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. Graf exhibits locally and internationally, most recently featured at The Newark Museum of Art, NJ and published in the peer-reviewed journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas. Her work has appeared in AM New York News, The Jersey Journal, World Literature Today and on NJ PBS Television Network.

Graf is the recipient of a West Bay View Foundation Fellowship at Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY, two Newark Creative Catalyst Grants, NJ, and a Civil Society Institute Fellowship, VT among others. She has recently served on the Exhibitions Committee of the North American Hand Papermakers. 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 degree 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 


The Newark Museum of Art, NJ - TBD

Morgan Conservatory, OH - TBD

Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY - Dieu Donné Spring Benefit

Morton Fine Art, D.C. - Art on Paper

Gallery B, MD - Creating in Abstraction

Seager Gray Gallery, CA - The Object in Art


Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY - Root Elevation (Solo show)

Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA - The Ghost Left a Bag of Uncooked Rice For Me (Solo show)

MOMA PS1, Queens, NY - Love Positive Women

Art on Paper & BOOKSMART, Art Fair, NY

Madison Community Arts Center, NJ - Portraits of Book Artists

Newark Public Library, NJ - Poetic Pigments


Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Wood & Paper

The Visual Arts Gallery & Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, NJCU - The Embankment on My Mind

Newark Arts, NJ - Open Doors Citywide Arts Festival


The Newark Museum of Art, NJ - ReVision and Respond

Gallery Aferro, NJ - Newark Arts Festival 


Museo del Arsenal en la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico (canceled due to Covid-19)

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


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

Ana Mendieta Gallery, Iowa City, IA - At My Feet For Ages (Solo show)


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


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


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


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) 


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


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


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


Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC – Eviscera (Solo show)

Samson Projects, Boston, MA – Chain Letter

Alexandria Museum of Art, GA – September Competition


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


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)


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


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


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)


Gaia Studio, Hoboken, NJ – Art & Design Fair

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


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

Projects / Awards / Residencies

2024  New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Award, NJ

2023-24 John Anson Kittredge Fund Artist Grant

2023  Art on Paper & BOOKSMART, Art Fair @Pier 36, New York City, NY

2022-23  West Bay View Foundation Fellowship, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY

2022-21  Salzberg Residency in Book Arts, Jaffe Center at Florida Atlantic University Libraries, FL

2022, 21, 20, 19  Fulbright Research Fellowship - Semi-Finalist / Alternate Candidate

2021  Residency Award - Women's Studio Workshop, NY

2021  1st Prize - Speaking Presentation, Royal Thai Embassy / CATI / SEASSI, Washington, DC

2021 + 2020  Newark Creative Catalyst Fellowship, NJ

2019-2020 Artist In Residence, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 

2019  (SGCI) Southern Graphics Council International Graduate Fellowship Award

2019  University of Iowa, School of Art & Art History Grant, IA

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

2018  Liu Institute Language Arts Grant, University of Notre Dame, IN - Independent Study in NYC

2018  Silkscreen Instructor of Record (1 year) - Undergraduate Students @ the University of Notre Dame, IN

2018  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

2017  Professional Development Grant - Awarded by GSU Notre Dame for a presentation @ SGCI-Atlanta

2017  Southern Graphics International Print Conference, Atlanta, GA - Portfolio Presentation

2017  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

2016  The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ - Instructor for Sculptural Papermaking Workshop

2016  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

2015  Plainsboro Preserve, NJ Audubon, Cranberry, NJ - Across Watersheds - Curator of Photography

2014  Sam Rit Artist Residency, Thailand

2014  NWNL Spotlight on the Mekong River: Thailand and Laos - Photographer and Expedition Organizer

2014  MAPC Biennial Conference, Detroit, MI – Awake @ 4am : Wrecking Balls Print Exchange – Participant

2014  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

2012  Manhattan Graphics, NYC – Rip-Off Print Exchange – Participant

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

2011   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)

2010  Greenville Firehouse Kitchen Table Mural – Artist / Designer (Fundraised over $1000 via Kickstarter)

2010  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

2009  Six Sides to Every Story, Reno, NV – 600 artists woodblock collaboration – Participant

2009  Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT – Print Assistant for MONOTHON

2008  Oregon Ink Spot, OR –Participant in Print Exchange

2008  Walsh Gallery, Newark, NJ – Participant in One Breath

2008  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

2007  International Center of New York, NYC – Guest Curator of Dirty Urban

2007  Lex Leonard Gallery, Jersey City, NJ  – Curator of True Character – Photographic Works of Laos Fois

2007  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

2002  The New School, NYC – Enemies of the Good Life  – Artistic Director, Performer & Program Designer


2024        "A Cosmology of Inclusions" - Dieu Donné, NY (Live Webinar with Q&A)

2024        Thai Papermaking in Contemporary Practice - Wat Songdhammakalyani, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

2023        Stratum, Impressions, Geometries - Penland School of Craft, NC

2023        Open House with Jaz Graf @Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY

2022        "Lace Like Water, Palms Upon Silk" - William Paterson University, Ben Shahn Gallery in conjunction with  A Durable Thread: The Silk Road from China to America / Across Time and Space: The Silk Road and the Silk City International Symposium

2022        "Hybrid Formations In Paper, Print & Book"  - (SMFA) The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, MA

2021         "Manifestations of a Luk Khrueng: Contemporary Evolutions of Thai Papermaking Heritage" - College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, NY (Virtual Presentation with Live Q&A)

2021         "The Art and (Im)Possibilities of Belonging" - NJ Center for the Arts @ NJCU

2020        "Mapping Personal Histories/Navigating Political Tides" - SCG Int’l Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (canceled due to Covid-19)

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

2023  Whitehot Magazine, Art on Paper 2023 Art Fair Takes off in New York, September 2023 "The Best in the Art World," by Jan Garden Castro, 9/11/23 https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/takes-off-in-new-york/5964

2023  This is Our Season, Limited Edition Book Collaboration 

2022  Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Peer-reviewed journal), Eco Focus, Volume 7: Issue 1-2, Dec 2022

2021  Prompt Press - "Studies in Brotherly Love," A limited edition of 60 handmade books designed + bound by Jaz Graf. A collaborative ekphrastic artist book which includes the works of four poets (disability activists Lateef McLeod and DJ Savarese, as well as Jorrell Watkins and Claretta Holsey) responding to the art of Malcolm Corley. https://promptpress.org/publications/prompt-books#!/Studies-in-Brotherly-Love/p/370683296/category=39349202

2021 Shout Out SoCal Magazine, "Meet Jaz Graf | Paper / Print / Book Artist"  https://shoutoutsocal.com/meet-jaz-graf-paper-print-book-artist/

2021  JCBA Artist of the Week, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, FL https://vimeo.com/496878475

2020  In the Studio with Artist Jaz Graf, Paul Robeson Galleries, NJ https://paulrobesongalleries.expressnewark.org/2020/05/26/in-the-studio-with-artist-jaz-graf/

2020  Books on Books Collection, Curated by Robert Bolick https://books-on-books.com/2020/07/10/books-on-books-collection-jaz-graf/

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

2018  The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery Catalogue, CA 


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

Academic Appointments + Teaching + Workshops

2024  Women's Studio Workshop, NY - What the F?!?!? Fiber, Fabrics, Fusing, Facades, 1 week intensive

2023  Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY - Papermaking Workshop, weekend intensive

2023   Penland School of Craft, NC  - Handmade Paper: stratum, impression, geometries, 2 week intensive

2022   SUNY Purchase College, NY - Extended Media, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2022   Caldwell University, NJ - Color Theory, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2022   Caldwell University, NJ - Drawing I, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2022  Caldwell University, NJ - 2-Dimensional Design & Color, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2020-2021   Caldwell University, NJ - 2-Dimensional Design, (Hybrid, Remote + In-Person) Undergraduate, 3 credits

2019  Felician University, NJ - Form, Space and Time (Art Foundations), Pre-College Credit Initiative for West Side High School, Newark, NJ

2017-2018  The University of Notre Dame, IN - Silkscreen I,  Instructor of Record, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2016-2017  The University of Notre Dame, IN - Book Arts & Letterpress, Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate, 3 credits

2016  Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC - Copperplate Photogravure, Teaching Assistant, Continuing Education

2016  The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ - Instructor for Sculptural Papermaking Workshop

2009  The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT – Print Assistant for MONOTHON

2007  The International Center of New York, NYC - English Language Conversation Instructor

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