Karsten Creightney
American, born 1976




Karsten Creightney and Zanatta Editions have collaborated on five projects since 2009, producing editioned prints and unique monotypes. Creightney also maintains his own studio press.

Karsten Creightney was born, raised and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The artist received his BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He subsequently completed the highly-regarded one-year program in lithography printing at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque and received an MFA in painting from the University of New Mexico. Creightney is currently an assistant professor in the art department at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Creightney is a painter of medium-to-large scale abstractions and landscapes.Yet another side of the artist’s work is figurative, delving into contemporary topics that confront African-Americans, and this work seems to find its way into many of his prints.

Frederick Mershimer Zanatta Editions
Karsten Creightney evaluates a preliminary proof of his 2019 color lithograph “12th & Resilience,” the artist’s first print to include his own photography as well as drawn, painted and scratched elements. In New Mexico, Creightney photographed the young girl, a “crossroads” intersection, tombstones, and several other bits and pieces for this imaginary scene that he brought together digitally. In Kansas City, his black and white collage was transferred to a lithograph plate. On three additional plates, Creightney spray-painted what would become a blue sky with clouds, drew color into the shirt, painted the grass and street, and scratched white into the black.
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