Gareth Griffiths

Gareth Griffiths sculptor

Gareth studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College – (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and then subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004. Following graduation, Gareth set up his studio in Leeds.

In 2015 Gareth was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, and has exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate Gallery), Beirut, Los Angeles Hong Kong, London, Europe and America, and his work is in private collections across Europe, America and Australia. ​

During 2015-17 Gareth worked with the Michelin stared Chef Michael O’hare where he had work on display in his Leeds restaurant “The Man Behind The Curtain”. ​

Gareth’s Sculptures are influenced by West coast American architecture called “Googie” The origin of Googie derives from a John Lautner designed coffee shop built in West Hollywood. This style of architecture was born after the Second World War and became more notable during the 50s and 60s. Originally appearing first in commercial buildings used primary for restaurants, coffee shops, motels, gas stations and bowling alleys to name a few, architects at the time wanted to design buildings that stood out from others. ​ By using distinct styling that included flowing lines, odd abstract cut-outs, upswept roofs, boomerang shapes and with the use of new technologies architects were able to design buildings that looked more like works of art rather than simply functional buildings.

Gareth’s sculptures are colourful and eye catching and are made with the intention of catching people’s attention and drawing people closer.

2015 MRBS, Royal Brittish Society of Sculptors, London , United Kingdom

2019 – All That Glitters – RedHouse Originals – Harrogate
2019 – Fresh Air Sculpture – Cotswolds
2019 – London Art Fair – Beaux Arts Mayfair – London
2018 – Sculpture:Modern & Contemporary – Beaux Arts Mayfair – London
2018 – Au Gant Rouge – Beirut – Lebanon
2018 – Manipulate – Saul Hay Gallery – Manchester
2018 – Fabrik Gallery – Hong Kong
2017 – Art Palm springs , Artspace Warehouse – Los Angeles USA
2017 – Affordable art Fair , Degree art – London
2017 – Co9lour and I Are one , Saul Hay Gallery – Manchester
2017 – The Spirit of 67, Redhouse ORiginals – Harrogate
2017 – Outdoor Sculpture , Cotswold
2017 – At A Glance , Kunsthuis Gallery
2016 – Corner of the Universe , Artspace Warehouse – Los Angeles USA

Wood Wharf – Canary Wharf  
Man Behind The Curtain Restaurant – Leeds
Manchester United