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BIO

Adam Girffiths is a cartoonist, illustrator, animator, photographer, video artist and curator. His art poses conceptual riddles about the structure of society. Griffiths is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and has studied at the Center for Cartooning Studies and the Sequential Art Workshop. His work has been exhibited at the Flashpoint Gallery, the Fridge, Hillyer Art Space, International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Pleasant Plains Workshop, Rhizome DC, School 33, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA). He lives and works in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.


IN PRAISE OF ADAM GRIFFITHS

Comic Riffs could readily see his eye-catching gouaches hanging in a gallery exhibiting macabre cartoonists, and his animation style might make even Beavis & Butt-Head‘s creator say: “Kewwl!”

– The Washington Post

Degen has come to such an incredible, fully realized idiom, at this point he might be to ‘90s anime what Jim Woodring is to Looney Tunes type stuff.

– The Comics Journal

Adam Griffiths creates deeply knotty comics. To read them is to unwind a bundle of block letters, bumpy, billowy artwork and sweeping invectives on society’s ills… …Griffiths has fearlessly tackled the Big Stuff—sex, politics, gender, race—through circuitous and speculative science fiction. Needless to say, Griffiths’s work is complicated and dense and us comics readers are better off for it.

– The Comics Journal

Illustrated like a cross between the seminal ’90s comic strip the Boondocks and the squashed-and-stretched surrealism of Rocko’s Modern Life, the work blends the post-structuralist science fiction of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder with a heavy dose of Japanese manga and anime.

– Washington City Paper

With an eye on the unbalanced and unjust characteristics of the world around him, illustrator and cartoonist Adam Griffiths uses the surreal and ridiculous to provoke societal examination. Skating the edges of contemporary art, illustration, outsider art, and underground comics, Griffiths imbues his work with various symbolisms and mutabilities of historical imperialism and class systems.

– East City Art

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