Gareth Griffiths

Born: UK.  Based in Leeds, UK

Pipelinito , steel, 23 × 44 × 36 cm

Pipelinito, steel, 23 × 44 × 36 cm

 
 

Leeds Metropolitan University (MA Design , 2004)

Gareth Griffiths is a Welsh sculptor originally from Holywell, North Wales. He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College – (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and then subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds Metropolitan in 2004, most recently he was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2015.Since graduating, Gareth Griffiths has been shortlisted for the prestigious Welsh young artist of the year award for the national Eisteddfod Wales, and has also been included in various shows including Collect Gallery, Liverpool, White-wall Gallery, Leeds, Whitehall waterfront Gallery, Leeds and was included in the Liverpool Biennale in 2008 and had work on show in different locations including Tate Liverpool.Gareth Griffiths have also been invited to discuss his art work on Welsh language day time TV show Pnawan da on S4C and was invited to talk about a Manchester United commission on BBC Cymru a Welsh language radio show called Ar y Marc in 2012.Recently, he has had work on exhibition in Prague, and was also shortlisted for a large public sculpture in Corino in Turin Italy.Gareth Griffiths has also been included in outdoor exhibitions at Birtley House in Guilford, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire as well as Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington and the Walker Galleries in Harrogate.Currently, his work is featured in Michael O’hare’s restaurant The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds, and The Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle.Gareth Griffiths creates abstract steel sculpture that is influenced by his travels, and recently he has created a series of work based on American west coast architecture called Googie that was constructed post-WW2, and thrived during the 50s and 60s.


EDUCATION

2004        MA Design, Leeds Metropolitan University
2001        BA in Fine Art Sculpture, University of Leeds


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018        Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Hong Kong
                Fabrik Gallery, Hong Kong 
                Biscuit Factory Spring Show, Newcastle 
2017        Colour & I are one, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester
                At a Glance - Kunsthuis Gallery, York
                Outdoor Sculpture, Elemental sculpture Park, Cotswold’s
                Cheeseburn Grange Sculpture Park, Newcastle
                Affordable Art Fair Spring,Degree Art London, London
                Palm Springs Art Fair with Artspace Warehouse, Palm Springs 
2016        Corner of the universe, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles
                Affordable Art Fair with Degree Art London, Singapore
                Above the Clouds, Red House Originals, Harrogate
                Keji Denim, London Fashion week, Soho, London 
                Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London 
                Cheeseburn Grange Sculpture Park, Newcastle 
                Artists of the Future, Degree Art, London
2015        Spring/Summer Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
                Winter Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
                Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mount Pleasant Gardens, Cheshire
                Art of Construction - Sculpt Gallery, Essex 
                Art in the Garden 2015 - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire 
                Walker Art Galleries, Harrogate
2013        Yorkshire Artist 5, Munro House Gallery, Leeds 
2012        A Sculpture for Corino, Turin, Italy 
2011        Something About To Happen, Skolska 28, Prague
2008       Liverpool Biennial, Independents, Tate Liverpool 
2006       Invigilate me!, Whitehall Waterfront Gallery Leeds


PRESS / PUBLICATIONS

The Violet Hour 2019, Art Maze Mag 2018, Traction Magazine 2015, MTV RE:DEFINE, Interview with Hannah Shakir, The Palette Pages 2014, PHOENIX Magazine (interview with Leigh Keily & Stuart Semple), The Dragonfly (interview with Vanessa Champion), Artist Spotlight (interview with Charlotte Broomfield) 2013, Londonist, FAD 2012, Avant Gardening does barbican 2013


COLLECTIONS / COMMISSIONS

Simmons Contemporary, University of the Arts London Alumni Collection, Private Collections, The BBC


OTHER PROJECTS

Assistant to Nina Rodin at Trelex Residencies in Switzerland, Peru 2015, Paris 2016, and Istanbul 2017
Unit 3 Projects: artist led space, supported by ASC Studios, 2011