Posts Tagged ‘art’

As one of the simplest forms of human technology, it could be argued that paper has had the most impact on the proliferation and preservation of knowledge worldwide. When I work with paper as a medium and/or as a support, some of the questions that provoke my research are: How do paper and books operate within social, […]


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 on […]


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.


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 exhibition […]



Clay and porcelain 


Next generation of Eviscera books…by Jaz Graf.


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, […]


all in blue

12Nov16

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.


I misu VSC

06Jun16

                                      Open Studios, book-spread inspired walls, influenced by writers at residency 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 the […]


a clearing

17Sep15

a clearing – – – jaz graf Sept 15, 2015 – Oct 16, 2015 The exhibit includes experimental prints, sculptural paper, artist books and mixed media drawings. Hostetter Gallery The Pingry School 131 Martinsville Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 (908) 647-5555 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm http://www.jazgraf.com —–


  


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paper sculpture

21Jul15

Girl Scouts checking out my work at the Drawing Rooms.


In Other Words

25Feb15

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 Rooms […]


“The tension of the string against the tape led to unpredictable changes in the form of the drawing over the course of it’s lifespan. Initially when I returned home to find a drawing had lost some of it’s structure, drooping or tangled into itself, I felt a disappointment at the loss of the precision of […]



A couple of my prints will be exhibited as part of Print Week at the Highline Loft Space, NYC. PaperView, a benefit for the Manhattan Graphics Center, takes place on Wed, Nov 5th, 2014 from 6-9pm. Each attendee will go home with a framed print of their choosing. It’s a great event. See you there! […]


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 in […]


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.


Monitors’ INK

29Jul14

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.


  My print for the UNDONE Portfolio – A Collection of handmade prints by MGC Members. On View in May @ the Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC.


14Mar14

camera obscura

06Dec13

Eerily beautiful prints and photo work by Veru Iché. I discovered her work when applying to The Hand Magazine (Iché was featured in Issue #1). I saw it in my dreams last night.


Happy Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). “What Will You Leave Behind?” A project by Thai artist, Nino Sarabutra, features over 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls installed as gallery floor for guests to walk on. Tread lightly!  



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 Collins […]


flocking it

25Sep13

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, Greg […]


new monotypes

19Sep13

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 learning […]


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/


chemigrams

22Apr13

Like a madd scientist I mixed solutions and noted conclusions from experimentations. These are my first chemigrams – prints made utilizing photo paper and chemicals. So much fun!


cardinals

15Apr13

Working in the studio late the other night….Cardinals are being born.


an open book

07Apr13

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.


elles / ils

14Jan13

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, Ben […]


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 expose […]



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 at […]


feathery chick

03Feb12

It’s easy to get lost wandering through the array of spectacular work on Kate MccGwire’s website. From feathers to bones to gunpowder, she infuses magic into her mesmerizing pieces.


paperwork

16Jan12

Truly awe inspiring artist books and paper sculpture by Swiss artist, Valerie Buess.


Subtle and sketchy swatches of terrain by May Babcock explore the psychology of place. Refreshing approaches to print and papermaking.


confetti

29Dec11

Founded in 2010, The Confetti Museum collects your unique confetti bits! Send them to Austria today! Happy New Year!


suspended

10Nov11

Gorgeous installation of collected wish flowers….look up and dream!


new work

30Oct11

A couple of my new handmade paper pieces are in a group show @ Woolpunk Studios in Jersey City. Check it out!


busy weekend!

01Oct11

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 and […]


gangly

30Aug11

What does one do while hiding indoors from a hurricane? Dip wire forms into flax! Hang them to dry in the shower! My army of gangly monsters is growing…


dip

15Aug11

I’ve been experimenting with paper pulp. Made a bunch of specimens this weekend. Building an army.


sieve

11Aug11

Started making a family of kozo rotaries.