KIO GRIFFITH
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Born in Kanagawa, Japan ; based in Los Angeles and Japan.
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Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles and Japan based interdisciplinary artist working with sound and visuals, independent curator, and writer. His conceptual based work includes drawing, painting, sound, video, performance, electronics, language, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited internationally the UK, Japan, Germany, Croatia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and the U.S. His current projects include founder / project director at TYPE (Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange), co-founder of Transit Republic and Genzou, independent curator, contributing editor at Fabrik, Artscape and Art Bridge magazines, former art director at Angel City Jazz Festival and has designed over 300 music album packaging. Griffith exhibited in the 2016 Aichi Triennale and was selected as the 2017 Emerging Curator program at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.), Upcoming projects include TOKAS’ (Tokyo Arts And Space) OPEN SITE installation, ongoing research for a public project for a remote island in the Inland Sea (Setonaikai), and a solo exhibition at the USS Iowa’s new art space, Alpha Romeo Tango.

 

キオ・グリフィス

神奈川県生まれ/ロサンゼルス(米国)・日本拠点

ヴィジュアル・サウンドアーティスト、キュレーター、エディターとして、主に日本とアメリカを拠点に多様な活動を展開する。あいちトリエンナーレ2016にて、環太平洋地域を中心にさまざまな言語で語られた「色」にまつわるメッセージを集め、その「声」をオーケストレーションする作品”White House”を発表した。”Artillery 2015 1-2月号”アジア特集号編集長、「珊瑚海」(六本木アートナイト/Gallery Lara Tokyo 2015)、クロアチアビエンナーレ”Phlogiston”(Split Museum of Fine Arts, Croatia 2015)参加等。2017年には前年にEmerging Curators program at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)に選出された展覧会” THE ECSTASY OF MARY SHELLEY“の企画、キュレーション。また同月日本の写真家、映像作家、編集者、キュレーターにて構成された” Transit Republic ”Santa Monica Arena1 Galleryにて開催、これはART BRIDGE (主宰:港千尋氏)のロサンゼルス特集号といえる、出版の携帯を変容した展示、取材、リサーチを伴った越境芸術祭を繰り広げるプロジェクトの出発点になった。現在の主な活動として、国際交流基金ロサンゼルス支部ゲストキュレーター、「現像」(発行・編集)、松本のプロジェクトスペースOOTE41221運営、香川県沖之島でのプロジェクトも進行中。

 

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I am an inter-disciplinary artist working with visuals and sound, curator and editor producing diverse trajectory projects between the U.S. and Japan. My work posits not simply reflections of this pan-nationality but also of pan-sensory experience. Fine-tuning of the listening / reading experiences develop through exposures to auditory chaos of discordance, euphonies, and speech. My process is to reconstitute an ‘optiphonic’ paradigm that creates an immersive social communal experience by breathing new life into what may be lost in generational transference. 

 

Growing up in a reactive industrialization of the thriving but doubtful Japanese economy, the oncoming western influences on popular culture and the meanderings of the shifting—side to side between two cultures—I develop types of mathematical codes alluding to methodical aesthetic theories and conceptual socio-ethnological puzzles to be solved that could translate into situations of uncanny nuances, mondegreens that could morph in meaning and sound, literary ideas and poetic expressions which change in form and color while passed along in transition. 

 

The works are primarily sound, print and language-based compositions. They range from projected visuals, invented languages and experiments in cross-cultural work—interpretations are built and objects are formed from the most accessible materials; a sculpture built from a poem filtered as a haiku; bottles harnessed with radio parts crossing the Pacific for unknown answers; a myriad of manifestos throughout history that play in loops as in a one hit wonder EP record; the understanding and negotiating of the Pacific War battlefields fought by relatives who were enemies then; and how spoken word can transition into noise or possible music from unrecognized languages. 

 

My current body of work is a process of shuffling information to find meaning. In a world of self journalism in which documentation is a daily activity of sharing texts and images, the general idea of “reading” has changed. Reinvention and newly invented languages, truncated communication techniques, the relative associations and the reading between the lines, faces, spaces and the air surrounding us—we continue to interrogate. 

 

The anomalies travel from wood to paper to the retina. The information is picked up in pieces and processed in the world of mind ; the expectations to exist and be “real” and those “ideas” become synonymous with “differences.” In a previous sound installation, I have collected recordings of private readings that were introduced into a universe of voices, each formulating into a particular axiom relating or unrelating in the space. The newspaper series which i begun in 2016 during the sound installation, were exercises in finding the notations that constructed the text fields. These evolved into the notated collage work exploring the boundaries of fiction, theories and news. Found books are opened up to create flow in an attempt to resuscitate a new algorithm, in sculptural and animated forms. These works are a type of antithesis to contemplate on—when the battery runs out of our handheld gadgets.  

 

言語の既存や規範に秘められたデュアリティー、相対性、メタニュアンスなどをテーマに、アーティスト、キュレーター、ライターとして、ロサンゼルスと日本を拠点に活動している。グローカル論の視点から、アートプラクティスとして社会活動領域を広め、アーツ•コミュニティ、オルタナティブ•スペース、ポップアップ、様々なプラットフォームを持つクリエーター等を、メキシコ、南米、またヨーロッパ各地から「ケーススタディ」として紹介していく。「越境」とは、単にラインを越えるということ以上に、ボーダーという領域を双方に開いていくことであり、彼らの活動をなぞることで、分離するラインから融合する結節点(リゾーム)を形成していく力となりたい。

 

The following are some excerpts from art critics, writers, curators and directors about my work.

 

“I highly recommend Kio Griffith's solo exhibition at L.A. Artcore in downtown L.A. Subtle, nuanced, complex sculptural collages rich in content and meant to be read. Inventive use of simple materials‑‑paper, tape and glue, packed with meaning and references to art, literature, science, politics, and history. Smart, poetic, and beautifully installed. You can spend a long time with each piece and leave with something to think about.”

 —Jacki Apple, art critic

 

“Griffith carries this translucent alienation in his genes. His mother is full-blooded Japanese, his father a (once-)characteristically American mix of Anglo-Saxon, German, and northern Italian. Members of each family fought members of the other in the Second World War. To this day, Griffith elides easily between his parents’ disparate cultures. But he is wholly of neither. In a way, he is a country of one. It is fitting that, in his curatorial projects, Griffith functions as a kind of ambassador between both national and individual artistic languages. Until we transcend the nation-state, until the tribes share (and save) the shrinking planet, we need miscegenates like Griffith to talk to one another without distortion.”

—Peter Frank, art critic

 

“He says his father was an “adventurous spirit” who left the U.S. and reinvented himself in Japan 60 years ago. Maybe he was searching for his father’s identity (like all sons and daughters do after losing their fathers) in the cache of diaries, books and ephemera found stashed in the attic after his passing. I say that this spirit, whom artist Kio Griffith acknowledges still lives within him, recognized his old treasures and with the artistic gifts newly acquired from the son of its previous host, blithely refashioned that earthbound chattel into beatific poetry.” 

—Georgeanne Deen, artist

 

“Griffith’s in(poetry)2dexed effectively blurred distinctions between pre-digital and algorithmically controlled information. Mimicking the way algorithms shuffle bits of data from a variety of sources, the installation was an intriguing mash-up of vintage texts taken from different mediums, cultures and time periods. For one section, the artist installed a row of elegant minimal wall sculptures made by separating the cloth from the cardboard of Japanese dictionary and encyclopedia book covers. Elsewhere he presented newspaper collages overloaded with more text than one can possibly consume, and sculptures created by cutting up and restructuring books and record-set boxes to resemble architecture or to replicate patterns of sound frequencies.

The most captivating work in the exhibition was algorithm counter. This projected digital video resembled an odometer or slot machine with numerals arranged in three vertical columns that move at varied speeds and in different directions according to a score based on Dvorák’s New World Symphony. Presented in black-and-white to yield the raw appearance of analog, the video displays a brilliant and visually enticing blend of references to old and “new world” data systems.”

—David S. Rubin, art critic

 

“In a current artistic project, Griffith is exploring voice, sound, and language in relation to our responses to color. Selected as one of 80 artists for the third Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Japan, in August 2016, Griffith is creating a “pan-national and “pan-sensory” installation called "White House." For the installation, he will coat the walls and floor of a gallery in the Aichi Art Center with gray felt, in a range of tones that suggest different values of color that may have once been there but have disappeared. The gallery will be empty except for a standing speaker at the center and 200 or so speakers mounted along the walls above a railing. He is collecting hundreds of short voice recordings of people reading verses or phrases about particular colors, borrowed, or “resurrected” from lost novels, poetry, song lyrics in different languages and dialects, with the aim of “breathing new life into what may be lost in generational transference.” Grouping these readings according to color, Griffith plans to use the multitude of diverse tones and tempos as notes to create a sonic composition, which will be fed softly through the small wall speakers at different rates and rhythms, creating a rainbow of whispers that will guide visitors through the space.”

—Meher McArthur, art reviewer, critic

 

“The shape of the spines, with the vertical line of text, reminded Griffith of tanzaku. These are small strips of rice paper that are created for the ancient Tanabata festival (a ritual that persists today – one writes a wish on a tanzaku and hangs it on a bamboo pole that metaphorically bridges the Earth and the Heavens.) Although most of the spines were sourced from a crumbling box of Zola editions, and make the obvious connections back to his father’s occupation, there are other titles thrown in like a 1978 guide to “the personal computer changing your life”. In the end, “Disgruntled Zola” encapsulates a lot of the show: it seems random and determined simultaneously, producing a impression of flux and temporality. Rather than communicating a message per se, the thematic conflations in “in(poetry)2dexed” are as scrambled as the title, and comment poignantly on the proliferation of media and the challenges our culture faces in order to communicate. Griffith’s video coda to the exhibition, Algorithm Counter, tackles this idea head-on. Inspired by odometers, or the charmingly analog counter of a tape deck, the artist replaces the numbers on the tumblers with letters. The video captures the device rolling through series of three letter combinations that reference IM chat language (LOL, etc.) Algorithm Counter functions as a sort of random generator for the texting era, an

infinitely spinning poem that abstractly describes a world in free fall between a fear of disconnection, and a contrasting sensation of overwhelming frivolousness.”

—Larry Gipe, art reviewer

 

 

“His salvaged book sculpture series, the visceral affect of sculpting is re-associated by space that occupies the sculpture. For Griffith, the modern masters of modernity work of art entail the act of much reading. In An American Tragedy 2017, a paperback with tape sculpture is structured as a literal statement with the cover’s original title as an instant message. Unlike the masters, it is a sculpture that embodies today’s post modern era of text messaging without the body of literature in the book as its vertebra. The instant text-like charge of the title carries a deep political reflection of today’s means of communication and current political circumstances in American politics. The original titles with minimal words nevertheless are strong and bold enough to stand on their own. It is a sculpture series that preserves some of its originality that accompanies the process of re-inventing while pushing the viscosity of the message in ones direction. Offshore Drilling Technology, 2017 is one of Griffith’s high viscosity book cover and tape sculpture that drills right into the core of environmental concerns.” 

—Jimmy Centeno, art reviewer

 

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EDUCATION
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, ALBUQUERQUE

OTIS / PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 

ALPHA ROMEO TANGO [USS IOWA]  LONG BEACH, CA  [solo] Coral Sea

 

2018 

TOKAS [TOKYO ARTS AND SPACE]  TOKYO, JAPAN [installation / publication] Photopia / Scotopia : Genzou Vol. 4

MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO CHILOÉ REGIÓN DE LOS LAGOS, CHILE The Colors I Remember

LIBRARY X  LONDON, UK [publication / video] Word Power: Language As Medium

COAXIAL LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] Submersion LA

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [group] Between Two Seas / LA International

TAIWAN ACADEMY  LOS ANGELES, CA [two person] Atlas Portal

LEYDEN GALLERY  LONDON, UK [group] Video Art Film Club

THAMES-SIDE STUDIOS  LONDON, UK [group] The Ghost TIde

PAPER GALLERY  MANCHESTER, UK [group] Native: Manchester

AEGEAN CENTER FOR THE FINE ARTS  PAROS, GREECE [group] A heap of broken images where the sun beats

CAI02  SAPPORO, JAPAN [solo]

NAEBONO ART SPACE  SAPPORO, JAPAN [curation / group show]

BENIZAKURA ART ANNUAL 2018  SAPPORO, JAPAN [two person show as collective “kugenuma”]

PØST  LOS ANGELES, CA [solo]

JAUS  LOS ANGELES, CA [group] Naked City

OOTE041221  MATSUMOTO, JAPAN [curation / group show]

SANKEIEN  YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance]

COAXIAL  LOS ANGELES, CA [performance]

BANKART STUDIO NYK  YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance] Neofluxus

ARTIST AS A DIGITAL ARCHIVIST  OSLO, NORWAY [group] 

MONTALVO ARTS RESIDENCY  SARATOGA, CA [residency / music production] 

LA ARTCORE  LOS ANGELES, CA [solo] in(poetry)2dexed

GALLERY O  SEOUL, KOREA [group] Forecasting

20-21 VISUAL ARTS CENTRE  NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE, UK [group] Hotel Drawings

 

2017 

DURDEN AND RAY  LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] STATIC

THE HI HAT HIGHLAND PARK, CA [performance] DIAMONDS

CALO BOOKSHOP + CAFE  OSAKA, JAPAN [publishing tour] TRANSIT REPUBLIC / POROUS

TAISEI PORCH YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [art / music event] DANGEROUS GROOVES

ZART YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance] FERNANDES / AKAIHIRUME / GRIFFITH 

ART SPACE BAR BUENA TOKYO, JAPAN [performance] FERNANDES/GRIFFITH DUO 

18TH STREET ARTS CENTER  SANTA MONICA, CA  [curating] Miyuki Yokomizo / synchronicity

LA REILURE GENEVE, CH [performance] DRONE TO THE BONE  

GALLERY LARA TOKYO TOKYO, JAPAN [group show] ART and SAKE

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] MOIRÉ FRINGE

ART SHARE LA LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] CARL STONE + AKAIHIRUME with Tania Chen  

FABRIK PROJECTS LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] CALIFORNIA RISING  

HANGAR GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] ELIU ALMONTE / Huellas Dactilares

FOLKESTONE TRIENNIAL KENT, UK [group show] Art + Breakfast Day Project 

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] PASSAGE TO THE FUTURE

GALLERY CLU LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] CHROMATIC BLACK 

BASIC FLOWERS LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] ETC 

POST LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] NOBODY WALKS IN LA 

KYOTO ART CENTER KYOTO, JAPAN [group show] NEW PHANTASMAGORIA

ROPPONGI 605 TOKYO, JAPAN [solo show] MOKUSHIROKU (indexed poem apocalypse)

ART SPACE BAR BUENA TOKYO, JAPAN [performance] FERNANDES/GRIFFITH DUO 

DOMMUNE FUKUSHIMA FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN [radio show] FIELD IMPROVISATION 

DURDEN AND RAY  LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] BESET ON ALL SIDES

TORRANCE ART MUSEUM  TORRANCE, CA  [curating] WHY ART MATTERS!

OZASA_KYOTO KYOTO, JAPAN [group show] NATIVE KYOTO

CHIYODA 3331  TOKYO, JAPAN [publishing tour] TRANSIT REPUBLIC

CALO BOOKSHOP + CAFE  OSAKA, JAPAN [publishing tour] TRANSIT REPUBLIC

ART SPACE TETRA FUKUOKA, JAPAN [publishing tour] TRANSIT REPUBLIC

ZART YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance] HERE COME THE ARGONAUTS TOUR 

URBAN GUILD KYOTO, JAPAN [performance] HERE COME THE ARGONAUTS TOUR 

KALLIO KUNSTHALLE / SUPERMARKET ART FAIR STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN [art fair] QIPO

KEYSTONE ART SPACE  LOS ANGELES, JAPAN [group show] EXQUISITE PITTORESCO

MINTMOUE  LOS ANGELES, JAPAN [curating] AISUKE KONDO / here where you stood

BLUEWHALE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] HACO with Fjellestad, Berardi and Liebig  

LOFT AT LIZ  LOS ANGELES, JAPAN [curating] ANNA DUSI / The Ardumman House Project

URGENCY DISK RECORDS GENEVE, CH [performance] LA NUIT DE LA FLAQUE  

CANESSA GALLERY SAN FRANCISCO, CA [performance] solo performance  

DURDEN AND RAY  LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] GOING NATIVE

CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY LOS ANGELES, JAPAN [group show] BLACK MIRROR

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] AVANT}{GARDEN

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] Points of Departures

IMPETUS FESTIVAL GENEVE, CH [performance] LA DATCHA  

ART SHARE LA LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] MARS FESTIVAL  

THE REEF LOS ANGELES, CA [art fair] EXPO CONTEMPORARY  

BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY LOS ANGELES, CA [curating] VASAN SITTHIKET / No Heads

ARTFLASH VENICE, CA [group show] THREE TWO ONE

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER SARATOGA, CA [residency] 

KEYSTONE ART SPACE LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] FIRST RESPONSE 

BLUEWHALE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] CARL STONE + LABMS  

BRAINWORK GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] STATE OF THE UNION  

BLAM LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES, CA [curating] FUTOPIA 

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [publishing / curating] TRANSIT REPUBLIC  

DURDEN AND RAY LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] FREAKONATURE 

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [curating] FIN_BETWEEN  

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) LOS ANGELES, CA [curating] THE ECSTASY OF MARY SHELLEY

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2016

KUMAGUSUKU  KYOTO, JAPAN  [2 person show] WITHERING HEIGHTS (Sarashigaoka)……

DURDEN AND RAY  LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] NATIVE ….

CARLOS BLANCO STUDIO / ESTUDIO LAS NIEVES BOGOTA, COLOMBIA [group show] HYSTERICAL FICTION

LA ESTACION ARTE CONTEMPORANEO  CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO [group show] HYSTERICAL FICTION

BEACONSFIELD GALLERY VAUXHALL LONDON, UK  [group show]  –SCAPE 

ANJO CIVIC ART GALLERY ANJO, AICHI [triennale] MOBILE TRIENNALE 2016

ICHINOMIYA CITY MUSEUM ICHINOMIYA, AICHI [triennale] MOBILE TRIENNALE 2016

OBU WORKERS CULTURAL CENTER OBU, AICHI [triennale] MOBILE TRIENNALE 2016

SHITARA SPECIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CENTER SHITARA, AICHI [triennale] MOBILE TRIENNALE 2016

AICHI PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART NAGOYA, JAPAN [triennale] AICHI TRIENNALE 2016

TITANIK GALLERIA TURKU, FINLAND [group show] LAZY SUSAN 

TORRANCE ART MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] DOPPELGANGER 

COACHELLA ARTS CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] LAnCV3 

CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] WEREWOLF 

WILLOW STUDIOS LOS ANGELES, CA [art fair] FABRIK EXPO

THE REEF/LA MART LOS ANGELES, CA [art fair] PHOTO LA 

DURDEN AND RAY LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] OBFUSCATE 
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2015

356 MISSION LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] TONALISM 

GR2 LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] POST IT SHOW 11 

MIAMI PROJECT MIAMI, FLORIDA [art fair] 

AIREGIN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance] SOUNDING THE SPACE TOUR 

URBAN GUILD KYOTO, JAPAN [performance] SOUNDING THE SPACE TOUR 

RENAISS HALL OKAYAMA, JAPAN [performance] SOUNDING THE SPACE TOUR

KARAKORO KOBO MATSUE, JAPAN [performance] SOUNDING THE SPACE TOUR

OOKURAYAMA MEMORIAL HALL YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [performance] SOUNDING THE SPACE TOUR

MUZEUMM LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] UNCANNY

ZERRE PROJECTS ISTANBUL, TURKEY [group show] GHOSTLY SIGNS : EXISTENTIAL BODIES / 14th Istanbul Biennial

MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY LANCASTER, CA [group show] WATERWORKS 2 

ELECTRIC LODGE VENICE, CA [performance] DRAGONFLY

ECHO PARK FILM CENTER ECHO PARK, CA [performance] GALAXY DRIVER

HOUSE RENOVATION PROJECT 2 WESTWOOD, CA [group show] PRETTY VACANT

SPLIT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS SPLIT, CROATIA [group show] PHLOGISTON

KREUZBERG PAVILION BERLIN, GERMANY [group show] FROM THE BARRICADES

PAUL LOYA GALLERY CULVER CITY, CA [group show] XINLA BANSHO / FOREST OF EXPONENTIALS 

DURDEN & RAY LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] MURMURS AND INTRUSIONS 

BOX O PROJECTS / JOSHUA TREENIAL JOSHUA TREE, CA [installation] BLUE NOVA

INTEGRATRON / JOSHUA TREENIAL YUCCA VALLEY, CA [performance] DOWSING TO DOUSE

ROPPONGI 605 / Roppongi Art Night TOKYO, JAPAN [event] SOUTH PACIFIC CHESS

KYOTO ART OUTLET CENTER / Parasophia KYOTO, JAPAN [performance] PARACHUTE

KYOTO ART OUTLET CENTER / Parasophia KYOTO, JAPAN [performance] PARADIGMS

ANTENNA GALLERY KYOTO, JAPAN [group show] HOMING PIGEON 4

GALLERY TOMINOKOJI KYOTO, JAPAN [group show] PARABOLA

ROPPONGI 605 TOKYO, JAPAN [two person show] CORAL SEA

LOFT AT LIZ'S LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] WATERWORKS 2 

OUTPOST PROJECTS YUCCA VALLEY, CA [group shows] INAUGURAL SHOW
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2014

MANHATTAN BEACH ART CENTER MANHATTAN BEACH, CA [group shows] DRAGNET

DAC GALLERY DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA [group shows] SOMETHING WITHIN

SLUICE EXCHANGE RATES / BROOKLN, NY [group shows] THE GREAT WRONG PLACE

YOKOHAMA TRIENNIAL 2014 TOKYO + YOKOHAMA, JAPAN [group shows] i:23

UCITY ART MUSEUM, GUANGZHOU ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS GUANGZHOU, CHINA [group show] AN AMERICAN WATER MARGIN

ARTRA CURATORIAL TORRANCE, CA [group show] MAS 6

ARTRA CURATORIAL ALBUQUERQUE, CA [group show] MAS ALBUQUERQUE

PORCH GALLERY OJAI, CA [group show] WATER WORKS

ROPPONGI 605 GALLERY TOKYO, JAPAN [2 person show] WHITEHOUSE | REDROOM

PROJECT NUMBER LONDON, UK [group show] PROJECT LALO

STUDIO 1:1 LONDON, UK [group show] PROJECT LALO

JAUS LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] IN 2040

ARTRA CURATORIAL SAN FRANCISCO, CA [group show] MAS [Ltd Ed] > SFO

JAUS LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] C-NOTE

TORRANCE ART MUSEUM TORRANCE, CA [group show] REVERB

ART APART FAIR SINGAPORE [group show] GALLERY LARA TOKYO
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2013

DISJECTA PORTLAND, OR [group show] HISTORY LESSONS

MANUAL HISTORY MACHINES WONDER VALLEY, CA [group show] THE FAMILIAR UNFAMILIAR

ROPPONGI 605 GALLERY TOKYO, JAPAN [group show] HOMING PIGEON ED 2: TOKYO

KUAD GALLERY ISTANBUL, TURKEY [group show] A MARGINAL REVOLUTION / 13th Istanbul Biennial

ADC CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] 24FLAT6B

WEYOU TOUR NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK [performance] 

ARTSHARE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] BOOK OF OMENS

ART HK / HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR HONG KONG [group show] 

MOON GALLERY HONG KONG [group show] REMEMBER THE DAYS OF BEING WILD

FLOWER PEPPER GALLERY PASADENA, CA [group show] HOME SWEET HOME

DIAVOLO SPACE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] A STIGATISM / CATALYST 2013

MALIBU LUMBERYARD GALLERY MALIBU, CA [group show] HOMO LUMINOUS

ARTRA CURATORIAL LOS ANGELES, CA [group show] MAS ATTACK

VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] MEXICALI BIENNIAL with Carmina Escobar
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2012

MATHILDE HATZENBERGER GALLERY BRUSSELS, BELGIUM [group] Derriere Le Rideau

JAPAN AMERICA NATIONAL MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CA [group] GIANT ROBOT BIENNIAL

CENTRO ESTATAL DE LAS ARTES ENSENADA ENSENADA, MEXICO [performance] ESPUMA CUANTICA 

ROPPONGI 605 GALLERY TOKYO, JAPAN [group] HANGA SHOW

ACE MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CA [group] ALL IN FOR THE 99% 

UPSTAIRS AT THE MARKET GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] WEST IS MORE with Carmina Escobar

GALLERY LARA TOKYO, JAPAN [group] BLEACH 

NIGHT GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] CAR RIDE IS A MUSICAL SCORE

COUNTER PULSE SAN FRANCISCO, CA KATSURA KAN : ORACLE & ENIGMA 

GR2 LOS ANGELES, CA [group] PRINTED MATTER 10 
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2011

ADC CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] SUNSPOT 

GR2 LOS ANGELES, CA [group] POST-IT 7 curated by Eric Nakamura + Mark Todd 

MOOSE LODGE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] OPEN GATE with Therese Wong, Vinny Golia, Bill Casale 

PIETER PERFORMANCE SPACE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] OPEN GATE with Alex Cline, Jie Ma 

WEST L.A. COLLEGE GALLERY CULVER CITY, CA [group] MONSTERS OF ART 

LAST BOOKSTORE LOS ANGELES, CA [group] ABOVE THE SURFACE

ARENA 1 GALLERY SANTA MONICA, CA [group] SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF MONA LISA

GALLERY LARA TOKYO TOKYO, JAPAN [group] ROSU NO NANCHATTE NIHONJIN

VARIOUS SPACES Roma, Firenze, Venezia,ITALY [group] ONE NIGHT STAND 

KUNSTLERHAUSE HAMBURG FRISE HAMBURG, GERMANY [group] TEGAMI 

CYPRESS COLLEGE ART GALLERY CYPRESS, CA THE QUOTIDIAN WORLD 

BLUE WHALE LOS ANGELES, CA DANIEL ROSENBOOM SEPTET 
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2010

DIAVOLO SPACE LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] CATALYST 

ADC CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] SONAR ECLIPSE 

WEST L.A. COLLEGE GALLERY CULVER CITY, CA [group] NINE 

EKSOBITION GALLERY POMONA, CA [3 person] OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF TIME 

HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE SANTA MONICA, CA KATSURA KAN : ORACLE & ENIGMA 

FOLLY BOWL ALTA DENA, CA [performance] THE PHILABOSIANS 

ROYAL/T CULVER CITY, CA YOSHITAKE EXPE 

L.A. MUNICIPAL GALLERY HOLLYWOOD, CA [group show] CUP THOUGHTS 101
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2009

THE PROSPECTOR LONG BEACH, CA [performance] LHOOQ w/ Motoko Honda, Joe Berardi, Nels Cline, Yuka Honda, Mike Watt, etc.

ADC CONTEMPORARY ART LOS ANGELES, CA [performance] BIRTHMARK

T•LOFTS SANTA MONICA, CA [group show] HERE AND NOW:ARTRA 

MUSEUM OF NEON ART LOS ANGELES, CA ONIBABA 

SOUNDWALK 2009 LONG BEACH, CA [group show] 

FOLLY BOWL ALTA DENA, CA [performance] THE PHILABOSIANS 

ROYAL/T CULVER CITY, CA [group show] CRUSADERS + HATERS

ECHO CURIO ECHO PARK, CA ANNA HOMLER + EMILY HAY

REDCAT LOUNGE LOS ANGELES, CA DAREN BURNS TRIO 

RESBOX HOLLYWOOD, CA with EMILY HAY, MOTOKO HONDA + BRAD DUTZ 

TERRELL MORRE GALLERY INGLEWOOD, CA [group show] IMLA 

PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY PASADENA, CA ONIBABA 

THE WULF LOS ANGELES, CA with ICU 

GIBSON GLENDALE JAZZ + BLUES FESTIVAL GLENDALE, AZ [otonomiyaki] SOUND INSTALLATION 
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2008

HARBOR CITY COLLEGE AUDITORIUM LOS ANGELES, CA WE ARE NOT ALONE with ICU 

SPRING ARTS COLLECTIVE GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA FIELDTRIP 

GALLERY RASEN LOS ANGELES, CA KNOCK KNOCK! 

TAPER AUDITORIUM LOS ANGELES, CA TENGU with ICU 

SOUNDWALK LOS ANGELES, CA [sound art] SOUNDWALK 2008 

i-5 GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [sound art] POSTCARDS FROM THE ARTS EDGE 

CENTER FOR THE ARTS EAGLE ROCK, CA [sound art] EBBS & FLOWS

BLACK MARIA GALLERY LOS ANGELES, CA [group] HOLLYWOOD APOCALYPSE 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART LOS ANGELES, CA [group] FOUND SOUND 
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AWARDS
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2018    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Regents Fellowship

2016    LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitons)   LOS ANGELES, CA  Emerging Curators Award 2017

2016    FRAME CONTEMPORARY ART   HELSINKI, FINLAND  Curatorial Project Grant

2002    PRINT DESIGN ANNUAL   U.S.A.  Certificate of Design Excellence 

2001    SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS   LOS ANGELES, CA  Certificate of Merit
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018   FABRIK  L.A., CA   LA Artcore Union Center For The Arts – Kio Griffith: in(poetry)2dexed

2018   ART AND CAKE  LOS ANGELES, CA   Kio Griffith at LA Artcore

2017   PRAXIS INTERVIEW / YALE RADIO WYBCX   Radio Interview with Brainard Carey

2017   ART AND CAKE  LOS ANGELES, CA   A Case For Art. Why Art Matters!

2017   ARTILLERY MAGAZINE   Passage to the Future

2017   ART AND CAKE  LOS ANGELES, CA   Kio Griffith, Between Worlds

2017   DOMMUNE FUKUSHIMA  Radio interview

2017   ART BRIDGE VOL.5   TOKYO, JAPAN   Transit Republic

2017   ART AND CAKE  LOS ANGELES, CA   Kio Griffith Responds to the Current Socio-Political Climate With “Transit Republic”

2017   WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL  NEW YORK, NY   The Ecstasy Of Mary Shelley

2017   CARLA LOS ANGELES, CA   The Ecstasy Of Mary Shelley

2017   ARTILLERY MAGAZINE  LOS ANGELES, CA   The Ecstasy Of Mary Shelley

2017   VISUAL ART SOURCE  LOS ANGELES, CA   The Ecstasy Of Mary Shelley

2017   ASAHI DAILY NEWS   TOKYO, JAPAN   Words of Circumstance by Kiyokazu Washida (famed Japanese philosopher)

2017   ACT [ Arts Contemporary Taiwan ]   TAIPEI, TAIWAN   Transconceptual : Interview with Kio Griffith

2016    BANKART NEWSLETTER   YOKOHAMA, JAPAN   Interview with Kio Griffith

2016    ART BRIDGE VOL.4   TOKYO, JAPAN   Transconceptual : Interview with Kio Griffith

2016    LOS ANGELES TIMES   LOS ANGELES, CA   feature article for SHIFT and FADE 

2016    ARTBOUND / KCET   LOS ANGELES, CA   Red Wheelbarrows and Whispering Rainbows: The Sonic and Visual Art of Kio Griffith

2016    HUFFINGTON POST  LOS ANGELES, CA   Contemporary Artists Are Reinterpreting 17th-Century Japanese Erotica

2016    THE GUARDIAN   LONDON, UK   Finnegans Wake: a musical reading sounds out a cryptic text

2016    TITANIK MAGAZINE   TURKU, FINLAND   “AD HOC LA”  THE REBEL ART SCENE

2016    TINY MIX TAPES   LONDON, UK   Recreating Finnegan’s Wake

2016    OPEN CULTURE   LONDON, UK   Hear James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Unabridged & Set to Music By 17 Different Artists

2016    ANGELENO MAGAZINE   LOS ANGELES, CA   5 Must See Exhibits

2015    ARTILLERY MAGAZINE   LOS ANGELES, CA   JAN/FEB ISSUE  Guest Chief Editor  “Contemporary Asian Issues”

2014    YOKOHAMA KEIZAI SHIMBUN   YOKOHAMA, JAPAN   i:23

2014    CHAFFEY REVIEW Volume 11   LOS ANGELES, CA   Revolutions per Minute 

2013    HUFFINGTON POST  LOS ANGELES, CA   Margin Release Right

2013    X-TRA   LOS ANGELES, CA   The Art Of Anthropophagy

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018   珊瑚海(Sangokai)  Coral Sea

2018   目詩録(Mokushiroku) In(poetry)dexed

2017   ART BRIDGE, Issue No.5

2017   Transit Republic, POROUS

2017   Genzou, co-founded with Tamaki Hosobuchi, deputy director of BankART Studio, Yokohama, Japan

2017   IMMI, co-founded with Aparna Bakhle

2017   Dai Ito, Innuendo

2016   ART BRIDGE, Issue No.4

2016   ACT Art Critique of Taiwan, Issue No.69

2015   The Tower by Jacki Apple & Helen Thorington

2014   The Chaffey Review, Volume 11

 

COLLECTIONS

2018   Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Atsuko Tsukada, Tokyo, Japan

2015   Marlene Pickard, Los Angeles, CA

2011   Shingo Francis, Yokohama, Japan