JACK GRAVES III
ARTIST STATEMENT / CV
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CV

2016:
NOVEMBER
Exhibiting month long show at Live Arts Theater, Charlottesville, Va

SEPTEMBER
Exhibiting, “The Blissful Dark”, at The Bridge PAI. Charlottesville, Va

AUGUST
Completed Mural For RSVPHANCRAFTED/ FOYTIK, Charlottesville, Va

JULY
Completed Mural for The Local Restaurant in Belmont, Charlottesville.

JUNE
Group Show at Mott Gallery, Richmond, Va
Interviewed for Lighthouse Studios' “ZXCV: CHASING JACK GRAVES III”

APRIL
Exhibited at The Local Restaurant

MARCH
Completed mural for Paradox Pastry, Charlottesville, Va

JANUARY
Accepted member of The McGuffey Art Center

2015:
SEPTEMBER
The Broadberry. Richmond, VA
Featured on cover of Whurk Magazine. Virginia Cultural Review

AUGUST
Promotional band artwork and cover artwork for "Threesound".

JUNE
Promotional band artwork for "Soul House Revival"

MAY
Freeman-Victorius Art Gallery
Fellini's#9

FEBRUARY
Produced album and promotional artwork for band " We the People"
Produced promotional artwork for "Stream Sweepers".

2014:
OCTOBER
Private show in Portland, OR
Private show in Jacksonville, Fl

JULY
Private show in Old Forge, NY
Studio A Gallery, Fredericksburg, Va
Fellini's #9, Charlottesville, VA
Para Coffee, Charlottesville, Va
Big Dawg Tattoo, Charlottesville, Va

JUNE
Published in "Internationale Kunst Heute"
Half Moon Art Gallery, Virginia Beach, Va
The Camel Art Event, Richmond, Va

MAY
Produced advertising artwork for The Camel and Broadberry music halls.
LeGrand Fine Art Salon, Richmond, Va

APRIL
Published in "Art World News"
Raw Artist Art Show, Washington D.C.

MARCH
Fellini's #9
Began exhibiting at Graves International Art Gallery, Gordonsville, Va

FEBRUARY
LeGrand Fine Art Salon, Richmond, Va

JANUARY
Raw Artist Art Show, Richmond, Va
LeGrand Fine Art Salon, Richmond, Va

2013:
NOVEMBER
Saatchi Online Gallery
Legrand Fine Art Salon, Richmond ,Va

OCTOBER
LeGrand Fine Art Salon, Richmond, Va

AUGUST
Virginia Beach Tattoo and Art Festival, Virginia Beach, Va

JULY
Agora Gallery, Manhattan, N.Y.

JUNE
Richmond Street Art Festival, Richmond, Va

APRIL
Plan 9, Richmond, Va

2012:
MARCH
Art Underground Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD

FEBRUARY
Light Street Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2011:
NOVEMBER
788 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

SEPTEMBER
Artscape associated Event, Baltimore, MD
Big Dub Candy Mountain music & Art Festival, Pennsylvania

MAY
Hampden-Sydney College's,"The Garnet", Art and Literature Magazine.

2007:
NOVEMBER
Produced promotional artwork for Newcastle Upon-Tyne University
ORIGINALS
PRINTS
ARTIST STATEMENT / CV
I am dedicated to creating organic, highly disciplined, emotionally and intellectually engaging visual art.

Adapting my work from the ancient origins of the visual arts language, pure design, I began producing art with these concepts in mind discovering the ways to convey art are infinite.

As my work evolved, I began to incorporate photo-realistic elements and color experimenting with how they work together.
The result of this ebb and flow of “pure” design, now incorporated with classic iconic forms and color, has led to my creation of a new and unique visual lexicon, silent yet powerful, hauntingly sublime.

I believe this entirely new and original conceptualization and approach to creating fine art opens the door for a completely new and fertile art movement.
ARTIST STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
Jack Graves was born in 1988 in Jacksonville, FL. He spent much of his adolescence in his father's art gallery, Graves International Art, surrounded by a diversity of artworks from Albrecht Durer to Andy Warhol. He began producing works from an early age, and later studied art history and fine art at The Blue Ridge School, Newcastle University in England, and Hampden-Sydney College. At The Blue Ridge School Graves won the Departmental Award for his art, during his tenure at Newcastle University he was selected to produce the artwork for the Annual Ball, and at Hampden- Sydney College he was commissioned to create the cover art for their annual book of poetry, The Garnet. Since 2011, Jack has exhibited throughout The United States and sold to collectors internationally. In recent years Graves has produced album artwork for musicians and created large scale murals for businesses. While completing these commissions he has been diligently honing his skill and attention towards a new art form, “Eclecticism”. Graves states, “An “Eclecticism” work uses two or more different art styles, from the past or what new ones I develop for the future, in best presenting an original artwork.”. Graves seeks to unveil this series of iconoclastic works by early 2017.
If you have any questions, need additional information, wish to make a purchase or submit an offer, you may directly contact the artist using the email address below.

jackgraves2@gmail.com
Photography by Tristan Williams