Biography

 

MY BACKGROUND

Although I was born in England, I spent many of my formative years in the US both in New York and Los Angeles.  I believe that these years formed many of the ways in which I see the visual world.  My paintings have been compared to both Georgia O’Keefe and Edward Hopper, although the similarity is unintentional.

I have lived back in England for over 30 years now and have been practising as a fine artist for most of that time.  My work has definitely changed over time,  and I have always been interested in new ways of working and new approaches.  No more so than in the last few years when I have embraced photo-etching and mixed media.  Much of this new work has been made as part of funded projects while my more traditional landscapes form the core of my everyday practice as an artist.

I studied art at the Cooper Union art School in New York City and went on to receive an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West of England in 2000.  I show my work both at my studio  and in galleries and exhibitions throughout the region, including the RWA in Bristol.  I recently won ‘Best in Show’ for my mixed media painting Visitation at the Ilminster Open.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Home Address: Hillside Cottage, Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 0RB
Studio Address: The Studio, Unit 10, Spring Farm, Moorlinch, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 9DD
Landline: 01823 698526 Mobile: 07743 132157 Website: www.jennygraham.co.uk
Email: jenny@landimage.freeserve.co.uk

EDUCATION

MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking – University of the West of England
HNC Printmaking- Somerset College of Arts and Technology, Taunton, Somerset
BA Fine Art and Graphics – Cooper Union, New York, New York USA
The information below represents major exhibitions and projects during the past five years.

RECENT SOLO AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS

2015 Oxford International Art Fair
Somerset Art Weeks Open Studio
2014 The Shape of the Land – Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
Somerset Art Weeks- Spring Farm, Moorlinch, Somerset
Out of the Blue – Contains Art Gallery, Watchet, Somerset
2013 Jenny Graham & Peter Hayes – John Leach Gallery, Muchelney, Somerset
The Changing Land – Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset
Paintings and Textiles – Red Brick Building, Glastonbury, Somerset
2012 Somerset Art Weeks – Spring Farm, Moorlynch
Treeline – Spring Arts and Heritage Centre – Havant, Hampshire

SELECTED RECENT GROUP SHOWS

2016 A2 Gallery Open, Wells, Somerset – First prizewinner

Sunday Times Watercolour Open, London

Thelma Hulbert Open, Honiton, Devon

2015 Ilminster Open Art Exhibition – First prizewinner
RWA ‘ Drawn’ Open Exhibition, Bristol
Quartz Arts Festival, Queen’s College, Taunton, Somerset
The Dove Studios Miniprint Exhibition
Somerset Art Weeks at Shakspeare Glass, Taunton and Langport
2014 Somerset Printmakers – ‘Impressions’ – Musgrove Gallery, Taunton, Somerset
Thelma Hulbert Open – Honiton, Devon
Evolver Prize – Atkinson gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset
Millfield Open Art Exhibition, Street, Somerset
2013 Wiltshire – interpretations of a County – Wine Street Gallery at No.10. Devizes, Wilts.
Earth, Air, Fire Water – Somerset County Museum, Taunton, Somerset
2012 Fingerprint – Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
Somerset Printmakers – Strode Theatre, Somerset
Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, Devon
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
‘Up Close’ Open print exhibition, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
‘Bite’ Open Print exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
‘A4’ International Printmaking, Falmouth, Cornwall
‘Evolver Prize’, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon

RECENT PRIVATE & PUBLIC COMMISSIONS & PROJECTS

2015 Revealthemuseum New Dimensions project at Somerset Heritage Centre
2014 Musgrove Park Hospital – set of photo etchings for Radiology department waiting room
Rime of the Ancient Mariner – photo-etch illustration for ArtLife book of the poem
‘Out of the Blue’ – Watchet Town project solo exhibition, Contains Art, Watchet, Somerset
2013 Denise Oakley, Somerset – painting
2012 Ann Watson, Somerset – painting
Ruth Angell, Birmingham – painting
Melissa Morris, Birmingham – painting
2011 Inna Space Project – ‘Garden of Unearthly Delights’ installation
2010 Audrey Warner, Moorlinch, Somerset – drawings
‘Empty Shops’, Reveal, Somerset Art Works – ‘BOGOF ‘ photographs of shop windows

COLLECTIONS

– Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
– West Mendip District Hospital, Glastonbury, Somerset
– Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset
– Wind Prospect Group, Berkeley Square, Bristol