In my paintings I attempt to capture the individual’s essence, to portray all emotions they are exhibiting. Historically I have worked primarily with individuals, and also with dyads and groups. These paintings were taken from live studio work, sketches when traveling, and also photographs taken abroad. I’ve found it rewarding to capture the relationships between individuals in a work, to portray interpersonal reactions.
Individuals rendered reside in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Michael Griffith (b.1944) has painted for 50 years, and maintained a working studio at Hunters Point Art Colony for the past 30 years.
He is self-educated and has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Over time, he has worked with Julius Hatofsky, Noah Buchanan, Ralph McNeil, and other artists in the Bay Area.
Individual Show, SOMAR Gallery, 850 Brannan St San Francisco, CA May 30-331 1997
He has shown his work at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, National Juried Show (2000),
Public Utilities Commission, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, Feb-July 2000
Unitarian Church, King Gallery 1187 Franklin St Sept-Oct, 2001
Gallery Route 1, Point Reyes station, Ca (2008)Jan 14-Feb 10 2002 Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art Oakland, Museum.
the Axis Gallery 16th National Juried Exhibition (2021) in Sacramento, Faith McKinnie, Juror
and has placed work in competitions with several local galleries.