Mab Graves

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MAB GRAVES

http://mabgraves.com/bio

BIO:

Mab Graves is a Contemporary Pop-Surrealist artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of the dusty American Midwest.
Her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative. She blames this on her parents who unrelentingly read aloud to her and her three sisters as small, impressionable children.
Mab’s passion for creation has been an overwhelming obsession since she could grip a crayon, at about the age of 6 months. She spent her childhood and teen years adoring graphite and pen mediums (but being very suspicious of paints) until she discovered painting in early 2009, and then it was all over.
A self-taught artist, Mab’s work has been shown is galleries both nationally and internationally. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries. Mab’s art has appeared in many print articles in books and magazines and in 2013 she published her first book of paper dolls with Dover Publishing.
She currently lives, works and dreams in Indianapolis, IN.

For sneak peeks of new projects and info about upcoming shows, or to see Mab’s archives, you can check out these links:
Mab’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mab.graves
Mab’s Instagram http://instagram.com/mabgraves
Mab’s Flickr Archives http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabgraves/
Contact mabgraves@gmail.com

Mab is currently not accepting custom requests or commissions.

UPCOMING 2015 SCHEDULE
January 3rd – “Paper Doll Show” (group show) – Rivet Gallery, Columbus, OH
February 6th- “A Date With Blythe” (print show) – Tiny Ninja Gallery, Seattle WA
February 7th – “Snake Oil and False Prophets” (group sculpture show) – Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
February 14th – “Myth, Magic and Lore” (group show) – Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

March 6th – “Intimacy” (group show) – Swoon Gallery, LA, CA
March 14th – “Dreamlands” (group show) – Corey Helford Gallery Circa, Culver City, CA
March 20th – “Cinder, Glass and Thorns III” (group show) – Inner State Gallery and 1xRUN, Detroit, MI
April 17th – “TBA” (solo show) Auguste Clown Gallery – Victoria, Australia
May 8th – “Spirited Winds from the East” (group show) – Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
July – “Icons” (group show) – Swoon Gallery, LA, CA
September – “Get the Lead Out” (group show) – Swoon Gallery – San Francisco, CA
November 14th – “The Children of the Nephilim” (solo Show) Monster Gallery – Indianapolis, IN
January 9th 2016 – “Long Live the Queen” (group show)- Last Rites Gallery – New York, NY
June 29th 2017 – “Print Show” (solo show) – Screaming Sky Gallery – Portland, OR

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014
“This is Not a Love Song” – Dax Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
“Beta Cell Bash” (group show) – New Day Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Celebration of Nature” (group show) – Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
“Indelible” (group show) – Alexi Era Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
“Universe: The Art of Existence” (group show) – Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Romantic Heroines” (group show) – Junie Moon – Tokyo Japan
“Yours Truly: 100 Postcards for Human Rights” (group show) – Alexi Era Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
“Artists on Board” (group show) – Art Deck Co, Portland, OR
“Wilderness” (group show) Auguste Clown Gallery – Victoria, Australia
“Temple of the Soul” (group show) – Alexi Era Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
“Alice in Wonderland” (solo show) – Monster Gallery – Indianapolis, IN
“Of Paper , Rust and Stardust” (solo print show) – IndyReads, Indianapolis, IN
“The Brave Ones” (group show) – Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“Day de los Muertos” (group show) – Eiteljorg Museum – Indianapolis, IN
“Fonzo Custom Show” (group show) – Curator’s Voice, Miami, FL
“The Krampus Show” (group show) – Curly Tale Fine Art, Chicago, IL
“Flower Pepper 3 Year Anniversary” (group show) – Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
“Wanderlust II” (group show) Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Gift Wrapped 2014” (group show) Clutter Gallery, Beacon NY

2013
“Wanderlust” (group show) Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Grey Gardens” (group show) – Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Fonzo Show” (group show) – Dragatomi, Sacramento CA
“Pretending to be Human” (solo show) – Monster Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Banned Books” (group show)– Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Indianapolis, IN
“The Runaways” (solo show) – Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA
“Gallery B” (group show) – Gallery B, Barcelona, Spain
“Chronicle: Tales of the Sea” (group show) – Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Curiosities” (group show) – Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Tarot: Art of Fortune” (group show) – Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA
“Boys vs. Girls” (group show) – Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
“Not in Kansas Anymore” (group show) – Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
“Punked” (group show) – Circle City Aerodromes, Indianapolis, IN

2012
“Candyland” – (solo show) – Monster Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Curiosities” (group show) – Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
“Primary Colors: 10 Years” (group show) – Primary Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Peter Pan and Wndy” (group show) – Susanita’s Little Gallery, Madrid, Spain
“Starter Art” (group show) – Bear and Bird Gallery, Lauderhill, FL

2011
“The Fish Show” (group show)- Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN
“Art of Youth” (group show) MCCOY, Indianapolis, IN
“Bodies of Waters” Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
“One Piece Show” (group show) – Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Stoked:3” (group show) – Art Omi, Ghent, NY
“Sugarplums” (group show) – Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Circle of Champions” (group show) – Primary Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Social Faceworking” (group show) Schenectady, NY
NYC Fountain Art Fair (group show) New York, NY

2010
“Art of Youth” (group show) (MCCOY) Indianapolis, IN
“Tonic Ball” (group show) Indianapolis, IN
“Too Marvelous for Words” (group show)–Albany Center Gallery, NY
“Dia de Los Muertos” (group show) -Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
“All Business” (group show) – The Marketplace Galley, Albany, NY
“Buckaroo Bash” (group show)– Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
“Girl Wonders” (solo show) – Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“The Adventures of Harlow” (solo show) – Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Critical Exchange” (group show) – Indianapolis, IN
“Replanting the Garden” (group show) – Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2009
“Toys” (group show) – Art Box Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Be Indypendent” (group show)- Indianapolis Artsgarden, Indianapolis, IN
“Black, White and Read All Over” (group show) – Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Tonic Ball” (group show) Indianapolis, IN
“Booth Launch” (group show)-Harrison Center Galley, Indianapolis, IN
“Buckaroo Bash” (group show) – Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
“Self Portrait Show” (group show) INVOKE Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
“Art vs. Art” (winner), Indianapolis, IN

In Print
“Glue Girl – Volume 2″ – (featured artist) – January 2015
Indianapolis Monthly – (featured artist) December 2014
“Lowbrow Cats” – (featured artist) -Graffito Books – August 2014
“Little Lost Girls” – paper doll book – Dover Publishing – 2013
CenCalMag Issue V214 (featured artist /cover) – 2013
“Zoonosis” (cover) – Hyacinth Girl Press – 2013
“Metamorphosis: Art of Blythe” (featured artist) CWC Publishing – 2013
Menacing Hedge – Summer Edition (cover) – 2012
“Hello Cutie” (featured artist) – Arsenal Publishing – 2012
NUVO (featured artist) – 2012
Menacing Hedge – Winter Edition (cover) – 2011
Gothic Beauty Magazine Issue 34 (featured artist) – 2011
NUVO (featured artist) – 2011
Metromix (featured artist /cover) – 2010
Booth Magazine (featured artist) – 2009