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ABOUT

Graham was born and raised in Australia where he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rusden State College, now Deacon University in Melbourne. His primary focus was the art of human movement. After a number of years as a high school teacher and an extended stint traveling the world that expanded his interest in the art world, he transitioned into commercial art where he focused on branding and logo design.

 

In 1994, he started Odyssey Artworks, a design and sculpture studio in Denver, Colorado; with business partner, metal smith, and fellow traveler, Steve Pearson. Their studio primarily focused on metal sculpture and one-of-a-kind furniture for corporate and residential locations, using re-purposed materials when possible. That is when he started grinding geometric and organic patterns on stainless steel; the images of fish came soon after — followed by feathers and birds — all of which are represented in his current series called Stainless Steelheads.

Now living in Bellingham, Washington, Graham currently works in three different mediums — encompassing a wide range of techniques and materials. He is constantly experimenting and exploring new ideas and subject matter relevant to the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

JURIED SHOWS AND AWARDS
Issaquah Salmon Days, Issasquah, WA —  2016 Best of Show, 2017, 2018
Bellevue Festival of the Arts, Bellevue, WA 2017, 2018
Arts Alive LaConnor, WA 2015, 2016, 2017
Smith & Vallee Gallery Edison, WA Objectification 2014, 2015, 2016
Edmonds Juried Arts Show — 2014, 2015
Edmonds Art Festival — 2018, Best Booth Award
Anacortes Juried Art Exhibition, Anacortes, WA — 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Best of Show, People’s Choice, 2013 & 2014
Focus Family Gallery Artist, 2016
Art in Bloom, Anacortes, WA 2015, 2016 — People’s Choice Award

ReVision — Vancouver, BC 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
North Vancouver Arts Center, Vancouver, BC The Reclaimers — 2014
Allied Arts of Whatcom County 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
RARE — Recycled Art & Resource Exhibit 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Lightcatcher Museum, Bellingham, WA 2012, 2013
Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA 2013, 2014
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WAMade/Do. A History of Creative Reuse , 2018
City of Kent — Juried Exhibits — Kent Summer Art Exhibit, 2017 and
Centennial City Gallery, 2018