Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation, Visual Art – sculpture

Rashawn Griffin

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation, Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Olathe, KS
MacDowell Fellowships: 2007, 2016, 2018, 2023

Rashawn Griffin is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited widely, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a two-person exhibition at the Studio Museum (RSVP), as well as “Freeway Balconies” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany, and “Black Now” at the Longwood Gallery in the Bronx.

The subject of the solo exhibition “A hole-in-the-wall country” at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS, has also been included in the exhibition “Minimal Baroque” at Rønnebæksholm in Næstved, Denmark. His work has also been seen at "Lux et Veritas" at the NSU Fort Lauderdale Contemporary Art Museum, and "The Regional" at both the CAC in Cincinnati and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. Griffin was a 2006 resident of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s AIR program

At MacDowell, in 2016, Griffin finished an installation for the exhibition "In Scene" at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland Oregon among other works. During his 2023 residence, he collaborated with William E. Jones on a project to be realized as a film within a multimedia installation. Their goal is to investigate how the image, sculpture, and body move in space, and how that translates into film.



Rashawn Griffin worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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