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About Lindsay Larremore Craige


In 2011, Lindsay Larremore Craige received her BFA in studio art (after receiving an interior design degree in 2006) from Oklahoma State University. She has studied painting and drawing in Italy and New Mexico. Lindsay has received numerous scholarships and awards including the Outstanding Senior Award from OSU’s art department, a Viewer’s Choice award from the juried exhibition Momentum in Tulsa, OK, as well as receiving the Wilham House Award in Stillwater, OK. She has been featured in publications such as Uncensored Oklahoma and the August 2012 issue of Tulsa People. She has recently shown in a group international exhibition in Boston and continues to work on her oil paintings in Tulsa, OK.


Everyday, people find themselves under surveillance. When we go into stores we are being watched, whether we realize it or not. But knowing that we could get caught in the act of something may alter our actions. Even if we are not being seen by a surveillance camera or mirror, we are being seen by other people. We know that when we come home, we can relax. But what if you really were being watched in the privacy of your own home? Would you change your actions?
In my series of voyeuristic oil paintings, I explore the privacy of a young woman in her apartment. I focus on one particular young woman (using myself as a visual reference) in one particular living space to help convey that this is a life being spied on. I do not show anything explicit and I enjoy the fact that these innocent scenes cause unease in some viewers’ eyes while others may relate to them. I like to play with the gray area of privacy. By doing this, the viewer will decide if they feel comfortable peeking in on this private life or not. When we are all by ourselves, we may not realize that what we are doing may seem strange. It is easy to get caught up in the mundane routines of life.
To further emulate this idea of surveillance, I paint on round surfaces to resemble convex mirrors, peepholes or surveillance camera lenses. The small size of 6.5 inches in diameter also helps convey this idea of looking through a peephole. The viewer has to lean over and get up close to see what is happening in the painting. By making the viewer observe the piece in this way, they imitate the same position that one would take if they were in fact looking through a peephole. I have also created some larger pieces that are 2 feet in diameter to really push the boundary of privacy between the viewer and the viewed. When looking around in the gallery of these pieces, the viewers become a part of the art by being interactive with the art and taking a peek of this young woman living alone.
Lindsay Larremore Craige joined Society6 on April 18, 2011. Verified on May 3, 2011.