Colwyn Griffith


2011 York University, MFA, Toronto, ON
Dawson College Institute of Photography. Montreal, QC
BA, Film Studies Carleton University, Ottawa Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007 Colwyn Griffith: Empire Projects, Southern Alberta Art Gallery Lethbridge, Alberta Canada Curator: Joan Stebbins (Catalogue with essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado)

Dollar Store, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario Canada Curator: Emily Falvey

2006 Eye Candy 3, Glendon Gallery York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2004 Eye Candy 3, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2003 2003 Eye Candy 3, Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa Ontario, Canada. (essay).

2002 2001 Eye Candy 1, Platform, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 99 cents, Jersey City Museum of Art, Jersey City, NJ. Curator: Rocío Aranda-Alvarado.

Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 461, New York City.

Space To create: Chashama Open Studios New York City February 25th Curated by Jenny Rogers.

2005 Collaboration II, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Philadelphia PA Curator: Bobbie Tilkens

2005 Image & Imagination, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal. Curator: Martha Langford. (Book)

2005 Hot Mush & Cold North, w/Edward Burtynsky, Ken Monkman, The Group of Seven, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON. Curator: Emily Falvey.

2004 Canadiana, w/Paul Butler, Simon Hughes, Don Mabie, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

Canadian Content, York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Canada

2003 Proof 10, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON Canada

2002 D’inquietantes expeditions w/Isabelle Hayeur & Yves Arcand VU Gallery

2000 Show 2000. Embassy of Canada, Tokyo, Japan

1999 Invisible Exhibition, Mitaka Arts Centre, Tokyo, Japan


2006-2007 Chashama (1 year residency) New York City

2005 Chashama (5 month residency) New York City


2008 Research Production Grant Canada Council for the Arts

2004 Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2002 Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2000 Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts


Art Bank

City of Ottawa


2007 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Colwyn Griffith: Empire Projects Essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, (catalogue)

Sandals, Leah. “Bargain Hunter”, The National Post (January 25, 2007)

McQueen, Ann-Marie. “Discount items turned into to Art”, The Ottawa Sun (February 8, 2007)

Higginson, Murray. “Art Review”, The Ottawa Citizen (January 24th, 2007)

2006 Toronto, Canada. Magenta Publishing for the Arts. Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers from Canada, The United Kingdom, and the United States. November 2006. pp.148

Charest-Sigouin, Violaine, Enroute Magazine, (Artist Profile) November 2006.

Toronto, Canada. Magenta Publishing for the Arts. Carte Blanche, April 2006. pp. 62.

Antle, Angela, Socket CBC Radio 1, July 2006. (Radio interview)

2005 Montreal, Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press. Image & Imagination: Le Mois de la Photo, 2005. Text by Martha Langford et al. pp. 255-256.

2004 Vancouver , Canada. Douglas & McIntyre. Souvenir of Canada 2, Douglas, Coupland, pp. 1, 14.

de Aguayo, Anna. “Time and Identity in Colwyn Griffith’s Canadian Food-Scapes” Alternator Gallery, BC (August, 2004)

Tousley, Nancy. “Critic’s Pick” The Calgary Herold, (April 29, 2004)

Toronto, Canada. PhotoEd Magazine. Canada, Spring, 2004 Mizgala, Johanna. “Consuming Nature: Colwyn Griffith’s Eye Candy 3”. Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB 2004

2003 Ottawa, Canada. Carleton University Press. “Junk Food Nation: Colwyn Griffith's Tourism Photographs”. November 2003 (essay)

Artist Talks

Lethbridge University, Lethbridge Alberta, Canada 2007

Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada 2007

Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, August 2004

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, November 2003