Matthew Griffin

Born 1976, Sydney


 

Matthew Griffin in his Artspace Studio, 2018. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Matthew Griffin, "self Portrait as an Artist's mother", courtesy the artist

About Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin is an Australian artist whose practice engages a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, video, installation and collage. Recurring themes in his works include: the body as an object in relation to other objects; the makeshift and impermanent as sculptural qualities; and the contemporary ubiquity of cameras and the resulting difficulty of producing meaningful images in the post-internet age. In recent projects he has examined the way humour functions in both a visual and narrative form, and the ethical dilemmas associated with the production of contemporary art. Griffin’s most recent project has been a large scale video installation commissioned by the Melbourne Festival for the show “The Humours” at Monash University Museum of Art.

He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include: Ddesign, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2017; Matt Griffin, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, 2015; Going going bye-gones, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, 2011; Running running regards, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, 2009; and Ttommorroww will be dfferent, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2007. Selected recent group exhibitions include: Art as a verb, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2014; The Financial Report, ArtSpace, Sydney, 2013; In the cut: Contemporary collage, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, 2013; New 09, ACCA, Melbourne, 2009; Make a scene, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2009; and Laughing in a foreign language, The Hayward Gallery, London, 2008.

Matthew Griffin, "Drone", 2017. Installation shot Monash University Museum of Art, 2017, courtesy the artist

Matthew Griffin, "Fix Rupper", 2017. Installation shot Monash University Museum of Art 2017, courtesy the artist

Matthew Griffin, "DDesign (Like Drying A Painted Watch)", 2017, courtesy the artist

Matthew Griffin, "Clog", 2017. Installation shot Monash University Museum of Art, 2017, courtesy the artist

Matthew Griffin, "Fix Rupper", 2017, Video Still, courtesy the artist