Experimental and Foundation Studies


Graham Guerra

In 1994 Graham attended Rhode Island School of Design and spent his junior year abroad in RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome. After graduating with a BFA in painting from RISD in 1998, Graham spent the next three years in New York City making paintings and working for artists such as Matthew Barney, Tom Sachs and Mel Bochner. Graham had his first show at Bellwether Gallery in 2000. In 2001, Graham entered graduate school at Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT, and graduated with an MFA in painting/printmaking in 2003. In 2004, Graham had his first solo show in New York at Jack the Pelican Presents and has been selected to participate in many national and international shows since then. Graham’s first curatorial effort, The Hedonistic Imperative, premiered at Jack the Pelican Presents in 2005 and traveled to Deborah Colton Gallery in 2006. Recently Graham was awarded a Wardlow residency in Melbourne, Australia, a Pratt Institute Faculty Development Grant, a Frans Masereel Centrum residency in Kasterlee, Belgium, and a RISD Professional Development grant, among other awards. Graham is currently a studio art faculty member at both Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. He lives and maintains a studio in Brooklyn New York.