Joan Mitchell Center

Rashawn Griffin 


Sculptor
Olathe, KS
April 3–28

Rashawn Griffin works in painting, sculpture, and installation.  With materials ranging from fabric and tassels to paint and cookies, his practice uses poetic relationships between objects, architecture, and painting.  He was born in Los Angeles, California and he received a MFA from Yale University in 2005. Griffin was a 2005-2006 resident of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s AIR program. Since then, his work has been exhibited widely, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a the two-person exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem (RSVP), as well as “Freeway Balconies” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany and “Black Now” at the Longwood Gallery in the Bronx, New York.  Recently the subject of the solo exhibition “A hole-in-the-wall country” at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, his work has been included in the exhibition “Minimal Baroque” at Rønnebæksholm in Næstved, Denmark, as well as “30 Seconds off an Inch” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.  
 

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a holeinthewall country

a holeinthewall country

2012, mixed media, installation view dimensions variable

Griffin, KS

Griffin, KS

2012, felt, wood, 58 x 240 inches

Dumpling

Dumpling

2012, sound and mixed media, 87 ½ x 107 ½ x 84 inches

Fissure

Fissure

2013, tartan, denim, kilt, fabric, hunting fabric, wood, light fixture, sound, 89 x 156 x 180 inches

… and I would eat my children

… and I would eat my children

2015, felt, denim, mirrored plexi, wood, lights fixture, fabric, vinyl, foam, 96 x 432 x 192 inches

Untitled (sunrise)

Untitled (sunrise)

denim, felt, wood, fabric, hunting fabric, 88 x 156 x 132 inches

untitled (room)

untitled (room)

2006, fig newtons, wood, plants, jelly beans, mixed media, installation view, dimensions variable

Everything Counts

Everything Counts

fabric, wood, water soluble oil, felt, mixed media, installation view dimensions variable, pennant is 56 x 204 inches