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My artistic practice is driven by a thirst to understand how we inhabit the world. I produce sculptural projects that respond to the histories, materials, personal connections, and ecologies of specific locations. These projects frequently involve fieldwork, research, drawing, video and temporary interventions in public space. With a focus on the built environment, my projects trace patterns and systems of civilisation from archaeological sites to the suburbs. My current research examines the history of fountains and the role water plays in defining the shape of urban life. It follows the circulation of water though urban catchments, infrastructure systems, waterways and impacts of urbanisation on the water-cycle. These works employ the aesthetic economy of engineering, utilising existing systems or sculptural apparatus to produce kinetic, durational, multi-sensory experiences. They attempt to visualise the tensions between water engineering and ecology, scarcity and abundance, and the limits of control.


b. 1984 Melbourne AU
MFA - Monash Universtity Faculty of Art Design & Architecture 2016-17
BFA - Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne AU, 2007.

Joseph L. Griffiths is currently completing a Master of Fine Art at Monash University Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, under the supervision of Callum Morton and Nicholas Mangan. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including MACRO Testaccio (Rome 2016), Villa Medicis (Rome), Centrum (Berlin 2016), The British School at Rome (Rome 2016), Accademia di Romania (Rome 2016), 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), Station Gallery (Melbourne 2014), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum (Denmark 2013), DDessin13 Contemporary Drawing Fair (Paris 2013), and Next Wave Festival (Melbourne (2012). He has undertaken residencies in Sydney, Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, Mauritius, and regional France. His works are held in private collections in Australia and France and by Esbjerg Kunstmuseum in Denmark. He is currently based in Melbourne. 

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