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Eli Craven

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Assistant Professor

Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

ejcraven@purdue.edu 

Eli Craven joins Purdue as assistant professor of photography and related media in the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance.

He holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he was a Block Grant Fellow. Prior to joining Purdue he was adjunct faculty at UIUC and a resident artist at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University.

Craven’s research resides in the critical investigation of the image and its relationship to ideologies of sexuality, desire, and death. He works conceptually with photographic images, both found and original, by re-evaluating the physical and psychological potential of the picture through sculptural and digital interventions.

Craven’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently at Feinkunst Krüger Gallery in Hamburg, Germany and the Biennial of Contemporary Art Maia in Portugal. His work has also been widely published. Select publications and clients include Philosophie Magazine, The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Gestalten Publishing Berlin, Penguin Random House Barcelona, and The Paris National Opera.