Evil Is Sweet by Quentin Crockett

Evil Is Sweet by Quentin Crockett



**Commission Available**

Materials: Mixed media on canvas

Quentin Crockett was born in Munster, IN, but was raised in Chicago, IL, engaged in developing great art since at the early age of six. Crockett mentions how he did not realize his talent on his own. It took others around him to recognize his gift. The young artist mentioned how his early art creations were of ninja turtles and muscle men, as it is most young boys interests. 

Crockett graduated from TF South, where he won painting of the year awards, as well as Merritt awards for the schools art shows. Following graduating from TF South High School in 2001, he joined the military where he served in "Operation Iraqi Freedom." During this time, he received numerous awards and metals for courage and bravery. In 2004 he received an Honorable Discharge for is service.

Following the military he attended South Suburban College for drawing and painting classes. It was there that Crockett received a purchase award, and two nominations for a purchase award. Crockett was also featured in South Suburban's 2006-2007 25th volume Scriblerian magazine. In 2007, Crockett was enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, where he began pursuing a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, but has since attended Governor’s State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing 2012. In 2010 Crockett won the “Honorable Mission” award in the student show for Governor’s State University.

Crockett currently participates in freelance commission work, he involves his art in many places around the City of Chicago, including one restaurant in particular. Mrs. Biscuits, the old fashion breakfast restaurant on 55th and Wabash, chose Crockett's work to be on display. Leaders, an Urban Wear clothing store, chose Crockett's work to be on display at its new location in Chicago's Art District. In 2008, 2011 Crockett's art was donated to a Gala Benefit auction hosted by "Community Economic Development Association of Cook County.” The organization that hosted the event, donated the funds from the purchase of his art work to low income families in Cook County.

In 2009, Crockett has been a busy man. He kicked off the year doing two shows at the New Faith Baptist Church. Then in February Crockett was invited by Andre Guichard to be in the Black Fine Art Show in New York City and was also in a show during the Black Women’s Expo at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Since then Crockett has been in various shows and events with Gallery Guichard.  

In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Crockett exhibit some of his art in the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition at The Museum of Science and Industry. From 2013-2017 Crockett has exhibit  his work in Chicago Arts District 2nd Fridays in the Pilsen neighborhood at the Phoenix Gallery, UFAT Gallery NYCH Gallery, Good Detail Gallery and The Chicago Art Department. 

Crockett also spent some time in the classroom as a high school art teach at IMET in Indianapolis from 2014-2016. He also was apart of Summer landscape show at the Harrison Art Center in Indianapolis 2016.

 Crockett hopes that his various art styles will one day gain global recognition, as he will continue to provide quality work. He is a true "fan of art," and he appreciates others talents as much as he appreciates his own. He will continue the journey on his sun glistened path in hopes to one day receive global recognition of his art work.

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