Crystal Floyd is a visual artist based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Like her subject matter, Crystal's creative output thwarts classification, darting between textiles, paint, assemblage, and plants. Her work touches on concepts of nature and fantasy, drawing from her almost obsessive desire to collect and catalog objects of inspiration. She frequently blends concepts of old and new, organic and artificial, whimsical and mundane. One detects a strong sense of history and magic at play in Crystal's visual vocabulary. This sense is undoubtedly connected to her lifelong ties to the South, an area that is as weird as it is beautiful.
Crystal is a current resident at CoRK Arts District. Her work has appeared in shows at Light Grey Art Lab, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Gallery at Avalon Island, and other locations in the United States. She currently serves as Event Coordinator for CoRK, co-chair for the Elements of MOSH, monthly visual arts curator at all three Bold Bean Coffee Roasters locations, and owner of the ecotourism business Lazy Jay’s Tour Co. Her exhibition at the Thomas Center Gallery’s 2017 juried show, “Cross Creek Rising: The Consciousness of Land and Water,” received an honorable mention. Her exhibition with fellow artist Eric Gillyard, entitled "Dark Nature," won Folio's Best of Jax award for Best Art Exhibition of 2012. Crystal is a recipient of a 2013 ArtVentures Individual Artist Grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.
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