Christopher Griffith

Christopher Griffith (Cg) Is A Canadian Born Artist Who Previously Worked Internationally In The Photography World For 25 Years. Originally Trained As A Research Biochemist, Griffith Left A Ph.D Program 3 Months Prior To Its Completion At University College London To Pursue Fashion Photography In The Late 1990’S In London, Paris And Milan. With Early Commissions At Vogue Paris, Glamour And Arena Magazines, Followed By Campaigns For Trussardi, Issey Miyake And A Long Stand Relationship With Etro, Griffith Seemed Destine To Work Solely In The Fashion Industry.

After 10 Years Abroad, He Relocated To New York City And Embarked On Two Trans-American Rv Road Trips That Resulted In His First Monograph States (Powerhouse Books, 2001). The Book Completely Shifted Griffith’S Career To Commercial Advertising Campaigns Across The Globe With Clients That Have Included British Airways, Delta Airlines, Mini, Acura, Maserati, Toyota, Ibm And Verizon. He Has Since Published Three Other Monographs Fall (2004) On Autumn Foliage, Blown (2009) An Abstract Study On Blown Out Tires And Shine (2015) A Project Commissioned By The Ny Times Magazine On The Hands A Shoe Shiners In New York City.

Griffith Has Won Multiple Awards In Photography And Advertising From American Photography, Creative Review, Graphis, Communication Arts, Spd, The One Show, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club And D&Ad Uk.

After Running A Successful Studio In Nyc For 15 Years, Griffith Relocated In 2017 To His Converted 1880’S Dutch Barn To Pursue Purely Artistic Endeavors. In 2018, He Showed The In Memoriam Series Of Large Scale Funeral Flower Motifs At The The Ecc Group Show During The Venice Biennale. Recently Griffith Has Turned His Hand To Painting. Initially With Hobo Glyphs Inspired By The Hobo Code Of The Civil War Era And Recently With The Series Fourplay Of Abstract Word Art Inspired By The Tenor Of Artists Wool, Ruscha, Bochner Et Al, Converged With A Graphic Language Reminiscent Of Kelly, Riley And Herrera.

Part Pop, Part Abstraction, Part Commentary.

Griffith And His Wife Have Most Recently Bought A 200 Year Old Dutch Reform Church That Is Being Converted Into Their New Home And Painting Studio.