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Biographical Information

Born in Larchmont, New York.

Education

B.F.A. in Painting, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Continuing Education

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco City College, Fort Mason Arts Center, private life drawing group.

Juried Competitions

2016

"Art of the Toy", Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, juried by Tony Natsoulas.

"Still Life Past Present and Future", Ube Art, Berkeley.

2015

Make it Work, Studio Gallery, San Francisco.

2008

“The State of Painting” Bay Area Painters, ArtWorks, San Rafael, juried.

“Landscape at Risk”, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ, juried.

AXIS 3rd National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento, CA.

2007

Beyond Fiction, Artwork Gallery, San Francisco, juried.

2005

Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA, juried by Phil Linhares.

2004

Best of the West, 11 E Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, juried.

Fremont Art League Annual, Fremont, CA, juried by William Yokoyama.

2001

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, juried.

1999

Selections from Open Studio, juried.

1997

Art of Collage and Assemblage, Arts Benicia, juried by Phillip Linhares.

Selections from Open Studio, Academy of Art College Gallery, juried.

1995

California Dreaming, Bayfront Gallery, curated by Phillip Linhares.

1993

“Fixing the Earth,” Badé Museum, Berkeley, juried.

1993

Annual 2D Competition, San Jose Art League, juried.

Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Adrienne Fuzée.

Opts Art, San Francisco, curated by Wallace Gorell.

Invitational, The New England Fine Art Institute, Woburn, MA.

1992

Alligator Gallery at the Bayfront Gallery, San Francisco.

Skyline College Gallery, San Bruno, juried competition.

Gallery Arcade, Old Oakland, juried.

"Fire Art Project", installed at Alta Bates Hospital, juried by City of Oakland.

Works Gallery, San Jose, juried.

Gallery Route One, Point Reyes; curated by Ann Chamberlain.

Annual Bay Area Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley; curated.

1989

Marin Society of Artists Open Exhibition.

1988

Sun Gallery and Hayward Area Forum for the Arts, Hayward, juried.

 

One–three Person Shows

2016

Goodman2 artists, Goodman2 Building, San Francisco.

2003

Carolyn Crampton plein air landscapes, The Sequoia’s, one-person show, San Francisco.

2002

Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, three-person show, curated by Dan Robeski.

1999

WORKS Gallery, San Jose, three-person show.

1995

Inaugural exhibit, Duveen Gallery, Burlingame, CA.

1992

Inaugural exhibit, Azido Arts Gallery, San Francisco, three-person show.

 

Group Exhibitions, Selected

2016

ArtSpan satellite show at Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco

Spring and Fall Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, annually.

2015

Artists living on Potrero Hill, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch, annually.

1990

"7 After Eve", Artists Television Access, San Francisco, exhibition and performance.

 

Corporate Art Installation, selected

2000

3COM, San Jose.

1996

Network General Corp, Menlo Park.

3COM Corporation, Santa Clara.

1996

Synopsys, Mountain View.


Bibliography

"American Art Collector 2015", Alcove Books, Berkeley, juried by Howard Eige and Jan Christensen-Heller.

"International Contemporary Artists", Volume 8, I.C.A. Publishing, 2014, juried.

“Open Studios, photos by Vasna Wilson”, Potrero View, December 2013.

“Artists at the Goodman2 Open Studio”, Potrero View, October 2013.

"Women, Trauma and Visual Expression" by Amy Stacey Curtis, WTVE, Portland, ME, 2005.

“The Layoff, Spring Open Studio”, Potrero View, October 2003.

Selections Exhibit Catalog, 1997.

"Whispers" Exhibit Catalog, 1997.

“Fixing the Earth,” Badé Museum catalog, 1994.

“Trees Cause Rain,” Noe Valley Voice, May 1994, p. 11 & 13.

Static Magazine, San Jose, Issue 8, 1993.

Herb Caen, “Monday Mixmeister”, SF Chronicle, San Francisco, April 20,1992.

Art Calendar, San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 7, 1992.

“Artists!,” Vox Art Magazine, Winter, 1991.

"Eight Days A Week", San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 11, 1990 and July 19, 1989.


Publications

"Ladybird: My Eight Lives", Howell Park Press, 2016

"Dumbunny" by Mary Ann Wolf, Howell Park Press, 2014

"Rabbit Language or 'Are you going to eat that?' ", Howell Park Press, 2006


Web

daylighted.com, cargocollection.com, artspan.com, cramptonarts.com


Public Collections

The Nektar Collection, San Carlos, CA.

 

Awards & Prizes

2008 Instructor of the Year and 2008 Teacher of the Year, Expression College.

Fremont Art League Annual, Fremont, CA, juried by William Yokoyama, honorable mention.

Honorable Mention, Whispers Exhibit, Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, 1997.

Honorable Mention, Shipyard Artists at Sally’s, S.F., curated by Renny Pritikin, 1994.

Honorable Mention, Annual 2D Competition, San Jose Art League, 1993.


Teaching

Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, Instructor, 2013–present.

Expression College, Emeryville, CA, Instructor in Motion Graphic Design program 2004–2016, Landscape Workshop, 2004.

Private art classes, 2013–2014

San Francisco City College Continuing Education, landscape art and still-life painting instructor, 2003–2004.

Monet-for-Day, private instruction, 2001-2005.

Introduction to Design, San Francisco Public School system for the AIGA, 2001.



Professional Affiliations

Organizer for the Hunters Point occasional artist salons, 1994-present.

Curator for Macromedia Corporate Headquarters Gallery, 1997-1999.

S.F. Women Artists Gallery, newsletter columnist 1993-1997; Emerging Artist Exhibit 1989-1992 (1992-chair).

Seven After Eve, San Francisco, artists club co-founder, 1989-1992.

 

Crampton working on a book drawing.

Crampton working on the Ladybird book at her studio in 2013. Photo by Beppe Sabatini.