This September, SOLOWAY is pleased to present Shade Tree, the first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Graham Collins.
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Graham Collins was born in Washington, DC in 1980. He received his BFA from The Corcoran School of Art and an MFA from Bard College. Collins' artwork routinely incorporates a wide range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, and architectural intervention. His work has been featured at Derek Eller Gallery (NY), The Corcoran Museum (Washington DC), and Tåt (Berlin), among others. He currently lives and works in Berlin.