Langdon Graves' work explores the intersections of science and religion, particularly the historic and contemporary pseudoscientific fields that attempt to bridge them.
Her recent drawings combine elements of neurotheological research, ancient mythologies and Cartesian theory, specifically Descartes’ erroneous but poetic visions of the anatomical relationship of mind and body. A rigid line is often drawn between science and religion, but one continually casts the other in its shadow; the dark area provides equal realm for discovery and mystery.
Langdon grew up in beautiful, lush Virginia where she learned from her grandfather how to draw and be discerning about piecrust. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from Parsons in New York City, where she currently lives and works.
Langdon’s work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe and Australia and has appeared in Art News, the New York Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, Beautiful Decay and Gestalten. She has attended the Fountainhead Residency in Miami and the Kunstenaarsinitiatief Residency in the Netherlands, and is a recent recipient of Canson and Beautiful Decay's Wet Paint Grant.