Agency – Shelby Graham

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

1519 Pacific Avenue

Santa Cruz

First Friday Artist

Shelby Graham

Shelby Graham has served as the Director/Curator of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1999. She is currently on the Board of Trustees at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel and has a 35-year career as an educator and fine art photographer, including solo and group exhibitions in the United States and international exhibitions in Japan and the Czech Republic. Graham earned her MFA in photography from San Jose State University and specializes in alternative and experimental photography with innovative curatorial praxis. She teaches occasional courses in photography, contemporary art, digital media and curatorial practices here at UCSC and has taught at San Jose State University; Cabrillo College; and Seinan Gakuin University in Kyushu, Japan. She has collaborated on several exhibitions with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UCSC; the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz; the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles; and currently The Gail Project:  An Okinawan-American Dialogue, with History Professor Alan Christy and UC Santa Cruz students. In 2019 she is co-curating an international exhibition on the revolutionary magazine, The Parkett Collection, with Enrique Martinez Leal in Cuenca, Spain. 

December 1st 6-8:30pm

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