RON GRIFFIN
PO Box 4324

Culver City, California 90231
Email: rdeangriff@gmail.com


Born Ronald Dean Griffin, May 27, 1954 in Pomona, California
Lives and Works in Venice, California



EDUCATION



1988  California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA - MFA

1986  University of California, Irvine - BA, Summa cum Laude

1979  Hartnell College, Salinas, CA

1975-78 Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo, CA



HONORS AND AWARDS



2001  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1986-88 J. Irvine Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1986-87 Georgia and Les Clark Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1984-86 Regent's Scholarship, University of California, Irvine Scholarship Competition



INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS



2021 Los Angeles, California, as-is.la Gallery

2017  Culver City, California, MiM Gallery

2011  Alessandria, Italy, LVS Architecture/ART Gallery

2007  Santa Monica, California, Tarryn Teresa Gallery

2004  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

2003  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

2001  Ozanno Monf.to (AL) Italy, Borromini Arte Contemporanea

2000  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

1999  Los Angeles, Gallery Soolip

1999  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

1998  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

1990  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2021 St. Moritz, Switzerland, Hauser & Wirth

2021 Hollywood, California, Stars Gallery

2019 Lancaster, California, Lancaster Museum of Art and History

2019 Los Angeles, California, as-is.la Gallery

2018 Los Gatos, California, NUMU, New Museum Los Gatos

2017 Los Angeles, California, as-Is.la Gallery

2015 Perugia, Italy, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbra Civic Museum of Palazza della Penna, “The Perception of the

   Future; The Panza Collection in Perugia"

2012 Milan, Italy, Galleria San Fedele: Tra Natura e Spirito. omaggio a Giuseppe Panza di Biumo

2011 Los Angeles, California, LA Mart

2010 Lugano, Switzerland, Cantonal Art Museum: The First Tribute to Giuseppe Panza of Biumo

2009 Culver City, California, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art: Abstraction in Reverse

2008  Culver City, California, Norma Desmond Productions: The Box

2008  Los Angeles, California, Pharmaka: Marks on Paper

2004  New York, NY, Sara Meltzer Gallery: Cleanliness

2003  New York, NY, Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenu Gallery: Pages

2003  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery: Paper

2002  Ozanno Monf.to (AL) Italy, Borromini Arte Contemporanea: Telling Stories

2001  Los Angeles, California, Double Vision Gallery

2001 Los Angeles, California, Double Vision Gallery Two Painters: Dawn Arrowsmith/Ron Griffin

2001  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery: New Work: L. A. Painting

2000  Los Angeles, California, Gallery Soolip: IQ Pop

2000  Los Angeles, California, Gallery Soolip: The Landscape

2000 Los Angeles, California, Museum of Contemporary Art: The Panza Collection and the Panza Gift

1999  San Francisco, California, Hosfelt Gallery

1998  Piacenza, Italy, Jelmoni Studio: Handmade

1997  Long Island City, NY, Fisher Landau Center: Wood Work

1997  Sa Llonja, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Espana: Colleccio’ Panza di Biumo
  Anys 80 i 90

1997  Claremont, California, Montgomery Gallery, and Pomona College:
  Collaboration/Transformation; Lithographs from the Hamilton Press

1997  Lugano, Switzerland, Museo Cantonale d’ Art: La Donazione Panza di Biumo
  al Museo Cantonale d’ Arte

1997 Santa Monica, California, Patricia Faure Gallery: Steve Keister, Jonathan Seliger, Ron Griffin

1996 Trento, Italy, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto:
The Panza di Biumo Collection: Artists of the 80’s and 90’s

1996  Verona, Italy, Studio La Cittá: Painting as Object

1993  Los Angeles, California, Margo Leavin Gallery: Salad Days

1993  New York, New York, Galerie LeLong: With Light

1993  Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum: First Sightings

1993  Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum: Gala Centennial Celebration

1993 Mexico City, Mexico, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo: Selections from the Permanent Collection

1985 Fullerton, California, Muckenthauler Cultural Center: Expressions of the
Human Figure


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS



Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, New York
Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
New York Public Library, New York, New York

Museo Cantonale d'Arte of Lugano, Switzerland

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California



BIBLIOGRAPHY



Artifact and Fiction, by Peter Frank, LA Weekly Pick of the Week, Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Trailer Trash Finds its way into Painter’s Noir-inspired Art, Ken Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, December 11, 2004

Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

Drive to Cluster, by Guy Bennett and Ron Griffin, ML&NLF Publishing, Piacenza, Italy

A Painter Finds Uncommon Depth in Flatness, by Ken Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, March 29, 2003

Ron Griffin and Dawn Arrowsmith, by Elenore Welles, ArtScene, September, 2001

Memories of a Collector, by Giuseppe Panza, Abbeville Press, New York, 2007

Good Looking, by Ken Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, September 20, 2000

JSM on ART: Excellence Exhilarates by Joan Simon Menkes, Beverly Hills 90210, March, 2000

National Reviews: Ron Griffin, by Ken Baker, Art News Magazine, October, 1999

Sculptures Made of Paint: Down-Home Abstraction by Ken Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, June 12, 1999

Handmade:  Accompaniment in two acts and intermission, NuovaLitoEffeEdizioni, Castelvetro Piacentino (Piacenza), Italy (In collaboration with A+M Bookstore, via Tadino 30, 200129 Milano, Italy)

Fatto a mano: confronto tra culture; Due artisti californiani e due piacentini alla “Jelmoni” by Natasha Barbieri, Liberta, Piacenza, Italy, April 7,1998

Gallery Watch by David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, Thursday, January 29, 1998

Griffin Polished But Wry, by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, January 22, 1998

Colleccio’ Panza di Biumo Anys 80 i 90, Llonja, Govern Balear, Conselleria d’ Educacio, Cultura ¡Esports, Mallorca, Spain, 1997

La Donazione Panza di Biumo al Museo Cantonale d’ Arte, Museo Cantonale d’ Arte, Lugano, 1997

The Panza di Biumo Collection; some artists of the 80s and 90s, Electa Publishing, 1996

Art Pick of the Week: Sharon Ellis, Ron Griffin, & Pamela Goldblum; Goldblum/Kaisershot, LA Weekly, January 26 - February 1, 1990