Matthew Griffin was brought up on a farm near Bendigo, Victoria. In 1998, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has also been a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne. Matthew has recently re-located to Brazil. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows both in Australia and overseas.
Quotation: Matthew Griffin, quoted in Edward Colless, ‘Matthew Griffin: Punk’d’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 42, 2007
I enjoy grunge, vulgarity, hardcore punk, sure. But the thing still has to work … You can always play with things in new ways, making work that’s fun and funny. Even sometimes wondrous.”