Exhibitions and Articles

Kathleen J Graves has shown work in New York City, Long Island, Virginia, Colorado, Miami, the Czech Republic, Italy and Korea. View candid photos here.

I make photographic work about nature and technology. I care about conserving the natural world, the beauty of the landscape, the threat to animal species and I suggest the developing world of AI (Artificially Intelligent) Bots or Nanobots will be a technology of change for our environment.

In 2020 Graves had a 2 person exhibition with Suh Yongsun at the MK Gallery called Midtown and Beyond in Vienna, outside of Washington DC. She was reviewed in the Washington Post by Mark Jenkins. Graves is currently participating in the members exhibition at Guild Hall on Long Island with a photograph about the endangered Black Rhino.

In 2019 Graves was part of Microcosmo at the beautiful Museo di Palazzo Doria Pamphilj In Valmontone (Roma). In the summer of 2019 Graves was represented in a group show ‘An Artists Place’ at the Marquee Projects in Bellport, our most intriguing gallery on the South Shore.

Importantly, in 2017 Graves had a solo exhibition Retracing My Steps at the MK Gallery in Virginia that surveyed a range of her works of the last 10 years, Graves has another solo exhibition called Breath:Nature at Lapomme Museum in Cheongju, South Korea. Graves also exhibited a video Tweakie and Gentle Botanist Bots, a Bot Study installation of two Bots riding a tech creature to safeguard a species of moss, at Yesultong, the Street Museum in Seoul.

The De Bello Naturae exhibition traveled in 2016 from Italy to the City Gallery of the Seoul City Hall and after, to the Suwon Arts Center in Suwon. Additionally, Dark Garden photographs and Bot Studies were shown at Yesulting, the Street Museum in Seoul.

In 2015 Graves returned to her home town of Denver, Colorado to exhibit in group show of alumni called Vault. Graves exhibited a Dark Garden work that was photographed in Cartegena, Colombia at The Center for Visual Art. Graves will be part of the Reconnect show of alumni, once again, next spring in 2021 as this exhibit was postponed for one year due to Covid.

Notably, in 2014 Graves created a Site Specific Installation called The Poetry of Change for the Inner Room in majestic Siena, Italy. In November of 2014 Graves participated in a three person exhibition called De Bello Naturae – della natura, le sfide which means The Beauty of Nature, the Fight of Nature. The exhibition was held at the magnificent Barletta Castle in Barletta, Italy.

Graves was honored to be curated into Miami Basel by John Hanhardt in Framing the Moving Image, December 2013. In 2014 these three works called Bot Studies became part of the Cricket Taplin Collection and showed at the Sagamore Art Hotel on Miami Beach.

Graves was featured in an article in the Huffington Post in 2014 by Jacqueline Bishop called Kathleen J Graves Passionate Art Advocacy of the Environment. Jacqueline Bishop is a delightful writer and artist from Jamaica – Please look her up.

In addition, Graves was interviewed by Legacy Russell for Dis Magazine, called The Body Electric: Graves New World, September 2012. Legacy Russell is a writer, artist and curator who is an Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum of Harlem. She is a dynamo with extraordinary talent in all of the above!

Other shows include Light and Life: Contemporary Landscapes in NYC, Art that Iterates at Columbia University in NYC and a solo show with Antonio Trimani called Slips of Happiness at the Frida Art Gallery in Bari, Italy. Graves was a guest artist at ArtMill in the Czech Republic and participated in an exhibition at its’ Galerie Califia. I was fortunate to go to Cuba! as part of an international Colloquium and Exhibition in Havana. The Czech countryside and cities of Havana and Bari were incredible experiences.

Future Projects: Look for an exhibition in the fall of 2021 that I am curating about Nature and Time. It was also postponed due to Covid. This show will present 10 artists at the BBHS – Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society in renowned Bellport village. The medias are video, photography, painting, drawings, found object sculptures and performance.

Kathleen J Graves was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at New York University. She also taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Pratt Manhattan and the International Center of Photography in NYC. She was the Director of the Advanced Digital Print Studio at NYU between 2005-2012. She taught the large format digital print and artists methods using the computer. Graves is a practicing artist at Gravus Print Studios on Long Island, New York.

Detail from Cult of the Virgin, Exhibition - Longing for Certain Things