Bridget Griggs

Bridget Griggs

Toronto/Ont, ON, Canada

About Bridget Griggs

Bridget is a self-taught artist with a great appetite for exploration, self-expression fueled by an immense curiosity. She has been a full-time artist since 2010.
In her early career, Bridget’s multifaceted artistic abilities manifested themselves through performance art and acting, allowing her to explore emotional depths and exposing her to the global community, culture, and art. Today, Bridget’s canvases express the wealth of her collective experiences, the timelessness of her inquisitive nature, thirst for the undefined, and acceptance of the ever-changing. Exploration of emotion and the constantly-shifting universal fiber are fundamental values of her expression.

I paint intuitively following the flow of the moment. Sometimes in complete silence, other times with music guiding, most often working on several canvases at a time. At times I feel much like I imagine a conductor feels in front of an orchestra, the canvases are filled with different sounds, the paint and materials playout as either a section or the entire orchestra. To me, Life is art, full of contrast, and nothing in this universe is static. My approach is an expressionistic map of my experiences, curiosity, and explorations...most often in an abstracted metaphorical form. I feel art is infinite. I am at my best when I can go with the flow by listening to my intuition, evolving and discovering the many languages that give visual voice to moments in my life. ”- Bridget Griggs
The innate, explorative truth expressed by the visual dialogue of her painted works has attracted a vast private collector, and corporate clientele following and is sought out by the international creative and design communities. Recognized for her artistic virtuosity, Bridget’s works can be seen in numerous public spaces across Canada and the US, such as in the lobby of The Fairmont Hotel in Calgary, A large David Bowie-inspired mural beside his families home on Lafayette St. NYC, Odgers Berndtson at the Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, Totum Fitness Life Science to name a few.
Bridget stays constantly creatively engaged whether traveling across the globe in search for the new frontiers of exploration, or in her native Canada where she paints in her treasured studio space located in the Roncesvalles Village – one of the few remaining artist warehouse spaces in Toronto

Her paintings are regularly featured and sold through Saatchi Art, fulfilling her goal to connect with a global audience.


https://lifeasahuman.com/2014/virtual-art-gallery/lifting-the-veils-of-a-life-of-art/ 

Education

Since 2010 Bridget has been a full-time multidisciplinary artist.

Events

~Link to BBC Radio 4 interview Life On Mars aired Jan, 9th/21~ Pure gratitude...like bookends I'm at the beginning & the end, sharing how I first connected with David Bowie's music and a bit about how the painting "There Is Life On Mars" manifested. Many thanks to Saatchi Art for connecting to a collector in South Korea.
Many thanks to BBC producer Maggie Ayre and journalist Jo Glanville for this honor & opportunity. xoxo
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000r33c?fbclid=IwAR3SXY5h4SiDJUtbanifFq09xb7ryHF9VmQ-uUzYbk4-iDLY74Qc8MRCrq8

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-46h94gmhq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCtdUADg_EY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

~October 25-28th, 2018. The Other Art Fair, Santa Monica, California.

-May 3-6th 2018 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY.

-Bridget will be painting live during the Celebrating David Bowie Global Goodwill Concert Series on January 10, 2017
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
and again
January 25-26th 2017 at The Wiltern Los Angeles.
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-David Bowie Inspired Tribute Mural
281 Lafayette New York New York
besides David Bowie's home from September -November 2016
Celebrating David Bowie
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMWs1h6gpuq/?taken-by=the_real_iman

-NYC Private Curated Show
Upper East Side
May 2016

-Lab Studio Design store launch April 15th, 2016
296 King Street East
Toronto, ON, Canada


-Spring Forward Solo exhibition
April 23rd, 2016
251 Sorauren Ave Toronto.

Exhibitions

THIS May 3-6th 2018 Bridget will be exhibiting a new series of paintings at http://nyc.theotherartfair.com in Brooklyn, NY

January 11th, 2017
Solo Exhibition
Celebrating David Bowie
Tribal Love Series

La Esquina NY
114 Kenmare, New York, NY 10012
b/n Lafayette and Centre


June 2015
New Infinity Infinities Series On Paper
Sovak Gallery 1731 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach CA 90291

Exhibits in September 2014
The Black Canary, 61 Sherbourne St, Toronto, On. Solo Show, new series of paintings September 1st-October 1st
RSquared Cafe, 668 Queen St West Toronto On, Solo Show of new paintings inspired by my travels in Indonesia September 1st-October 1st
Totum Life Science 445 King Street West Suite 101 Toronto, On. September 15-October 15th
exhibits in 2013
The Mascot 1267 Queen St W, Toronto, Solo Exhibit reception November 14th 7-11pm until December 10, 2013
Zoe’s 548 King St West, Toronto, On. The new Black and White Series 11 paintings in Solo Exhibit September 1st-January 2nd 2014
Mitzi's 100 Sorauren Ave, Toronto, Solo exhibit November 29th, 2013- January 1st, 2014
The Rebel House, 1068 Yonge St, Toronto, On. New Stripe Series September 6th until December 1st, 2013
The Black Canary, 61 Sherbourne St, Toronto, On. Solo Show, new series of 6 paintings September 6th-October 25th
Insomnia 563 Bloor Street West, Toronto, On. June 3rd, 2013- July 1, 2013
Totum Life Science 445 King Street West Suite 101 Toronto, On. May 18, 2013- July 1st, 2013
RSquared 668 Queen St West Toronto On, Solo Show of 8 new paintings April 10, 2013- May 1, 2013
The Black Canary, 61 Sherbourne St, Toronto, On. Solo Show of 7 new paintings February 2013- May 1st, 2013
Odgers Berndtson, Ste. 3150, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower Bay St. Toronto, Group show with 5 paintings March 2013- July 2013
TD Financial Group 408 Summerhill Ave Toronto ON M4W 2E4,
The Rebel House 1068 Yonge St. Toronto, On M4W 2L4 Solo Show with 7 new paintings February 2013- on going
MJG Gallery, 555 Parliament Street, Toronto, On Group Show November 2012-December 2012
The Dark Horse, 682 Queen Street East Toronto Solo Show September 2012-November 2012
July 2012 – TOAE (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit)
Touched By Fire Art Show and Sale, Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery Toronto On. November 15, 2012
November 2011 – Solo Show Tattoo Music and Sound, Toronto
October 2011 – Solo Show Balluchon, Toronto

June 2011 – Group Show Arta Gallery, Toronto
June 2011 – Solo Show Balluchon, Toronto
April 2011 – Group Show Roncey Street Gallery, Toronto
March 2011 – Solo Show Wychwood Art Barns Gallery, Toronto
July 2010 – Group Show Studio 561 Bloor St., Toronto