Joseph L. Griffiths
2019 - 2022
Joseph Griffiths traces the patterns and systems of urban civilisation from archaeological sites to the suburbs, attempting to read the built environment as an index of deeper cultural and ideological positions. His projects involve sculpture, fieldwork, research, drawing, video and temporary interventions in public space. His recent works have utilised the historical form of the fountain to map the circulation of water through human systems, hydraulic infrastructure and urban ecologies. Joseph completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, under the supervision of Callum Morton and Nicholas Mangan. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and has exhibited nationally and internationally including MACRO Testaccio (Rome 2016), Villa Medicis (Rome), Centrum (Berlin 2016), The British School at Rome (Rome 2016), Accademia di Romania (Rome 2016), 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), Station Gallery (Melbourne 2014), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum (Denmark 2013), DDessin13 Contemporary Drawing Fair (Paris 2013), and Next Wave Festival (Melbourne (2012). He has undertaken residencies in Sydney, Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, Mauritius, and regional France. Griffiths’ works are held in private collections in Australia and France and by Esbjerg Kunstmuseum in Denmark. He currently lives and works in Melbourne.