Over the past 35 years, light sculptor Craig A. Kraft has gained national recognition for his innovative neon light works. Since 2000, Kraft’s work has centered on the use of neon and rolled aluminum to transform drawings into 3D illuminated sculptures. His outdoor sculpture Lightswept accentuates movement through light and form, emerging organically from the ground.
Kraft has completed monumental commissions for the cities of Rockville and Silver Spring, MD, and is currently working on his latest public work, Vivace, commissioned by the DC Public Library for the new Watha T. Daniel Library. A member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program for 20 years, Kraft received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives and works in a converted historic firehouse in Washington, D.C.