Brian Griffiths






Folded and Packed (No No to Knock-Knocks)
Stone Face (Bear)
Work wear with orange Flag
Cherbourg

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

Education

    1989-1992

  • University of Humberside
  • 1995-1996

  • Goldsmiths College, London

Individual Exhibitions

    2019

  • Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2018

  • 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

    2019

  • On Paper, from the Arts Council Collection, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon, UK
  • Image Drum, Royal Academy of Arts, Weston Studio, Londres, UK
  • 2017

  • 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)

Bibliography

    2010

  • 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

2019

2012

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

2005

  • My Beloved Traitor [Meu Amado Traidor]

2002

  • Alexandre da Cunha e Brian Griffiths
  • Image Drum. Notícia, March 27 — May 10 2019 London, GB
  • On Paper, from the Arts Council Collection. March 23 — May 18 2019 Devon, GB
  • 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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