Brian Griffiths

In the blackness of their whites (3)
Work wear with orange Flag
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Native American Indian, 2003-2009
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Egyptian, 2003-2009
Timemachine with Peter Lorre (aged 64): Gangster, 2003-2009
Tomorrows End
Stone Face (Bear)
Installation shot The Only Living (Or your lonely saucer eyes)
Installation shot The Only Living (Or your lonely saucer eyes)
The Living Situation (red)
The Clown Situation (Wall)
Deballa Boon
Life is a Laugh

Born in 1968, 191968, Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom.
Lives and work in Lives and Woks London, United Kingdom.



  • University of Humberside.
  • 1995-1996

  • Goldsmiths College, London.

Individual Exhibitions


  • No No to Knock-Knocks, Blain|Southern, London, England.
  • 2017

  • So he pulled the right levers and you did the asking, Artlink Hull, Hull, England.
  • 2015

  • BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England.
  • 2013

  • Brian Griffiths: Borrowed World, Borrowed Eyes,Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 2012

  • The Invisible Show, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2011

  • Grimm Gallery, Asmterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2008

  • Another End, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • 2007

  • Life is a Laugh, Platform For Art commission. London Underground.
  • Gloucester Road, London, England.
  • The Only Living (Or Your Lonely Saucer Eyes), Greenland Street, A Foundation, Liverpool, England. The Furnace Commission.
  • he Man Who Loved Islands, Arnolfini, London, England.
  • Brian Griffiths: Beneath the Stride of Giants, Fabrica, Brighton, England.
  • 2006

  • Brian Griffiths & Sophie von Hellermann, Vilma Gold project space, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2005

  • My Beloved Traitor, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2004

  • Some Unaccountable Blindness, The Breeder, Athens, Greece.
  • Beneath the Stride of Giants, Camden Arts Centre, London, England.
  • 2003

  • When the World Was Young, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • 2002

  • Brian Griffiths, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Brian Griffiths, MCMagma, Milan, Italy.
  • 2001

  • When Few Were Charmed, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • 1999

  • Once Upon a Star, One in the Other, London, England.
  • 1997

  • Brian Griffiths, Habitat, London, England.

Collective Exhibitions


  • Voyage, Galeria Bergamin Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, England.
  • 2015

  • Carnival Glass, Block 336, Londres, Inglaterra.
  • 2013

  • The World Turned Upside Down – Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd, Mead Gallery – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England.
  • 2012

  • The Curator's Egg – Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England.
  • 2011

  • Tarot, Hayward Touring Exhibition, Focal Point Gallery.
  • Friendship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield, London, England.
  • Fountain Show, Dispari and Dispari Project, Italy.
  • The Extension, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • 2010

  • British Art Show 7: The Days of the Comet, Hayward Touring exhibition.
  • Recent British Sculpture, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
  • Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London, England.
  • Nothing is Impossible, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Extra Ordinary, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England.
  • The Magic Show, Hayward Touring exhibition, Quad, Derby. The Grundy, Blackpool, England.
  • Tulie House Museum, Carlisle. Chapter, Cardiff, England.
  • The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London. Curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers.
  • The Big Rip Off! Camden Arts Centre, London, England.
  • 2009

  • Beating the Bounds, Art Now, Tate Britain, London. Curated by Lizzie Carey-Thomas and Clarrie Wallis.
  • Opera Rock, CAPC, Musee D'Art Contemporain De Bordeaux, France.
  • V22 Presents: The Sculpture Show, London, England.
  • 2008

  • GSK Contemporary, Event Horizon, Royal Academy, London. England.
  • Lustwarande 08 – Wanderland, Baroque forest De Oude Warande,Tilburg,The Netherlands. Organized by Fundament Foundation.
  • The Arrival: Brian Griffiths and Matthew Draper, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, London, England.
  • The Brotherhood, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany.
  • The Krautcho Club/In and Out of Place, 176 Gallery, London, England.
  • Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany.
  • 100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art, Art on the Underground, London, England.
  • 2007

  • Luke Gottelier, Kate Macgarry, London. Collaboration with Luke Gottelier and Tom McCarthy on ‘Jungle Shelf’.
  • Still Life, Still: Contemporary Variations, T1+2 Gallery, London_, England.
  • 2006

  • Metropolis Rise: New Art from London. Touring exhibition. Shanghai and Dashanzi International Art Festival (DIAF) Beijing, China.
  • ‘Norberg-Vastmanland-Bergslagen-Sweden-Scaninavia-27 July 2006 At Lunchtime’ Sweden.
  • 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Gimpel Fils, London, England.
  • V22: Collection, New Acquisitions, V22, London, England.
  • Hotspots, Kunst Der Gegenwart, Austria.
  • Our Marvellous Ambition, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • Mongrel, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London, England.
  • Scenery Presents: Picnic Area (Dumb interior), Room, Bristol, England.
  • 2005

  • Showcase, South London Gallery, London and Talbolt Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art, Wimbledon, England.
  • Be Ready, Heart, for Parting, New Endeavour, Great Eastern Hotel, London, England.
  • Think and Wonder, Museum of Childhood, London, England.
  • Drawing Two Hundred. Drawing Room. London, England.
  • 2004

  • Nocturnal Emissions, The Groninger Museum, Groninger, The Netherlands.
  • Shapeshifters, M-PROJECT, Paris, France.
  • Death and Magic, Keith Talent Gallery, London, England.
  • Fluxo De Arte, Belem Museum of Modern Art, Belem, Brazil.
  • Galleon and Other Stories, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
  • New Blood, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
  • Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London, England.
  • Moon Absinthe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Collage, Bloomberg Space, London, England.
  • Universal Outstretch, Flaca, London, England.
  • 2003

  • Strange Messengers, The Breeder, Athens, Greece.
  • The Lost Collection of An Invisible Man, The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England.
  • 2002

  • The Necessary Enemy, Bart Wells Institute, London, England.
  • 2001

  • OPEN PLAN P3–The Marathon, Alphadelta Gallery & Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece.
  • Tirana Biennale, Albania, UK Section.
  • Sages, Scientists and Madmen, One in the Other, London, England.
  • Just History, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Hemorrhaging of States, Tent, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Beck’s Futures 2, (touring exhibition), Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England.
  • The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh & Sothebys, New York, USA.
  • City Racing 1988-98: A Partial Account, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England.
  • 2000

  • Brian Griffiths and Kenji Yanobe, Barbican Centre, London, England.
  • We Live A Life Of Endless Pleasure, with David Thorpe, Film Club, Glasgow, England.
  • Include me out, Unit 6 Provost Street, London, England.
  • Heart and Soul, Sandoni Rey, Los Angeles, USA.
  • London Orphan Asylum, Mostra D’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
  • Don’t Worry, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, England.
  • These Epic Islands, Vilma Gold, London, England.
  • 1999

  • Nice To Meet You, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Heart & Soul, Long Lane, London, England.
  • The Manchurian Candidate, Ciara Ennis and David Goldenberg, London, England.
  • Neurotic Realism (Part 1), The Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
  • 1998

  • Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd Gallery, London, England.
  • Kling Klang, Frigate HMS Plymouth in association with The Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, England.
  • East International, Norwich School of Art, Norwich, England.
  • Ultra Gnost, Sali Gia Gallery, London, England.
  • Project V – “The Future is for the Young”, Galleri Axel Morner, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Hey, You Never Know, Kenny Schachter, New York, USA.
  • 1997

  • New Contemporaries 97, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Camden Arts Centre, London; CCA, Glasgow. Selected by Hans Ulrich Orbrist, Gillian Wearing & Sarat Maharaj.
  • Show 47, City Racing, London, England.
  • Gonzo, Bethnal Green old Police Station, London, England.
  • Transmat, One in the Other, London, England.
  • Group Show, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London, England.
  • Transatlantic, Incubator, London & Konstakuten, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Cardboard Box and Tape, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, curated by Kirsty Ogg.
  • Low Maintenance, Hales Gallery, London, England.
  • Debonair Goofers, Conductors Hallway, London, England.
  • Life/Live, Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
  • 1996

  • The Dean Street Garage Sale, Soho, London, curated by Paul Morrison.
  • Angels, Standpoint Gallery. Shoreditch, London, England.

Public Collections


    JUMEX Collection. Mexico City, (MX).

    MUSAC. Leon, (SP).

    MAMM. Medellin, (COL).

    BBVA Collection. Bogota, (COL).



  • Rude Britannia: British Comic Art. Tate Publishing.
  • 2009

  • Bart Wells Institute. Published by Dent-De-Leone.
  • Mono. Issue 1. Curated by Steve Bishop.
  • Magic Show. Hayward Publishing.
  • 2008

  • The Arrival: Brian Griffiths & Matthew Draper, Royal Academy Gallery Schools Publication.
  • 2006

  • Hotspots, Exhibition Catalogue, Kunst Der Gegenwart, Austria.
  • ‘Norgerg-Vastmanland-Bergslagen-Sweden-Scaninavia-27 July 2006 At Lunchtime’.
  • Publication for residency culminating in works cited in and around Norberg, Sweden.
  • 2005

  • Showcase, Contemporary Art Society Acquisitions.
  • The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, The Gallery at Wimbledon School of Art.
  • 2004

  • Brian Griffiths: Beneath the Stride of Giants, Camden Arts Centre publication, London.
  • 2002

  • Brian Griffiths & Alexandre De Cunha. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Luisa Strina, Brazil.
  • 2001

  • Open Plan P3 – The Marathon. Exhibition Catalogue.
  • Beck’s Futures 2, Exhibition Catalogue, ICA, London.
  • City Racing: The Life and Times of an Artist-Run Gallery.
  • 2000

  • Don’t Worry, Catalogue for commissioned works for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
  • Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
  • 1999

  • New Neurotic Realism, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
  • 1998

  • East International, Exhibition Catalogue.
  • Connected, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.
  • 1997

  • New Contemporaries, Exhibition Catalogue.


  • The Invisible Show (An Epilogue)
  • Lançamento do Livro


  • My Beloved Traitor [Meu Amado Traidor]


  • Alexandre da Cunha e Brian Griffiths
  • So he pulled the right levers and you did the asking. October 09 — December 14 2017 Hull, GB.
  • I Want! I Want!: Art & Technology. April 01 — October 01 2017 Birmingham, GB.
  • Carnival Glass. December 04 2015 — January 23 2016 London, GB.
  • BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity. Friday November 20 2015 Gateshead, GB.
  • Panda Sex. November 01 2014 — January 31 2015 Athens, GR.
  • Nuit Américaine Day-For-Night. Notícia, September 12 — 28 2014 Brussels, BE.
  • BP Walk through British Art. Notícia, London, GB.
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