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Jen Graves

Jen Graves—The Stranger’s visual arts writer—writes about things you mostly, but not strictly, approach with your eyeballs. She was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, and her writing has been in Art in America, the Believer, and ArtNews. The Warhol Foundation has given her money to get lost in land art, and she digs teaching, too, at places like Centrum and Cornish College of the Arts. Jen has lived and written about art in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years.

More Articles by Jen Graves from 2012

Section

Date

  • Visual Art

    Fall Art Calendar

    Everything Happening in Art This Season
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Visual Art

    Anatomy of a Painting

    Anatomy of a Painting: The Celestial Chariot
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Theater

    The Greatest of Failures

    A bunch of anarchist-hearted artists set out to make an opera about WTO. What could possibly go wrong?
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Theater

    The Lineup

    Interviews with Choreographers, Artists, a Deputy Director, and a Video
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Food & Drink

    Checkin' Out the Chickin'

    One Vegan, Two Vegetarians, and One Carnivore Review the Brand-New Veggie Grill
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Music

    Fall Classical Calendar

    Everything Happening in Classical Music and Opera This Season
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again’

    The old joke is that if you are a Seattle artist, whatever your subject, you’re going to end up depicting it at some point in wood.
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Visual Art

    Scared?

    Jonathan Wakuda Fischer's Shape-Shifting Digital Superstitions
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Visual Art

    You Design the Top of the Space Needle (Really)

    You Can Design the Top of the Space Needle
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Bumbershoot Guide

    Ask a Musicologist

    Why Is That Gotye Song So Catchy?
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Bumbershoot Guide

    Meet Christopher Martin Hoff

    Christopher Martin Hoff Remembered Is Not Just a Painting Exhibition, It's a Memorial
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller’

    New in the burgeoning post-silent-film-with-bands-era format of “live documentary” comes The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye’

    There once were two people who so loved each other who, rather than having a child, had plastic surgery so they looked more alike...
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    Nathan DiPietro

    In Nathan DiPietro’s innocent-looking scenes—showing stylistic influences from 1930s American regionalist painting—the intrusions in the landscape are guilty and jarring.
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    Stroke of Genius

    There are several layers of good in Stroke of Genius: One, it’s a slide show at dusk in the gardens of the James and Janie Washington Cultural Center...
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘12 Hands 60 Toes’

    The best part of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma is its working hot shop, which attracts visiting artists who deserve the top billing they get.
    Posted on 08/15/2012
  • Visual Art

    Underclass Zoo

    Noah Davis Paints the Jerry Springer and Maury Povich Shows
    Posted on 08/15/2012
  • Suggests

    SAM Remix

    Once every summer, there’s a line around the block to get into SAM Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and with good reason: When else does Seattle party around art until midnight outdoors?
    Posted on 08/08/2012
  • Visual Art

    Art for Eye Athletes

    Ben Beres Is a Printmaking Fiend
    Posted on 08/08/2012
  • Visual Art

    I Love What You've Done with Your Spaceship!

    Matthew Offenbacher Improves the Lives of Astronauts (and Others) at SOIL
    Posted on 08/08/2012

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