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Bio

Joel Griffith (b. 1974) grew up in Tivoli, N.Y. He earned his MFA from Bard College in 2003 and his BA with honors from Grinnell College in 1996.

Griffith has been exhibiting throughout the Hudson Valley since 1994. In 2003 he was named the Painter Laureate of Tivoli. Since that time he has completed a series of seven paintings documenting the town, permanently displayed in the village's historic Watts de Peyster Hall.

Griffith was included in "Out of the Studio, Hudson Valley Artists 2004" at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz. In 2005 he was awarded a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant.

Griffith currently resides in Tivoli, NY.

Education

MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, 2003
BA Grinnell College, 1996
Other Lacoste Ecole des Beaux-Arts, 1998
Associated Colleges of the Mid-West Chicago Semester in the Arts, 1994

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Exhibit of Six Paintings at Flatiron Restaurant, Red Hook, NY.
2016 Exhibit of three paintings at the Bread & Bottle Wine Bar, Red Hook, NY.
2013 - 2014 Joel Griffith Oil Paintings. Neumann Fine Art, Hillsdale, NY.
2011 Exhibit of three paintings at the Bread & Bottle Wine Bar, Red Hook, NY.
2011 Exhibit of nine paintings at Abram Lansing Elementary School, Cohoes, NY.
2011 New Paintings by Joel Griffith at Flora Flor do Rio, Paraty Brazil
2008 Paintings by Joel Griffith at the Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut. Sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council
2007 Three new paintings for Tivoli, Watts de Peyster Hall, Tivoli, NY (Permanent exhibit)
2004 Paintings by Joel Griffith, 69 Broadway, Tivoli
2003 Four Paintings for Tivoli, Watts de Peyster Hall, Tivoli, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2016 2nd Annual Tivoli, People and Place, Tivoli Artist's Gallery, Tivoli, NY.
2015 Tivoli, People and Place, Tivoli Artist's Gallery, Tivoli, NY.
2013 Eastern Standard: Indirect lines to the Hudson River School, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY.
2012 Joel exhibited seven paintings at the O-Positive Festival, Kingston, NY
2012 Art to the Point: Tri-State Juried Exhibition. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
2011 Keeping Time: Joel Griffith, Stevan Jennis, Matt Lafleur, Leslie Lew, Michael Millspaugh, Ken Ragsdale, Randy Regier, at Albany International Airport Gallery
2011 Vignette | curated by Nadine Wasserman. Featuring works by Joel Griffith, Ingrid Ludt, GG Roberts, Rebecca Shepard, and Ann Wolf. The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
2010 74th Annual Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
Catalogue with text by Charles Desmarais
2010 Columbia County Arts Walk, sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts, Fairhouse, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham, NY
2009 Take Me to the River Exhibition. (Sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.) Hudson River Quadricentennial Celebration in Stuyvesant, NY and CCCA Gallery, Hudson, NY
2009 Second Annual Art at Grasmere. Held at the historic estate of Grasmere, Rhinebeck, NY
2009 The Artist and the Elemental: Landscape. Paintings by forty member artists of the Columbia County Council on the Arts at the CCCA Gallery, Hudson, NY, May 16-June 26
2008 Art at Grasmere. Held at the historic estate of Grasmere, Rhinebeck, NY
2008 72nd Annual Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Catalogue with text by Joel Shapiro
2007 Art Society of Old Greenwich Juried Show, Greenwich, Connecticut
2007 "Art to the Avenue" event , Greenwich, Connecticut. (sponsored by Greenwich Arts Council)
2006 Millbrook Winery (sponsored by Dutchess County Arts Council)
2006 Griffith & Gerson, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY
2004 "Out of the Studio" Exhibit, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz
Catalogue with text by Karl Willers
2003 "The Towers Show", 11 Prince Street, Kingson, NY
2002 "A Day at Wave Hill", Lindsey Brown Gallery, NY, NY
2001 Joel Griffith, Jesse Griffith & Jason Torres, Living Seed, New Paltz, NY

Honors:

2005 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant
2003 Painter Laureate, Village of Tivoli, N.Y.

 

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