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Griffin's original interest in the Visual Arts began in high school and continued as he performed around the world as a professional trombonist. The passion to paint became stronger when Griffin lived in Paris from 1985-1986. The tastes, sounds, smells, and sights of Paris inspired Griffin to translate this sensory stimulation onto canvas. As Griffin explains, “When you hear me play, what I put out there is what I’ve experienced; and when I paint, I put the same thing on canvas-in a different way.”



Art Off The Main, New York, NY, 2008

The Love Art Center, Omaha, NE, 2008

Marriott, Kansas City, MO, 2008  

Jamie's Club Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Studio 38, Vienna, Austria, 2006

Anton’s Art Gallery, Greenville, MS, 2006

Middle House, Tokyo, Japan, 2005

Village Market Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya, 2004

Paa-Ya-Paa Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya, 2004

NOFA Gallery, Wels, Austria, 2003

Sista's Place, Brooklyn, NY, 2001

The Gallery, Coeurs D'Alene, ID, 2000

Chez Jeanine, La Testa, France, 1999

SATTA INC. , Brooklyn, NY, 1999

New York Public Library, New York, NY, 1999

Fleet Bank, Empire State Building, New York, NY, 1999

Ed Clark Studio, New York, NY, 1998

The Public Theater, Silver Springs, MD, 1995

Art Insights Gallery, New York, NY, 1994

The Limelight, New York, NY, 1991

The Melting Pot, New York, NY, 1991

Ottawa Jazz Museum, Ottawa, Canada, 1990




National Black Fine Art Show, Puck Building, New York, NY, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2000, 1997

Construction Company, New York, NY, 2007

JVC Jazz Festival Art Show, Countee Cullen Branch Library, New York, NY, 2008, 2006

United Nations Art Show, United Nations, New York, NY, 2006

St. Peters Gallery, New York, NY, 2005

Iandor Gallery, Newark, NJ, 2003

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY,  2001

JVC Jazz Festival Art Show, Hamilton, Savacou,  H & L Galleries, New York, NY, 2001

New York Public Library, New York, NY, 2000

Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

SATTA INC. Brooklyn, NY, 1999

Walter Reade Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 1999

Dorsey’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1999

Stepstone Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1999, 1998

Bronx River ArtGallery, Bronx, NY, 1999, 1997

The Marlen Gallery, New York, NY, 1998

The New Century Gallery, New York, NY, 1997

The New Harlem Gallery, New York, NY, 1997



Dick Griffin’s work is represented in private and corporate collections across the United States, and in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Africa, Switzerland, France, Japan and Germany.

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