painter | writer | performer
Jason McNeal Graham (born August 17th, 1983) better known by his stage name MOsley WOtta/ MOWO is an American Artist and Creative from Rogers Park, Chicago Illinois. His move to Central Oregon in 1992 has continued to influence and inform the diversity of mediums and media he explores in his work traversing the ecology of conversation in his paintings, writings and performances. His intentionally non linear work blends with a clear and direct message “what are we willing to risk to see each others humanity.” Every aspect of Wotta’s work is a conversation whether in paint, prose, music or with audiences, he is focusing on making positive connections between the negative space of perceived difference.
Mosley Wotta’s music, literary performance and visual art have been featured internationally, including: Living Future Con, TED X, Oregon Community Foundation invited speaker, Goddard College (Resident Scholar), Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, Street Con Dubai, Fish Trap Writes, High Desert Museum “Desert Reflections” Exhibition, Valley Forge Fiesta and many more.
Mosley WOtta (Jason Graham) is an Arts Beautification & Culture award recipient. Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient. City Club Community Leader Honoree, Oregon Slam Poetry Champion 2008, Creative Laureate (Bend, OR.), Oregon Humanities Conversation project leader, Fields Fellowship Cohort and, a Bridging Oregon (North Coast) Facilitator.
Additionally, MOsley WOtta has led interviews with Michael Pollan, Yaa Gyasi , Laila Lalami (Pulitzer Prize Nominee), David Eggers, T Geronimo Johnson, and Jimmy Santiago Bacca, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Tommy Orange among others. As a performing artist, he has opened for Buddy Wakefield, Saul Williams, Anis Mojgani (Poet Laureate) Elizabeth Woody (Poet Laureate), Kim Stafford (Poet Laureate), Terry Tempest Williams, Derek Brown, Patricia Smith, Indigo Girls, Ghost Face Killer, Lyrics Born, Toad and the Wet Sprocket, GURU, Toots and the Maytals, KRS ONE, MURS, Brother Ali, Living Legends, Michael Franti, Gift of Gab, Blackalicious and TRICKY.
What I do…
My main focus is sketch and release. But I do take on commissions and workshops periodically so if you have something in mind please contact me. I normally respond my emails within 24 hours except weekends and holidays.
Book MOsley WOtta
Sketch and Release
Sketch and Release is an hour long performanc of storytelling, conversation, spoken word and song.