About the Artist
Craig Knight was born in June 1964 in Evansville, Indiana, USA to an English rose and an American GI. As a child he moved to England in the 70’s after his parents separated. He gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Hull College of HE, an MA Fine Art at Sheffield and Hallam University and a PGCE in Fine Art at St Martins, Lancaster. He has taught Art and Design in several schools and academies for over 25 years (GCSE, BTEC L1/L2/L3 and A level). At present he teaches A Level Art and Design: Fine Art at Stockton Sixth Form College.
He is a painter and drawer, his influences are eclectic and range from Mod, comics/graphic novels, Pop art/ Neo-Pop; graffiti to fine art (as eclectic, highbrow and lowbrow as possible). Though oil is his favourite medium, he also uses acrylic and watercolour. Recently his Neo-Pop style has developed into fragmented post-modern abstraction. The narrative is about the construction of the ‘self’, the structure of memories and reality- fragments of existence.