So much gratitude for teachers that have planted seeds, provided encouragement, asked complex questions and shown interest artists, weirdos, outliers, misfits, wallflowers, wild cards communities that help with feeling seen and heard studio space & studio practice friends and neighbors that come to shows and stay connected discovering the magic of one’s own hidden mysteries,Continue reading “root to rise”
WHAT BOOKS DO BETTER 25TH ANNUAL NEW JERSEY BOOK ARTS SYMPOSIUM @ RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK On November 8, 2019, the twenty-fifth annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will feature presentations by: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, a Russian-Mexican visual artist, teacher and researcher; Maureen Cummins, founder of the Inanna Press, a recipient of the 2009 Pollock-Krasner Award,Continue reading “New Jersey Book Arts Symposium”
Jaz Graf Mother Water, 2018 Laser-etched acrylic, cyanotype, porcelain Dimensions variable (15 panels – each 14”x11”) This work is from my recent exhibition, of origins and essence @ The University of Notre Dame. The river featured is Thailand’s Chao Praya.
Seager Gray Gallery presents The Art of the Book, 2018. This signature show for the gallery is in its 13th year and includes 42 works by 22 artists. The exhibition runs from May 2 to June 1, 2018. A full-color catalogue accompanies the exhibition and the artists include Robert Adams, Rhiannon Alpers, Tor Archer, DougContinue reading “Art of the Book”
Northern Indiana may be covered in 2 feet of snow right now, but there are still warm cozy niches to escape to, like this one @the St. Joseph County Library! Check out the 3rd floor and have a look at my copperplate photogravures of Thailand! Most photogravures these days are made from polymer plates, but mineContinue reading “warm orange glow”
November 9 – December 14 Reception: Thursday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. On a Different Page presents the artist’s personal relationship to the book as art form. Whether storytelling, tackling social issues, sculpting or deconstructing, each of the artists in this exhibition utilize the bookContinue reading “On a Different Page”
The french phrase, “nous sommes simplement de passage” translates into “we are only here for a moment’s time.” This bookwork of grief is a personal confrontation of a silent event, recognizing that the process of healing is communal. Every book is coded, a system of signs to be decoded by its reader. It is theContinue reading “bookwork in progress”
Place Exhibition runs through 7/19/17. Reception 6/14/2017. View this email in your browser Please join us for a free public reception on June 14, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture located at 1045 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601. Place This group exhibitionContinue reading “illumination of past & future”
NEW FACES @ AAHD Gallery, University of Notre Dame On view Dec 1, 2016 – Jan 16, 2017 Jaz Graf – Trophic Avulsions, 2016, Cyanotype accordion book with thread drawing, paper lithography and laser engraving on wood, Dimensions variable, closed: 6” x 8.5” x 1” Jaz Graf – Here and After Series, 2016, Paper lithography on muslin with laser cut-outs,Continue reading “Exhibit @ AAHD Gallery”
Articulations: Jaz Graf Curated by Adrienne Wheeler Sept 6, 2016 – July 31, 2017 Reception on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5-7pm as part of Newark Open Doors Festival Free and open to the public. The exhibition was organized by Paul Robeson Galleries with funding provided by Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s Seed Grant Initiative.
I was awarded a Civil Society Institute Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center to participate as an artist-in-residence. I had my first studio visits here with Byron Kim, Jen Bervin and Miguel Luciano. Open Studios, book-spread inspired walls, influenced by writers in-residence… Visual Artists in residency, Vermont Studio Center May 2016 (Barbara White Studios)
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries, announces a group exhibition in honor of The Feminist Art Project’s 10th Anniversary entitled TFAP@TEN. Established at Rutgers University in 2006, The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) is an international collaborative initiative advancing theContinue reading “10 Years of The Feminist Art Project”
Girl Scouts checking out my work at the Drawing Rooms.
Nine solo exhibitions in drawing, painting, and print featuring Terri Amig: Mercury and the Little Mysteries, Enrico Gomez: Paper Works, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern: Chamber Pieces, Eileen Ferara: Estuary, Jaz Graf: In Other Words, Carol Radsprecher: We’ve Escaped the Studio!, Eliot Markell: Imaginary Sculptures, James Prez: Bird(s) on a Wire, and Max Velez: Faces. @ Drawing RoomsContinue reading “In Other Words”
Jaz Graf Open Studio prints, book arts, and drawings Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18-19 from 12-5pm Merseles Studios – 339 Newark Avenue @5th St, in the Monaco Lock Bldg downtown Jersey City, NJ #69 on the JCAST Map http://www.thejcast.com (with 6 other art studios + resident artists exhibit) My work will also be included inContinue reading “Open Studio This Weekend :)”
A couple fresh monotypes from the studio. These were super fun to make and their family is growing! On view at Merseles Studios in Jersey City for JC Fridays (Sept 5th) and for the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, October 17, 18 and 19th, 2014.
This edition is part of an Exchange Portfolio to be exhibited at the Mid-America Print Council Conference – Print City Detroit 2014. It will be exhibited at several university galleries in the U.S. through 2015. More info to come.
I made this print several months ago working with the concept of absence and ghosts. The feather plumes drift and sway with air currents. On View in the Main Gallery at Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC thru August.
traces of absence is a show I curated at Manhattan Graphics On view October 1 – 26 in the Project Space Closing potluck reception + artist talks on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30-9pm. Artists Stephanie Werthman J Carpenter Amber Heaton Marc Shanker Amanda Thackray Thomas Stavovy Also on view – Recent Etchings by Douglas CollinsContinue reading “traces of absence”
One segment of a four piece drawing. Tar, acrylic, thread, pencil, flocking on paper. Part of a group show – “RAW DRAWING” On view until Nov 3rd, 2013 @ The Drawing Rooms in Jersey City. DRAWERS Eileen Ferara, Elizabeth Onorato, Ibou Ndoye, Steve Singer, Margaret Weber, Sandra Desando, Maggie Ens, Mike Markman, Kim Wiseman, GregContinue reading “flocking it”
On view thru June 8, 2013 – KSC Art Alumni Exhibition curated by Rosemarie Bernardi, featuring works of Randall Merchant, Jaz Graf, Katie Houle, Eileen Longe, and Nicholas Petrow. My work was featured in a recent article by Summer Dawn Hortillosa in The Jersey City Independent – http://www.jerseycityindependent.com/2013/04/29/a-lasting-impression-artist-jaz-graf-deconstructs-materials-to-build-new-ideas/
These pieces were recently exhibited at City Hall in celebration of Women’s History Month. Book pages are selected poetry by women from Immortal Poems of the English Language.
It goes something like this: Sharon Arnold curates an all women show called Elles, exploring the female perspective in art- It was a big success. She then curates a second show, inviting only men to exhibit, called Ils Disent (masculine form meaning “they say”) – welcoming the male view of women in art. Artist, BenContinue reading “elles / ils”
Calm before tomorrow’s storm. Caught a glimpse of Mark Bradford’s work at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea. Large scale mixed-media paintings – using a very interesting layering technique and subtractive method. A very physical approach to image-making, with collage elements, stencils, cuts, gouging, and what appears to be sanding of the surface to exposeContinue reading “contemporary excavations”
As I did laundry tonight, one of my neighbors sang. He had to share with me his story about singing in church and how powerful it was today, and how moved he was. And so, I imagine myself here, at the Church of Saint Riquier in Northern France, listening to his song, and gazing up atContinue reading “elevate / emanate”
Went down to New Orleans to attend the SGC International Print Conference. What a tremendous turnout! Extraordinary works on display and an assortment of visionary artists to engage with; all with contagious energy for print! The city of New Orleans itself, is a wonder, dotted with colorful characters, and together, they propel a magical sceneContinue reading ““necessary city””
A couple of my new handmade paper pieces are in a group show @ Woolpunk Studios in Jersey City. Check it out!
Fri, Sat and Sun have been jam packed with amazing arts events! This weekend is Jersey City Artists Studio Tours. Selections from the 2010 GRAF X-change are on exhibit at the Grassroots Community Space. A visit to the NY Art Book Fair @ MOMA PS1 was intoxicating and stimulating. An impressive collection of books andContinue reading “busy weekend!”
My Eviscera installation is included in “Remembrance of Things Past,” a juried show featuring the works of 50 New Jersey artists. On view September 8th, 2011 to February 15th 2012 at Gallery 14 Maple, part of the Arts Council of Morris. Opening reception on September 8th from 6-8pm. An impressive array of art, exhibited inContinue reading “remembrance”
My work is included in a group show at Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana. On view August 19-October 1st, 2011.
La Calaca Press and Expressions Graphics invite you to participate in the first LA CALACA PRESS International Print Exchange and Exhibition. This exchange is open to printmakers from the USA and abroad. Submit 15 hand-pulled prints, each 9″x7″ by September 15. Find out more.
The sickest assortment of altered books I’ve ever seen!@ Brian Dettmer has a solo show on view in Chelsea at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art thru June 11th.
Celebrate the first annual SKULL APPRECIATION DAY on June 4th 2011!!! Buy this rad limited edition silk screened poster for 10 bux! I’m luvin these lover skullies 🙂 Awww.
Gorgeous elephant ear obsessions by Sue Abramson…some recent work on view thru July 24th 2011 at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburg, PA.
Denise Bibro Fine Art has a show coming up I’ve got to check out! Exquisite Interruption opens June 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Featuring the abstract works of Don Kimes. Years ago, Kimes’ home had a flood, destroying a lifetime of work and photographs. He scanned these remains and printed them onto canvas or paper,Continue reading “ghosts”
Art House Co-op (now located in Brooklyn) is having another Sketchbook Project series of exhibitions all over the country! $25 gets you a book and return it by Jan 31st 2012 to have your work seen by the masses! Read more about it here…
i love everything about this show, i have visited several times. its almost over…
ArtSpace in Canada has a sweet print exchange and exhibition opportunity – Deadline is August 1st! Check out the details.
Today was the de-installation of Greg Letson’s work at Windows on Columbus. This marks the end of my one year term as guest curator of this venue. I organized 4 large-scale solo shows of local artists work, planned 3 opening receptions and was featured in an article in the Jersey Journal. Its been an honorContinue reading “curatorial project”
Well, the work has been taken down ;( Oh how February goes by so quickly. I have learned so much from this whole exhibition experience…. Many thanks to those who provided positive and constructive feedback and especially to those that supported me.
Check out all the works from the 2010 exchange! The Project Space Exhibition got enormous praise and the reception was well attended. For those of you who participated in the exchange, thanks for all of your amazing work and contributions to this project. Thanks to ProArts for partial funding of this project.
The opening reception for Eviscera was great! Despite the bad weather it was a good turnout of people. I even sold my book, Blub Blub Blub! Here is a pic of my installation from the Eviscera series. EVISCERA, 2010-11 Paper lithography on muslin with mixed media Dimensions variable Origin: c.1600, from Latin verb ēviscerāre,–e (ex)Continue reading “Print Installation”
Come and join me for an exhibit of recent print work at the Manhattan Graphics Center (481 Washington St btw Spring+Canal) NYC. Sat, FEBRUARY 5th 2011 from 6-8pm On view through February. Also on view in the Project Space: International Print + Stencil Exchange Exhibition featuring over 30 artists work. In 2008 and 2010 IContinue reading “E V I S C E R A”
Another one of my curatorial projects at Windows on Columbus – 135 Greene St, downtown Jersey City, NJ Greg Letson – Language(s): selected paintings from 2003-2010 Large scale mixed media oil paintings on view Nov 20th thru March 7th 2011. Opening Reception Friday, Dec 3rd from 6-8pm (part of JC Fridays) The work is aContinue reading “Language(s) – Works of Greg Letson”
A new print of mine will be included in a group show at the National Arts Club as part of the New York Society of Etchers 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Opening reception: Tuesday, November 9th from 6-8pm Location: The Nat’l Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (20th st btw Park Ave So. & Irving Place) NYCContinue reading “Exhibit @ the National Arts Club, NYC”