Elizabeth Griffin was born in Toronto, Ontario. In 1974, she graduated from Sheridan College, School of Crafts and Design, majoring in fabric. In 1976, she continued her studies in tapestry weaving at L’Atelier Renaud, Aix-en-Provence, France. She is known for her double-weave technique and complex structural patterns. Her work has been supported by grants from the Ontario Council for the Arts. Griffin’s works have been exhibited across Canada and the United States and can be found in private and corporate collections across Canada, Europe, and the United States.
Griffin experiments with the interplay of surface, structure and colour to suggest rhythms, movement and atmosphere. Viewing weaving as a process of building from the inside out, she alters the surface of her weaving using ridges and folds, techniques of draping and furling, and using double weave techniques to intersperse and reveal layers.