Colwyn Griffith’s early photographs centre around food and its relationship to landscape, tourism and consumerist society.
Currently his photography, video and slide installations, delve into notions of time, memory and the history of photography.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including, Mitaka Arts Centre, Tokyo, Jersey City Museum U.S.A, Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal and the Ottawa Art Gallery. He has received several grants from the Canada council for the Arts and has participated in artist residencies including Chashama in New York City.
His work has appeared in various publications such as Image and Imagination edited by Martha Langford, McGill-Queens University Press, Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche 1: Photography, The National Post, Esse Magazine, En Route, and Douglas Coupland’s Souvenir ofCanada 2 Toronto: Douglas & Macintyre.
His work can be found in private and public collections including
- York University, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
- The Canada Council Art Bank and the city of Ottawa.
Two catalogues about his work have been published: Empire Projects by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado) and Something About Time by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (essay by Emily Falvey).
He holds a BA in Film studies from Carleton University and an MFA in visual art from York University in Toronto. He currently lives in Wakefield, Quebec.