Mary Griffin -- Brevity


Oil on yupo
11 x 14 in.

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Mary Griffin (b. 1986, Flagstaff, AZ) was raised in the Southwestern U.S., attending Northern Arizona University (BA, 2010) and then moving to Tucson, where she worked for years in the vintage clothing industry. Currently based in Chicago, she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2021. Now a lecturer in painting at SAIC, Mary also works at Chicago’s Goldfinch Gallery. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Design Museum of Chicago, Sulk Gallery, Chicago, Hair & Nails, Minneapolis, and Everybody Gallery, Tucson (forthcoming). In 2022, Mary was invited by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam to participate in the nido residency and exhibition at Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy.
Maintaining a painting practice since childhood, Mary’s ethereal work pushes the medium’s boundaries, incorporating both a wide variety of both traditional (oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint, etc.) and nontraditional materials (clothing, found objects, ephemera) on canvases that showcase a deeply personal, multilayered vision of her Southwestern upbringing.