About the artist
Colleen A. Critcher is a visual artist fascinated by commodity culture, kitsch, and plastic things. Her works routinely explore images of whimsical figurines, most commonly garden gnomes and dinosaurs. Through careful visual exploration into seemingly menial things, the work reveals the powerful emotional significance of common objects and serves as a commentary about the role consumption culture plays in modern happiness. She inserts herself and others as characters in a humorous narrative, weaving personal reflections into a truly complicated web of consumerism and human emotion.
Critcher received her M.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. She currently lives in Florence, South Carolina where she maintains a studio and teaches at Coastal Carolina University and Francis Marion University.