Derek Cracco
Derek Cracco is Associate Professor of printmaking and computer graphics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received an MFA from Syracuse University in 1999 and BFA degree from Louisiana State University in 1996.
Cracco has participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally including Digital Printmaking Now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in NY, curated by Marilyn Kushner, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts Juried Annual, Love Ladies, New Jersey curated by Darsie Alexander, Assistant Curator Museum of Modern Art, and Printwork 99, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, juried by Claire Bell, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Guggenheim Museum, NY.

Cracco has been recognized for his innovative combination of traditional printmaking processes and computer graphics. His work has been purchased by several museums and by many private collections throughout the country and abroad.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Blinded, Beta Pictoris, Birmingham, AL
From Here To There, Georgia College Art Gallery, Greensboro, GA
Form Here To There, Project Row House, Huston, TX
Identity, Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, C0

2012
Love Songs, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

2011
From Here To There, Usdan Gallery at Bennington Collage, Bennington, VT
From Here To There, SELU Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

2010
From Here To There, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

2008
Space Between, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

2007
Love, Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2006
Love, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

2005
Heartlands, Rike Center Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

2004
Heartlands, Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Heartlands, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

2003
States Apart, Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO
(Collaborative project with Thorsten Dennerline, Professor of Art. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville)
Derek Cracco : Recent Work, Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame,
South Bend, IN

2002 Homecoming, D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA

Bones 2002, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL

2001
Bones 2001, Shades Gallery of Contemporary Art, Birmingham, AL
Predator Prey Series, Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL
1999 Nature Versus Nurture, Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Alabama/ Texas Artist Exchange, Space One Eleven,Birmingham, AL
Open Door 8, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012
LOVE, Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery's, Manhattanville College, Purchase , NY
Thirty Years of Printmaking At LSU, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
Sixth Annual Louisiana Fine Art Showcase Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

2011
Pulp: Works on and with paper, Beta Pictoris, Birmingham, AL

2010
TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird- Awakening America’s Conscience,
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL
The Kinsey Institute’s 2010 Juried Art Show, Bloomington, In
Pressure: A National Printmaking Exhibition, SLU Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

2009
Expo Book Art, Centro Cultural, Casa del Omar, Chile
Print exchange, Usdam Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Curator: Thorsten Dennerline
Satisfaction Town, Southern Graphics Council print exhibition, Chicago, IL
Print exchange, Southern Graphics Council print exhibition, Chicago, IL
Curator: Thorsten Dennerline

2008
Group Exhibition, Galleri Jarsbo, Aarhus, Denmark
Director: Gitte Jarbo

2007
Wrong Time, Wrong Place, T.E.N.T. Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL
Curator: Willie Stehouwer
Love or Lust Steve Martin Studio, Miami, FL
Group exhibition, Platform Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2006
Risky Business, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Curators: Dana Lee and Jamie Sterns

2006
National Spring Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Donald Kuspit
Made in Birmingham , Space 301, Mobile, AL
Group exhibition, Platform Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Calendar Months and Other Printed Matter, University of Southern Maine, Portland, MA

2005
Group Exhibition, Platform Gallery, Tucson, AZ
The Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Juror: Tommy McPherson

2004
Alabama Contemporary: Variations in Form and Concept,
Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL
Curator: Georgine Clarke

2003
Light Works, Gallery 303, Georgia Southern University,
Statesboro, GA
Curator: Richard Tichich

2002
G.o.r.a. inmotus, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gun Crazy, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2001
Digital: Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Curator: Marilyn Kushner, Department Head, Curator, Prints & Drawings, Brooklyn Museum of Art

Photo 2001, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
Recent work: Derek Cracco and Joel Seah, Lamar’s Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Recent work: Derek Cracco and Benjy Davies, Cowles Myler Collier Galleries, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Traveling Faculty Exhibition, Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL

2000
Annual Juried Show, Tennessee Valley Art Center, Tuscumbia, AL
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences Juried Annual,
Love Ladies, NJ
D.O.C.S. Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA
Director: Richard Nesbitt
Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham, AL