Dusty Griffith
UNDER THE SURFACE: A Q&A with Dusty Griffith

PFA: Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Your family?
I always enjoyed drawing as a youth but it wasn't until my visual communication degree in college that I was pursuaded to pursue art as a career by my professors.




PFA: What inspires you, and how do you stay inspired? How has this shaped your artistic philosophy? Everything I see, hear, taste and touch inspires me but mostly God and His love.




PFA: What artist(s) has (have) had the biggest influence on your work? Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, Jasper Johns, Jean Michael Basquiat are my favorite.



PFA: What is your artistic philosophy? What is seen can be used to open the doors to what is unseen.



PFA: What do you need around you while you are working in the studio? Loud music and some paint.



PFA: What do you most enjoy doing while you are not painting? Creating music and fine foods.


PFA: What is your favorite traveling experience? Anything Island.




PFA: If you weren't an artist, what would you be? Musician

2014: Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2013: Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta GA
2012: Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta GA
2011: Fall Salon, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2011 “Have a Seat” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
_ JDRF Gala, Atlanta, GA
_ Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2010 Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2008 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Genema, Christ Church, Atlanta, GA
2006 “Revealed,” The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- Art Papers, Invitational Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
-- Paideia School, Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2005 The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- “16th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Atl Art 05, Art House, Atlanta, GA
-- Art Miami, Miami, FL
-- Art Papers, Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA

-- Paideia School, Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
-- Trinity School, Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2004 “15th Anniversary Show: Dale Chihuly & Dusty Griffith” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 Inaugural Exhibition, The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- “14th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 “13th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001 “12th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1999 Macon & Company Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
1993 Behind the Glass, Local Artist Exhibition, Auburn, AL
1992 Alabama State Council of the Arts, Student Exhibition,
Montgomery, AL
-- The Auburn University Art Department, Annual Fine Arts Student Competitive Exhibition, Auburn, AL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2005 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- Trinity School, Annual Auction, Atlanta, GA
2003 The Lowe Gallery, Solo Show, Atlanta, GA
-- Art Papers Magazine, 4th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
-- AIDS Survival Project, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 Art Papers Magazine, 3rd Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2000 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Selected Public & Private Collections

The Four Seasons, Atlanta, Ga
The Four Seasons, Palo Alto, Ca
The Ritz Carlton Residences, Atlanta, Ga
The Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, Ga
Neiman Marcus East
Neiman Marcus West
Saks Fifth Avenue, Atlanta, Ga
The Inn at Blackberry Farm
Pinnacle Health Group, LLC.
Taylor and Mathis, Inc
Alston & Bird
Emerson Electric
The Phoenix, Atlanta, Ga
Halle Berry
Suzanne Kasler Design
Stan Topol Design

Selected Publications & Reviews

* Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles November 2010 “Homes of the Year” ~ Interior Designer Stan Topol
* Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles May 2010 “Stylish Spaces at Work” ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler
* Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2008 “Sea Island Sophistication” ~ Interior Designer Billy Robert
* Home & Design 2008 "Design Fusion" ~ Interior Designer Ann Kenkel
* House Beautiful April 2008 "A Fresh Take On Traditional" ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler
* Atlanta Style & Design 2008 “High On Art”
* Traditional Home 2008 Showhouse Showcase: Wallscap ~ Interior Designer Robert Brown
* The Sunday Paper 2008 “Spreading His Wings”
* Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2006 “White Now”
* Southern Accents 2004 Watersound Dream House Edition ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler
* Southern Accents Magazine, July-August, 2004.
* “At Lowe Gallery, Unity in Diversity,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 2001