Scenic Route

Greg Graham

January 22 - February 26, 2022

Scenic Route


Where Do I Begin, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Greg Graham, opens December 7th at Groveland Gallery.  Graham grew up in Watervliet, New York. He received his BA and MA from the State University of New York at Albany, and his MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Graham has been the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He lives and works in Saint Paul.

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places, bestowing a simple nobility on the awkward and sometimes graceless intersections of humanity and city life.  These miniature paintings are snapshots of the everyday occurrences that rarely register in our consciousness. Graham’s keen ability to isolate a place and capture a snippet of time brings life to his paintings.


Artist Statement:

Scenic Route

longer way than usual, especially

one that goes through beautiful or

interesting areas – often used humorously


These paintings borrow from the road movie genre. 

Characters are in motion, on a search, occupying a liminal space. 

Uneventful moments gain significance. 

The story meanders; the destination shifts.