Jaz Graf works with paper and print, incorporating printmaking techniques, digital imaging and experimental bookbinding methods. She manipulates plant fibers, textiles and wire, often combining elements and mixing media. Her approach involves a process of deconstruction and reconstruction of materials and impressions. 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 


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


Gallery Aferro, NJ - Newark Arts Festival #NAF2019

 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)


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

2019 Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ - Studio Residency

(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


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 


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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