Carne Griffiths

 

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. After completing a one-year KIAD fellowship and moving to London he served an apprenticeship at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. Here he worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for twelve years, eventually becoming the creative director. Carne produced intricate designs for the military and the film, theatre, fashion and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie, The Last King of Scotland, and in particular his ‘Red Death Coat’ was used in The Phantom of the Opera. Carne’s elaborate floral designs for Asprey were included in their first ever catwalk collection and his work was featured on the embroidered cover of the 80th Royal Variety Performance programme in 2008.

 

Carne works primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka. Griffith masters and is fascinated by drawing, craftsmanship and the ‘manipulation of the drawn line’, as he puts it. The artist likes to explore human, geometric and floral forms alike, combining reality with a dreamlike interpretation of situations encountered in daily life.

 

Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Carne has exhibited in numerous venues both in the UK and abroad.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Moniker Art Fair, New York - May 3rd - 6th

White + Black, Group show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

Hendrick Gallery, Group show, Eddie Lock Gallery and Beautiful Crime, Mayfair, London

2017

Here we go! Group show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton

Flight - Solo Exhibition, West Contemporary, Capital Club Dubai

ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries - Winner of the Meynell Fenton Prize

Encounters - Solo Print Exhibition, Quirky Fox Gallery Hawera New Zealand

Affordable Art Fair, Only Art Club, Hamburg

Moniker Art Fair - J G Contemporary, London

Semblance - Group exhibition Well Hung Gallery, London

Faces of the Community Mural Project - Creative Devuts, London

Urban in Ibiza, Westbank Gallery, Ibiza

Summer Showcase, Creative Debuts, London

Henley Festival, The Lock Up / Beautiful Crime, Henley-on-Thames

Relinquished - Solo Exhibition, Westbank Gallery, London

Elements, Quirky Fox Gallery, New Zealand

Division, Ben Oakley Gallery, London

Art Below Summer Show, Rose and King Galleries Mayfair, London

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Eyestorm, Hong Kong

Morphosis Group Show, West Contemporary, London

Just Face It, Only Art Club, Hamburg

2016

Big Bang, Westbank Gallery, London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK

Loved to Death, Group Show, Leontia Gallery, London, UK

Make a Better World, Cello Factory, London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

Thirteen, The Circle, Soho, London, UK

Loved to Death, White Conduit Projects/Leontia Gallery, London, UK 

Face, Gallery Different London, UK

Queen Themed, Group Show The Tabernacle, London, UK

Momentary, Solo Exhibition, Lilford Gallery, Folkestone, UK

 

2015 

Art Heist, Hatton Garden, London, UK

Moniker Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London, UK

Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK

Henley Festival, Live Painting, Henley, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UK

See Art Fair, Tunbridge Wells, UK

Consume, Leontia Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

Love Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK

Remember, Charity Exhibition at Fabric, London, UK

London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK

 

2014 

Moniker Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London, UK

Origins, Solo Exhibition, ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

Affordable Art Fair, De Overkant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA

Mix - Group Show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK

See Art Fair, Tunbridge Wells, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UK

Horn of Plenty, Group Show, London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

London Art Fair, London, UK

 

2013

Invisible Lines, Solo Exhibition, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong, China

Sanguine, Group Exhibition, Elizabeth Weinstock, Los Angeles, USA

Art Guitars, West London Art Factory, London, UK

Moniker Art Fair, London, UK

Marty, Joint Exhibition, Ben Oakley Gallery, London, UK

Memorabilia, Group Exhibition, London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UK

Star Walls, Group Exhibition, The Stone Space, London, UK

You've been framed, Group exhibition W3 gallery, London, UK

Greenage, Solo Exhibition, 1380 Tradicionatta, Milan, Italy

Stroke Urban Art Fair, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany

Solo Exhibition, Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row, UK

Fig Group exhibition, Vyner Street, London, UK

Joss Searchlight, Charity Exhibition, London, UK

Trailblazers, Group Exhibition, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong, China

London Art Fair, ink_d gallery, London, UK

 

2012

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK

The Wing Assignment, Red Bull studios, London, UK

Fragments, Solo exhibition, ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

Eden, Solo exhibition/Installation, The Stone Space, London, UK

Art For Hearts Sake, Charity Auction, London, UK

London Art Fair, London, UK

 

2011 

Journey, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 90, London, UK

Urban in Ibiza, Atzaró, Ibiza, Spain

Old Boots New Laces, Group Exhibition, Truman Building Brick Lane, London, UK

Contemporary Romantics, Group Exhibition, Degree Art Gallery, Vyner St, London, UK

Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices, Group Exhibition, Brick Lane, London, UK

Sorted, Group Exhibition, Brick Lane, London, UK

London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, UK

New in Old Out, Group Exhibition, ink_d gallery, Brighton, UK

London Art Fair, Islington, London, UK

 

2010 

100sqft, Group Exhibition, London, UK

Arts After Dark, New Orleans, USA

100sqft 5, New Orleans, USA

Send Me A Postcard Darling, Brixton, London, UK

Inspired by Morris, Group Exhibition, William Morris Gallery, London, UK

Dissenters Chapel, London, UK

AVAILABLE WORK