Cathy Griggs Artist


Cathy Griggs

Mississauga, Ontario,
[email protected]


1984Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, majoring in Art and Art History
1984Ontario College Diploma, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, (Visual Arts Studios)


2013Photo Op, The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008Visual Arts Mississauga Award, Art Gallery of Mississauga, VAM Annual Juried Show
2002Award of Excellence (Peel District School Board) in recognition of art education program developed and implemented

Professional Activities

2016Artist Talk, Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
2015Installation Coordinator, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga
04/2014Artist Talk, Omnium, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
2009-2014Resident Artist, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
06/2014Artist Talk, Omnium, Queen Elizabeth Park Culture and Community Centre, Oakville, ON
2013Taught Master Encaustic Workshop, Mississauga
2011Selected participant, “Creative Leaders” Toronto Pearson International Airport Gallery
2011Juror for Toronto Pearson International Airport May 2011 Juried Show
2006Co-founded Art Link Design (art gallery and design shop), Mississauga
2002-2004Developed and implemented an eight week art program for the Pointe au Baril community
2001-2002Art resource for elementary teachers in Ward 1, Peel
1999-2001Developed and implemented an extensive art program for grades K-6 (Kenollie Public School, Mississauga) before visit to Greg Curnoe Retrospective at the AGO
1997Developed and implemented a workshop on the Group of Seven for grades 1, 2, and 3 (Kenollie Public School, Mississauga) before visit to McMichael Gallery
1997Chaired a Creative Ideas Team for implementing the Ontario School Curriculum
Spring 2000Workshop on Perspective with grades 7 and 8 (Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Mississauga)


03/2016Premordial, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collinwood, ON
04/2016Come Together, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
07/2016Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
07/2016PRINT 2016, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
07/2015Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
06/2015Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
04/2015Shelly Peterson Student Art Exhibition, UTAC, Toronto ON
04/2015Horizon Line, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga ON
12/2015Pazan Gallery, Mississauga
12/2015FRAGMENTS, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton
03/2014Overhaul, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
10/2013Tough Pigment, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON. Three artists
09/2013Photo Op 2013, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON. Juried
07/2013Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril ON
03/2013Switch, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
11/2012Bayscape, Georgian Bay LandTrust, Toronto, ON
08/2012Ojibway Art show, Pointe au Baril, ON
03/2012Benefactors’ Art Event, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
03/2012Snap, National Ballet of Canada Juried Photography Show, Toronto, ON. Juried
03/2012Betwixed and Between, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
12/2011Local Colour, Flesherton ON
08/2011Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
05/2011Nexus, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
11/2010Off the Hook, McLaren Centre for the Arts, Barrie, ON
11/2010Who Dunnit, OCADU, Toronto, ON
10/2010Bayscapes, Georgian Bay Land Trust Toronto, ON
08/2010Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
05/2010West End House Gallery, Smarden, England
04/2010Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON
02/2010Hindsight, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
12/2009Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON. Solo Show
09/2009Nuit Blanche, Redhead Gallery, Toronto, ON
08/2009Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril ON
12/2008Off the Wall, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
11/2008Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
08/2008Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON
08/2008Ojibway Art Show, Pointe au Baril, ON
01/2008VAM Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON. Juried
10/2005Lakeshore Art Trail, Port Credit, Mississauga, ON
10/2002National Ballet, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto, ON. Juried

Media Coverage

08/05/2012Interview: Rogers Television, Cable 10 featuring Cathy Griggs, Resident Artist of the Living Arts Centre
04/2010Reproduction: Goodlife Mississauga’s Fine Living Magazine, In Focus, “LAC Hindsight Show”
05/01/2009Reproduction: Visual Arts Brampton
04/01/2007Reproduction: Port Credit, “A View from the Lighthouse”, Business Development
2003Reproduction: Mississauga News, Booster, “Art by the Lake”