; China: JML Fine Art Press, 2003). In 2007 he curated Stone-Plate-Grease-Water, an exhibition of international contemporary lithography, an AHRC-funded research project that has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the nature and diversity of current lithographic practice. The show included 90 prints by 64 artists from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, Argentina and Jordan, and was accompanied by a catalogue and website (www.spgw.co.uk).

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As an Associate Fellow (2005) and Fellow (2007) of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and Chairman of Aberystwyth Printmakers, Croft has formed an international network of artists, print workshops and educational institutions with the aim of increasing the profile of lithography and attracting collaborating artists to the School of Art. Recent print collaborations have included David Tress, Shani Rhys James, and Stuart Pearson Wright. Croft has contributed several articles to Printmaking Today and his work appears in several books on printmaking, including Tamarind 40 Years (UNM, 2000), Collecting Original Prints (A&C Black, 2005), Printmakers Secrets (A&C Black, 2009),and Contemporary Printmaking (LKP, 2009). Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Welsh Printmakers (Lahore and Karachi, 2007), The Prints of Wales (Kansas, 2007), and two international portfolio exchanges at The Southern Graphic Conference in Richmond, USA (2008). In 2008 he was invited by Gregynog Press to illustrate Welsh Times celebrating the work of author Emyr Humphreys. Teaching and research supervision covers Fine Art (printmaking) and Art History (history of lithography).

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Publications

Croft, PJ & Webster, CP, Stone, Plate, Grease, Water: International Contemporary Lithography, 2007, Exhibition, Touring exhibition. Venues included: Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran; MOMA Wales; Bankside Gallery, London; The Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast.
Croft, P 2003, Plate Lithography. Printmaking Handbooks, A & C Black Publishers.
Croft, P 2001, Stone Lithography. Printmaking Handbooks, 1 edn, A & C Black Publishers.
Croft, PJ, Contemporary Chinese Printmaking: Prints by Artists from Hunan Province, 2014, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth.
Croft, PJ, 界 JIE (Border): Exhibition of Printmaking by Paul Croft and Professor Lu Yu, 2014, Exhibition, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, Changsha.
Croft, PJ, Shared Inheritance: Exhibition of Painting, Prints and Textiles by Richard Croft, Paul Croft and Helen Kerr, 2013, Exhibition.
Croft, PJ, Space Between: Developing Digital Lithography: IMPACT 08 The Artist as Explorer International Printmaking Conference, 2013, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Dundee.
Croft, P, Williams, P, Thornton, L, Ho, WG, Creeaune, D & Edwards, S, Between Spaces, 2013, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Arts Centre RK Burt Gallery London.
Croft, P, Baldwin, AT, Boutasi, E, Carpenter, J, Creenaune, D, Desmet, A, Dyson, T, Ellis, E, Evans, S, Evans, RJ, Hanselaar, M, Ho, WG, Hounsome, J, James, SR, Jones, ML, Kennedy, H, Lamb, E, Lazkani, S, Noyce, R, Partridge, B, Poland, S, Polk, A, Polk, K, Vaden, C, Wade, G, Webster, CP, Williams, P, Macklin, JE & Garratt, P, Collaborations Aberystwyth Paper Press Print, 2013, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth and touring to other venues to be confirmed.
Croft, P & Hugo, A, WREXHAM PRINT INTERNATIONAL, 2013, Exhibition, MEMORIAL GALLERY, YALE COLLEGE, WREXHAM, POWYS, WALES.
Croft, P, Fifty: Fifty: 30 Years of Drawing and Prints by Paul Croft RE TMP, 2012, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, MOMA Wales, Machynlleth (confirmed 2012- 1013); Bankside Gallery, London (July 2013); Naughton Gallery, QUB, Belfast (TBC 2013);.
Croft, P 2012, 'Developing Digital Tusche Washes for Photoplate Lithography: Workshop Demonstration and Presentation for IMPACT 7 Intersections and Counterpoints, International Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia' Printmaking Today, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 28-29.
Croft, P, Baldwin, A, Macklin, J, Carpenter, J, Mills, E, Boutasi, E, Phillip, I, Wade, G, Evans, RJ & Byfield, S, Hong Kong Graphics Art Fiesta 2010: Convergence/Divergence: An International Prints Exchange Exhibition, 2010, Exhibition, Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre Hong Kong City Hall Other locations in Hong Kong.
Croft, P 2009, Paul Croft. in A Dyson (ed.), Printmakers' Secrets. A & C Black Publishers, London, pp. 42-43.
Croft, P, Humphreys, E & Thomas, MW, Welsh Time, 2009, Artefact, Gwasg Gregynog | Gregynog Press, Newtown.
Croft, P, SECOND BANGKOK TRIENNALE INTERNATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION, 2009, Exhibition, Silpakorn University Press, SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY, BANGKOK, THAILAND BANGKOK ART AND CULTURAL CENTRE, BANGKOK, THAILAND.
Aberystwyth Printmakers, Impressions from West Wales, 2009, Exhibition, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
Croft, P, ... of cats and cities, birds and boats, 2009, Exhibition, A&A GALLERY, RICHMOND LONDON.
Croft, P, Noyce, R (ed.) & Hoskova, S (ed.) 2008, 'INTEGRATION OVER INTERFACE: PRINTMAKING 2028: Developing Strategies for Digital Lithography' Grapheion, vol 2008, no. 21, pp. 76-77.
Croft, P, Earth and Sky, 2008, Exhibition, Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University, School of Art Gallery and Museum.
Croft, P, Arp, KP, Baribeau, H, Barnes, M, Britton, D, Christison, T, Clarke, A, Cline, C, Creenaune, D, Douglas, EA, Driesbach, J, Flanders, A, Greider, W, Haas, K, Kelly, B, Kimball, W, Macklin, JE, Peterson, R, Pitt, S, Polk, A, Polk, K, Rush, K, Satoshi, T, Seckinger, L, Vaden, C & Yazzi, M, The Machine Stops Ink-Jet My Foot: Developing Strategies for Digital Lithography, 2008, Exhibition, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Croft, P, Anderson, J, Sipple, J, Haas, K, Steiger, B, Koh, E, Myoshi, K, Park, S, Barnes, M, Osborne, C & Kim, Y, Lithography: From Stone to Digital: Developing Strategies for Digital Lithography, 2008, Exhibition, University of Nevada Press, Reno.
Croft, P, Alphabet (K & Q), 2007, Artefact, VM Art Gallery, Karachi.