Adam Graff
Illustration, London London, City of United Kingdom
 
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Contact details
Tel: 07747 196811
Brief Summary
International, award-winning illustrator with many years professional experience working extensively in the editorial, publishing, design and advertising sectors. 

The core of my illustration practice is both cerebral and humorous.  My visual language has evolved using traditional drawing techniques and materials to create unique, quirky and often edgy imagery, which takes a fresh and honest look at the weird and freakish world in which we live.

I am also a Senior Lecturer, heading the level 5 illustration pathway on the BA Graphic Design & Illustration course at the University of Hertfordshire.

 
Clients
BBC Worldwide Publishing, British Telecom, Chicken Shed Theatre Company, Danone, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Hamlet, The Independent, Inland Revenue, MTV, One 2 One, Oxford University Press, Sainsbury's, Science Museum, The Telegraph, Time Out, The Times. 
Professional Experience
2013 
September - Commission full page advertising feature, Lazy Oaf Winter’13 magazine
July - Exhibition, Hero of Switzerland group show: Travel, Something else, Bristol
July - Featured artist AOI Porfolios
June - Exhibition, Group show: Tasty, E17 Art House, London
May - Interview, Studio visits, Pick Me Up
May - Interview, How to teach art classes & workshops, Digital Arts
April - Exhibition, Hero of Switzerland group show: Pick Me Up, Somerset House, London
February - Interview/ feature, Cover star, The EList magazine

2012
October - Competition & exhibition, AOI Images 36 bronze award winner, Somerset House, London
October - Exhibiiton, Group Show: Happy Birthday Edward Lear – Southampton Solent University
September - Exhibition, Hero of Switzerland group show: To Your Health, Lomography Gallery, Spitalfields
May - Exhibiiton, Group Show: Happy Birthday Edward Lear, Poetry Society, Covent Garden
March - Exhibition, Group show: Spring at the Smokehouse, Forman’s Smokehouse gallery, Bow
March - Exhibiiton, Group show: Picture show, Everyman cinema, Hampstead

2011
Dec - four images selected for AOI Images 36 "best of British illustration'.
October - Exhibition - LOADED, solo show, FIRST OUT cafe-bar, London, WC2.
September - Exhibition - E17 Art Trail. 'Rant of the Day', Rose & Crown, Hoe Street.
September - Group show - Heroes & Villains, VZ Gallery, Cheshire Street, London E2.
August - Group show, Illustrators East 17, Penny Fielding, Beautiful Interiors, London, E17.
June - 3x3 professional show winner. 
June - Group show - Picture Show, E17 Art House, London, E17.

2010
September - Exhibition - E17 Art Trail. The Amazing illustrated Shed, The Rose & Crown, Hoe Street
September  - Exhibition - included in AOI Images 34 exhibition, London College of Communication
August  - Exhibition - A Suite of Lighted Rooms, Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square, London
June Judge - 3X3 Student show

2009
December - Arts club winter show, group exhibition Memories of Walthamstow, Vestry House, London
October - Four images selected for AOI Images 34 annual competition, book and national touring exhibition
July - Featured Artist of the month AOI portfolios
June - Graduation MA Communication Design + illustration
June - Exhibition - MACD Final show, Candid Galleries, Islington, London
February - Group exhibition - MACD Work in progress, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2008
October - MA Communication Design + illustration, Level 2 , Central Saint Martins, London
September - Exhibition - E17 Arts trail. Plot to Plot, Green Pond Allotments, Waltham Forest.
June - Panelist - Re-drawing the Line Symposium, exploring contemporary issues. London College of Communication
June - Work included in Basics Illustration Text and Image, Mark Wigan , AVA Academia Publishing

2007
November Illustration commission - AOI. The Illustrators Guide to Law and Business Practice, Simon Stern.
October MA Communication Design + illustration, Level 1, Central Saint Martins, London
September Illustration commission - the Guardian Money section, front cover.
June Exhibition - AOI Images 31 exhibition, London College of Communication, London

2006
November Selected for AOI Images 31 annual competition, book and national touring exhibition
September Judge for New Beginnings exhibition, Conningsby Gallery, London
June - July Commission - underpass mural at Highams Park railway station - Transport for London, London Borough of Waltham Forest and Highams Park School
Mar - June Illustration commission The Times, Careers section - 12 week illustration commission

2005
July Exhibition - AOI Images 29 exhibition, Mall galleries, London. Three images selected to be represented in the Association of Illustrators Best of British Illustration showcase annual exhibition and book.
July Exhibition - Arts club Group show, Changing Room Gallery, Waltham Forest, London
June Commission - Learn Direct building mural, London Borough of Waltham Forest
March Illustration commission - Lifestyle + Travel magazine - (on-going)
March Lecture - AOI/ Professional practice/ personal practice, Un 
Awards and Recognition
MA - Communication Design, University of the Arts, London, Central Saint Martins
Association of Illustrators Images 'best of British illustration'  - over 30 images selected. 
Gold section winner, Print & design section
Bronze section winner, Children's book section

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