"Craig", by  Jordan Reznick . 2016

"Craig", by Jordan Reznick. 2016


A self-taught artist, Craig Calderwood’s obsessively intricate drawings and sculpture deal with trans/queer identity, biodiversity, and continued attempts to “normalize” desire.Maneuvering through non-verbal communication, Calderwood employs bright, intricate patterns of hidden (and sometimes blatant) symbolism in her work to portray complex narratives engaging the highly personal to the fantasized. Calderwood has exhibited at SFAC Gallery, SOMArts, Root Division, and Los Angeles’ ONE Archive. She has been featured in, RADAR Productions’ programming, Serrote, and The New Museums Anthology Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. They’re the recipient of a 2017 San Francisco Arts Commission IAC for her body of work “Church Camp”, a series of drawings and sculpture using low craft materials like dimensional paint and polymer clay examining the functions of ornamentation within non-functional craft and queer hirstory. Hailing from the San Joaquin Valley, they now live and work in San Francisco, CA.