Langdon Graves grew up in the trees and on the beaches of Virginia where she learned from her grandfather how to draw and be discerning about piecrust. She received her undergraduate degree in painting from VCU and her MFA from Parsons in 2007. Langdon lives and works in Brooklyn.
Parsons the New School for Design, MFA, 2007 Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA, 2000
My drawings start with images of people and objects as real as I can make them, or as real as they appear to me. By manipulating elements that define their specific identity, I can reintroduce them as symbols that participate in a greater sense of identification. Showing only pieces and integrating them to form a partly-defined but believable picture mirrors the way we create individual and collective realities.
Solo Exhibitions 2009 Wives’ Tales LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA 2008 Careful, Kantor/Feuer Window, Lumi Tan, curator, New York, NY Preparations, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA 2007 If There Happens to be Need, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA