About Craig Milliken
Craig grew up on a family farm north of Reston located in southwestern Manitoba. He attended the University of Manitoba Environmental Studies program and graduated in 1969. The landscape architecture program was new, and they needed at least three students to begin classes. He was the only applicant; therefore, he took two years off, working at the University of Manitoba Campus planning office for Bob Allsopp, and then travelling in Europe for a year and working in London England. In 1971 he started the Landscape Architecture Masters program with environmental study graduates Fred Wilton and John Gerstmar. Craig was the first to graduate from the Landscape Architectural program in 1975.
Over the years Craig has worked for Michael Hough in Toronto, the Garry Hilderman offices in Winnipeg and Saskatoon, Lombard North in Calgary, and the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon.
He began a career in Visual Arts in 1980. In 1987 he started sculpture classes from Bill Epp at the University of Saskatchewan. He has also worked with different medias including photography, pastels, pencil drawings, acrylic paint on mylar, charcoal and metal sculpture. He has been represented in private galleries in Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
In 1992 Craig had his first art solo show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM) where he displayed “Sculptures.” This show was followed by “Water Works” April/May 1997; Leaf Mandela’s December 2011 to January 2012. In 2022 the AGSM hosted a retrospective show called “Emergent Meticulous”.
Craig currently resides in Brandon, Manitoba where he continues to deal with Schizophrenia in a creative and positive manner.