Bio

Veronica Graham is an Oakland based visual artist primarily working in print and digital mediums. Inspired by today’s rapidly changing environment, she sees her art practice as a form of world building. Each work is the creation of place or artifact, calling attention to how fiction is weaved into our reality. Since 2010 she has been part of Most Ancient, a two-person collaboration focused on small press and digital production. Most Ancient works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library, SF MoMA Library, Green Library (Stanford University), Haas Family Arts Library (Yale University), and other public and private collections. In addition to her own practice, Graham shares her skills as a master screen-printer at Kala Art Institute and leads the animation program at Creativity Explored. Graham is now gravitating towards 3D animation. Under the Most Ancient moniker she is designing a virtual reality environment for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platform called The Muybridge Mausoleum, set to be released in 2017.

Graham’s work is available at Most Ancient, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kala Art Institute, Little Paper Planes, Passages Bookshop and Printed Matter.
For inquires, contact veronica@mostancient.com
*This website is hosted by The Present Group, built by Oliver Wise, and designed by Veronica Graham.

 

 

CV

Biography
Born in San Jose, CA
Lives in Oakland, CA
Education
2006 B.A. in Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University, CA
Projects/Performances
2017 The Muybridge Mausoleum, Virtual Reality Art Installation, SteamVR and Oculus Rift platforms
2015 Equilux: Southern Exposure Art Auction and Fundraiser, Artist Project Commission, San Francisco, CA
2014 Let’s Go! A Farewell Revel, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2013 vvorm: a tech demo, Gridlords (The Projects, Festival of Experimental Comics and Narrative Art), Portland, OR
2012-2010 Once Upon A Time Happily Ever After, Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
2011 The Cries of San Francisco, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2008 Trampoline Hall Lectures, 12 Galaxies, San Francisco, CA
Honors/Awards/Residencies
2016-2017 Artist in Education and Artist’s Book Residency Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2016 Creative Capital Emerging Fields Award Finalist, Creative Capital, New York, NY
2015 Best American Comics: the Notable Comics (SCAFFOLD 3)
2014 Best American Comics: the Notable Comics (LODE)
2013 Best American Comics: the Notable Comics (SCAFFOLD 2)
2013-present Kala Artist-In-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2009 Silverland Gallery Visiting Artist, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV
Collections
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Columbia University Library, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
SF MoMA Library, San Francisco, CA
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Green Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Olin Library, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA
John Wilson Special Collections, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Selected Festivals
2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair, San Francisco, CA
2016, 2014, 2013, 2012 San Francisco Zine Festival, San Francisco, CA
2015 Short Run, Seattle, WA
2014 Comic Arts Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Lineworks NW, Illustration and Comic Festival, Portland, OR
2013 The Projects, Festival of Experimental Comics and Narrative Art, IPRC, Portland, OR
2013 Comic Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, CAKE, Chicago, IL
2013, 2012 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Publications
2017 The Map of Neighboring Bodies, Womens Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2017 The Muybridge Mausoleum Companion Book, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2016 DUMMY TXT, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2015 Chase Scenes Anthology, Gridlords, Portland, OR
2014 Scaffold 1-3, Hic and Hoc Publications, Montclair, NJ
2014 YUELELARYUARELEL, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2013 T.M.O.N.T. Book, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2013 Mothers, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
2012 LODE, Most Ancient, Oakland, CA
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Pictograms, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
2014 Scaffold Book Release Exhibition, Mission Comics, San Francisco, CA
2009 LODE, Silverland Gallery, Virginia City, NV
2008 Bonus Map, CELLspace, San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Wonder: A Conversation with Wimmin, Roots Division, San Francisco, CA
2016 Trading Spaces, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2014 Paper & Pressure, Lotta Arts and Tiny Splendor, FFDG, San Francisco, CA
2014 Belewe, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Berkeley, CA
2011 Experimental Notations, Royal NoneSuch Gallery and MacArthur b arthur, Oakland, CA
Lectures and Panels
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
Curatorial
2016 Ripe, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2016 Rough Cuts 2 : Experimental Animations, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2015 Rough Cuts 1 : Experimental Animations, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Related Professional Work
2015-present Games Advisory Network Member, PlaySFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2014-present Animation Art Instructor, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
2014-present Art Instructor, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2013-2010 Teaching Artist and Mentor, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2012 Teaching Artist, Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland, CA
2011 Teaching Artist, Out of Site: Center for Arts Education, San Francisco, CA