Curlee Raven Holton is a renowned printmaker-educator from Mississippi. He received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Fine Arts in Drawing and Printmaking and an MFA with honors from Kent State University in Ohio. Since 1991, Holton has taught Printmaking and African American Art History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and is also the founding director of the University’s Experimental Printmaking Institute, while concurrently serving as the director of the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Holton’s work has been exhibited widely at several institutions including Taller De Artes Plásticas Rufino Tamayo in Oaxaca, Mexico; the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Discovery Museum of Art and Science in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut; the Library of Congress, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Holton’s works in PAFA’s collection are Blind Spots II (2004) and Fecund (2005).