Paintings by Ethan Cranke

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Artist CV

Ethan Cranke



Born in San Francisco, 1978.


BFA 2001 Painting San Francisco Art Institute
1996 Santa Rosa Junior College
1996 Attended CSSSA at CalArts for Summer Session

Areas of Specialization: Painting, Drawing, Monoprinting, Experimental Film, and Performance.

Professional experience:

Fall 2011 Guest painting instructor for “Arts With Elders,” held in San Francisco at The Sequoias and Western Park Apartments.

2001-08 High School and Junior High Substitute teacher, Sonoma County Office of Education

Spring 2005 Interim full time English Teacher for Spring Semester, at El Molino High School, while teacher was on sick leave. I developed and implemented original lesson plans, lectures, projects, and final exams.

Fall 2004 Interim full time Art Teacher for Fall Semester, at El Molino High School. Implemented orignal lesson plans, lectures, projects, and final exams.

1996 California Art Scholar Award
1997-2001 Merit Scholarship SFAI
2000 Materials Grant SFAI

Exhibition Record:

Petaluma Valley Hospital Group Show
November 2013 - February 2014
“Art Around Town”

Solo Show
June - August 2013 | D & G Equity Management | Guerneville, CA

Twitter-Art-Exhibit Group Show II
April - May 2012 | Moss Women‘s Crisis Center | Moss, Norway
“140 Characters”

The New York Group Show
Dec. 28, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012 | Kianga Ellis Projects | Brooklyn
"I am the judge. I am the jury."
Rebellion & Empowerment in Contemporary Art

#KEP Santa Fe Group Show
July 25-31, 2011 | Kianga Ellis Projects | HD3 on 560 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Everything and Everyday”

Twitter-Art-Exhibit Group Show
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011| Moss Children’s Library | Moss, Norway
“140 Characters”

Driftwood Salon Group Show
February 6- March 4, 2010 | Driftwood Salon Gallery | 39 Isis St., San Francisco, California
“The Preview”

Petaluma Arts Center Group Show
Sept 30-Nov 6, 2010| Petaluma Arts Center | 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, California
“El Día de los Muertos”


April 2010, Publication: Modern Painters Magazine, Article: “Modern Painters Salon,” pg. 12. Contents included my contributions to dialogue regarding the “death of painting.”


Kianga Ellis Projects “Art Talk, Santa Fe,” July 30, 2011(#KEPSantaFe), Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of a three person panel. Topics included further discussion of my “Fire Man“ series (on display in the show) as well as the works of other contemporary artists guest speaking on the panel. As a team we spoke to the audience with regard to our experience of intertwining social media and art, followed by a Q & A with the audience, participating both in the gallery and watching live via internet streaming. Archived footage can be viewed at:

Technical Abilities:

As I am a skilled artist and oil painter, I possess a full and complete knowledge of the tools, materials, and methodologies of the medium; as well as those of acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, and graphite. I have experience in mono-printing, and am familiar with how to work a press. I have made art films using found footage, super 8, and 16 mm. I have played guitar since the age of five, and piano since my teenage years. As a composer I write original songs and lyrics.


My work is now in the possession of a variety of private collections.

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