PAINTER - SCULPTURE - POET
The Art of Gerald Griffin
Painter, Sculptor, Poet Literate
Embark on a visual odyssey with Gerald Griffin, a multifaceted artist weaving emotionally charged narratives through a diverse array of mediums. Griffin's canvases and sculpture resonate with intense urban figures, dynamic geometric shapes concealing layers of profound imagery, and historically evocative scenes from the Black American experience. Each composition exudes a dual sense of longing and acceptance, inviting viewers on a captivating journey into the unexplored realms obscured by the daily chaos.
As an artist, sculptor, and poet, Griffin's creative odyssey traces back to his childhood, embodying Aristotle's wisdom: "The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." A distinguished alumnus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Griffin's exhibitions grace renowned venues nationwide, from The Studio Museum in New York to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Media accolades, including features in Art News, The New York Times, and Art Forum International, underscore Griffin's influential presence. Awards such as 1st place at Black Creativity '98 and recognition for outstanding leadership affirm his artistic prowess.
Notable corporate collectors like Argo Financial Bank and individual patrons, including President Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and NBA players, attest to Griffin's profound impact on diverse audiences. Immerse yourself in the inner significance of Griffin's art—a visual tapestry where emotion, history, and beauty converge.