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73"x71 oil on two canvases

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Carol Griffith
Columbus College of Art & Design

60 Cleveland Ave.

Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 668-4481|




1985:  Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1983:  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
1976:  Associate’s Degree, Visual Communications, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1974:  Graduate, Clarion Area High School, Clarion, PA


1986- Present: Professor of Fine Arts

2006-2012- Chair of Painting, Division of Fine Arts at the Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, 
1983-85: Teaching Assistantship, Ohio University, Athens, OH. 
1976-79: Free-lance commercial artist for a variety of clients in the Clarion, PA vicinity including:
        J. M. Stuart Church Sign Co
        Zacherl Motors
        Paul Weaver Jewelry

Awards and Recognition

 2016: Jentel Residency, Banner WY

Bronze Award, 39th Annual Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Riffe Center Gallery, 

2015: Best of Show,  National Juried Members Show, FATE Tectonic Shifts Biennial Conference,  Herron Galleries, Indianapolis IN

Honorable Mention, Ohio Art League Spring Show juried regional exhibition, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH 2011

Co-juror for “Spirit of an Appalachian Region: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Southeast Ohio”, June-September, OSU Urban Space, Columbus OH 2011

Juror “Breath of Fresh Air”, High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH

Renee Steidel Award, Ohio Art League Juried Spring Show, Columbus, OH, 2009
Juror's Choice  Award,  65th Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown,OH, 2001
Award of Distinction, Ohio Watercolor Society 25th Annual Exhibition,
Individual Artist’s Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH, 1998
Best of Show Award, Ohio State Fair Professional Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH, 1997

    Ohio Arts Council Award, 2011
    Foley Gallery Award, 1993, 2000.
    Merit Awards 1990, 1989, 1985, & 1982.

 Featured Artist, Via Colori Street Painting Festival 2005, Columbus, OH
Jury Member for Acceptance, 2004 Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus OH
Jury Member for Awards, 2004 Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus OH
Jury Member, Governor’s State High School Art Scholarship Awards, Columbus Ohio
Juror, Bexley Art League Annual Exhibition, Bexley OH
Juror, Central Ohio Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition,
High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH

 Glass Axis Multi-media Grant, Columbus, OH. 1995
Ohio Arts Council Award, Huntington 280, Huntington Art Museum.WV, 1987.
Best of Show and First Place Award in Professional Division.
    Bi-County Artist’s ALF Art Show, Clarion, PA
    First Place in Professional Division
Martin B. Leisser Summer Activities Award, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


 Selected Exhibitions



Adirondacks Nat'l Juried Exhibition of American Watercolors, The View, Old Forge NY

39th Annual Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, Riffe Center Gallery, Columbus Ohio, & traveling to various Ohio galleries


2015: "FATE Biennial National Juried Members Show 2015", Herron Galleries, Indianapolis IN

"All Play, No Work", Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH

"Furnishing the Suite" (curator and exhibitor), The Vanderelli Room, Columbus, OH

 "Furnishing the Print Suite" (curator and collaborator), ArtSpace Lima, OH

 "National Midyear Show" Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH

"Ohio State Fair Professional Juried Exhibition", Columbus Ohio

"Snack Time", Tacocat Cooperative, Grandview Heights, OH

Past Selected Exhibitions:

Perceptive Faculty Show, Anthony Brunelli Gallery, Binghamton NY   

Majestic Galleries 8th National Juried Competition, Nelsonville OH

Solo show, Schnormeier Gallery, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon OH

Previous Selected Exhibitions:

“Conneaut Cycle”, solo show, Canzani Gallery, Columbus, OH

“The Butler Midyear Show”, juried national exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 2009 & 2011 (9th and 10th year)

“2010 Faculty Exhibition”, Canzani Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH

“Ohio State Fair Professional Juried Exhibition”, (Merit Award 2011 ), Columbus OH, 2010, 2011 (19th & 20th year)

“The Commercial Woman”, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago IL
Ohio Art League’s Spring Show, Columbus OH
“Pure Painting”, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago IL
Ohio Art League Spring Show, OSU Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
Alumni Exhibition, Dairy Barn Gallery, Athens OH
OH +5 Juried Exhibition, Dairy Barn Gallery, Athens, OH
125th Centennial Wall to Wall Exhibition, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh PA
Invitational, 20/20, Schumacher Gallery, Capital Univ., Columbus OH
Ohio Watercolor Society 25th Annual  & Traveling Exhibitions, Sardinia, OH & 5 Ohio cities
Invitational, "Will", Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Invitational, "The Object Considered: Still-life in OH, IN & IL'", Canzani Gallery, CCAD,     Columbus, OH, & South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN & Southern Ohio     Museum, Portsmouth, OH.
Still-life Show, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Five -person show, "Landscape: As We See It", Gallery B, Lancaster, OH
Six-person show, "Patterns," Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH
Faculty Exhibition, Canzani Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH (10 shows)
Columbus Art League’s Spring Museum Show, Columbus, OH (4 years)
Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA  (10 years)
6 person show, Finance Fund Gallery, Columbus, OH
Art for Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Two-person show, “Painted Narratives”, LCAA Gallery, Newark, OH
One-person show, “Parade Paintings”, Harvey Hall, Clarion Univ. of PA, Clarion, PA
“7 Meanings, 7 Ways”, Studio B Gallery, Lancaster, OH
Seven Points of View, Canzani Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH
Carol Griffith’s Parade Paintings, Laura Paul Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Ten Year Gallery Retrospective, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering,OH
One-woman show, Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Mount Vernon, OH
Two-person show, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
Seven-person show, Machine Shop Gallery, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
“Heroes and Victims”, Katz and Dawgs Gallery, Columbus, OH
Invited Artist of Art Gallery Fushimi, Art Expo, Nagoya, Japan
Two-person show, Licking County Art Association Gallery, Newark, OH
Four-person show, “Urban, Suburban and Rural Landscapes”, Edinboro Univ. of Pennsylvania,     Edinboro, PA
One-woman show, “On the Border”, Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Two-person show, “Borderline Paintings”, Bunte Gallery, Franklin Univ., Columbus, OH
One-woman show, “On the Border”, Ann Arbor Art Association Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Four-person show, “Exlepsicfunkstapositium”, Race Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
One-woman show, “On the Border”, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Two-person show, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Three-person show, “Personal Repetitions”, AL State Univ. Gallery, Montgomery, AL
Invitational, “The Board Chooses”, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Women’s History Invitational, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
One-woman show, Rosewood Art Centre Gallery, Kettering, OH
Two-person Exhibition, Herndon House , Westerville, OH
Huntington 280, Huntington Art Museum, Huntington, WV  (3 years)
One-woman show, Hawthorne Gallery, Columbia, MO
MFA Thesis Show, Siegfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
W & J National Painting Show, Washington & Jefferson Col., Washington, PA (2 years)
Provincetown Art Museum National Painting Show, Provincetown, MA
Gallery 200, December & Fall Group Shows, Columbus, OH
Pittsburgh Plan for Art New Talent Invitational, Pittsburgh, PA
Small Works National, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY
Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
Forbes Street Gallery Juried Show, Pittsburgh, PA


Columbus Metropolitan Library Collection, Main branch and Northeast branch,                                  Columbus, OH.
Huntington Bank Collection, Huntington Bank Building, Columbus, OH.

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Purchase Award, Warner Hall Collection, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,             1981.
Private collections of :
    John W. Wolfe, Macy & Shirley Block, LoAnn Crane, Jeff Scheimann

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