Dusty Griffith

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My goal as an artist is to have the viewer become aware that through a three dimensional world we have access to a world that can't be seen, the spiritual world, where there is a creator who loves and wants to know us more intimately.  There is more than just surface in my work reflecting this idea. Often there is a depth beyond the visible surface that can lead the viewer into the piece itself mirroring the dimensional world we live in.

Most of my works are very symbolic of time, events, stories and emotions. All of the symbols, sketches and found objects are layered into beeswax, Plexiglas and underneath plexi or tracing paper surfaces, causing the images or symbols to become "a part of" the whole picture not just a "piece of it". I prefer wax, plexi and tracing paper because of their translucent qualities. I layer the work over and over until layer upon layer create the desired depth, surface texture and color. The colors and composition I choose tend to leave the viewer with a sense of peace or calm. The strokes are loose and gestural but at the same time deliberate.

 

Installations   -   Exhibitions   -   Collections   -   Publications


Installations


 

Biography


Auburn, University, B.F.A. Visual Communication, 1993

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2017 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2014 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2013 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

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 Other Exhibitions

 

2016 Project Red, San Antonio, TX

2013 Paidei School Art Auction, Atlanta, GA

-- “The Humane Event” Atlanta, GA

2012 New Orleans Auction Galleries, New Orleans, LA

-- JCM Foundation, Auction, Alpharetta, GA

2011 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

-- “The Humane Event” Atlanta, GA

_ “Have a Seat” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

_  JDRF Gala, Atlanta, GA

_ Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA

2010 Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA

2008 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

-- Genema, Christ Church, Atlanta, GA

2006 “Revealed,” 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,” 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” Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

-- Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

-- Trinity School, Annual Auction, Atlanta, GA

2003 Inaugural Exhibition, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

-- “14th Anniversary Show,” Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

-- Art Papers Magazine, 4th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA

-- AIDS Survival Project, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002 “13th Anniversary Show,” Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

-- Art Papers Magazine, 3rd Annual Art Auction, 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, Annual Fine Arts Student Competitive Exhibition, Auburn, AL

Selected Public & Private Collections

 

Delta Airlines/Sky Club, Atlanta, Ga

Delta Airlines/Sky Club, San Francisco, Ca

The Four Seasons, Atlanta, Ga

The Four Seasons, Palo Alto, Ca

The Ritz Carlton, California

The Ritz Carlton Residences, Atlanta, Ga

The Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, Ga

St. Regis Hotel and Residences, Atlanta, Ga

Neiman Marcus East

Neiman Marcus West

Saks Fifth Avenue, Atlanta, Ga

The Inn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tn.

Pinnacle Health Group, LLC.

Taylor and Mathis, Inc

Alston & Bird

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, Mo

The Phoenix, Atlanta, Ga

Halle Berry, Los Angeles, Ca

Suzanne Kasler Design, Atlanta, Ga

Stan Topol Design, Atlanta, Ga

The Federal Reserve, Atlanta, Ga

Princess of Dubai

Selected Publications & Reviews

 

Luxe Interiors + Design, September/October 2016, “A Winning Tradition”, Designer Suzanne Kasler

Milieu, Fall 2016, “Travel, My Atlanta” Designer Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, October 2016, “Art of the Craft”, Designer Barbara Westbrook

Veranda, September/October 2016, “Purple Reign”, Designer Suzanne Kasler

Veranda, June 2014, “A Beachhouse With Old Soul”, Designer Davies-Gaetano

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, March 2013, "Simply the Best" ~ Interior Designer Stan Topol

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, October 2013, "Style/Art" ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler

Veranda, September 2012 “Simply Belgian”, Interior Designer Jim Howard

Architectural Digest, April 2012, “At Home with Suzanne Kasler” - Interior Design Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, May 2010 “Stylish Spaces at Work” ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, November 2010, "Home of the Year" ~ Interior Design Stan Topol

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, December 2010, "100 Superlative Spaces"

Garden & Gun, December 2009, “Great Escape”, Interior Design Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, 2008 “Sea Island Sophistication” ~ Interior Designer Billy Roberts

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: Wallscape ~ Interior Designer Robert Brown

The Sunday Paper, 2008 “Spreading His Wings”

Southern Accents, July/August 2007, "Living Spaces"

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, March 2006, "20 Under 40, The New Talents"

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, September 2006 “New Design Directions” ~ Interior Design Robert Brown

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, 2006 “White Now”

Southern Accents, 2004 Watersound Dream House Edition ~ Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler

Atlanta Magazine, September 2004, "Fascination"

Southern Accents Magazine, July 2004, "Watersound Showhouse" ~ Interior Design Suzanne Kasler

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “At Lowe Gallery, Unity in Diversity,” July 2001.