Rashawn Griffin was born in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Living and working in New York City, he received a MFA from Yale University in 2005. He was a 2006 resident of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s AIR program.
His work has been exhibited widely, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a the two- person exhibition at the Studio Museum (RSVP), as well as “Freeway Balconies” at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany, and “Black Now” at the Longwood Gallery in the Bronx, New York, curated by Collier Schorr and Fred Wilson respectively.
Griffin was recently the subject of the solo exhibition “A hole-in-the-wall country” at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, as well as the exhibition “Minimal Baroque” at Rønnebæksholm in Næstved, Denmark.
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