David Griggs

David Griggs

  • Biography

    DAVID GRIGGS
    Born 1975 Sydney
    Lives Manila, Philippines

    EDUCATION
    2007
    Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
    1999
    Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2020
    Mankini Island, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    2019
    BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW; Glasshouse Regional Gallery, NSW; Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, NT; Redland Art Gallery, QLD; Cairns Art Gallery, QLD; Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW; Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW and Bunjil Place Gallery, VIC
    2018
    Heroes, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    2017
    Palmtree, Bass, Budda, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
    2016
    Horror Business, GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
    2014
    Magic is Mentally Ill, STATION, Melbourne
    Frustrated Poverty Porn Bubble Gang, Future Perfect Gallery, Singapore
    2013
    Tie Die Till I Dye, Kaliman Rawlins, Melbourne
    Ban all Pink and Yellow Pills, Gallery Esosse, Sydney
    2011
    Frat of the Obese, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    Zodiacs and God, KALIMANRAWLINS, Melbourne
    Devils in Exile, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    2010
    The sort of black claymore paintings, PABLO Gallery, Manila
    2009
    Zombie Kiss, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    New York Paris London Rome Manila City Jail, MOP Projects, Sydney
    New York Paris London Rome Manila City Jail, presented in cooperation with Asialink and Australian Embassy - Manila, and Green Papaya Art Projects - Manila
    2008
    All I want is peace in the Middle East, a blow-job, and a free T-shirt, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
    David Griggs at IMA@TCB, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
    2007
    Blood on the Streets, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    Blood on the Streets, Artspace, Sydney
    2006
    Exchanging Culture for Flesh, Level 2 Contemporary Project Space, Art Gallery of New South
    Wales, Sydney
    Bleeding Hearts Club, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
    2005
    The Buko Police, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila
    2004
    Destination Disaster, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
    2003
    Outside History, The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
    2002
    Outside History, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
    2001
    Radio Death Camp, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
    2000
    Me Against My Brother, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2019
    City Prince/sses, Palais De Tokyo, Paris
    Nothing human is alien to me, Artspace, Ideas Platform, Sydney
    2018
    Becoming Animal, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
    The Art of Living, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2017
    Kim Hamilton Sulit's “Domestic Dusk, new works for The Mona Lisa Project, West Gallery, Quezon City
    2016
    Primavera at 25: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
    DOUBLE VISION, Lee Kong Chian Gallery, NUS Museum, Singapore
    2013
    Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
    National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2013, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
    Marley Dawson, David Griggs and TV Moore, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    Dawson, Griggs and Moore, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    Slug gun drug machine, ZINC, Manila, Phillipines
    Unbound: An Australian Phillipine exchange, Youchengco Museum, Manila, Phillipines
    2012
    BASTARDS OF MISREPRESENTATION: NY EDITION, Topaz Arts; Queens Museum of Art; Tyler Rollins Fine Art; Crossing Art Gallery' AsiaPacific/American Institute at NYU, New York, United States
    Transportable, MO Space, Manila, Phillipines
    Hail to the Nightly Beasts of the Dark Sessions, DAGC Gallery, Manila, Phillipines
    Bastards of Misrepresentation: Contemporary Art from Manila, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    Great Ghastly, Art Informal, Manila, Phillipines
    2010
    True Story, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
    Inversion of the Ideal, Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz
    Painting with a hammer to nail the crotch of civilization, Manila Contemporary, Manila
    Bastards of Misrepresentation (doing time on Filipino time) Freies Museum, Berlin
    Free Range Aesthetics: Pussyfooting Through the Detritus Mind Field of Reality, Skyline Gallery, San Francisco
    Disorder Disorder Ulterior Motives in Contempororary Art, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Sydney
    Post Criminal, David Griggs + Adam Cullen, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
    The Death of Death (is alive and kicking), Art Center, Manila
    Twenty/20, UTS-Gallery, Sydney
    CODED, Blacktown Arts Center, Sydney
    2009
    Fluid Zones: Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Group Show, MO Space, Manila, Philippines
    2008
    Under my skin, Asialink touring exhibition
    Neo Goth - back in black, University of Queensland, Brisbane
    Hijacked, curated by Mark McPherson, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
    Australian, curated by Nicholas Tsoutas, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
    Revolving Doors: an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    2007/08
    The Independence Project, GALERIE PETRONAS, Malaysia and Gertrude Contemporary Art
    Spaces, Melbourne
    2007
    God Captured Like Fossilized Dung: New Art from the Third World, Firstdraft, Sydney and Inflight, Hobart
    NADA Art Fair, Uplands Gallery Booth E4, Miami
    End of Year Show, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    2006
    Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
    Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, Tarrawarra Biennial (curated by Victoria Lynn), Tarrawarra
    Museum of Art, Healesville
    Fantastic Voyage, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
    Winners are Grinners (curated by Hannah Matthews), The Meat Market, Melbourne
    2005
    Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
    Hardwired (curated by Robert Wellington), Firstdraft, Sydney
    Freedman Foundation, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
    The Centenary of Wild Beasts, MOP Projects, Sydney
    2004
    Out of the Blue, MOP Projects, Sydney
    Rude Shock, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Sydney
    Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
    Group Show, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
    GG Allen Breaks the Window, Inflight, Hobart
    2003
    Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
    The Beetles, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
    Balance of Power, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, USA
    Not All Heroes and Legends, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
    The Fucken Weird Show, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne
    Anita and Beyond (curated by Lisa Havilah), Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
    2002
    Octopus 3 (curated by Charlotte Day), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
    OBJECTion (curated by Tim Silver and Russell Storer), Sarah Cottier, Sydney
    2001
    OBJECTion (curated by Tim Silver and Russell Storer), The Physics Room, Christchurch, New
    Zealand
    Black to Basics, 1st Floor, Melbourne
    Black to Basics, Rubyayre, Sydney
    Bootcamp, Block, Sydney
    2000
    Australian Painters at the Millennium, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
    Skulls and Solicitors, Gallery 4A, Sydney
    1999
    Qintex, Smith and Stonely, Brisbane
    Dazzle (curated by Russell Storer and Andrew Mcqualter), 1st Floor, Melbourne
    Hack, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney
    Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
    1998
    Fibro, Australian Perspecta, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
    Vietnam Voices, Casula Powerhouse Arts Center, Sydney
    1996
    Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, COFA Gallery, Sydney

    GRANTS / AWARDS / COMMISSIONS
    2019
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    2018
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    Kilgour Prize 2018, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
    2017
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (finalist)
    2016
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    2014
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    2013
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    UQ National Self Portrait Prize (Finalist)
    2009
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    2008
    Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Artist Commission: Frog boy's dissertation into a new karaoke cult
    2007
    Primavera Artist Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art
    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (finalist)
    2004
    International Program, Overseas Travel Grant, NSW Ministry for the Arts
    2003
    Freedman Foundation Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists
    2001
    Winner of the Willoughby City Art Prize, Painting
    1997
    Sir William Dobell Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts

    RESIDENCIES
    2018
    Artspace Studio Residency, Sydney
    2009
    Green Papaya Art Projects, Philippines, Asialink Residency Program
    2008
    Barcelona Studio, Australia Council for the Arts, Spain
    2007
    Artspace Studio Residency, Sydney
    2005
    Ateneo University Manila, Asialink Residency Program
    Artspace Studios, Sydney
    2004
    Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Sydney
    2003
    Mae Sot, Thai/Burma border

    SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
    2017
    Peter Munro, “David Griggs finds fun among the paint fumes at Campbelltown Arts Centre”,
    Sydney Morning Herald, August 14, 2017. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and
    design/david-griggs-finds-fun-among-the-paint-fumes-at-campbelltown-arts-centre-20170727-
    gxjsnh.html
    2015
    Kon Gouriotis, 'David Griggs', Artist Profile, Issue 33, 2015, pp. 74-80
    2013
    John Mcdonald, “In our own image”, Sydney Morning Herald, March 23-24, 2013, pp12-13
    Carrie Miller, “Curriculum Culture”, Australian Art Collector, Issue 66, October - December 2013, pp. 63-70
    2010
    `Bastards of Misrepresentation: Doing time on Filipino time' Freies Museum, Berlin essays by Kevin
    Power and Arvin Flores
    2009
    'David Griggs - Zombie Kiss' catalogue, Uplands Gallery, essay by Jarrod Rawlins
    'Art, Jail Style', Philippine Daily Enquirer, May 24, 2009, p. A19-20, by Gerry Lirio
    'New Visions, Alternative Platforms', C Arts Asian Contemporary Art & Culture, Vol. 7, March/April, 2009 p. 46, by Eugene Tan
    2008
    'Not a Dead Astronaut' Art World, Issue 4, August/September 2008, p. 88-95
    'Let's All Go to Iraq', UN Magazine, Issue 2.1, March 2008, p. 46-49, by Fayen d'Evie
    'Current: Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand', edited by Art & Australia, Sydney, 2008
    'Notes on a Freak Show', Melbourne Art Fair 08, catalogue essay, by Ramon E.S. Lerma
    'Under my skin', Asialink touring exhibition, curated by Sarah Bond and Georgia Sedgwick, artist interview
    2007
    'Blessed Grunge', Art Asia Pacific, no. 52, March/April 2007, p. 84-87, by Gina Fairley
    'Seeing the world with blood in his eyes', catalogue essay for Blood on the Streets, Uplands Gallery,
    by Ramon E.S. Lerma
    2006
    'Exchanging Culture for Flesh', Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Projects, catalogue
    #1.06, essay by Fergus Armstrong
    'Winners are Grinners', Hijacked #9, catalogue, 60 pages, essay by Hannah Matthews
    'David Griggs', Strange Cargo: Contemporary Art as a State of Encounter, exhibition catalogue, p. 34-35
    'Art Monthly Australia, March 2006 number 187, Art Notes NSW, p. 44
    2005
    'The Buko Police', catalogue, 76 color pages, published in conjunction with The Buko Police, Green
    Papaya Art Projects, Manila
    'Hooded spectre of Abu Ghraib has his revenge', SMH, Rachel Roberts, April 21, p. 8
    2004
    'Report from Sydney,' Commercial Venues, Art in America, Lilly Wei, December, p. 63
    'Destination Disaster', Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, catalogue, 8 pages, essay by Paul Curran
    2003
    Art Monthly, 'Anita and Beyond', Jeremy Eccles, June, no. 160, p. 6-7
    HQ, 'Difficult Art', Lee Tram, March, p. 16-17
    'Anita Cobby', Financial Review, John McDonald, March, p. 63-65
    2002
    Octopus 3 catalogue, essay Charlotte Day, curator
    2001
    Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, David Griggs - Shaun Gladwell, Kit Messham-Muir, issue 46,
    p.49-50
    'Uncovering Australia's art stars', Australian Art Collector, Alexie Glass, April-June, p. 71-72
    'Art and Childhood, Play things-some contemporary artists and there objects,' Artlink, Russell Storer, vol. 21, no 2, p. 37-41
    2000
    'Questions of curatorship: Connoisseurs or Cultists', Postwest, Russell Storer, issue 16, p. 30-31
    'Hack,' Blair French, Art and Text, issue 69, May-July, p. 90
    1998
    1998 Monument Architecture and Design, issue 29, p. 34

    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

    Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
    University of Queensland, Brisbane
    Joyce Nissan Collection, Melbourne
    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
    Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth

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  • David Griggs

    Zombie Kiss, 2009
    290 x 183 cm acrylic on canvas