Photo of David Griffin
Photo of David Griffin
David Griffin
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

painting, Drawing, Sound


Dr. David Griffin is a multidisciplinary artist working with painting and drawing, graphic music notations, and performance. He has exhibited his artwork both nationally and internationally, is an instructor at OCAD University in Toronto, and holds a PhD from the Glasgow School of Art. The artist's creative practice and theoretical writing focus on notational drawing as a hybrid document and connotative system, through which we may construct innovative performance practices.


PhD The Glasgow School of Art, MFA The Pratt Instittue, Brooklyn, NY BFA Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Ursonate; in –Dada ReBoot! An Independent Project for ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2012,"The Distillery Historic District, Curated by Thom Sokoloski 2012 Interference; Drawing Knowledge Conference, The Drawing Research Network, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK, September 11-12 2012. 2012 –Playing Good,"an interactive performance for Sincerely Yours; curated by John Kissick, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (PCVA), Toronto Canada. 2012 Political acts, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (PCVA), Toronto CA. 2011 Interference, PCVA, Toronto CA, August. 2011 Bealtaine, The Glue Factory, Glasgow UK, April-May. 2010 Half knowledge/half, Grace and Cark Fyffe Gallery, Glasgow UK, April. 2009 In design, The Furniture Gallery, Glasgow UK, May. 2009 Entanglement, PCVA, Toronto CA, October. 2008 Mumbo-Jumbo, G+ Galleries, Toronto CA, November

Awards \ Grants

SORSAS Grant, UK Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant Canada Council Travel Grant

Selected Publications

2012 On not defining drawing; in Tracey: drawing and visualisation research - Drawing Knowledge; Loughbrough UK. 2011 Entity-relation: drawing into space, in Grierson, E (ed.) ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 30:1, Ways of Drawing Out: thinking, mapping, designing, communicating beyond the boundaries, RMIT Press, Melbourne AU. 2010 Ut pictura poesis, –Proceedings of Drawing Out 2010"(ISBN 978-0-646-53254-7) RMIT University Press. 2009 The Way of Conflation, in Garner, S (ed.) Tracey: drawing and visualisation research; Loughbrough University, UK.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Colour Research Society of Canada Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Ontario Arts Council