Exhibitions of
Warren Criswell's Work





A Brief History of Warren Criswell





 Selected Solo Exhibitions


Austin Peay State University, Trahern Gallery
681 Summer Street, Clarksville, TN 37040
September 23 - October 5
with an outdoor filmfest, ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHER, on Thursday, October 3rd, 8 - 10 PM
Linocuts from  1999 to 2013 3 min. trailer for
One Damn Thing After Another
1 hr 40 min of animations, montages, demos and more


The Warren Criswell Show

Paintings, sculpture & video at

204 Exchange, Hot Springs, Arkansas

March 1 - April 5, 2013

Wild Geese II, 2013, oil on canvas,
24 x 18 inches


Nature Morte: Gnat Traps, 2012, watercolor,
23 x 15 inches
It's About Time:
old, new, still & moving works by
Warren Criswell
Pulaski Technical College
Ottenheimer Library
Nov. 1-Dec. 15

Nov. 1 – Gallery Talk with Warren Criswell, 10 a.m., Ottenheimer Library
Nov. 1 –Lecture and animation presentation,
12:30 p.m., RJ Wills Lecture Hall
3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118

A Dryad in the Headlights, 2012, graphite & chalk,
22 x 12 inches 

2012: Angry Birds, terracotta, & Conjunction, watercolor

Warren Criswell:

watercolors, oils, prints, drawings & sculptures
from the past, present & future

June 29 - August 18, 2012

8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72227

1996: Tango, (detail)
oil on wood

The Shadow (A Man Following a Woman), 2011, chalk on blackboard, 21½ x 33½ inches

  TIME & SPACE: the 2-, 3-, and 4-dimensional works of Warren Criswell
paintings, watercolors, prints, sculpture, animation

Norman Hall Gallery,
Arkansas Tech University. 203 West Q street, Russellville, AR
March 1st through March 30th

Lecture and movie, "It's About Time," 3:00 PM, Thursday March 29th

"Tech exhibit captures Criswell's unrest" by Ellis Widner, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 6, 2012





New work by Warren Criswell at

204 Exchange, Hot Springs, Arkansas

September 2 - November 4, 2011

Still Life with Lost Book, 2011, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

 Printaking Workshop at Henderson State University


Warren Criswell

New Paintings, Drawing & Films


Taylor's Contemporanea Fine Arts

Hot Springs, Arkansas
November 2, 2007 - January 4, 2008 

Li Po's Ghost, 2007, watercolor, 33 x 49 inches


The Crow


Vanishing Point,
2005, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Night Moves

drawings, paintings, films
 Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock
Oct 14, 2005- Jan 15, 2006
[Catalog of works with notes by the artist]



Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 1 - November 27


 Arkansas Arts Center, Warren Criswell: Shadows, June 12, 2003

Catalog available for $16 USD from Warren Criswell Studio

Warren Criswell: Shadows
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
June 12 - August 10

Warren Criswell Looking Back
Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR
May 30 - July 5

For a review of these shows, see The Artist's Secrets by Philip Martin, from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
June 15, page E1

Catalog essay by Peter Frank


Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR
Taylors' Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs, AR


Girls in the Waiting Room, 6/1/01, ink on gray laid paper, 6 x 8 in.

"Perceptions & Conceptions"
at the
 Historical Arkansas Museum
Trinity Contemporary Gallery
Little Rock AR
July 12 -- September 16, 2001

(Catalog with notes by the Artist)

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR: "New Linocuts"
(January, February)


Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR:
"Warren Criswell GRAPHIC: New Prints & Drawings"
Death Waking Time, 2000, linocut

Therapy II: The Yellow Veil, 2000, monotype

The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS.
"The Works of Warren Criswell," an illustrated essay on this show by the artist

Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Tula Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Taylor's Contemporanea, Hot Springs, AR

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Taylor’s Contemporanea, Hot Springs, AR

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR

Black Stockings VIII, 1999, oil on hardwood,
12 x 10 inches


Ulysses' Men at Circe's
Capital Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan


(Fax to China)

"Raised by Wolves"
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR

University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR

Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Public Service Commission, Little Rock, AR




Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR


Group Shows


Gallery 26
2601 Kavanaugh, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 15 - September 16

Arkansas Society of Printmakers


Arkansas Tech University, Norman Hall Gallery
Russelville, Arkansas
August 1 - October 24

Arkansas Society of Printmakers




Dark Road, 2015, 2-color linocut,
image 10 x 7 inches

Kilby Raptopoulos Purchase Award

 January 26 - February 26, 2017
Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas


Double Indemnity, monotype

Inked Arkansas

William F. Laman Library Gallery, Main Branch, North Little Rock, AR

May 4 – July 1, 2016

Arkansas Society of Printmakers

Crescents, linocut

Mid-Autumn Festival, 2015, 3-color linocut 


Batesville Area Arts Council
Print Exhibition

March 15 – April 23, 2016

Dark Road, 2015, 2-color linocut


 Arts Center of the Ozarks
214 S Main St, Springdale, AR

February 3 - 25, 2016

Works by Neal & Tammy Harrington
Warren Criswell

Reception February 11, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

2016 Small Works on Paper 
Arkansas Arts Council Competition

Jan. 5 through 29 at Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main on 226 E. Main St.

Opening Friday, Jan. 8, 5-7p.m.

The exhibition will travel to 10 galleries throughout Arkansas during the year.

Two Transients, 2015, 3-color linocut,
image 7 x 10 inches


University of the Ozarks

Impressions in Ink

November 5 - 20, 2015

Arknsas Society of Printmakers

David Bailin, Warren Criswell, Sammy Peters

at the Butler Center of Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR
August 14 - October 3, 2015 



A scary walk through the exhibition. 15 min. video

A project of the Arkansas Society of Printmakers

June 6-29, 2015
Opening June 6, 6PM

Moran/Valverde Studio
303 E. 11th, Houston, Texas

Go Ask Alice, linocut



The Secret Sharer

A Different State of Mind:
3rd Annual Arkansas Society of Printmakers Membership Exhibition  
at Butler Galleries of the Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock

March 13 - June 27, 2015. Opening reception March 13, 2015, 5- 8 PM
with a talk by Warren Criswell at 6 PM:
The Criswell Linocut: A Different Kind of Print

Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition
Central Arkansas Library Sytem Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Ave., Little Rock, AR, February 7 - 28, 2015 

Arc, linocut, 7 x 10 inches 

Spider! linocut,
image 10 x 7 inches 

A Man Following a Woman in Dark Woods, linocut,
7 x 10 inches 

The Secret Sharer, linocut,
purchase award

2015 Small Works on Paper 
Arkansas Arts Council Competition
Juror: Eleana del Rio

William F. Layman Library
2800 N. Orange St., N. Little Rock, AR
Jan 3 - 27 and touring 10 locations
in Arkansas through 2015

Opening reception
January 9 at Layman Library
North Little Rock, AR

Alignment (6AM), linocut


The Moon & 6 Cents, linocut


Arkansas Society of Printmakers
at Gallery 26

2601 Kavanaugh Suite #1, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

May 17 - July 15

A Dryad in the Headlights, linocut


2nd Annual Membership Exhibition 

Butler Center Galleries
of the Arkansas Studies Institute
March 14 - June 28, 2014
401 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

A Man Following a Woman in Dark Woods, linocut, 7 x 10 inches

David Bailin, Warren Criswell and Sammy Peters
March 13 – April 16, 2014

The Bradbury Gallery
Arkansas State University

 David Bailin, Warren Criswell and Sammy Peters, three prominent central Arkansas artists, have known each other since 1986. Since then they have met for lunch every other week, talking shop and sharing their lives. Through these many conversations, they have informed and influenced one another for nearly three decades. Although their work may seem to have little in common, they have each played a role in shaping the others' art careers. The Bradbury Gallery is honored to present the work of these three artists and friends, together for the first time. (Read more)

Gallery Talk: March 12, 3pm
Artists' Reception: March 12, 4:30pm

201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401



Go Ask Alice, 2013, linocut,
image 7 x 10 inches
Arkansas Society of Printmakers
The Fine Arts Center
626 Central Ave., Hot Springs AR 71901

Feb 7 - Mar 18


Euereka Springs Indie Flim Festival



Warren Criswell's Moments will be shown as part of the "Best of Arkansas Shorts"

1:00 PM, January 25, 2014


Conjunction, 2013, linocut,
10 x 7 inches 

 2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

January 30 - February 28, 2014


Bradbury Gallery
Arkansas State Universtiy
Jonesboro, Arkansas



7 PM, Saturday, January 4
in the Ballroom at the Arlington Hotel

Hot Springs, Arkansas

A new version of Warren Criswell's


Face to Face:
Artist Self-Portraits from theCollection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.
Arkansas Arts Center,

Townsend Wolfe Gallery

October 25, 2013 - February 9, 2014
(Article by Leslie Newell Peacock in Arkansas Times)

A Man Pissing, 2001, charcoal & pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches 

Wild Geese, 2012, color linocut, image
9¾ x 7¼ inches



Feb 8 - April 27, 2013


401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas


Sleep Reading, 2012, 2-color linocut, image 5 x 7 inches


Arkansas Society of Printmakers
Community Bakery Cafe

1200 S. Main St., Little Rock AR 72202.

Sept 30 - Nov 3, 2012

Sleep Reading, 2012, monotype 

Dark Road with Tree, 2000, linocut, image 7 x 5 inches

 Horizons Interrupted

January 13 - March 11, 2012

9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137


Arkansas Society of Printmakers
Inaugural Members Exhibition
November 1-30, 2011

Opening Reception Thursday, Nov 10, 6-8 pm
Hendrix College Trieschmann Gallery, Conway, AR  

Penthesilea (Love is a Bite), 2011,
linocut, image 3½ x 4 inches

 8th International Miniature Print Biennial
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut
June 2 - September 4
Juror Judith Brodsky, founder of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, mentioned these prints honorably.

 The Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Exhibition
Winthrop Rockefeller Instition
Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton, Arkansas
April 29 - July 4, 2011

The Shadow, 2011, chalk on blackboard, 22 x 34 inches

(Excerpt from a video interview with Criswell by the exhibition curator,
David Bailin)




 Governor's Mansion Association
Arkansas Artist Exhibit

1800 Center Street, Little Rock, AR

Jan 4 - Mar 29, 2010

The Crow Descending, 2007, watercolor, 22 x 30 inches

 Includes "MOMENTS"
by Warren Criswell






Artist & Model #1, 1989, oil on paper, 24 x 18 inches

Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas, September & October, 2008,
and touring statewide

 Second Annual Little Rock Film Festival 
Short Film Competition, May 15 - 18, 2008, Little Rock, Arkansas


The Punishment, 2007,
oil on canvas,
48 x 36 inches


 50th Annual Delta Exhibition

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

December 7, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Juror James Surls gave
The Punishment a
Delta Award


Culvert, 2007, oil on canvas,
30 x 40 inches


A 50 year Delta Exhibition retrospective
Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center
December 7, 2007 - January 29, 2008
Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery 

The Red Cloud (A Man Following a Woman), 1998, oil on wood,
36 x 48 inches (collection Rickey Medlock)
was included in the exhibition

Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Newport News, Virginia
Recent American Watercolors
June 16, 2007 - August 26, 2007

The Second Circle, 2007,
33½ x 33½ inches


Presented in conjunction with American Watercolor Masters, this exhibition will focus on more contemporary expressions, dating from the last 20 years, by some 50 American artists. Among the artists included are Warren Criswell, Whitney Leland, Philip Pearlstein, Jamie Wyeth and Russell Yerkes.


49th Annual Delta Exhibition

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

January 12 - February 25

Departure of the Muse, 2005,oil on linen, 39 x 26 inches


The Second Circle, 2006,
oil on canvas,
48 x 48 inches 

 Peninsula Fine Arts Center's
Biennial 2006



Sept 2 - Oct 29
Newport News, Virginia


Triptych, DVD, 6.25 min:
The Crow, Night Moves &

Two shows featuring Warren Criswell's animations:
Film Night, April 13, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Celebrating Excellence: Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Program 1986-2006
Terry House Community Gallery, Little Rock, AR

 "His work will also be seen, along with works from 25 other artists, from May 12 to July 9 at the Terry House Community Gallery (a.k.a. Decorative Arts Museum of the Arkansas Arts Center) as a part of the exhibition 'Celebrating Excellence: Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Program 1986-2006'"
Quotes from "Spotlight: Warren Criswell" in realLiving, February 2006, p. 18

Nocturne, Frame #99, original drawing from the movie, graphite on gray laid paper, 8½ x 11 inches, with inkjet prints of processed frames, 20 x 24 inches

Celebrating Excellence:
Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Program
1986 - 2006

May 12 - July 9, 2006
Terry House Community Gallery
Little Rock, Arkansas


"Idea to Image"
Baum Gallery of Fine Art
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

January 20 - March 3, 2005
Curated by Barbara Satterfield

Olive Oil, 2004, acrylic & oil on linen,
24 x 32 inches 


Koplin Del Rio Gallery
 West Hollywood, California
July 24th - September 4th, 2004

Study for Don Giovanni Impenitente, 1999, red chalk on paper, 22½ x 16 inches

Installation view

The Samaqueca, 1999, conté & oil on bark paper, 30 x 22½ in.


Self Portrait, Dead, 2003, sumi on paper,
23 x 30 inches

 Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Award Exhibition
Gallery I, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
May 19 - July 3

Driveway III, 2003, sumi & pastel on paper,
30 x 23 inches


 The 45th Annual Delta Exhibition,
May 17 - July 17, 2002,
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

This exhibition included Warren Criswell's painting Africa, 2002, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches (right)

West Pathway Road, Late Afternoon, 2000, ink on paper,
6 x 9 inches

 "Growing Up In Arkansas"
Cox Creative Center, Little Rock, AR
May 9 - June 22, 2002

Although I didn't actually grow up in Arkansas, I had several drawings and linocuts in this first showing of the Central Arkansas Library's new collection, curated by Arkansas Art Coordinator Reita Miller.

Leonardo Pisano, Fibonacci, 2000, linocut,
7 x 5 inches

The Red Cloud (A Man Following a Woman), 1998, oil on wood, 36 x 48 inches

Body & Soul
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, February 2 through May 12.
This invitational show featured the human figure as seen from several angles by several Arkansas artists. My painting, The Red Cloud and four other smaller works were included.

Eye & Headlights, 1987, pastel,
22½ x 30 inches

About Face
October 5 through November 11, 2001, at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

This was a great exhibition of works on paper from the collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., which included my drawings "A Man Pissing," 2001, and "Eye & Headlights," 1987, as well as works by Will Barnet, Alfred Leslie, John Wilde, Robert Arneson and others.

A Man Pissing, 2001, charcoal & pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Dawn, 2000, linocut,
image 1¾ x 2¼ in.

  International Miniature Print Exhibition 2001,
April 1 through May 26 at the
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT
 This exhibition invites artists from all over the world to create prints in a four square inch format. My linocut "Dawn" (right) was awarded a purchase prize and will become part of CGAC's permanent collection. Andrew Stasik was the juror. Click here to see more miniprints by Criswell.

 Portfolio One: Arkansas Masters
Inaugural Grand Opening Exhibit
in the new Trinity Gallery of Arkansas Art, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, April 28th to July 1, 2001. Criswell's Don Giovanni Impenitente (right) was selected for this exhibition.

Don Giovanni Impenitente, 1999, oil on linen,
48 x 36 inches. Collection Rickey D. Medlock 

The Storm, 1992, oil on linen,
48 x 36 inches

Myth, Memory and Imagination, an exhibition of works drawn from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell, which opened October 15, 1999 at McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and was shown at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock from January 26 to March 18, 2001, includes two of Judy's many works by Warren Criswell, The Storm, 1992, and View From Ward Motel, 1983. The exhibition was shown at the North Dakota Museum of Art in 2001 and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in 2002.

View from Ward Motel, 1983,
watercolor on paper, 6 x 9 inches

Incubus, 1998, oil & beeswax on plywood, 36 x 28 inches
 Incubus, Warren's ripoff of Fuseli's The Nightmare, was included in the exhibition Appropriation: Art About Art, 1999, in Gallery 1, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 This painting, Therapy I: The Voyeur, received a Delta Award in The 42nd Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, July through September, 1999.

Therapy I: The Voyeur, 1999, oil on wood,
20 x 24 inches

Double Indemnity 2, 1999, charcoal,
oil & beeswax on paper,
48 x 36 inches
This drawing received the Juror's Award in the 25th Prints, Drawings and Photographs Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center through June 20, 1999. The juror for the competition was art historian Nannete V. Maciejunes, Senior Curator of The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio. She is a scholar of Charles Burchfield, George Bellows, Alice Schille and others.


The Red Cloud, 1998, oil & beeswax on plywood, 36 x 48 inches

 This painting, The Red Cloud, (see detail) was included in the 41st Delta Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1998, but got only a lousy Honorable Mention by juror Peter Frank, editor of Visions art quarterly and art critic for the Los Angeles Weekly.



Golden Apples, 1997, Warren's perverse revision of Botticelli's Birth of Venus, was
included in the exhibition

“Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures,”
organized by The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia.
The show toured four museums in 1997 & 1998:
The Columbus Museum,
The Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama,
The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi, and
The Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Navigator, 1987, pastel on paper,
30 x 40 inches, collection Arkansas
Arts Center Foundation
 The Navigator, 1987, and The Open Road, 1988, both of which are part of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation's internationally recognized permanent collection of works on paper, were included in a show called "Trains, Planes and Automobiles," at the Arkansas Arts Center in August and September 1997. This exhibition has been reorganized for a 3 -year tour of Arkansas schools and other locations, beginning in 1998.

 Also in 1998:

Art Exhibition for the Grand Opening of The Hot Springs Convention & Civic Center, Hot Springs, AR

"Criswell & Edwards," works by Warren Criswell and Larry Edwards of Memphis, Fine Arts Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
“The Year of Scheherazade,” Walton Arts Center, Fayettville, AR
"Selections from the Permanent Collection," Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

“The Delta," The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
“Representation of Self,“ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR
“Wild Imaginings, Transformative Dreams & Perfect Calm,” Russell Senate Office Building, Office of Senator David Pryor, Washington, DC
“Paintings from the Heart of America,” Hotel Maritim, Magdeburg, Germany; University Galerie, Wernigerode, Germany; Hotel Esplanade, Jena, Germany; Castle Museum, Quedlinburg, Germany; Circle Galerie, Neckarwestheim, Germany; Info Galerie, Ahaus, Germany; “International Symposium for Artists,” Wernigerode, Germany

“The Delta Art Exhibition,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
“Prints, Drawings and Photographs,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
“Art Against the Odds,” The Collector Art Gallery, Washington, DC
“Arkansas Contemporary”, Amerika Haus, Frankfurt, Germany; Haus Bremen, Bonn, Germany; Chranach Haus Galerie, Lutherstart Wittemberg, Germany; Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Erfurt, Germany

“Arkansas Contemporary,” The Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany; The Bremen World Trade Center, Bremen, Germany ;
“Festival of the Arts,” Hot Springs National Park, AR; ”The Major Arcana,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR
“Fantastic and Imaginative Art: Drawings and Objects from the Permanent Collection,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

“Second Art Galleries Fair R.O.C.,” Taipei, Taiwan
“Arkansas Artists,” The Collector Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Prints, Drawings & Photographs,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

“International Miniature Prints,” Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY;
“Small Works on Paper,” Foundation of the Arts, Jonesboro, AR;
“Third Annual Painting & Drawing Invitational,” Hendrix College, Conway, AR;
“Trappings,” Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR”;
“The Arkansas Collection,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR;
“The Delta Art Exhibition,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR;
“Biennial Arkansas Exhibition, Arts & Science Center, Pine Bluff, AR;
“Annual Arkansas Exhibition,” Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR
1990 ”The Inner Eye: Mood, Myth & Mysticism,” Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR;
“The Governor’s Exhibit of Arkansas Arts,” Convention Center, Little Rock, AR


Recent Publications


 New Work
at M2 Gallery

Review by Ellis Widner

in the Style section of the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette



in the E Zine

Monoprint Monotype & Strappo

Fall 2016, Volume 1 Issue 4, Page 21-27

Published by Donald Kolberg

2016 © Monoprint-Monotype




 "Peters. Criswell. Bailin:
Three men, thirty years, the story"

by Leslie Newell Peacock

Arkansas Times, Septtember 3, 2015, cover and pages 14 through 19, inspired by the exhibition "Disperate Acts Redux at the Butler Center for the Arts, Little Rock, AR

  Art among friends
Three LR artists converge in ‘Disparate Acts Redux’
By Kirk Montgomery, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Style section, cover, August 30, 2015


"Disparate Acts: Bradury exhibit to feature trio of Arkansas artists,"
feature article in the "Living" section of The Jonesboro Sun, page C7 & C8.
 March 9, 2014


Bailin, Criswell and Peters in "Disparate Acts" at ASU

Posted by Leslie Newell Peacock on
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM
in Eye Candy blog for Arkansas Times

‘Monkey Business’ on display
 November 24, 2013
STYLE section, page 6E

This article reviews paintings by Donald Roller Wilson at Greg Thompson and those of Bill Lewis at Cantrell Gallery, but the concluding section is about the Criswell Room at Cantrell Gallery.

Warren Criswell's monotype "Roadkill" hangs in a room at Cantrell Gallery dedicated to his work.

Exibition Catalog
face to FACE 
Artists' Self-Portraits from the Collection of
Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr.

at the Arkansas Arts Center
October 25, 2013 - February 9, 2014

Texts by Brad Cushman & Curtis Finch

Criswell's Conundrum
by David Bailin
"Criswell's story of his arrival in Arkansas reads like a story from his abandoned apocalyptic novel."
AETN's Loupe, Sept 15, 2013



by Jim G. Miller

Hot Springs Hot Spots, May 2013,
page 14



Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 5, 2012, page 4E

Arkansas Times, July 24, 2012,
Editor's Picks, p. 17
Soiree, July 2012, No.5, vol. 11,
Summer Hot List

  "Warren Criswell's 'Still Crazy'"
Little Rock Soiree magazine's
Summer Hot List, July 2012, page 54

 "For an artist the trick is to preserve one's instanity," he said. "Sometimes I think I've been cured and doomed to repeat myself until I catch up to that damned hitchhiker. But then the Muse shows me something I have seen but never observed, and I realize I'm sitll crazy after all."


 "Tech exhibit captures Criswell's unrest"

Feature article by Ellis Widner

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Warren Criswell was inspired by an opera's opening scene for his oil painting Die Glücklicke Hand. It is part of his current exhibit at Arkansas Tech University."

Criswell on the move
Artist's 'Six Moments'

Article by Leslie Newell Peacock in

The Arkansas Times

May 15, 2008 


Article by Carol Croft in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Tri-Lakes Edition,
January 10, 2008

Spotlight: Warren Criswell

by Jessica Crenshaw
in realLIVING,
an Arkansas Times Publication
pages 18 & 19, February 2006


 Flood Summer, a novel
by Trenton Lee Stewart

Cover art: "Rain - Exit 106"
by Warren Criswell


Copyright @ 2005 Trenton Lee Steward
Published by Southern Methodist University Press,
Dallas, TX


"Warren Criswell of Benton has achieved national success in his ventures as an artist" by Larry Stovall in the Tri-Lakes Edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Sunday, April 24, 2005

Photo by Rusty Hubbard




 High Profile: "George Warren Criswell," by Barbara Russi Sarnataro, Sunday Feature in the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 3, 2003, page D1 (reprinted here by special permission)

   Warren Criswell: Shadows, essay by Peter Frank, foreword by Brian Young. Exhibition catalog for solo show at the Arkansas Arts Center, June 12 through August 10, 2003. Published by the Arkansas Arts Center (ISBN 1-884240-30-5).


 "The Artist's Secrets," feature article by Philip Martin on Criswell's work, Style section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
Sunday, June 15, 2003, page 1E (reprinted here by special permission)


Taking It Personally, or The Muse at War, by Warren Criswell, Little Rock Free Press, Vol. 11, Issue 2, May 1 - 31, 2003, page 11.

About Face, by Townsend Wolfe, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2001 (ISBN 1-884240-25-9). Exhibition catalog of selections from the great collection .of Curtis and Jackye Finch, including two works by Warren Criswell. (See Group Exhibitions above.)

.July 13: Criswell comes to HAM, by Leslie Newell Peacock, Arkansas Times, Vol. 27, No. 46, page 22

..........Sunday, July 15: Trinity Gallery gets lighter shade of Criswell, by Werner.Trieschmann, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Style Section, page 3E

........ Sunday, July 15: 'Perceptions and conceptions,' Benton man's art on exhibit.at HAM by Lynda Hollenbeck, Benton.Courier, page 1B

 2000 Simple Printmaking by Gwen Diehn, Lark Books, New York (ISBN 1-57990-158-1). Three Criswell linocuts are reproduced in this beautiful book.

"Love's losses played for laughs," by Jerry Cullum for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia; Weekend Preview, Friday, January 29, 1999; page Q8. This review is a brilliant first take on Criswell's paintings at Raymond Lawrence Gallery by a sharp-eyed writer. Jerry Cullum is senior editor of ArtPapers, a magazine of contemporary art.



Myth, Memory and Imagination, Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South: Selections from the Collection of Julia J. Norrell,
exhibition catalog with essays by curator Jay Williams and Julia J. Norrell. (ISBN 0-938983-13-X)

1998 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists by Carole Katchen, North Light Books (ISBN 0891347992)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, by Brian Young, Curator, Arkansas Arts Center. Exhibition catalog with essays.

1997 New American Paintings, number IX, The Open Studios Press, Welesley, MA, pp. 30, 31, 117.

Catalog of Mid-America Arts Alliance / National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Recients, 1994 thru 1996; illustration p. 39.

1996-7 Arkansas Arts on Tour, Arkansas Arts Council, cover illustration, The Navigator, 1987, by Warren Criswell

1996 “At one with his work,” by Werner Trieschmann Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Tuesday, October 15, 1996, p.1, & 8, Section 8E,
feature story on Warren Criswell, illustrated.

1996 “The Narcissistic Sinner: Warren Criswell’s Pictures” by Donald Kuspit, 1994; copyright 1996 by Warren Criswell

1995 “Painting the Caterpillar’s Question” by George Oxford Miller, Arkansas Arts Chronicle, Winter 1995,
NTD Publishing, Little Rock, cover illustration, The Crab King Crossing, text with illustrations p.13.

1994 Fantastic and Imaginative Art, Contemporary American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center foundation Collection,
exhibition catalog, Little Rock; text by Ruth Pasquine; illustration, text, p. 20.

Selected Collections

Arkansas Arts Center Foundation, Little Rock, AR
Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR
Morris Museum, Augusta, GA
McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina
Connecticut GraphicArts Center
Capitol Art Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas
Hendrix College, AR
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Central Arkansas Library System
Hot Springs Arts Center, AR
International Paper Company
Affiliated Foods
Southwestern Bell
The Phillips Companies, AR
Julia J. Norrell & Assoc., Washington, DC
Hillary Rodham Clinton, NY
Senator David and Barbara Pryor
Garrison Keillor
Sanford Besser, Stephens Inc.
Mary Cockrill and Chester Phillips, Little Rock, AR
Robert and Sherrie Kinton, TN
Richard D. Weedman, Naples, FL
Jackye & Curtis Finch, Little Rock, AR
Other corporate and private collections in USA, Europe and Taiwan.



Semi-Finalist in ACTTION/CUT 2013 International Short Film Competition for Moments

Individual Artist Fellowship Grant for painting and drawing by the Arkansas Arts Council

Purchase Award, International Miniature Print Exhibition 2001,
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT

Delta Award, 42nd Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR



 Grand Prize, Junior Service League of Northwest Arkansas, 3rd Annual Art Competition, “The Year of Scheherazade,” Walton Arts Center, Fayettville, AR (Juror: Ruth Pasquine; work: King Shahryar in the Wilderness)


Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts fellowship award grant for painting and works on paper

Mid-America Arts Alliance residency award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


 Grand Award, purchase award. 15th Annual Arkansas Exhibition, Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR
Juror’s award, purchase award. 5th annual Small Works on Paper Exhibition, Arkansas Artists Registry, Jonesboro, AR
Juror: Katherine Carter; work: The Pool


The Pool, 1991, oil on linen, 72 x 48 inches (detail)
First Prize in 2D Art. Governor’s Exhibit of Arkansas Arts, Convention Center, Little Rock, AR

Nominated for $15,000 “Awards in the Visual Arts” national fellowship by Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC

Juror’s Award, purchase award. 4th Annual Small Works on paper Exhibition, Arkansas Artists Registry, El Dorado, AR

Juror’s Award, Honorable Mention,. 20th Prints, Drawings & Photographs Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Juror’s Merit Award. Arkansas Art '89, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

Nominated for $15,000 “Awards in the Visual Arts,” national fellowship by Southwest Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Juror’s Award, purchase award. 31st Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

First Prize, Third Prize, cash award. Celebration of Arkansas Artists, Twin City Bank, North Little Rock, AR

2nd Prize, purchase award. 12th Arkansas Exhibition, Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR


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