Name

John Graham

About

ARTIST
John Graham is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. John started his professional creative life by studying architecture and working as an architect. He later shifted his artistic focus to study and create visual art. John has a broad visual art practice that includes independent filmmaking. He has taught studio art in universities and colleges in Canada, USA and Australia. He now teaches print media at the University of Saskatchewan. John has participated in artist residencies worldwide. He has been the recipient of many art awards, grants, fellowships and prizes. His print media, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, installation works and short films have been widely exhibited and screened in North America, Asia and Europe. His artworks are included in the collections of Loto-Quebec, National Bank of Canada, National Library of Canada, National Library of Quebec, New York Public Library, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

EDUCATION
1999 Master of Fine Art – University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec
1986 Master of Architecture – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
1983 Bachelor of Environmental Studies – U of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013 to present – University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
winter 2013 – Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL
2011/2012 – McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2010/2011 – Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL
2009/2010 – Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2008/2009 – Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, USA
2007/2008 – Binghamton University, NY, USA
2002/2005 – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
spring 2002 – University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
2001/2002 – Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
1999-2001 – Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL

AWARDS, PRIZES + SCHOLARSHIPS
2014 New Faculty Research Award, U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
2014 Artist Residency Award, Funen Workshop, Odense, Denmark
2013 Travel Grant for Media Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa
2013 SAW Video Media Arts Centre, Production Grant, Ottawa, ON
2013 Video/Film Production Grant, City of Ottawa, ON
2012 Media Arts Grant (Mid-Career) Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2012 Best Experimental Film ‘Brooklyn Film Festival’ New York, USA
2012 Creative Research Grant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2011 Travel Grant for Media Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa
2011 Conference Grant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2011 SAW Video Media Arts Centre, Production Grant, Ottawa, ON
2011 Video/Film Production Grant, City of Ottawa, ON
2011 Filmmaker Assistance Program Award, NFB, Montreal, QC
2011 Travel Grant for Media Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
2010 Video/Film Production Grant, City of Ottawa, ON
2010 Grand Prize ‘Short Sighted’ The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, NL
2010 Principal’s Research Award, Memorial University, NL
2010 Fine Arts Research Award, Memorial University, NL
2010 SAW Video Media Arts Centre Production Grant, Ottawa, ON
2010 Corel Arts Endowment Award, Ottawa, ON
2009 EMMEDIA Finishing Funds Grant, Calgary, AB
2008 Professional Development Grant, Red Deer College, AB
2008 Artist Grant Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
2007 Professional Development Grant, Allegheny College, USA
2005 Artist Residency Award, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM
2005 Jurors Award ‘Pacific Rim Inter’l Print Exhibition’ U of Hawaii, USA
2004 Artist Grant Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
2004 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2003 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON
2002 Artistic/ Creative Research Grant, University of Guelph, ON
2002 Artist-in-Residence Award, U of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
2001 Visual Artist Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON
2001 Artistic/Creative Grant Memorial University, St. John’s, NL
2001 Drawing & Printmaking Prize, NL & Labrador Arts Council, NL
2000 Artist-in-Residence Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA
2000 Visual Arts Grant, Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council, NL
2000 St. Michael’s Residency Award, St. John’s, NL
1999 Principal’s Research Grant, Memorial University, NL
1999 Graduate Research Award, University of Oregon, USA
1999 Art History Association Purchase Art Award, U of Oregon, USA
1999 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, USA
1998 Artist-in-Residence Award, Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland
1998 Artist Travel Grant Quebec Council for the Arts, Quebec City, QC
1998 TOAE Ernst & Young Best Original Print Award, Toronto, ON
1997/99 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, USA
1998 Artist-in-Residence Award The Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland
1998 Travel Grant, Quebec Council for the Arts, Quebec City, QC
1998 Ernst & Young Best Original Print Award Toronto, ON
1997 Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA
1996 Artist-in-Residence Award, Atelier Engramme, Québec City, QC
1996 Artist-in-Residence Award, Lowick House, , Lake District, UK
1996 Artist Travel Grant, Quebec Council for the Arts, Quebec City, QC
1995 1st Prize Graphics Award, Allentown Festival of the Arts, NY, USA
1994 Artist-in-Residence Award, L’Atelier de l’Ile, Val David, QC
1994 Artist-in-Residence Award, Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium
1994 Printmaking Award, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
1993/94 Academic Bursary Award, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
1992 Prix d’excellence, Biennale internationale, Ville-Marie, QC
1991 1st Prize Print Award, Print Collection, Loto-Québec, Montreal, QC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 ‘Serivisions’ Other Gallery – Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2006 ‘Etcetera’ Perry Gallery, Binghamton, New York, USA
2006 ‘Otherworlds’ Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2005 ‘Nature Unbelieved’ Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM, USA
2004 ’20 Visions’ McClure Gallery – Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
2004 ‘Visions from the Tempest’ Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC
2004 ‘Nature Unimagined’ Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, AB
2004 ‘Visions from the Tempest’ The Works Festival, Edmonton, AB
2002 ‘The Heated Eye’ University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
2001 ‘World Soul’ SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2000 ‘Reverent Pluralism’ James Baird Gallery, St. John’s, NL
1996 ‘John Graham’ Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, USA
1995 ‘Réponse au mystère’ Galerie 303, Montréal, QC
1994 ‘Beauty is sincerity’ Other Gallery, Banff Center for the Arts, AB
1993 ‘The Circus within Us’ Atrium Gallery, Nepean Civic Square, ON

DUO EXHIBITIONS
2007 ‘Uninhabited Landscapes’ Spool Art Space, Johnson City, NY, USA
2005 ‘Synchronicities’ Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2004 ‘Interplay’ Profiles Public Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2003 ‘Interior Play’ Nanaimo Art Gallery, Malaspina U, Nanaimo, BC
1999 ‘Anima Mundi‘ Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
1997 ‘Story Telling in Hope’ Galerie l’Imagier, Aylmer, QC
1993 ‘Images’ Salle Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie, QC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 ‘OUTSIDEr’ Strasbourg Central Station, France
2014 ‘9th Annual International Digital Art Miniprint Exhibition
Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario
2014 ‘Printed Matters Now’ Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2014 ‘7th Douro Biennial’ Alijo, Portugal
2014 ‘The Way Things Are’ Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2013 ‘Global Print 2013’ Alijo, Portugal
2013 ‘A Glimpse of the Future’ Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, ON
2013 ‘Recent Additions’ City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2013 ‘Art by Instruction’ Eastern Edge Galley, St John’s, NL
2013 ‘3rd Triennale Print & Drawing Exhibition’
Chang Mai University Center, Thailand
Sanamchnadra Art Gallery, Silpakkorn University, Thailand
2012 ‘Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition’ Kelowna Art Gallery, BC
2012 ‘Contemporary Print & Drawing Exhibition’ U of Hawaii, Hilo, USA
2012 ‘Bangkok Triennale Print & Drawing Exhibition’ Thailand
2012 ‘Close to Home’ Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, ON
2010 ‘KIWA Woodblock Exhibition’ Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan
2010 ‘Canadian Landscape Exhibition’ Jamieson Gallery, Minden, ON
2010 ‘Penang Print Exhibition’ Universiti Sains, Penang, Malaysia
2009 ‘National Drawing Exhibition’ White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
2009 ‘Landscapes’ John David Macklin Gallery, Kingston, ON
2009 ‘Strange and Beautiful’ Tay River Gallery, Perth, ON
2009 ‘Prospectus: New Works’ SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2009 ‘International Print Exhibition’ Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, ON
2009 ‘Okanagan Print Triennial Exhibition’ Vernon Art Gallery, BC
2009 'Furthest’ Galeria Poliglota, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 ‘Artists’ Books Bound in Art’ Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON
2008 ‘Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition’ Red Deer College Library, AB
2008 'Further: Printmaking on the Edge’ Malone Gallery, Troy U, USA
2008 'Eye of the Hurricane’ Cultural de Cote des Neige, Montreal, QC
2008 'Further: Printmaking at the Edge’ Brevard College, Brevard, NC, USA
2008 ‘Painting on the Edge’ FCA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 'As We See It’ Heeschan Gallery, Meadville, PA, USA
2007 ‘Falun Triennial’ Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden
2007 'Impressions of Humanity’ Montreal Museum of Fine Art, QC
2007 ‘Further’ Galerie Wolleb, Vienna, Austria
2007 'Annual Art Faculty Show’ Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, USA
2007 'Shakespeare Made in Canada’ Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
2007 'Biannual Art Faculty Show’ Art Museum, Binghamton, NY, USA
2007 'Printmaking on the Edge’ Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
2007 'International Biennial of Engraving’ Acqui Terme, Italy
2007 'International Biennial of Douro’ Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal
2007 'Edge’ Hanmi Photography Museum, Seoul, Korea
2007 'Printmaking at the Edge’ Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2007 ‘At the Edge’ Grafikos Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania
2007 ‘Edge’ RJ Reynolds Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
2006 ‘Printmaking at the Edge’ Hornan Gallery, Falun, Sweden
2006 ‘Further, Artists’ Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland
2006 ‘Here & Away’ Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 'At the Edge’ Salem Fine Arts Center, Winston Salem, NC, USA
2005/6 ‘Triple X’ Visual Arts Ontario Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003/6 ‘Southern Graphics Traveling Exhibition’ Iowa State U, Ames, USA
2005 ‘Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition’ U of Hawaii at Hilo, USA
2005 ‘Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial’ Boston U, USA
2005 ‘Biennale d’estampe contemporaine’ Trois Rivieres, QC
2005 'Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition’ Pasadena, CA
2005 'Imprinted’ El Museo Culturel de Sante Fe, NM
2005 ‘Beyond the Frame’ MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
2004 'Drawing 2004’ John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 ‘BIMPE III’ Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 ‘Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Biannual’ Kitchener, ON
2003 ‘Kyoto International Woodprint Exhibition’ Museum Annex, Japan
2003 ‘The Spines that Bind’ Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
2003 ‘SNAP Traveling Exhibition’ Print Artists Northwest, Portland, OR
2003 ‘Egyptian International Print Biennale’ Center of Fine Arts, Cairo
2003 ‘Interconnections’ San Chun Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002 ‘Working Drawings’ Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC
2002 ‘London International Print Biennale’ Morley College, London, UK
2002 ‘Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition’ Art Gallery of Grenfell College, NF
2002 'Biennale of Drawing, Print & Paper’ Centre nationale, Jonquiére, QC
2002 ‘Arts & Letters Competition’ Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s, NF
2000 ‘First Annual Members’ Show’ SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2000 ‘International Print Exhibition’ Off-Centre Gallery Bristol, UK
2000 'Printed Matters’ Other Gallery – Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2000 'Celebration’ Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, England
2000 'Exhibition Omni’ Omni Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
1999 '100 livres d’artistes’, National Library of Quebec, Montreal, QC
1999 ‘Art from Pan America’, Site Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1999 ‘MFA’99 Exhibition’ Museum of Art, U of Oregon, Eugene, USA
1999 ‘National Printmaking Exhibition’ Arizona State U, Tempe, AZ, USA
1999 'With the Grain’, Blue Pony Gallery, Charlotte, NC, USA
1998 ‘Robert Horne Touring Exhibition’, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK
1998 ‘Exposition de la Releve’, Centre culturel de Val-David, QC
1998 ‘Sense and Sensuality’, Museum of Downtown Los Angeles,USA
1997 ‘Biennale of Drawing, Print & Paper’, Centre nationale, Jonquiére, QC
1997 ‘International Print Exhibition’, Portland Art Museum, OR, USA
1996 ‘Triennial of Printmaking of Biella’, Palazzo Regional, Biella, Italy
1996 ‘International Exhibition of Graphic Art’, Frechen, Germany
1995 ‘Juried Exhibition’, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1994 ‘Triennale mondiale d’estampe’, Chamalières, France

SHORT FILM
SINCERUS
(2013) 8min 43sec, HD video
(writer/director/producer/art director/editor)
http://sincerusthefilm.com/
2014 Siliguri International Short Film & Documentary Festival, India
2014 Valie D’ Itria Film Festival, Puglia, Italy
2014 Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece
2014 Serile Filmului International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2013 CologneOFF – International Videoart Festival, Germany
2013 Short Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK
2013 Brooklyn Film Festival, New York, USA
2013 Speechless Film Festival, Mankato, MN, USA
2013 Resolution, SAW Video Media Centre, Ottawa, Canada

A BLIND MAN SEES
(2013) 1min, HD video
(writer/director/producer/editor)
2014 Aakruti International Film Festival, Mumbai, India
2014 Córdoba International Film-Minute Festival, Cordoba, Argentina
2014 TOFF Online Film Festival, New York, USA
2014 Walthamston International Film Festival, London, UK
2014 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival, Chesteron, MD, USA
2013 Videominuto, Parto, Italy

MOVE
(2011) 7min 48sec, HD video
(writer/director/producer/art director/editor)
http://movethefilm.ca/
Best Experimental Film – 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival
http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/films/detail.asp?fid=1291
2014 Goa Short Film Festival, Goa, India
2014 Mica Film Festival, Sao Francisco, Brazil
2014 Oregon Underground Film Festival, USA
2014 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, Fargo, ND, USA
2014 Valie D’ Itria Film Festival, Puglia, Italy
2014 Viewster Online Film Fest 3, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Muskoka Independent Film Festival, Rosseau, ON, Canada
2014 Bolgatty International Film Festival, Kochi, India
2014 Malta Animation Film Fest, Luqa, Malta
2013 Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, State College, USA
2013 Orillia Film Festival, Canada
2013 MashRome Film Fest, Rome, Italy
2013 LAMPS Film Festival, University of Lethbridge, AB, Canada
2012 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, USA
2012 National Screen Institute Short Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
2012 Lucca Film Festival, Lucca, Italy
2012 Ottawa International Film Festival, Canada
2012 L’Etrange Festival, Paris, France
2012 BuSho Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2012 Brooklyn Film Festival, New York, USA
2012 Byron Bay Film Festival, Bryon Bay, Australia
2012 Resolution, SAW Video Media Centre, Ottawa, Canada
2012 Visiting Artist Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
2011 Interfilm 27th International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2011 International Film Festival ETIUDA & ANIMA, Krakow, Poland
2011 Barrie Short Film Festival Showcase, Canada
2011 Hamilton Film Festival, Canada

HIDDEN CITIES
(2009) 2 min, HD video
(writer/director/producer/art director/editor)
2011 Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yukon, Canada
2011 National Screen Institute Short Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
2011 Mississauga Celebration Square (Honourable Mention Award)
2010 Mixer, Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, NL, Canada
2010 Short Sighted, The Rooms Art Gallery, St John’s, NL (Grand Prize)
2010 Smoking Minds Video Art, Nuvolepiatte, Pesaro, Italy
2010 Video Expressions – White Water Gallery (North Bay, ON) AKA Gallery (Saskatoon, SK) Xpace (Toronto, ON) Ed Video (Guelph, ON) ARTSPACE (Peterborough, ON) Spark Arts Space (Syracuse, NY)
2010 Resolution, SAW Video Media Centre, Ottawa, Canada

COLLECTIONS (Print Media, Drawing, Painting, Video)
Art Collection of the National Bank of Canada, Montreal, QC
Art Procurement Program, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Atelier Engramme, Québec City, QC
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimee, La Louviere, Belgium
Engraving Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal
Faculty of Allied Arts University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, USA
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, USA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Kyoto International Woodprint Association, Japan
L’Atelier de l’ile Val-David, QC
Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, BC
Mediatheque – Saw Video Media Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
Musée d’art contemporain de Chamalières, France
Musée Pierre Bayle, Le Carla-Bayle, France
Museum of Engraving – Castello dei Paleologi, Acqui Terme, Italy
National Library of France, Paris, France
Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, USA
New York Public Library – Special Collections, USA
Nun Ta Jah Lodge, Bow Lake, AB, Canada
Penang State Art Museum, Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Print Collection of the Loto-Québec Corporation, Montreal, QC
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
St. Michael’s Print Shop, St. John’s, NL
Winnipeg City Hall Municipal Art Collection, MN
Velvet Antler Print Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, AB

COLLECTIONS (Artist’s Books + Print Suites)
Archives & Special Collections, U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
‘Imprint’ (2014)

National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON
‘Imprint’ (2014)
‘Business Suite’ (2003)
‘Visions from the Tempest’ (2001)
‘Enthusia’ (2000)
‘Reverent Pluralism’ (1998)
‘Stable Grace’ (1997)
‘Thought Garden’ (1997)
‘Beauty is sincerity’ (1996)
‘Past Instincts’ (1996)
‘Tone Spirits’ (1995)
‘A Letter to the Sky and Moon’ (1994)

National Library of Québec, Montreal, QC
‘Visions from the Tempest’ (2001)
‘Reverent Pluralism’ (1998)
‘Thought Garden’ (1997)
‘Beauty is sincerity’ (1996)
‘Past Instincts’ (1996)
‘Les tons des esprits’ (1995)
‘Une lettre au Ciel et à la Lune’ (1994)

Bruce Peel Special Collections, University Library
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
‘Past Instincts’ (1996)
‘Tone Spirits’ (1995)
'A Letter to the Sky and Moon’ (1994)