“My Passion Lies In The Challenge Of Capturing The Beauty, Delicacy And Fragility Of The Human Expression”” - Carl Craig
Born in Haiti, moved to New York with his family at the age of 15. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for more than 5 years. He pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and International Business at Florida International University. After a successful career in the financial markets for 16 years, Carl ended his vocation on “Wall Street” as a Senior Financial Consultant at Merryl Lynch and decided to apply his experience and acumen in international consulting.
As an international consultant, he worked with the transition government under the leadership of Prime Minister Gérard Latortue. One of his first duties was to organize, along with other Consultants, the “Game for Peace” between the Brazilian and Haitian national soccer teams. Carl negotiated with local community leaders to introduce various programs aiming at integration for social and economic development in less favorite urban areas. As senior consultant, Carl participated in the conception and implementation of the Programme de Déconcentration de Port-au-Prince introduced by the “Ministère de l’ Intérieur & des Collectivités Territoriales”.
Despite his successes in the financial markets and as an international consultant, Carl has chosen to walk away from all the power and structure to satisfy his thirst for creativity by unleashing his talent in the arts: painting, photography and music.
As a self-taught artist, he brilliantly and skillfully captures the beauty that is embedded in Haitian culture. In 2015 and 2016 Carl was the semi-finalist in the yearly national contest organized by the Bombay Sapphire, The Artisans Series. Carl is internationally celebrated and has exhibited his works in Mexico by special invitation from Haitian Ambassador in Mexico City. His artworks have also been shown in Cayenne (formerly French Guyana) again, by special invitation, including many more. Carl’s admirers consider him as one of the best Haitian Portrait artists of our generation. His critics revere him as the Haitian artist who captures the “Sensuality of the Haitian Woman” like no other.
His belief is that hope lies in the human spirit and, by capturing the balance between delicate facial expressions and body language of his subjects, his message can be conveyed.