joseph grahame


united kingdom

birth year


artist statement

the work of joseph grahame is concerned with different processes by which pigment can be applied to surface, and how abstraction can emerge through various techniques and systems of working. his practice encourages the use of every day materials and things such as dirt or debris to leave a trace on the surface. folds, accidental marks and stains become very crucial to the process and outcome of the painting. his recent works attempt to explore and also understand what it means to make paintings now.


2014 – 2017 university of leeds
2013 – 2014 goldsmiths, university of london
2011 – 2013 leeds college of art



2017 ‘so what of the future’, degree show, university of leeds
2017 ‘thought waves, heat waves, all’, solo show, gallery space, university of leeds
2016 ‘attenuation’, group exhibition, unit 4, st john’s centre, leeds

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2014 ‘Illuminations’, the university of leeds
2013 group exhibition for goldsmiths, temporary space, new cross, london
2013 first year group exhibition, goldsmiths, university of london
2013 diploma show, leeds college of art


2017 ‘thought waves, heat waves, all’ self published artist book
2016 artist catalogue to coincide with ‘attenuation’ exhibition