About > Craig LaRotonda Buffalo, New York
Craig LaRotonda was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and received his BFA in 1992 at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied with the internationally renowned illustrator Alan Cober. Currently working as a professional illustrator, painter and sculptor, Craig divides his time between each endeavor.
His paintings and sculptures incorporate mixed media and aging techniques, ultimately creating surreal figurative works with a dark narrative and a grotesque elegance. His distorted creatures are subjects captured in a timeless space; surviving the brutality and beauty of existence.
LaRotonda's artwork graces the walls of famous homes including collectors in France, Germany, Norway, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Through his relationship with Film Art LA, his distinctive art appears prominently in four feature-length motion pictures - including the Academy Award winning film Traffic directed by Steven Soderbergh.
LaRotonda's striking and unique illustrations have been featured in Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Juxtapoz, The New York Times and numerous other publications. This commercial work has received awards from the Society of Illustrators (in New York and Los Angeles), Communication Arts and Print Magazine.
Exhibitions include solo shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Craig also exhibits regularly in group shows nationally and abroad.