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Education    
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Southwestern, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1982
Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983
Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978

Selected Awards and Public Commissions

Artist in Residence at The Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass Amherst 2024
“SPARK” Lifetime Achievement Award,  University of Louisiana, College of the Arts 2022-23
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2007-2008
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2006
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 2006
Artist Grant Award Louisiana Division of the Arts, 1999
Purchase Award Trenton State College, New Jersey, 1994
"A River Story", forty-six foot horizontal paper, neon and mixed media sculpture commission in Kenner, LA, 1986

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

Wings, Rivers and Fragments: Layered Herstories and Other Works in Progress, Kinney Center,

  UMass, Amherst 2024
“I Love You - Tell Everyone “, Real Eyes Gallery, Adams, Ma., 2021 
Wonder, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia, 2008
Wonder: Work in Progress, Kolok Gallery, North Adams , Massachusetts, 2008
Dark Gardens, Le Mieux Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
Ephemera: River with Flowers and other works, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004
Missing Flowers, Contemporary Artist Center at Joga, North Adams, Ma. 2003 Embossed Monoprints, Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002
Prints: Contemporary Artists Center Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2002
Heart – Land, Le Mieux Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000
Monoprints and Luminokinetics, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998
Heart Chambers and Other Works, Dashka Roth Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990
Casco de Borro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, 1989

Selected Group Exhibitions  

Threshold and Other Prints: International Print Exchange Programe, India and other works, most printed at

   Gravity Press EPS. Threshold portfolio of 39 prints curated by Nicholas Ruth, originating in India;  

    additional prints curated by Graving 2023             

The Sidwell Collection: A Life In Art - Curator Susan Danton, Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA. 2023

One on One: A Survey of Contemporary Monotypes & Monoprints

   Curator, Jen Dragon, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY. Jan. - Feb. 2023
Dream #2, Spazio SV, Venice, Italy 2022 
Threshold, IPEP, Johannesburg Art Gallery, JAG Museum, South Africa 2022
Threshold, IPEP, Meadowbank, NSW, Australia 2022

Shim Network, “Bursts of Knowledge”, Dream #1, Fortezza Orono, Soriano, Italy, 2022
Threshold, IPEP,Bach Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, 2022
Among Friends, Brooklyn, New York, 2022
Threshold, IPEP, India, 2022
Jill Krutick Gallery, New York, 2022

Shim Eco Inaugural Exhibition, Ursa Gallery, Conn. 2021
Material Witness, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, 2019
Art Mur’, Montreal, Canada, 2018

Vestiges / Trinitas, Expediate Kerstvloep, Groningen, Netherlands 2017

Vestiges / Trinitas, Urban Sidewalk Installation Space, (Prospect 3+ Venue), New Orleans, La. 2012-2015

Vestiges / Trinitas, Rebecca Bryan Gallery, Conway, South Carolina 2011

Elements of Nature, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, California, 2010
Elements of Nature, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman  Art Foundation, Contemporary Arts Center,

  New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010
Elements of Nature, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Malibu, California, 2009
Second Coming, Kolok Gallery, North Adams , Massachusetts, 2007
Contemporary Berkshires, Kolok Gallery, North Adams , Massachusetts, 2007
Photos and Phantasy, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Malibu, California, 2006

Vestiges: Think Tank, Contemporary Arts Center (part of Prospect 1 Satellite Venue within three year        

   project), New Orleans, Louisiana 2006 - 2009

Art From the Gulf, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, Maryland. Curator: Steve Prince 2006

Inaugural Exhibition, Kolok Gallery, North Adams, Ma. 2006
New Orleans Triennial: A Southern Perspective on Prints, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans,   
  Louisiana, 2005
Louisiana in Print, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana 2005

Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2004
N.O.P.D., Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004 
Drawing, CAC, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2003 
Monoprint Exhibition, Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002
Ten Printmakers, World Trade Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002 
911 and Beyond, Binghampton, New York, 2002
Massive MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, 1999
Prints and Drawings, Covington, Louisiana, 1998
Alicia Torres Fine Arts, New York, New York, 1997
Circus Endorphins, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996
The Gun Show, Positive Space Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996
“Moon Dance”, Downtown Installations, North Adams, Massachusetts, 1996
“Spirit of Place”, Huntington, Vermont, 1995
Large Scale Monotypes, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1994
National Drawing Exhibition, Trenton, New Jersey, 1994
Point of View, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York, 1993
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992, 1985
Neometix Premier Show, Issac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986

Two Sculptors, International Trade Mart, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983

Selected Public and Private Collections

Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMASS Amherst, Ma. 2023

Shim Art Network, Peter Hopkins, New York 2023

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angles, CA.

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.

Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ.

Associated Office Systems, New Orleans, LA.

Sarver Photography, Boston, MA.

V.O.D. New Orleans, LA.

Pluche' Design, New Orleans, LA.

Elmherst Park Gallery, Lafayette, LA.

Kornman Properties, Inc. New Orleans, LA.

Selected Public and Private Collections with prints made as MasterPrintmaker 
Library of Congress, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York 
Cornel Club, Manhattan, New York
Smith College Museum, Rare Books, Mortimer Library, Northampton, Massachusetts 
Williams College Special Collections Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts 

Bibliography : Selected Publications and Podcasts 

"SPARK" Lifetime Achievement Award

 Lauren Lavato Coyne, Berkshire Eagle, February, 18-19, 2023

In Conversation with Brandon Graving, People of Purpose Talk Show

Michelle Benjamin (host) in South Africa, May 17, 2023

Brandon Graving Printmaker - Episode #141

Bernadine Franco (host), Beyond the Paint   2022

Artivism Biennale: The Dream

Flower-Small Bursts of Knowledge, Shim Art Network, Venice, Italy 2022

Brandon Graving: Honing Viscosity and Air Currents

Etty Yaniv, Art Spiel, April 19, 2021

Ethereal Sculptures, Vibrant Monoprints Cast a Majestic Spell in Adams Gallery

Jennifer Huberdeau, Berkshire Eagle, October 21, 2021

Paper Conservators Visit Gravity Press

Brook Prestowitz, Art Conservator Vol. 13.  2018

Monster Printing, Bits & Pieces-Inky Inspirations From Around the World

John Coe editor, Pressing Matters, issue Five,  2018

Brandon Graving / Under the Radar

Ann Landi, Vasari 21, May 28, 2017

Posit - A Journal of Literature and Art #15

Melissa Stern, September 2017 

Graving Stirs Things Up at Kolok

John E. Mitchell, North Adams Transcript June 27, 2008

Keeping Tradition Alive

Jennifer Huberdeau, North Adams Transcript June 28-29, 2008

Monstrous

Karen Mathews, The Advocate, March 6, 2008

Hurricane Katrina Comes to Long Island

Donna Newman, Art and Lifestyles, October 19, 2006

Artistic Irony

Rosemary Jette, The Paper (cover story), April 2006

After the Flood

John E. Mitchell, North Adams Transcript, April 13, 2006

Nature's Duality

Caudia Rouseau, Washington Gazette, May 31, 2006

The Art of the Print

David MacCash, The Times-Picayune, August 6, 2005

What is a Print

Marilyn Kushner, Ph.D., Arts Quarterly, July / August / September 2005

Racing the Water

John E. Mitchell, North Adams Transcript, September 16, 2005

New Orleans Triennial: A Southern Perspective on Prints

Exhibition selected by Marilyn Kushner, Ph.D., Catalogue by George Roland, 2005

Brandon Graving, Master Printmaker 

Gwenn Meyers, Artful Mind (cover story), August 2004

Decor and Content

Thomasine Bartlett, New Orleans Art Review, March / April 2004

Three Artists Celebrate the Positives in Life

Doug Mac Cash, Lagniappe, October 22, 2004

New Orleans Ephemera

Rosemary Jette, The Paper, July 2004

Gramercy Bistro Hosting Southern Artist

 North Adams Transcript, July 15, 2004

Holding Pattern

Eric Boskhart, Gambit Weekly, February 17, 2004

Woman's Work

Doug Mac Cash, The Times-Picayune,  January 30, 2004

2003 Heart of the Matter

Rosemary Jette, The Paper, February 2003

Brandon Graving's New Work

Thomasine Bartlett, New Orleans Art Review, May / June 2003

One of a Kind

Rosemary Jette, The Paper, February 2003

Drawing (and Seeing) at The Contemporary Artists Center

Larry Seil, Poughkeepsie Journal, September 2003

CAC Drawing Exhibit / Draw on the Walls

Karen Gardner, North dams Transcript, October 2003

2003 CAC Ended Season With a Flourish

Charles Bonenti, The Berkshire Eagle, October 2003

2002 New Art in Old Surrounds

Larry Seil, Poughkeepsie Journal, September 2002

2000 Valentines From the Dark Side

Eric Bookhardt, Gambit - Inside Art, February 2000

Gallery Walk

Marian S. Mclellan, New Orleans Art Review, March / April 2000

Varied Artistic Languages in Prints

Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune, March 2000

Heart Work

Christine L. Minalla, New Orleans Magazine, February 2000

1999 Best Art

Aaron Wilkenson, Shot in LA, Issue 1, 1999

1998 Brandon Graving at Le Mieux Galleries

Marian S. Mclellan, New Orleans Art Review, March / April 1998

1996 CAC Final Show of the Season Highlights Big Prints From the Monster Press

Rosemary Jette, North Adams Transcript, June 1996

CAC Gallery Opening Tonight

Rosemary Jette, North Adams Transcript, September 1996

"995 Days of Future Past

Eric Bookhadt, Gambit - Inside Art, March 1995

Kindred Spirits

Judith Bonner, New Orleans Art Review, March / April 1995

1994 Graving in CAC Exhibit

Rosemary Jette, North Adams Transcript, July 1994

1990 New Gallery Makes a Strong Showing

Roger Green, The Times-Picayune / Lagniappe, April 1990

Headless Selves

Jesse Nash, New Orleans Art Review, May / June 1990

 

State of Rhode Island Art Juror
 

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