Biography

Belinda Griffiths is an Auckland based artist working primarily in painting and printmaking. Her works explore the human experience through the expressive qualities of mark-making. Belinda has won a number of awards, including the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award in 2010 and the Estuary Art Awards in 2013.

Belinda Griffiths - CV

Recent Notable Achievements
2019 - Karekare Artist Residency with Karekare House Trust and Eden Arts Trust
2018 - Artwork purchased by the Wallace Arts Trust
2017 - Finalist 26th Wallace Art Awards, Travelling Finalist Exhibition.

2017 - Curated an exhibition Mono : The Painterly Print for public art space - Franklin Art Gallery

2016 - Finalist WSA New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards – Judge, Dr Zara Stanhope

2016 - Finalist Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Judge, Richard Fahey

2015 - Three artworks purchased by Wallace Arts Trust

2015 - Article published in Artnews New Zealand, (dispatch piece about my artist residency)
‘Moments of emotional honesty’, Autumn Issue

2013 - Artwork purchased by Wallace Arts Trust

2013 - Selected for artist residency with MAWA, Winnipeg, Canada

2013 - Estuary Art Awards Supreme Winner - Judge, Rob Garrett

2011 - Molly Morpeth Canaday Finalist - Judge, Jennifer Buckley

2010 - Molly Morpeth Canaday Major Award Winner - Judge, Henry Symonds

2010 - Finalist in Adam Portraiture Awards

Solo Exhibition History

2018 Turn - nkb Gallery, Auckland
2018 Mixed Feelings - Solander Gallery, Wellington
2017 Love in a Mist - Arthaus Orakei, Auckland
2015 Train of Thought - Railway Street Studios, Auckland
2014 ProCreate - exhibition as part of my residency, MAWA, Winnipeg
2014 Watershed - Railway Street Studios, Auckland
2012 Paper Cut, Works on Paper - Railway Street Studios, Auckland

Recent Group Exhibition History

2019
Throwing Dirt at the Sun, Group exhibition, nkb Gallery, Auckland
Intersect, Group exhibition, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2018
Ahead of the Curve - Seed Gallery, Auckland
Okanagan Print Triennial, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC, Canada
Paper, Rock, Scissors - nkb Gallery, Auckland
Sydney Contemporary with Solander Gallery, Sydney
Envoy Onwards - Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

2017
26th Wallace Art Awards, Travelling Finalists Exhibition.
All Aboard - Solander Gallery, Wellington
New Leaf - Seed Gallery - Allpress Studio Gallery
Mono : The Painterly Print - NZ Steel Gallery, Franklin Art Centre, Auckland
Perspective - Five Female Artists -
Railway Street Studios, Auckland.

2016
To the Point - Seed Gallery, Auckland
Pocket Edition - NorthArt, Auckland
Arthouse Tours - AGS, Auckland
The Drawing Show - NorthArt, Auckland
NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards Exhibition, Hamilton
Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards Exhibition, Whakatane

2015
Seeing Stars - Seed Gallery Newmarket, Auckland

2014
In The Round II - Graven Feather, Toronto, Canada
Cameo - Seed Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland
Transitions - Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
The Figure in Art - Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland
The Spine of The Land / Te Ua o Te Whenua - Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2013
Diamond in the Rough - Seed Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland
Alphabet - Seed Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland
Estuary Artworks Exhibition - Uxbridge Creative Centre, Auckland

2012
Making Tracks - Railway Street Studios, Auckland
Cross Purposes, Seed Gallery - Newmarket, Auckland
Estuary Artworks Exhibition, Uxbridge Creative Centre, Auckland

Media, Artist Talks, Workshops
2019 - Artist Talk at the conclusion of the Karekare Artist Residency
2017 - Artist Talk - Bright Ideas, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland
2017 - Workshop and artist talk - Weta Workshop, Franklin Art Centre, as part of the public programme run alongside the exhibition Mono : The Painterly Print
2016 - Printmaking Workshop - Nathan Homestead
2015 - Article published in Artnews New Zealand - a dispatch piece about my artist residency in Winnipeg Canada ‘Moments of emotional honesty’, Autumn Issue, 2015
2014 - Artist Talk - Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, as part of my international artist residency in Winnipeg.

Recent relevant study

1998 Bachelor of Design - Auckland institute of Technology
2012 'Professional Practice' - Browne School of Art