vita

Eva Graf, German painter, photographed at her Houston, TX studio.Eva Ausschnitt rund lachend GesichtBorn and grown up in southern Germany, Eva Graf, already at the age of 13, began to create her own artistic designs in furniture, jewelry, sculptures, and paintings. Her love for creating the unique  accompanied her throughout her life in a number of different opportunities and positions – ranging from a multimedia designer and conservationist technical assistant to an art professional, filled with curiosity and interested in exploring and experimenting with a variety of exciting art forms in Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil.

Her work and experience in doctors’offices, law firms, and the pharmaceutical industry all added a rich and meaningful dimension to her natural artistic talent. Eventually, she was able to open her first own art studio in Wiesbaden, Germany.
 Beginning as a free-lance artist, she soon turned into an unpretentious art professional, only interested in bringing new life and freshness to what so often appears to be taken for granted in the natural world of beauty and design. Presently, she has many different pieces of art on display in Germany.
 In September of 2012, she and her family moved to Houston, Texas.

evagraf-portrait

Her present art focus is now on sculptures and object frames. After her baby break she started to exhibit her work at “Texas Art 2014” of Assistance League, Williams Tower Gallery Houston, TX;
LSU Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA: “National Compact Competition & Exhibit 2014”. Eva’s art work was on display as part of “THE BIG SHOW 2014”, at the the Lawndale Art Center of Houston, TX.

At the end of 2013, along with 5 other professional artists, Graf helped found the Art Crew of Houston, Texas.
Presently, she is a member of the Visual Arts Alliance, Houston. In March 2014 she moved into her second art studio and gallery at Silver Street Studios, # 321. This studio complex is located in the old historic Sixth Ward, and well known for being associated with the largest group of active, professional artists in the Houston area. Graf studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfort, Germany, and attended at the Glassell School of Art, located in Houston, Texas. At the SAE Institute Munich, Bavaria, Germany, she studied Design and completed “Degree in Design”.

Eva Graf relocated with her Studio # 321 to the Middle East, Kingdom of Bahrain in April 2015. Her studio is now located in the compound at Al Hilal Gardens, Jannusan area.

RÉSUMÉ 

Education

Glassell School of Art / MFAH, Houston, Texas, USA
School of Fine Arts, “Städelschule”, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
SAE Institute, Degree in Design, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions in 2016:

CONCEPTION CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, Walker Street, New York City, USA
Juror: Rachel Vossen

20th ANNUAL ART ON THE AVENUE CDC, Winter Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA
Juror: Jennie Ash

CREATED IN BAHRAIN
AKKAS Gallery, New Saar, Kingdom of Bahrain
Juror: Marion Labani, Art Divano Gallery, Bahrain

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions in 2015:

TEXAS ART 2014 of Assistance League
Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
Juror: Brady Roberts, Chief Curator | Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions in 2014:

18th Annual ART ON THE AVENUE of the Community Development Corporation
Houston, Texas
Juror: Christine West, Houston

32nd MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION of the Visual Arts Alliance,
Houston
Juror: Dennis Nance, Houston

THE GULF COAST 2014 at Center for the Arts
Rockport, TX
Juror: Lee Deigaard, New Orleans, Louisiana

THE BIG SHOW 2014 of Lawndale Art Center
Houston Texas, USA
Juror: Erin Elder, Santa Fe, Minnesota

20” x 20” x 20” 
2014 A NATIONAL COMPACT COMPETITION & EXHIBIT 
of LSU Gallery
Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
Juror: Shana Barefoot, Atlanta, Georgia

TEXAS ART 2014 of Assistance League
Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
Juror: Rock Hushka, Tacoma, Washington

 

Selected Juried Group Exhibitions in 2011:

2011 DAYS OF RESPECT at the 6. Kultufestival of Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Jury: Interkulturelle Bühne e.V.

2010 DAYS OF RESPECT at the 5. Kulturfestival of Frankfurt
Berger Strasse 296, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Jury: Interkulturelle Bühne e.V.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Jul 18 and Aug 22, 2014:
2 NIGHTS OF #SUMMER SERIES
Silver Street Studios, 2000A Edwards Street, Houston,Tx, 77007, USA
2014 THE WOMEN’s FUND FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXHIBITION
Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA

2011 ANS LICHT GEBRACHT
Goldschmiede Esser Föhre, 
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

2010 

LOKALE HELDEN 4, “DIE” DESIGNERSHOW
Kranzplatz 5, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 NATUR AN SICH
Gallery at the Clinic an der Ringkirche Drs. Mielke & Benz & Sitta
, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

2011 WISPERFEST at Weingut Laquai
Lorch am Rhein, Hessen, Germany

NATUR MAL ANDERS, Gallery of Wine Bistro Weinländer
Rheinstrasse 21, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

2010 FARBENSPIELE DES LEBENS, Gallery Anderswo
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

THAT’s ME, at Studio im Rheingauviertel, Kunstobjekte Eva Graf
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

KÜNSTLICH UND NATÜRLICH, at Gallery of Clinic Drs. Lucas & Mietze
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

NATUR PUR at the Robert – Struppmann – Museum
Lorch am Rhein, Hessen, Germany

Memberships

Art Crew Houston
Visual Arts Alliance

Distinctions

2014 Invited as Juror and Advisor of German Art Students of the Clemens Highschool, Sugar Land,Texas

2013 Co-founded ART CREW Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

2013 Founded ART & DESIGN Eva Graf, Houston, Texas, USA

2010 Founded KUNSTOBJEKTE Eva Graf, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany