Eliza Griffiths

Eliza Griffiths is a Canadian artist whose work revolves around an ongoing exploration of psychological, interpersonal, and sociological concerns using a cast of invented characters in painting, drawing, and installation. Interested in issues of gender, sexuality, subjectivity, and perception, Griffiths’ figurative visual fictions are like Frankensteinian distillations of thought, feelings, and non-verbal communication, performing ambiguous, open-ended narratives through both representational and abstract forms.

Griffiths’ paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada, as well as in the US, Europe, and the UK. Selected solo exhibitions include Mulherin + Pollard, NYC; FOFA Gallery, Montreal; WARC Gallery, Toronto; The Dunlop Gallery, Regina; Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY; Mercer Union, Toronto; ARCO, Madrid; the Saidye Bronfman Centre Gallery, Montreal; and the Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax. Group exhibitions include the Cambridge Art gallery; The Art Gallery of Ontario; ARCO, Madrid; Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC; The Art Gallery of Alberta; Apexart, NY. Her work has been featured in Border Crossings; Canadian Art; CMagazine, and NYArts Magazine. Collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Canada Council Art Bank; and the University of Toronto. Griffiths is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Concordia University and she lives and works in Montreal.