Crystal Hartman

Crystal Hartman

Champaign, IL, United States

About Crystal Hartman

Crystal Hartman is a multi-media artist and a jeweler. Her artwork has been shown at locations such as the Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona Spain, the National Palace of Culture, Sophia Bulgaria and The Lill Street Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois. She received her BFA for Printmaking from The University of Colorado at Boulder, studied Image in Enamel at Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artist Residencies and teaches drawing and the love of creativity through small regional workshops. Studying Femininity in Argentine Society, filming with Null Skateboards in Spain, and diving into public art and cultural craft in Chaing Mai, Thailand, Crystal’s work is inspired by reflections on human experience, ritual and storytelling. Her large and small, whimsical, carnal creations open conversations within and between disparate perspectives. Hartman is a recipient of the National Watercolor’s Merwin Altfeld Memorial Award for Storytelling in the Arts and with inspiration from Willowtail Artist Residencies, is now working to share stories of pollination and pollinator studies. She was the founder and director of Durango Open Studios and is an active member and lover of the southwest Colorado arts community. Her writing and visual poetry can be found in Art Jewelry Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal and Interrupture Magazine, and through Open Country Press. Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry can be found at select galleries and fine jewelry stores throughout the west.


BFA . Printmaking - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 2005
- Image in Enamel -Veleta Vancza- Ox-Bow, Sagatuch Michigan, Summer 2012
- Wax -Kate Wolf- Rio Grande, Albuquerque New Mexico Winter 2013
- Apiary Studies - Lynn Dimmick, Evergreen Colorado 2010
-Apprenticeship -Stanton Englehart, Durango Colorado 1999-2001
Internship -Dr. Ronald Ritz, Durango Colorado 2000-2001


Creatures and Creations, Black Bird Gallery, Denver Colorado, Sept. 28-Nov. 2, 2018
Heartland Makerfest, Champaign Illinois, October 11
Artist Reception and Happening, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago IL, Nov. 9 5-9pm please join us!!
Artist in Residence at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center, Mancos Colorado, August 2018
Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale Colorado, July 27-30, 2018
“Reaction/Action” A Collaborative Art Installation at Studio &, Durango CO, February 2017
“Down the Rabbit Hole” Collaborative Sculptural Installation at the Durango Arts Center, Durango CO, February-March 2015
“Iron Horse Classic” Photo and Video Installation for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the of the Iron Horse Classic Bicycle Race, The Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, Durango CO, September 2012
“Soldiers and Strings” Collaboration with Jeff Madeen at The Art Library, Durango CO 2011 
“A moment and silence” Eco Installation for Move and Be Moved, Taos NM 2009
“A Bird to an Artists Heart” Mural at Nimmanhaemin, Chiangmai, Thailand, February 2007
“Such ingratitude after all the times I saved your life” Video Installation at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain December-January 2006-’07
“Connotations” Paper Installation at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Art, Pagosa Springs CO, October 2006
“The Fly” Drawing Installation at 25 Blai, Barcelona Spain, March 2006 
Community Art Project Leader: iAmMusic Festival, Indie Music and Art Festival, Durango Colorado September 2017
Instructor (Drawing and Mask Making): GOAL -Girls’ Opportunities through Arts and Leadership, Durango Arts Center, Summer-Fall 2016
Artist in Residence: Willowtail Springs Artist Residency, Mancos Colorado, March 2015
Juror: Durango Autumn Arts Festival, Durango 2015
Project and Art Director: Durango Open Studios, Studio Tour and Catalogued Exhibition, Durango CO, 2009, 2010
Exhibition Coordinator: “Open Doors” Durango Arts Center, Durango CO, September 2009, 2010
Signature Artist: National Watercolor Society, Los Angeles CA, 2008
Instructor: Humanities, Chiang Mai Thailand, 2010
Videographer: “Cut Me Loose” Null Skateboards, Public Release Boulder CO, October 2006
Internship: Denver Art Museum, Contemporary Art: Education Department, Denver CO, 2005


indicates solo or featured artist, I indicates Invitational, J indicates Juried, G-Group
“The Bees” at Illumen Arts, Durango, CO September-December, Studio Colfax, Denver CO, Autumn 2018
+ “The Monkeys” at Studio &, The Recess Gallery, Durango CO, November
I “Reverie, Artists of Willowtail” at the Durango Arts Center, Durango CO, September-October
G “De Los Muertos" at Studio &, Durango CO, October 2012-2016
I “The Bracelet” at Kathleen Sommers, San Antonio, TX, November (2013-2017)

+ “Double Trouble” Dan Groth and Crystal Hartman, Durango Arts Center, Durango, Autumn
J “De Los Metros” Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton Colorado, October 
I “Boogeyman” Haas Brothers Gallery, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, October
+ “Canary” at Studio Colfax, Denver CO, September-October
+ “Snakes and Snowflakes” Raider's Ridge, Durango CO, November-December
I “Beyond the Stone -Contemporary Jewelry Design from Colorado Metalsmiths” Denver International Airport, Denver CO, June-September
I “Under Pressure - The Art of the Hand Pulled Print” DAC, Durango CO April-May
I “10x10” Auction and Fundraiser, Studio &, Durango CO, April
I “Bound” Studio &, Durango CO, February
“Recurring Butterfly” Studio Colfax, Denver CO, April-May
+ “Featured Artist”, Online Exhibition, Durango Arts Center, April-May
G "Creepy Beautiful" Sweet 11 Gallery, Durango CO, October
I “Human" . Pura Vida, Durango CO, July-August
I "Artists Working" A Fundraiser for Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center, Willowtail Springs, Mancos CO, July
J “TOP Jewels, International Jewelry Exhibition” Juried Exhibition. Durango Arts Center, Summer
J “Earthly Delights -Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature” Juried Exhibition. Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL, April-June
J “Extinct” Juried Exhibition. Studio &, Durango CO, February-March
J “Telluride Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO, February
+ “Her Amazing, Magnetic, Pulling Closer Machine” Melangue, Telluride CO, February
J “Aspen Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Belly Up, Aspen CO, April
J “Telluride Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO, March 
I “Year – A brief underview of the history of time.” Studio &, Durango CO, February
I “DYNAMO”  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO - September 
+ “Past Lives”  A Panoply Project Event, The Lost Dog, Durango CO - September
+ “You are my Muse”  Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Pagosa Springs CO - Summer 
G “Recycled Art”  Feat of Clay Gallery, Aztec NM, April-May
G “Previously Entitled”  Studio &, Durango CO, February 
+ “Working with the Hummingbirds” The Rochester Hotel, Durango CO
+ “I am a Scientist” - The Panoply, Exhibition and Performance- The Rochester Hotel
G “Monsters Under My Bed or In My Head,” Studio &, Durango CO October
 I “Text” Raider’s Ridge, Durango CO October-December
I “Single Speed World Championships” Ska Brewing World Headquarters, Durango CO
J “National Watercolor Society 88th Annual Exhibition” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA
J “Deliciously Weird” A Guerilla Art Event with McCarson Jones, Durango CO
J “After Urban -Video Art and Architecture Event” Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania
J “United BAC!06” (Festival of Contemporary Art) CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture) Barcelona, Spain
J “Forms, Figures and Symbols” Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs CO
J “Local Expressions” Durango Art Center, Durango CO
I I “Crossing Borders” Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City
BFA SHOW - “Or Best Offer” University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder CO
G“4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2005” National Palace of Culture, Sofia Bulgaria: June, Lessedra Gallery, Lozenetz, Sofia Bulgaria