Aaron Scott Griffin is an Artist and printmaker working across a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums. Graduating from Norwich University of the Arts in 2015 Griffin was shortlisted for both the prestigious DBACE awards and the Museums at night graduate program - he has exhibited in the UK as well as Europe and Asia.
Romantic gestures give way to notions of value - drawing the viewers attention to a passive acceptance of established systems of control. The visualisation of the romantic ideal, the empty gesture and the broken promise articulate a shared dislocation and a collective culpability.
CV & Education
Since graduating in 2015 from Norwich University of the Arts I have developed a number of projects under my own Artist led Fine Arts platform. The inagural exhibition "We Came Here to Conquer" opened at the Norwich Arts Centre in 2014 and I have since developed projects and collaborations with Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries, Print to the People and The Dyad Collective.
While my individual practice is primarily based in Print it also incorporates, Spoken Word/performance, writing and installation.
Graduated from Norwich University of the Arts, 2015 with a BA (Hons) 2:1
Exhibitions (Curatorial lead/participating Artist)
WCHTC inaugural group show, Norwich Arts Centre, 2014
Bringing together prominent Artists and printmakers including Adam Bridgland, Carl Rowe and Tazelaar Stevenson.
WCHTC 2K16, St.Margarets Church of Art, Norwich, 2016
Group exhibition featuring more than 20 Artists including collectives Brothers of the Stripe, Off the Press, Print to the People and individual Artists Carl Rowe, Tazelaar Stevenson and Micheal James Lewis.
The Great Anxiety of Our Times, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, 2017
WCHTC core show - featuring emerging practitioners making new works in response to the themes space/place and gender.
(Project lead Aaron Scott Griffin, Curatorial lead Harriet Loffler) We Came Here to Conquer, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries, Norwich, Sept ’17
Eleven contemporary Artists and printmakers will be developing new works in response to the Castles extensive print Archive. Featuring Adam Bridgland, Flora Parrot, Matthew Bennington and Reece Jones as well as emerging practitioners Aaron Scott Griffin, Charlie Barkus, Gabby Walker, Alec Game, Sophie Purchase and Jade Jamean Lees.
WCHTC/Horton (untitled collaborative project), 2018
Artists will be encouraged to enter in to a process of dialogue and exchange - creating new commissions in response to the work and practice of Artist and academic Sarah Horton.
Exhibitions (participating Artist)
TakeAway Art, The Barbershop Art Space, Norwich, 2016
The Forum's inaugural group exhibition, Norwich, 2016
NUA Grad show, Norwich, 2015
The Bishop's Art Prize, Norwich, 2015
International print portfolio - Invited Artist - Ballot, 2017
International print portfolio - East/West, 2015
International print portfolio - Print and Print Values, 2013
Other relevant experience.
Artist led Print Workshop (lead technician), Makers Month, The Forum, 2016
Graduate Lecture Series (invited Artist), Norwich University of the Arts, 2016
Artist led Print Workshop, Norwich Castle, Nov '17
Artist led Gallery tour, Norwich Castle, Dec '17
Artist led Print Workshop, Norwich Castle, Dec '17