Cathy Griggs Artist


Ojibway Art Show 2016

I am pleased to be showing at the 2016 Ojibway Art show this year in Pointe au Baril, Georgian Bay. Here is a sample of what I'll be showing:




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John B. Aird, Toronto (show closes 22/07/16)

27 x 61cm

27 x 61cm

I often contemplate the impact of people on the environment with concerns of conservation and preservation. The subject matter of the series Dock Rubbings, is the cottage dock. In this series I use the ancient printing technique of stone rubbing but instead of stone I use wood from a cottage dock. To capture the impressions of the wood, I use soft graphite blocks.

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Summer 2015

Friday night is the opening of the Ojibway Art Show. I will be showing 3 small paintings and the start of a new thing. Dock Rubbings!!!6 CathyGriggs Study 3_2014

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Spring 2015

This spring I was lucky enough to show at the UTAC Gallery (University of Toronto) and at the Edward Day Gallery (Queen Street West). 1 CathyGriggs Interrupted Sentiments 201410.GriggsCathy

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January- March 2015

The beginning of 2015 was particularly hard for me because my father died. I threw my self into creating work using objects from his life. It was so therapeutic. I was a bit scattered but grief is like that. It doesn't follow a straight line.01.GriggsCathy

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December 2014

Mark Bell'sJust before Christmas (2014), I helped artist Mark Bell, realize his piece for a show at the Blackwood Gallery. This was done completely from chalk lines. I did most of the calculations to transpose the 11x 14 inch drawing to this 15' x 22' wall drawing/painting. It was great fun, challenging and sometimes nerve-racking!IMG_1132

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Fall 2014

In the fall, I painted large scale northern images on paper. 4' x 6'. They were fun to do. I love working really large.

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Parked 2014

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Recent Georgian Bay Painitings

More paintings in the Gallery section of this website.

Every June, I return to Georgian Bay. I leave behind the busy-ness of city life and find myself enveloped by this ever-changing but always rugged environment.The elements bombard my heart and soul and I submit to the daunting wind, the prehistoric rock, and the majestic water. I accept my fleeting existence and feel blessed to be simply present in this vast and seemingly eternal landscape.

It is here in Georgian Bay that one learns that mother nature is in charge and we are but her stewards. Conservation and preservation of the environment have become my mantra.

As I paint Georgian Bay, I contemplate the impact of human beings on this wild land and I think about what we must do to protect its ecosystem. I choose to paint landscapes that speak to me on this level.As I lay down each colour and shape onto the canvas, I think about why these shapes and colours exist and how they are inter-related. I have used the acrylic medium because it dries quickly. This property allows me to easily juxtapose colours to convey both the power of the environment and the strength of conviction that we need to co-exist in harmony with this land.

Limestone Sanctuary

4' x 5'

Contemplating Little McCoy

40" x 30"


16" x 20"


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Resident Artists of The Living Arts Centre present “Overhaul”

Collaborative installation for "Overhaul" by Cathy Griggs , Melodie Flook and Anya Mielniczek

Collaborative installation for "Overhaul" by Cathy Griggs , Melodie Flook and Anya Mielniczek

Gallery Exhibition: March 8 - April 13, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, March 20, 7 - 9 pm - RSVP

2014 Resident Artist Exhibition

Through collaboration, a process of experimentation and creative problem solving, the Living Arts Centre Resident Artists create innovative pieces that transform the exhibition space. Working across studios, the artists employ a series of systematic approaches to bridge the gap between studio practice and the gallery. Works created reflect issues influencing artists today, such as labour and value, technology, production and progress. This exhibition challenges artists to reconsider the main focus of the Gallery, beyond the display of artworks to the facilitation of the production of significant works. Overhaul features work in glass, wood, ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, sculpture, video and installation.

Overhaul will travel from the Living Arts Centre Gallery to Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre for its spring exhibition program.

Participating artists include:
Matthew Agostinis, Matthew Crosby + Jared Lawee, Tommy Cudmore, Melodie Flook, Dayna Gedney, Alyssa Getz, Natasha Gouveia + Pat Hertzberg, Cathy Griggs,
Noelle Hamlyn + Colleen Snell, Jolanta Jung, Karen Krupa, Michelle Lewin + Alfred Engerer, Kelly Lowe, Anya Mielniczek, Jennifer Norman, Lucy Roussel, Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy,
Jean Willoughby

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HOW ARE YOU? 36"x 36" encaustic

36"x 36" encaustic

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