© 2012 gabriel craig
Gabriel Craig is a metalsmith, writer and craft activist. Craig’s performative use of craft engages diverse audiences in discussions about self-sufficiency, labor, consumption and tradition. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including recent exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. His critical writing has appeared in prominent craft publications including Metalsmith, American Craft and Surface Design Journal. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, decorative arts history and contemporary craft. He has held residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Craig received his BFA in Metals/ Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2012 Craig co-founded Smith Shop, a dynamic community-centric metalworking studio in Detroit, with his wife and fellow metalsmith, Amy Weiks.