Eliza Griffiths practice is centered on an exploration of psycho-socio-sexual themes through the creation of character-driven visual fictions in painting and drawing. Like made-up B-movie actors, her subjects perform indeterminate, immobile, campy distillations of identity, emotional life, and existential questions.
Griffiths was born in London, UK, and immigrated to Canada at the age of eight. She studied Studio Art at Concordia University and did graduate studies in Art History at Carleton University. Griffiths’ work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre (Buffalo); Mercer Union (Toronto); the Saidye Bronfman Center (Montreal); the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina); Platform Gallery (London, UK); the Art Gallery of Alberta; APEXart (NY,NY). Her work has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine; Border Crossings; C-Magazine; NYArts Magazine among others and has been extensively collectedboth privately and publicly including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Griffiths lives and works in Montreal where she is an Associate Professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University.