Cultural and Humanitarian Agents
Jay Critchley, Multimedia Artist and Writer

Affirmative Re-Action

About the Speaker

Jay Critchley is a conceptual and multi-media artist and activist whose work has traversed the globe, showing across the US and in Argentina, Japan, England, Spain, France, Holland, Germany and Columbia. He founded the controversial patriotic Old Glory Condom Corporation and was recently featured in Sculpture magazine and on the cover of Art New England. His media-targeted proposals and ideas have received global media exposure.

Jay’s movie, Toilet Treatments, won an HBO Award at Provincetown Film Festival in 2002, where he was showcased in 2015 in conjunction with his survey show at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Jay Critchley, Incorporated. The show traveled to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

He has taught at the Museum School at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has had artist residencies at: Harvard University; AS220, Rhode Island; Harvestworks, NYC; Williams College, MA; Real Art Ways, Hartford; Milepost 5, Portland, OR; Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Andalucia, Spain; CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, France; and Santa Fe Art Institute.

Jay was honored in 2012 by the Massachusetts State Legislature as an artist and director of the Provincetown Community Compact, producer of the Swim for Life, which has raised $4.5M for AIDS and women’s health.  The Swim’s Prayer Ribbons project recently memorialized the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings, and the ribbons were shared in a special ceremony with the families of the victims and at Orlando City Hall.

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