My drawing is an examination of surface appearance and conceptual substructures.
It is an investigation into drawing as performance. I am interested in the topography
of drawing, the visual surface as magma, and the shift in identity as the drawing evolves.
Through the act of drawing and by what is revealed, I acknowledge my own organic veracity.
In the intense activity and practice that pursues perfection, the success of the work is realized
because of human/the hand’s imperfection. I relate to the drawings as having a potential to
reciprocate by letting me “in” on something. Each group of drawings directs me toward a
different consideration, exposes relationships and registers time.

"Onsite drawings"         ink on tinted paper, 30" x 50"  2008

"Incidence and Weather 13"       ink on tinted paper, 18"x 24"   2007 

"Taxidermy Drawing"       sumi ink, colored pen on paper, 30" x 22"    2012

"Geography of Drawing 1"       sumi ink on tinted papers, 22" x 30"  2004 

"Aftermath Drawing 7"    sumi ink on tinted paper, 30" x 22"  2005

Crit Streed's selected solo exhibits include: The Universidade de Evora, Portugal; UNI Gallery of Art, IA; Eastern Carolina University, NC; Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, TN; Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Gallery II, Indiana-Purdue University, Ft Wayne, Indiana; Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, IN; CSPS Contemporary Art Center, Cedar Rapids, IA; Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City; University of Illinois, Chicago, IL;  Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI; Gallery of Art, University of Nebraska; Waterloo Contemporary Museum, Waterloo, IA; Artemisia Gallery, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago Art Institute, in Chicago, IL. Selected Group Exhibitions include: A.I.R. Gallery, NYC; Black & White Gallery, Williamsburg, NY;  the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY; Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn N.Y.;  Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA; Penland School of Arts and Crafts Gallery, NC; New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, New Jersey; the Des Moines Art Center, IA; Nelson-Atkins Museum.

Streed has been awarded an Iowa Arts Council grant, Fellowships to the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is an emeritus professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa. She holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees from The University of Iowa. She resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa.