Approved: 08.02.2015

Aaron Scott Griffin

Artist, Curator, Project manager

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Approved: 08.02.2015

Aaron Scott Griffin is an Artist, curator and project manager living and working in the east of England. He has exhibited across the UK as well as Europe and Asia as well as having contributed to a number of artist editions and portfolios. 

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Artist Statement

Aaron Scott Griffin is an Artist, curator and project manager living and working in the east of England. He has exhibited across the UK as well as Europe and Asia as well as having contributed to a number of artist editions and portfolios. 

Griffin’s work explores the relationship between the artist and the audience articulating the dislocation and privilege of the gallery space through a considered disruption of curatorial modes and models of display. Griffin’s expanded interpretation of print and print processes pushes rudimentary methodologies to breaking point - incorporating text, spoken word, sound and video experimentations within a broad material engagement. Here the artist attempts to draw the audience in or push them away, obstructing their view or obscuring it completely. Large billboard installations are juxtaposed against a thousand individually hand finished prints no larger than a post-it-note - tempering themes of control and containment within an exploration of intimacy and its absence. Recent installations have sought to situate these considerations within a focused exploration of space and place. 

Attempting to acknowledge the disparity between the gallery and the world beyond the white cube the artist juxtaposes mundane domestic imagery and objects against the clinical detachment of post-modernisms white walls and clean lines.

Currently the artist is exploring working-class voices and narratives as part of “Oh look, there goes concord again!”. This research and development project attempts to challenge middle and upper-class stereotypes that marginalise working-class artists and excludes them from contributing to their own representation. 

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. 

Education

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

Portfolios

International print portfolio - Invited Artist - Ballot, 2017

International print portfolio - East/West, 2015

International print portfolio - Print and Print Values, 2013

Residencies.

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