JACK GRAVES III
ARTIST STATEMENT / CV
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CV

2017:
Graves has not exhibited further in 2017 in effort to dedicate attention to the growing demand for his "Icon" series and develop a unique portraiture style.

APRIL
"Secret Art Show" Exhibit with Arielle Lemons at the IX Art Park, Charlottesville, Va.

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 is an American artist, born in 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida. From and early age Jack has developed a talent for creating unique and original works of art. Winning departmental awards during his early primary education, and while studying at home and abroad at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and at Newcastle University in England.

Over the past several years Jack has been painting professionally, developing a wide audience and base of collectors worldwide. In 2014 he was recognized by the critical review, “Internationale KUNST HEUTTE”. Today his paintings are featured in numerous galleries, on “1st dibs” and “The Highboy”, two international digital fine art platforms, as well as his own website.

Jack describes his art style as “Eclecticism”, “a work that juxtaposes two or more different art styles, one from the past and new ones I develop for the future.”

This approach has evolved, culminating in a completely new series of paintings he calls the “Icon Series”. In this series he incorporates an idealized, almost photo-realistic face of an international super-star model or celebrity, an “Icon”, within a matrix of an otherwise totally abstract expressionist composition, which makes the iconic image dazzle.

The new “Icon Series” has been met with tremendous success with designers, galleries and fine art collectors from Hong Kong to Manhattan, selling over 40 works in a matter of months of its debut.
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