Born in Denver , Josh Graham is a visual artist and composer. Raised in Phoenix. Lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and now in the Hudson Valley.
Graham’s work — up to and including musical set pieces with any number of his earth moving bands, from a past with Red Sparowes to a present with IIVI and A Storm of Light — addresses with no uncertain focus the inescapable slide of time in passages significant and singular where the fleeting nature of the illusion of permanence and its ruin are nothing if not inevitable. In print/altered photographic mnemonics, visual installation, and sculpture, Graham pursues an obsession with light, dark, shadow space and natural forms.
Large formats [6 feet plus] on aluminum dominate [with wolf sculptures redolent of his ground-breaking work with musical confrontationalists Neurosis abounding], and round out an expansive body of work that is, in micro and macro, about nothing if not the emphasis on form, structure, discipline and their eventual loss. Using found objects, digital manipulations and video/audio installations, Graham’s work presages a near eschatological understanding of life cycle and being.
– Eugene Robinson
12/2014 Standard Model Catastrophes, Made In NY Media Center, Brooklyn
06/2011 The River of Time: E6 Gallery, San Francisco
04/2014 Roadburn: Tilburg, Netherlands
12/2011 Devil Town: Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
09/2011 7 Sins: Aktion Gallery, Philadelphia PA
07/2010 Anagnorisis Fine Arts: Angelic Possession (guest artist); New York, NY
06/2010 Installation Six: Eastern District, Brooklyn NY
05/2010 Voices in the Bardo: Shadow’s Space, Philadelphia PA
05/2010 Installation Six: Pink Hobo Gallery, Minneapolis MN
03/2010 Installation Six: Tangent Lab, Wichita KS
02/2010 Installation Six: Okay Mountain, Austin TX
01/2010 Installation Six: Scion Installation LA, Los Angeles CA
09/2008 Catalyst: Gallery Fifty 24, San Francisco, CA
Visual Installation Performances
2000 – 2012: Neurosis: Concert Visuals, 60+ performances worldwide
2008 – Present: A Storm of Light: Concert Visuals, 150+ performances worldwide
02/2013 OX Magazine (DE): Josh Graham
02/2013 Ghost Cult (UK): Interview with Josh Graham
01/2013 Mute Art Music (Argentina): Josh Graham
01/2012 Staf Magazine (ES): Quik Art, Josh Graham
04/2010 Rocksound Magazine (UK): Design Devils
05/2010 Juxtapose Magazine: Online Interview
04/2010 Mombaça Magazine (ES): Art In Marginal Spaces
03/2010 Current TV: Television Interview
03/2008 Brooklyn Vegan: An Interview with Josh Graham
10/2010 Latvian Academy of Culture: Riga, Lativa
04/2014 Roadburn Music Festival: Tilbug, Netherlands
Available upon request.