Homage to the Ancients

A Place to Rest One’s Palms, 2019 Cyanotype on handmade paper from Thai Kozo (mulberry), Mitsumata, Philippine Gampi, Soapnut natural dye, Handmade rope and covers from Thai Kozo Dimensions variable (can be open or closed as a folded book) when open 88 in. x 42 in. x 1.5 in. The sewn structure is based onContinue reading “Homage to the Ancients”

mae naam = Mother Water

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.

warm orange glow

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”

bookwork in progress

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”

illumination of past & future

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”

Exhibit @ AAHD Gallery

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”

all in blue

A new book in progress! Cyanotype images featuring deltas of the world, with thread drawing throughout. I was thinking about the currency of transboundary rivers and all that collects at the delta. Aerial views of these land areas provide a vast expanse of what is perpetually in flux.

Articulations

  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.

studio visits at VSC residency

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)

In Other Words

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”

Open Studio This Weekend :)

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 :)”

graffiti impulse

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.

New Print Edition – Part of MAPC Biennial Conference Portfolio Exhibit

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.

Monitors’ INK

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

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”

new monotypes

These are from a new series of monotypes I’m working on. I took a two day workshop with Don Nicoulin and was moved by the immediacy of the process.  These pieces are quite different than most of my other print work. I’m experimenting with color, mark-making, and composition. It’s raw. It’s freeing. It’s like learningContinue reading “new monotypes”

exhibition in keene

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/

mnemonic vistas

As I was skimming Art Press Magazine, I was instantly captivated by the works of Eva Neilsen, a Paris-based artist, combining silkscreen and painting. Neilsen constructs layered images which invoke memories, play on the passage of time and existence. Desolate expanses disclose transient residues of human activity. Subtle washes of color create a shadowy senseContinue reading “mnemonic vistas”

elles / ils

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”

raw pull

A mixed media monoprint workshop with Catherine Bebout nudged me to operate outside of my comfort zone. I’m so inspired by the richness and depth in her work, particularly the “Mapping the Body Series.”  After a 4 day workshop,  experimenting with color and layering using large collograph plates, stencils and polystyrene, I pulled this. And forContinue reading “raw pull”

“necessary city”

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””

bon dia

Inspired by the patterns and colors of wandering around Morocco and Spain, I created a portfolio of 10 stenciled monotype prints. I was awarded an artist residency at Can Serrat, on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, where this collection of work was created. I highly recommend this location for international artists of many disciplines toContinue reading “bon dia”

busy weekend!

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!”

remembrance

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”

weathering

Scientist and Printmaker, Janet Yagoda Shagam creates finely detailed prints with hints of the natural world, emotional turbulence and layers of process. She frequently uses multiple plates and techniques in combination to create an image. “Weathering” is a fundamental theme which she explores quite literally and conceptually. Simply extraordinary!

int’l print exchange – hosted by La Calaca Press

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.

a holes i heart

A typographic experiment of the A-Holes. by Alberto Garcia. ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ Limited Edition of 50 Signed & Numbered 11×24 in ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉Continue reading “a holes i heart”

print exchange / call for entries

RSVP for this print exchange! Oregon Ink Spot’s annual print exchange is coming up! Send in an edition of 15 hand-pulled prints, each 5″x7″ and you will receive 13 prints from various artists. Deadline is May 6th 2011. View prospectus. ************************ Call for entries at Washington Printmakers Gallery National Small Works Exhibition. Submissions must beContinue reading “print exchange / call for entries”

International Exchange Exhibition

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.

Print Installation

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”

E V I S C E R A

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”

Exhibit @ the National Arts Club, NYC

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”

Upcoming exhibit & auction

My work was selected to be included in a group show at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. A Reverence for Water October 23-December 5, 2010 Reception: Oct 23rd from 1-4pm Live Auction: Dec 5th from 4-7pm   (auction benefits ANJEC, Association of NJ Environmental Commissions) Location: Printmaking Center of NJ, 440 River Road, Branchburg, NJContinue reading “Upcoming exhibit & auction”