Veronica Graham is a visual artist working with digital media and print publishing. She practices poetic world building, creating artifacts and interactive experiences that call attention to the fictions we internalize in order to make sense of the world around us. In 2010 she founded Most Ancient, a design studio focused on experimental comics and exploration games. Her books have been collected by MoMA, The New York Public Library, and SFMOMA. Graham is currently building “Diatribes”, a VR narrative experience that explores fears about climate change. Her virtual worlds  have been funded by Meta and presented at Kala Art Institute, Women’s Studio Workshop, Printed Matter (NYC), and Gray Area (SF). In addition to her own practice, Graham is an arts educator who has taught at San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and now teaches Virtual Reality at Stanford University.

Graham’s work is available at Most Ancient, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kala Art Institute, Passages Bookshop, Printed Matter, and Steam.

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*This website is hosted by The Present Group, built by Oliver Wise, and designed by Veronica Graham.

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Born in San Jose, CA. Lives in Oakland, CA.

2023 Gray Area Cultural Incubator, Gray Area, San Francisco, CA
2023 Trailer Blaze Comics Residency, Seaview WA
2022 Stochastic Labs Summer AI Workgroup, Berkeley, CA
2022 Oculus Launch Pad Grant Recipient, Meta, Menlo Park, CA
2021 Visiting Artist Experimental Animation Workshop, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA
2019 Signal Culture Artist Artist Residency, Owego, NY
2019 Best American Comics: the Notable Comics, Houghton Mifflin, USA
2018-2019 Media Arts Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2017 Artist in Education and Artist’s Book Residency Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2017-2013 Kala Artist-In-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2016 Creative Capital Emerging Fields Award Finalist, Creative Capital, New York, NY

2024 Gray Area, Diatribes VR playtesting sessions, March 28th, San Francisco, CA
2023 Syzygy, Diatribes VR at GDC Game Showcase, March 20th, San Francisco, CA
2022 The Zium, Virtual Museum Exploration Game, platform for PC and Mac
2021 Berkeley Art Museum, World Building public workshop, June 12th, Berkeley, CA
2019 Printed Matter Inc, Diatribes VR presentation and book reading, Oct 19th, New York, NY
2019 Women’s Studio Workshop, Diatribes VR playtesting sessions, Oct 12th, Rosendale, NY
2018 The Zium Garden, Virtual Museum Exploration Game, platform for PC and Mac
2017 Minnesota Street Project, The Muybridge Mausoleum VR presentation, July 23rd, San Francisco CA
2017 The Muybridge Mausoleum, Virtual Reality Art Installation, SteamVR and Oculus Rift platforms

Selected Collections
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Columbia University Library, New York, NY
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Bainbridge Museum, Bainbridge Island, WA
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
SFMoMA Library, San Francisco, CA
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Stanford University Art and Architecture Library, Palo Alto, CA
Olin Library, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
University of Miami, Miami, FL
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Related Professional Work
2024-2020 Stanford University, Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History, Palo Alto, CA
2023, 2021 California College of the Arts, Lecturer, Graphic Design Department, San Francisco, CA
2018-2015 Games Advisory Network Member, Play SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2018 San Francisco Art Institute, Lecturer, Printmaking Department, San Francisco, CA
2014-2018 Animation Art Instructor, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2014-2016 Art Instructor, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2013-2010 Teaching Artist and Mentor, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Selected Festivals
2023 San Francisco Art Book Fair, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2023 Los Angeles Art Book Fair, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2022 Short Run, Seattle, WA
2022 San Francisco Art Book Fair, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2021 Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair
2019 Chicago Art Book Fair, Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, IL
2019 Los Angeles Art Book Fair, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Vancouver Art Book Fair, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018 L.A. Zine Fest, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena CA
2018 San Francisco Zine Festival, San Francisco, CA
2018 Short Run, Seattle, WA
2018 Comic Arts Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Comic Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Publications
2023 Real Milk, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2022 The Weather, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2021 Ice Breakers, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2020 YU EL EL AR YU AR EL EL (2nd edition), Chute Studio, Oakland, CA
2019 Monument Park, Editioned Print, Kayrock, Brooklyn, NY
2019 NAT vs CIV, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2018 Cold Snaps, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2018 HARDCORE AMBIENT #2, Hardcore Ambient, San Diego, CA
2017 Class Set Volume 1, Current Editions, Emeryville, CA
2017 Dry Spells, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2017 The Map of Neighboring Bodies, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2016 DUMMY TXT, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2015 Chase Scenes Anthology, Gridlords, Portland, OR
2014 Scaffold 1-3, Hic and Hoc Publications, Montclair, NJ
2013 Mothers, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2012 LODE, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA

Selected Exhibitions
2022 Not Quite Fatal, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH
2022 Not Quite Fatal, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
2021 Where We Were When We Were Not Who We Once Were, Holland Project Gallery, Reno, NV.
2019 Printed Publics, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2019 Diatribes Demo, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2019 Performative Computation Symposium, Navel, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Sex, Death, and Visceral Honesty, Central Connecticut State University’s Fine Art Gallery, New Britain, CT
2018 In the Classroom: Social Justice Posters, City College of San Francisco Rosenberg Library, San Francisco, CA
2017 Wonder: A Conversation with Wimmin, Roots Division, San Francisco, CA
2014 Scaffold Book Release Exhibition, Mission Comics, San Francisco, CA

Lectures and Panels

2024 Falmouth University, Visiting Artist Lecture, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
2023 SF Art Book Fair, Publisher Lecture, San Francisco, CA
2022 UC Berkeley, Visiting Artist Lecture, Berkeley, CA
2021 Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston, MA
2021 University of San Francisco, Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco, CA
2019 Stanford University, Visiting Artist Lecture, Palo Alto, CA
2019 San Jose State University, Visiting Artist Lecture, San Jose, CA
2019 Kala Art Institute, Fellowship Talk, Berkeley, CA
2019 Living Room Light Exchange, Artists Talk, San Francisco, CA
2015 San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco, CA
2015 Channeling Games. IndieCade West, Culver City, CA
2015 Lake Merritt as Urban Utopia. Oakland Book Festival, Oakland, CA
2014 Thinking Outside The Grid. Lineworks NW, Illustration and Comic Festival, Portland, OR

2006 B.A. in Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University, CA.