The following information was submitted in September of 2006 by the artist:
2007 Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
2002 St. Norbert College, Baer Gallery, Bush Art Center, "Looking Back: Works from 1992 - 2002", De Pere, Wisconsin
2000 University Club of Chicago, "Craig Blietz", Chicago, Illinois
2000 Northern Indiana Arts Association, "Small Container Paintings", Crown Point, Indiana
1999 Union League Club of Chicago, "Craig Blietz: Recent Work", Chicago, Illinois
2006 Miller Art Museum, "Drawn In: A Wisconsin Invitational", Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (Catalog)
2005 Miller Art Museum, "Genre Painting: Scenes of Everyday Life", Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (5 Person Show) (Catalog)
2001-2002 Wright Museum, Beloit Wisconsin; West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin; Rahr West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; "Farm Stories: Studies in a Disappearing Landscape" (3 Person Show) (Catalog)
2001 Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana
2001 Miller Art Museum, " Interior Landscapes: The Elegant Spirit of Still Life Painting",Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (4 Person Show: Patrick Farrell, John Sayers, Jim Ingwersen) (Catalog)
1999 Northern Indiana Arts Association, "Black & White & Shades of Gray", Munster, Indiana
1998 Center for Visual and Performing Arts, "Images - Pastel Paintings", Munster, Indiana (2 Person Show)
1998 Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois
Craig Blietz received a BS from The University of Denver. He continued his art and design studies at The Harrington College of Design and finished his formal studies with four years of academic training at The School of Representational Art. Blietz studied privately with master draftsman and recognized Chicago figurative artist Fred Berger. Along with Mr. Berger, Blietz studied with portrait artist Richard Halstead, and also with painter, printmaker, and illustrator John Rush. Blietz has taken several extended trips to the art centers of both Europe and the United States, with the sole purpose being the study of the great masters.
Blietz's exhibition venues have included the Elmhurst Art Museum, The Wright Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Miller Art Museum, and the West Bend Art Museum. In 2002 Blietz was given a Ten Year Retrospective in the Baer Gallery of the Carol and Robert Bush Art Center on the campus of St. Norbert College. In 2007 Blietz will have a one-person exhibition at The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.