Fellowship Talk with Veronica Graham and Malisa Humphrey
Veronica Graham is an Oakland based visual artist primarily working in print and digital mediums. Inspired by today’s rapidly changing environment, she sees her art practice as a form of world building. Each work is the creation of place or artifact, calling attention to how fiction is weaved into our reality. In 2012 she founded Most Ancient, a design studio focused on small press and digital production. Her books have been collected by SFMoMA, MoMA, The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, Stanford University, Yale University, and other public and private collections. Graham has received grants from Kala Art Institute and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is now designing virtual worlds and her first VR project called “The Muybridge Mausoleum” was completed in 2017 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms. In addition to her own practice, Graham is an active member on SFMoMA’s Games Advisory Board and an arts educator who has taught at San Francisco Art Institute, Southern Exposure, and Creativity Explored.
Malisa Humphrey was born in Berkeley, California and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has exhibited and screened at Richard Telles Fine Art, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Armory Center for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, the Oakland Museum of California and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2017 she was a recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists.
Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Kala Art Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702