Graham Anderson

Graham Anderson’s paintings create and distort illusionistic space as they explore the intersection of image, material and technique. The artist’s signature technique combines pointillist buildup and broad, waxy brushstrokes—while also incorporating diverse influences, ranging from vintage commercial magazines to trompe l’oeil paintings. Anderson frequently divides his compositions into rectilinear areas that could be shelves or flat walls, filling these spaces with fruits and silhouetted bodies constructed from optically charged fields of dots.


Graham Anderson was born in Cliffside, New Jersey in 1980. He holds a BFA from the Cooper Union in New York City.

Solo exhibitions of Anderson’s work have taken place at: Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York City; and Nice and Fit in Berlin, Germany. 

Group exhibitions that have included Anderson’s work have taken place at: James Cohan Gallery in New York City; Robert Miller Gallery in New York City; the Urbis Centre in Manchester, UK; and Middlemarch in Brussels, Belgium.

Anderson’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Artnews, The Brooklyn Rail, and TimeOut New York

Anderson was a 2011 resident at WIELS in Brussels, Belgium.

Anderson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.