Gerry G Griffin

Clearwater, Florida

Artist Statement

These sculptures reference early machines of war, some are from Leonardo drawing, most are from my imagination, many of them are models for larger sculptures or room size installation. The first of the later sculptures, the Star, came from a leonardo drawing since then this series of small architectural structures or simple dwellings has progressed and morphed into bird house like structures.



Artist Bio

Gerry Griffin is from Chicago Il where he received a BFA & MFA in Sculpture and Graphics from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.His professional experiences and accomplishments as a Sculptor, Printmaker, and Photographer are extensive with numerous group and one-person exhibits at national and international sites. He has been awarded Four New Jersey State Fellowships, Four MacDowell Fellowships, Two Yaddo Fellowships, Four Edward Albee Residency Fellowships, A New Jersey Center For Innovative Print Fellowship Award, a Kohler Arts Residency Fellowship, and many other art awards. His art works are in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Kohler Art Center WI, Best Company VA, The New Jersey State Museum, Morris Museum, Newark Museum, Rutgers U, Newark Public Library, and Noyes State Museum of NJ.He has had an extensive academic career teaching computer graphics, drawing and sculpture at New York Institute of Technology, Parsons, Pratt, Rutgers U, and SUNY at Purchase. Currently he is a fulltime artist living in Florida and New Jersey.