In 1994 Graham Guerra attended RISD and spent his junior year abroad in the European Honors Program in Rome. After graduating with a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1998, Guerra spent the next three years in NYC making paintings and working for artists such as Matthew Barney, Tom Sachs and Mel Bochner. He had his first show at Bellwether Gallery in 2000.
In 2001, Guerra 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, he 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.
Guerra's first curatorial effort, The Hedonistic Imperative, premiered at Jack the Pelican Presents in 2005 and traveled to Deborah Colton Gallery in 2006. Recently he 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.
Guerra is currently a studio art faculty member at both Pratt Institute and RISD. He lives and maintains a studio in Brooklyn New York.
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