Her work has been included in group exhibitions and festivals at The Chelsea Museum and The Whitney Museum's Artport in New York; The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany; MMOCA in Madison, Wisconsin; Onsite at OCADU and YYZ Gallery in Toronto; The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Mérida, Venezuela; The Sundance Film Festival in Utah; La Biennale de Montréal; and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in Caen, France.
Griffiths was born in London, UK, and immigrated to Canada at the age of eight.
She studied Studio Art at Concordia University and did graduate studies in Art History at Carleton University.
The Q interview was with Suzanne Heintz, who, for the past 14 years, has been working on a project called "The Playing House Project: Life Once Removed" in which she stages elaborate photos of herself, her mannequin husband, Chauncey, and their mannequin daughter, Mary Margaret.
The interview was prompted by Heintz and her mannequin husband's re-marriage ceremony to renew their vows.
Until I heard a CBC Q interview yesterday, I had known of only one woman who had been romantically involved with a male mannequin—Susan Bozic, whose photos series, "The Dating Profile: Playing House," was excerpted in 68.
Bozic staged herself and her mannequin boyfriend in various scenarios including playing tennis, lunching at a sidewalk cafe lying together in front of the fire and getting into bed.Griffiths’ work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre (Buffalo); Mercer Union (Toronto); the Saidye Bronfman Center (Montreal); the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina); Platform Gallery (London, UK); the Art Gallery of Alberta; APEXart (NY, NY).Her work has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine; Border Crossings; C-Magazine; NYArts Magazine among others and has been extensively collectedboth privately and publicly including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Art Gallery of Ontario.She lectures regularly about her work and has attended numerous residencies including The Headlands Center for the Arts in California, Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program in New York, The Western Front in Vancouver, and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta.In 2012 she represented Canada at the Glenfiddich international residency in Dufftown, Scotland.And if you don't live in Ontario, and would like to see the work, you can go to my portfolio website to see the works instead.