The Honolulu Museum of Art in Honolulu, Hawai'i presents, "Unpleasant Conversations," an installation by Roberta Griffith in The John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Gallery. July 28 - November 12, 2017. Opening reception for the public 6-9 pm July 28.
"Unpleasant Conversations" is composed of two installations. One is a linear wall installation of forty-six "NO" series plates, "NO", "NOT", "NOPE", and "NO-NO" that are repeated around the gallery on a yellow band, like a cautions tape, with a narrow red line in its center, and a red arrow at the entry. The other installation consists of 21 "NO Series" cups in disarray on a square black table in the center of the gallery.
Galerie 103 is proud to present two prominent Hawai`i artists/academics/mentors:
Roberta Griffith + Scott Groeniger, Kuikui'ula, October 10 - December 5, 2015
Three Installations: "Homage to Suizenji," (three pools with floating cramic disks), "A Contemporary Conversation," (25 porcelain plates with NO Series decals by artist), "An Unpleasant Conversation." (21 porcelain cups with No Series decals by artist).
"PRINT paper + sandbox," Galerie 103, Kukui'ula, HI, February 22-May 3, 2014
The exhibit will examine traditional and contemporary printmaking and will include works that challenge conventional limits and technique, including Roberta Griffith's installation, "Stuck in the Sand." All objects except the sandbox, and the sand, are sculpted tromp l'oeil fired ceramics.
"Artisits of Hawai'i 2013," "Debris Contained" 2012-13, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2013
The installation, "Debris Contained," was purchased by donors Sharon and Thurston Twigg-Smith for the Collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, September 2013. Also, Roberta received the museum's "The Jim Winters 3-D Design Award" for innovative exploration of structure, form and space in sculpture.
"Artists of Hawai'i 2013," Honolulu Museum of Art, Oahu, HI, September 10-November 24, 2013
Roberta Griffith is one of 11 participants of 341 artists whose work was reviewed, and the only artist from the island of Kaua'i, selected to exhibit in, "Artists of Hawai'i 2013," in the Honolulu Museum of Art, Oahu, HI, September 10-November 24, 2013. Additional information regarding this exhibition will be posted as it becomes available.
galerie 103, Kauai, HI, December 10 through February 11, 2012
In a mixed-media installation of tulle, clay and steel, New York/Kauai artist Roberta Griffith makes reference to human mortality through the concept of play with suspended doll remnants symbolizing universal shortcomings and disasters.
Kaua'i Museum, October 29 - December 31, 2010
Roberta Griffith, a nationally and internationally exhibited artist, presents all new work in a solo show at the Kaua'i Museum Mezzanine Gallery, Lihu'e, HI, October 28 through December 31, 2010. Art work on exhibit: paintings, ceramics, hot glass sculpture, and a mixed-media ceramic installation. To view the new work see Installations, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics and Glass in the index.
Collections of Artwork
The Yixing City Museum, Yixing, China
The DAUM Museum of Art, Sedalia, IL
Lamar Dodd Art Center/LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Museum of International Ceramic Art - Grimmerhus, Denmark
Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA
Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Museum, Utica, NY
Kutani International Decorative Ceramics Fair '97, Komatsu City, Ishikawa, Japan
Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Museu de Ceramica, Barcelona, Spain
University Art Gallery, State University of NY, Albany, NY.
First Albany Corporation, Albany, NY
The Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
East Stroudsburg State University Gallery, East Stroudsburg, PA
Instituto de Estudios Norte-Americanos Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
L'Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
University of Southern Illinois Art Museum Gallery, Carbondale, IL
University of Michigan School of Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Private collectors in: Germany, France, England, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and the United States of America.
Solo Exhibitions (33)
"Unpleasant Conversations." John Dominis Patches Holt Gallery, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI. 28 July-12 November: "NO Series" porcelain plates and cups installations.
"Roberta Griffith, A Solo Show." Kaua'i Museum, Mezzanine Gallery, Lihu'e, HI: paintings, ceramics, hot glass sculptures, mixed-media ceramic installation.
"Griffith: A Retrospective." The Yager Museum. Hartwick College. Oneonta, NY: ceramics, drawings, paintings, mixed-media sculpture.
"Roberta Griffith." The Albany Center Galleries. Albany Public Library. Albany, NY: six ceramic sculpture installations.
"Roberta Griffith." Ford Gallery. Eastern Michigan University. East Lansing, MI: five sculpture installations.
"Roberta Griffith." Museu de Ceramica de Barcelona Palau Reial, Barcelona, Spain: three sculpture installations.
"From Nikko to Hartwick," Warren Galley. The Yager Museum. Oneonta, NY: eight sculptures "Nikko Transformation Series".
"46th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition." Hawai'i Craftsmen, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Oahu, HI. 11 October-2 November 2013: ceramic sculpture.
"Art Kaua'i 2013." Kauai Society of Artists, Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6), Lihue, HI, 20 September-3 November, 2013: naked raku vessels, photographic lithographic monotype (Hung Out to Die II).
"Artists of Hawai'i 2013." The Honolulu Museum of Art, 11 artists selected to exhibit. Honolulu, HI, September 19-November 24, 2013: three installations, three monotypes.
Invitational. "EVOLVE.: Galerie 103, Kukui'ula, HI. 40 artists exhibit works with proceeds donated to organizations addressing expanding and pressing GMO agricultural issues, 3-31 August, 2013: naked raku vessels.
"78th Annual Cooperstown Art Association National Exhibition," Cooperstown, NY. 12 July-17 August, 2013: photographic lithograph monotype.
"Hawaii Craftsmen Raku Hoʻolauleʻa 2013." Camp Mokule'ia, Oahu, HI, 24 -27 May, 2013: Court of Honor, naked raku tea bowl and naked raku sculpture.
Invitational. "Big Show, small work." Kauai Society of Artists, Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6), Lihue, HI, 4 November 2012-7 Janauary 2013: small stoneware, salt and wood fired ceramic vessels.
"Hawaii Craftsmen's 45th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition." Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu, HI, 30 August-20 September, 2012: naked raku ceamics.
"Art Kaua'i 2012." Kauai Society of Artists, Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6), Lihue, HI, 3 Augustl-12 September 2012: ceramics, painting.
"75th Annual Cooperstown Art Association National Exhibition," Cooperstown, NY: 12 July-17 August 2012: drawing.
"Raku Ho'olaule'a 2012, The Arts at Mark's Garage, Honolulu, HI, 19 June - 14 July, 2012: two raku tea bowls, two Naked Raku Wedge Containers (Honorable Mention).
"Hawaii Craftsmen Raku Ho'olaule'a 2012." Camp Mokule'ia, Oahu, HI. Honorable Mention. 19 June - 14 July, 2012: two raku tea bowls, two Naked Raku Wedge Containers (Honorable Mention).
"Schaffer Portrait Challenge 2012." Traveling Exhibition." Honolulu Museum of Art, O'ahu, 23 May -14 September 2012, HI: ceramic life-size mask.
"Schaffer Portrait Challenge 2012" Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahuki, HI: ceramic life-size mask.
Invitational. "Honolulu Museum of Art Contempo 2012." ConTempoRARiTIES. Honolulu, HI. 5 April-27, 2012: "Matchbox Series: Matchless Vestiges 2011 Box no. 2."
Invitational. "Small Works 2012." Kauai Society of Artists, Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6), Lihue, HI. 30 March-11 May 2012: ink drawing.
Invitational. Grimmerhus Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark. 8 January- 2012 to 18 March 2012: matchbox w/ porcelain doll parts inside.
Invitational. "wHat, liber, larrain, larrain, reiner, emerson, griffith, britt." galerie 103. Kukui'ula, Kaua'i, HI. 10 December-2011-12 February 2012: ceramic installation, "Hung Out to Die 2011," "Hung Out to Die 2011 in Miniature."
Invitational. "Small Works 2011." Kauai Society of Artists, Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6),
Lihue, HI: two ink drawings.
"Hawaiian Craftsmen 2011." Honolulu Academy Art Center at Linekona. 6 October-2 November 2011: ceramic sculpture.
Invitational. "Crafts in the 90's: Challenges & Traditions." 55th Annual Exhibition of Central New York Artists. Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum, Utica, NY, 1993: ceramic sculpture installation.
Invitational. Harris House Memorial Library Gallery. Otego, NY: ceramic sculpture.
Invitational. "Craft Exhibition." Rensselaer County Council of the Arts. Troy, NY: clayworks.
"XXI Premi International de Dibuix Joan Miro." Fundacion Miro. Barcelona, Spain: drawing.
Invitational. "Hartwick College Art Faculty Exhibition." The Gallery. Hartwick College. Oneonta, NY: drawings, clayworks.
"XX Premi Internacional de Dibuix Joan Miro." Traveling Exhibition, Galeria Atrio, Mairie de la Vila Real, Portugal: drawing
"XX Premi Internacional de Dibuix Joan Miro." Fundacion Miro. Barcelona, Spain: drawing "Irridescent Image"
"Premios Calvia '81." Ayuntamento de Calvia. Mallorca, Spain: clayworks.
"Exposicio Collectiva de Cerámica, Homentage de L'Escola Massana a Llorens Artigas." Sala D'Exposicions de L'obra Cultural de la Caiza de Pensions. Carrer Montaada, 14, Barcelona, Spain: ceramic bottle.
"Clay New Jersey," William Patterson College Gallery. Patterson, NJ: claywork.
"Art '80." Norwich Fine Arts Guild. Norwich, NY: drawings.
"Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region." Schenectady Museum. Schenectady, NY: drawing, SUNY Albany Purchase Prize.
Two Person Ceramic Invitational. Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center for the Arts. Hartwick College. Oneonta, NY: clayworks.
Ceramic Invitational. "escuela massana, Barcelona." Spanska, Staatems Turistbyra, Sveavagen 35 - S 111 34, Stockholm, Sweden, 21 June-24 July 1972: ceramic sculpture "El Castillo."
"Second UCCCA Invitational." State University Gallery at Oneonta. Oneonta, NY: ceramics.
"Forms Invitational–Fiber/Clay/Metal (National)." State University Gallery at Oneonta. Oneonta, NY: ceramics.
Invitational. "Ceramics and Glass, an exhibition of the works of ROBERTA GRIFFITH and DAVID BATZ." Yager Library-Museum, Hartwick College. Oneonta, NY.4-29 October: clayworks. Invitational. "Ceramistes de L'Escuela Massana." Barcelona, Spain, 18 June-11 July 1971: ceramic "El Castillo."
"First UCCCA Invitational." State University Gallery at Oneonta. Oneonta, NY: ceramics.
"Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc." First National City Bank. New York, NY: claywork.
"XXVIII Concurso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte." Faenza, Italy: ceramic charger "Shades of Isadora Duncan."
"34th Annual Art Exhibition." Cooperstown Art Association. Cooperstown, NY: ceramics.
"34th Regional Exhibition of the Artists of the Upper Hudson." Albany Institute of History and Art. Albany, NY: painting.
Invitational. Art Gallery of Oglebay Institute. Wheeling W.Va.: ceramics.
"33rd Annual Cooperstown Art Association Exhibition." Cooperstown Art Association. Cooperstown, NY, 28 Jupy- 22 August: ceramics.
Invitational Christmas Exhibition. AFL Gallery. Franklin Lakes, NJ: clay, drawings.
Invitational. "Paintings and Ceramics By Roberta Griffith." Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
Invitational. " Escuela Massana." Sala de Santa Catalina del Ateneo de Madrid, Spain: sculpture "El Castillo."
Invitational. "Drawings." De Mena Gallery. New York, NY: drawings.
"Craftsmen USA 66." National Ceramic Exhibition. Delaware and NYC. Museum of Contemporary Crafts: ceramic. National Merit Award.
Invitational Exhibition. East Stroudsburg State College Gallery. East Stroudsburg, PA; ceramics.
Invitational "Escuela Massana."" Sala de Santa Catalina y del Ateneo. Madrid, Spain: ceramic "El Castillo."
Invitational. "Annual Exhibition." Artist Craftsmen of New York, Inc. National Design Center. New York, NY 25 March- 23 May 1965: ceramics.