JACK GRAVES III
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2020:
JULY
Representation with APR57 Gallery, New York, NY

JULY
Placed "Princess Diana Icon II" within the permanent collection of the Princess Diana Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2019:
JUNE
Exhibiting with The Lost Art Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

2018:
JULY
Completed mural for North American Sake Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

2017:
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, VA

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

APRIL
Exhibited at The Local Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA

MARCH
Completed mural for Paradox Pastry, Charlottesville, VA

JANUARY
Accepted member of The McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

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, Charlottesville, VA
Fellini's#9, Charlottesville, VA

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, NY

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, PA

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

2007:
NOVEMBER
Produced promotional artwork for Newcastle Upon-Tyne University, Newcastle, GB
I describe my art as elaborate Rorschach tests. These paintings conjure an intellectually and emotionally stirring atmosphere which interacts uniquely with each individual viewer. The artworks are formulated by delicately arranging subconscious ideas which are built from the placement of the initial visual gesture. From my first action on the canvas grows an amalgam of realistic images, textures, styles, and design resulting in visual poetry. I wish for the final product to echo back and forth with the viewer continuously resonating a desirable ambience.
ARTIST STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
Jack Graves III is an American artist, born in 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up surrounded by inspiration having an art dealer as a father, John Graves Jr., who founded 'The Collector's Exchange' in St. Augustine, FL in 1978, (today Graves International Art). At the age of 5, his family moved away from urban Jacksonville, Florida to rural Somerset, Virginia. There, he grew up in the country attending and graduating from Grymes Memorial School in 2003 winning the Art Departmental award. He then attended The Blue Ridge School for four years, an over 100 year old all-male boarding school, also winning the Art Departmental award there out of the entire student body in 2007. Upon high school graduation, he attended school abroad for a year studying art at the University of Newcastle, UK and then back to the United States to finish at Hampden-Sydney College, VA. He would be recognized for his art at both of these colleges. A large photograph portrait of Graves working in the college's art studio whilst an art student hangs today within the ground floor of the famous Bortz Library at Hampden-Sydney College.

After college, Graves took his talents into the art world working in Charlottesville, VA. He mainly works in acrylic painting, but also some pen and ink works on paper. He is predominantly represented by his father's gallery operated by his father John Graves and brother Alex Graves, Graves International Art in St. Augustine, FL, though regularly participates in shows and exhibitions among other galleries along the United States East Coast. His work is featured on the two most exclusive online art marketplaces, 1stdibs and Artsy. During the course of 10 years, Graves has created over a handful of painting series: “Abstract”, “Americana”, “Aura”, “Diamond”, “Eclecticism” (Supreme), “Rorschach”, and most notably his very popular “Icon” series. Since 2011, Jack's work has been placed in private collections around the world from New York to Hong Kong. He has placed work in private collections in over 35 states in the US and almost 20 different countries worldwide. Notable acquisitions include “Princess Diana Icon III”, 2019 which was placed into The Princess Diana Museum, Los Angeles, CA and “The Venus of Alexandria Icon (Yves Klein)”, 2019 was placed into a private collection within the Qatar Royal Family.

Today, he lives and works in Jacksonville, FL.
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
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Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Monaco, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States
UNITED STATES

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
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