Jim Graham and Laura Tanner Graham | Morgan Price


Jim Graham and Laura Tanner Graham | Morgan Price

Reception date:

Monday, January 9, 4-6 p.m.


January 9–26, 2017


The University of Alabama, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall

Husband and wife duo Jim and Laura Tanner Graham join Morgan Price for an exhibit of printmaking, painting, and drawing in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, January 9-26, 2017. The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Morgan Price exhibits nationally and internationally, frequently participating in print portfolios, and has work in several permanent collections. He teaches lithography and drawing as an Assistant Professor at Illinois State University and serves as vice president of the Mid-America Print Council. Price received the MFA in printmaking from Wichita State University in 2005 and the BFA in printmaking from the University of Denver in 2001.

Jim Graham lives with his wife (artist, Laura Tanner Graham)  in Covington, Louisiana, where he is
a full-time instructor of painting and drawing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Graham’s work has been presented and discussed in public forums throughout the country, most recently as a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant nominee. Recent exhibitions of Graham’s work were at the Zhou B. Art Center and Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago, The Ten Gallery in New Orleans and a solo exhibition at the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery of Tennessee Technical University. He received the MFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and a BFA in art (with a minor in art history) from Florida State University in 2010.

Laura Tanner Graham‘s drawings and installations are often discussed as part of the Southern Gothic literary tradition, sharing similar themes with authors such as Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty. As a Georgia native, Graham’s work seeks to understand our construction of identity while also questioning contemporary issues of class and gender politics. Her narratives are tightly bound to antebellum traditions while balancing the changing ideals of the new generation of southern society.

Graham has exhibited nationally in both group and solo exhibitions including the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art. She has been a visiting artist at Valdosta State University and Western Illinois University and an artist in residence at the Ucross Foundation. Graham is an instructor of drawing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. She received the MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and the BFA from Florida State University in 2009.

Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here:http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.