Approved: 01.04.2021

Thomas Griffiths

Artist, Curator, Film-maker, Gallerist

Approved: 01.04.2021

Thomas Griffiths’ practice is an inquiry into queerness, confronting conventions of sexuality and binary gender ideals. Associated archetypes are challenged through digital media and sculpture. The work makes playful use of materiality and coded symbolism to infiltrate spaces of masculine hegemony. It examines the arising subjects of sexuality, "effeminacy", and the fetishization

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Artist Statement

Thomas Griffiths’ practice is an inquiry into queerness, confronting conventions of sexuality and binary gender ideals. Associated archetypes are challenged through digital media and sculpture. The work makes playful use of materiality and coded symbolism to infiltrate spaces of masculine hegemony. It examines the arising subjects of sexuality, "effeminacy", and the fetishization of idealised hypermasculinity. It questions the fluctuating boundaries between these polar opposite cultures, colliding fantasy and reality. Sensual-yet-gauche representations combine with tongue-in-cheek humour to convey these narratives.

CV & Education

2021

SOTD, SCHEMING, FUNTION SUITE, STRATFORD, LONDON

12O COLLECTIVE, 30.30, ONLINE
STAY CONNECTED VE, INNER-CITY: OUT OF PLACE, VIRTUAL GALLERY
WET PRODUCTIONS & DOVETAIL JOINTS, WDT 1-3, WETDOVETAIL VIRTUAL GALLERY.

2020

SOFA RESIDENCY, WOMP SPACE, SHEFFIELD (POSTPONED TBC)

SOTD, COMING S??N, GOLDEN SQUARE, WARRINGTON

WCAF20, WARRINGTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, WARRINGTON

QUEER CONTEMPORARIES, AIR GALLERY, MANCHESTEr

QUEERLY COLLECTIVE, QUEERS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, ONLINE

THIRTY.WORKS, 12 O COLLECTIVE, ONLINE

LOCKDOWN GALLERY, ONLINE
ANIMAL PARTY, VICTORIA WORKS, SHEFFIELD

 

2019

GOALS, GLOAM GALLERY, SHEFFIELD


2018

A HATCHING, MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER, MIDDLESBROUGH

SITE GALLERY INTRODUCING AT THE FOLK FOREST, SHEFFIELD

SYLLABUS III X TOUGH MATTER, SHEFFIELD


2017

CRASH'N2, THE SKETCHUP RESIDENCY, ONLINE PROJECT

S1 INTRODUCES: S1 BURSARY HOLDERS, S1 ARTSPACE, SHEFFIELD
 

AWARDS

SOTD, SET STUIOS, WOOLWHICH, LONDON, 2021

BEST IN SHOW, DEGREE SHOW AWARD 2016

S1 ARTSPACE BURSARY AWARD, 2016

BLOC PROJECTS GRADUATE MENTORING PROGRAMME, 2016
 

PUBLICATIONS
SHORT SUPPLY, MAY ISSUE, 2021
LONELY BOY, 2020

NOW THEN MAGAZINE, 2019

http://nowthenmagazine.com/app/#iss_art/446

DOGGERLAND, GIF ECONOMIES #2, 2016

http://www.doggerland.info/digitalprojects/
 

EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF THE DAMNED, 2020, CURRENT

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY 2016, FINE ART BA(HONS) FIRST CLASS.