Jaz Graf's recent body of work juxtaposes synthetic and raw materials, the virtual gaze with organic imprints, and satellite imagery with dust. It sets in motion, a contemporary discourse around intergenerational memory and cultural preservation. Jaz exhibits locally and internationally, has been featured in AM New York News, The Jersey Journal and on NJ's Public Broadcast Channel - NJTV. She is former Vice President of Manhattan Graphics Center, a fine art print shop in New York City, and Board Member of ProArts Hudson County. Jaz holds a Master of Arts degree in Studio Art Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts degreee in Printmedia from the University of Iowa.

Email : info(at)jazgraf.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jazgraf/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-graf-76714385/ 


Selected Exhibitions 

2020    

Museo del Arsenal en la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, NJ - Why We Do What We Do

2019   

Gallery Aferro, NJ - Newark Arts Festival #NAF2019

Alexander Library, Rutgers University - What Books Do Better

Flat Tail Gallery, Minot, ND - Residuum (Solo show)

K.K. Merker Gallery, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City - Warm Tones for Cold Nights

Gallery E260, Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, IA - At My Feet For Ages (Solo show)

2018

Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA - The Art of the Book

Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA - Matrices: The Social Life of Paper, Print, and Art (in conjunction with the American Printing History Association and Friends of Dard Hunter Conference)

AAHD Gallery, University of Notre Dame, IN - #thisisart

St. Joseph County Library, South Bend, IN - Place

2017

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN - The Art of Valor  

Rutgers University, Engelhard Hall, Newark NJ - Articulations, Curated by Adrienne Wheeler (Solo show)

University of Notre Dame, Main Building, IN - Solarium

Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference, Atlanta, GA - Terminus -  Print Exchange Portfolio

Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, South Bend, IN - Place

NJCU Visual Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ - On a Different Page, Curated by Eileen Ferara

2016

AAHD Gallery, University of Notre Dame, IN - New Faces

University of Louisville, KY - MAPC Biennial Conference - Hydraulics Print Exchange Portfolio

City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City, NJ - Acts of Translation, Curated by Greg Brickey  (Solo show)

Rutgers University Mabel Smith Douglass Library, New Brunswick, NJ - TFAP@10, The Feminist Art Project @ 10 Years

Newark Arts, NJ - 15th Annual Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival

Tower Fine Art Gallery, SUNY Brockport, NY - Awake @ 4am Portfolio

Tyler School of  Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Awake @ 4am Portfolio

2015 

Hostetter Gallery, The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ - a clearing  (Solo show and lecture series)

Lackawanna Center, NJ - Jersey City Artists Studio Tour (JCAST) Flagship Gallery

The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ - In Other Words (solo installation room) 

2014 

Print City Detroit, MI – Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) Biennial Conference Portfolio Show

Highline Loft Space, NYC - PaperView, Part of NY Print Week

Merseles Studios, Jersey City, NJ – Inertial Neurosis - part of Jersey City Artists Studio Tour

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY – Monitors Ink and Undone, Portfolio Exchange Group Show

2013  

Carroll House Gallery, Keene, NH – Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Rosemarie Bernardi

The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ – Raw Drawing, Curated by Jim Pustorino

City Hall Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City, NJ – Women’s History Month 

Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC – Text Message II, Curated by Rich Turnbull

2012  

Gallery 14 Maple, Arts Council of Morris, NJ – Remembrance of Things Past

2011  

Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC – Eviscera (Solo show)

Samson Projects, Boston, MA – Chain Letter

Alexandria Museum of Art, GA – September Competition

2010  

The National Arts Club, NYC – NY Society of Etchers 10th Anniversary

Jersey City Museum, NJ – A Splendid Energy

Printmaking Center of New Jersey – A Reverence for Water

2009  

PACAS – ProArts ConTemporary Artists Space, Jersey City, NJ

Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ – Exquisite Corpse (Published in 30th Anniversary Catalogue)

Art House, Atlanta, GA – Sketch Book Project (Traveling Exhibit to 9 East Coast Galleries)

2008  

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Wish You Were Here 7, Postcard Benefit Exhibition

Bolton Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI (Cranbrook Academy of Art Magnetic Print Exchange) – Push-Pull

2007  

Rutgers University, Dana Library, Newark, NJ – Corporeal: Body as Book (Part of the NJ Book Arts Symposium), Curated by Amanda Thackray

Lex Leonard GalleryJersey City, NJ – Nested: Childhood Memories, Dreams & Nightmares  and Bag the Habit

Atlantic Gallery, NYC – Playing for Keeps, Toys and their Side Effects

Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ – Mother of God, Curated by Doris Cacoilo

2006  

Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour, Jersey City, NJ -  a(d)dress (Part of The Feminist Art Project)

Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ  – What Have You Got To Say? 

The Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY – Small Matters of Great Importance

Main Library, Jersey City, NJ  – Wonder Woman: Exploration of the Subconscious Hero

Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, NJ – Gaia Group Show / Two Person Show / Women’s History Month Exhibition – Interview featured on NJTV (NJ’s Public Broadcast Channel)

2005  

Gaia Studio, Hoboken, NJ – Art & Design Fair

Gallery Room, Main Library, Jersey City, NJ – Perimeter

2002  

The New School, NYC – Art As Propaganda: Enemies of the Good Life (Multi-Media Performance), Coordinated by Kerry Malone Brown


Projects / Awards / Residencies

2019-Present  Artist In Residence, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

(SGCI) Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship Award

University of Iowa, School of Art & Art History Grant, IA

2018  SEASSI FLAS Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI - Award funded by UCLA

Liu Institute Language Arts Grant, University of Notre Dame, IN - Independent Study in NYC

Silkscreen Instructor of Record (1 year) - Undergraduate Students @ the University of Notre Dame, IN

Portfolio Building Presentation, University of Notre Dame, IN - (150+ Students)

2017  SLA Grant, University of Notre Dame - Awarded Grant to Study in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Teaching Assistant (1 year) - Undergraduate Students @ the University of Notre Dame, IN

Professional Development Grant - Awarded by GSU Notre Dame for a presentation @ SGCI-Atlanta

Southern Graphics International Print Conference, Atlanta, GA - Portfolio Presentation

Diversity Glass Mural, Assistant to Juan Sanchez, Duncan Student Center, University of Notre Dame, IN

2016  Civil Society Institute Fellowship - Awarded by Vermont Studio Center

The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ - Instructor for Sculptural Papermaking Workshop

Watershed Sculpture Project with Colab Arts & Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, New Brunswick, NJ - Image Editor / Collaborator

2015  Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Beacon, NY - Following Rivers - Curator of Photography by No Water No Life

Plainsboro Preserve, NJ Audubon, Cranberry, NJ - Across Watersheds - Curator of Photography by Alison M. Jones 

2014  Sam Rit Artist Residency, Thailand

NWNL Spotlite on the Mekong River: Thailand and Laos - Photographer and Expedition Organizer

MAPC Biennial Conference, Detroit, MI – Awake @ 4am : Wrecking Balls Print Exchange – Participant

Manhattan Graphics, NYC – Undone Print Exchange – Participant

2013  MGC Project Space, New York, NY – Traces of Absence – Curator 

2012  Southern Graphics International Print Conference, New Orleans, LA – Vice President Representative for MGC

Manhattan Graphics, NYC – Rip-Off Print Exchange – Participant

2011  Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain, Granted Studio Residency

Summer Art Institute Scholarship, Granted by Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2010 Int’l Print Exchange / Exhibition  – Curator / Portfolio Designer / Participant (Received ProArts Mini-Grant)

Greenville Firehouse Kitchen Table Mural – Artist / Designer (Fundraised over $1000 via Kickstarter)

Windows on Columbus, Jersey City, NJ – Guest Curator for one year, 4 solo shows of local artists in a Corporate Space 

2009  Bloomsbury Auctions, NYC – Manhattan Graphics Center Benefit  – Participant and Volunteer

Six Sides to Every Story, Reno, NV – 600 artists woodblock collaboration – Participant

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT – Print Assistant for MONOTHON

2008  Oregon Ink Spot, OR –Participant in Print Exchange

Walsh Gallery, Newark, NJ – Participant in One Breath

Jersey City Museum, NJ – Runway Model for Threads: A Wearable Art Fashion Show 

2007 Canco Lofts, Jersey City, NJ – Curator of 696 (Video Gallery) and Curator of The Memory of Water & Fire

International Center of New York, NYC – Guest Curator of Dirty Urban

Lex Leonard Gallery, Jersey City, NJ  – Curator of True Character – Photographic Works of Laos Fois

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ – The Feminist Art Project Artist Talk

2006  Gaia Studios, Hoboken, NJ – Six-week Residency

2002  Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art, NYC – Internship, Researched NY landmarks for R. Haas exhibit

The New School, NYC – Enemies of the Good Life  – Artistic Director, Performer & Program Designer


Presentations

2020        "Mapping Personal Histories/Navigating Political Tides" - SCG Int’l Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2019        "Thai Papermaking Heritage and Its Continuity" - Council on Thai Studies Conference, Madison, WI

2019        "Ancestral Embodiment in the Artist Book" - NJ Book Arts Symposium, Rutgers University, NJ

2018        Portfolio Development, University of Notre Dame, IN

2016        Articulations, Lecture and Slide Presentation - Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2016       The Feminist Art Project, Artist Talk - Douglass Library, Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ

2006       What Have You Got To Say?, Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ - Artist Talk

2002        Art as Propaganda, The New School, NYC  - Artistic Director, Performer & Program Designer


Publications / Press

2018  World Literature Today, Collaboration w/ Patricia Hartland, September Issue

2018  The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery Catalogue 

https://issuu.com/seagergray/docs/___theartofthebook_2018_catalog 

2017  The Juggler - Winter 2017, Volume 84, literature, art & design magazine of Notre Dame

2014   JCTV, Video Interview:  http://youtu.be/3NAJ86s29OI

2013  Great Ode, Online Arts and Activist Magazine 

2013  Jersey City Independent, Artist Interview featuring images of artwork, http://www.jerseycityindependent.com/2013/04/a-lasting-impression-artist-jaz-graf-deconstructs-materials-to-build-new-ideas/ 

2010  Jersey Journal Daily Newspaper, Artist & Curator interview featuring exhibition photograph http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/09/new_downtown_jersey_city_oil_p.html

2009  Label 228 – A Street Art Project, Published by Soft Skull Press, artwork featured on 3 pages of book (ISBN# 978-1593762490)

Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Galleries 30th Anniversary Catalogue  (ISBN# 978-0-9795167-7-1)

2007  Juxtapoz.com – Art and Culture Magazine Online, Reader’s Art

2006  A.M. New York Daily Newspaper – Artist interview featuring exhibition photograph


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