Artist in Residence Biography: Patricia Griffin
Griffin’s portraits of animals are thrilling and evocative and explore the subjects of humanity’s earliest artists. They are the contemporary manifestation of a long tradition in paintings. She utilizes subject matter as a testing ground for concepts of color, organization and structure. The animals give her an endless opportunity for reflection growth and expression.
Patricia A Griffin was born in Philadelphia Pa. in 1967. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, BFA 1989. Griffin has spent the past 28 years painting, teaching, and traversing the States.
Griffin’s palette is responsible in large part for the power of her work. An intense involvement with bold colors and light dominate her paintings. Multiple layers of oil paint are applied and create a dynamic vibration. The paintings are often grand in scale, and transpose the expected to the extraordinary.
Griffin’s work has brought her International recognition and has shown in Eleven Museums. Her award winning images can be found in collections from Dallas to Dubai. She has exhibited in 15 Solo Exhibitions, and over 130 Group Exhibitions, Six in NYC.