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, Stanford University Art and Architecture Library, 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 designing virtual worlds. In 2017 she released her first VR interactive experience called The Muybridge Mausoleum for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platform.

Graham’s work is available at Most Ancient, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kala Art Institute, Little Paper Planes, Passages Bookshop, Printed Matter, Quimby’s, BATT Coop, E.M. Wolfman, and Steam.

For inquires, contact veronica@mostancient.com

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

 

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

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

Honors/Awards/Residencies
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
2015, 2014, and 2013 Best American Comics: the Notable Comics
2009 Silverland Gallery Visiting Artist, St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV

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

Selected Collections
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Columbia University Library, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
SF MoMA 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

Selected Festivals
2017 SF Art Book Fair, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2017 Comic Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2016 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 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, CAKE, Chicago, IL
2013 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Publications
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

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

Related Professional Work
2015-present Games Advisory Network Member, PlaySFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2014-present 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