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.
Incorporating and conflating both contemporary and traditional approaches Griffin’s practice explores the intersectionality inherent in Nonplaces through a broad material engagement. Within Griffin’s installation work the romanticism of post-modernist theory is tempered through a post constructionist lens – stripping the Artist’s visual language to its constituent parts. Similarly - Griffin’s spoken word compositions strip away unnecessary language in order to unpack notions of a shared sense of social displacement while acknowledging a collective culpability. By contrast Griffin’s silk screens draw from children’s colouring books, pin badges and postcards in an attempt to acknowledge the rose-tinted glasses we tend to wear when thinking about the past.
CV & Education
I am a creative and driven professional with demonstrable experience developing, managing and delivering projects and exhibitions for organisations and Arts groups including Norwich Arts Centre, Print to the People and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries.
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
WCHTC 2K16, St.Margarets Church of Art, Norwich, 2016
The Great Anxiety of Our Times, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, 2017
We Came Here to Conquer, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries, Norwich, Sept ’17
Exhibitions (participating Artist)
GROUND HOUSE PLAN, Nunns Yard, Norwich, 2018
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
All these little engines, The Barbershop Art Space, Norwich, 2016
Other relevant experience.
An introduction to Lino & Collagraph (Printmaking workshop for Adults), Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries, 2017
Introduction to contemporary printmaking, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Galleries, 2017
Plug-In (Smiths Row), Artist lecture series, University of Suffolk, 2017
Artist led Print Workshop (lead technician), Makers Month, The Forum, 2016
Graduate Lecture Series (invited Artist), Norwich University of the Arts, 2016
Print technician, Print to the People, Norwich, 2015 - 2016
Jealous Print Studio (internship), London, 2014