Craig has a national exhibition record and has won a Ford Foundation Grant, been a finalist for the Rome Prize in Painting (1987), and was nominated for a Louis Comfort-Tiffany Award (1999). His landscape paintings have been exhibited in many venues from Portland, ME to New York City and Naples, FL. In recent years he has focused more exclusively on the figure-in-landscape images he has made since the early 1990s. In Sept.-Oct. of 2006 one of his works in this genre was included in an important exhibition at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985-2005.
Craig Hood received his B.A. in English Literature from Boston University in 1975 and his B.A. in Art from Pennsylvania State University in 1979. He spent the summer of 1979 at the New York Studio School before going to Indiana University, Bloomington, where he earned his MFA in Painting in 1981. He is a professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of New Hampshire in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.