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Timmmy Graham BFA


Timmy Graham graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with a certificate in painting and sculpture. He then went on to earn a BFA from the University of the Arts. Timmy Graham has won prestigious awards, artist residencies, and grants from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Pennsylvania State council on the Arts, The Bemis Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Timmy Graham’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and universities along the east coast, such as Rutgers University, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Savannah International Convention Center, and Rutgers University. Recently he exhibited his work at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, England.

Artist Statement

The function of an artist is to identify, interpret and express his or hers reality. My art is a combination of my conscious and subconscious reacting, defining, and understanding the world around me. My creations are not intended to glorify, glamorize, condemn or rebuke the conditions of the world. I intend for my work to act as a beacon to the evil and negativity beneath the surface of our society. In effect, stimulate the viewer to think, talk, examine and rectify the problems throughout the world. Objectivity and truthfulness is the core of my work.

 Awards and 


2000                Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

                        (Individual Artist Fellowship)

                        New Jersey State Council on the Arts

                        (Individual Artist Fellowship)

2004                New Jersey State Council on the Arts

                        (Individual Artist Fellowship)

2006                Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts

                        (Individual Artist Fellowship

2007                Vermont Studio Center

                        (Full Fellowship)

                        The Bemis Center

                        (Full Fellowship)

                        The Mac Dowell Colony

                        (Full Fellowship)



1996                University of the Arts – Philadelphia, PA

                        Bachelor of Fine Arts

1994                Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art – Philadelphia, PA

                        Four Year Certificate in Painting/Sculpture



2007               Royal Academy of Arts in London – London, England

2006               African American Museum in Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA

                       Victory Hall (Cultural Arts Center) – Jersey City, NJ

2005               Telfair Museum of Art – Savannah, Georgia

2004               New Jersey State Museum – Trenton, NJ

2003               Pennsylvania State Museum – Harrisburg, PA

2002               Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Richmond, VA

2001               High Museum of Art – Atlanta, Georgia

                       Savannah International Convention Center – Savannah, Georgia

                       Georgia Museum of Art – Athens, Georgia

2000               New Jersey State Museum – Trenton, NJ

                       Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ

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Publications and Television

2007               New American Painting – April

                       Art Buzz – September

                       American Artist - October

2006               News 12 ‘On the Scene’ – Oct. 20

                       Hudson Reporter - October

                       Jersey Journal - October

                       NY Arts Magazine – November

2000               Courier Post – September