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Jonathan Griffin

Jonathan Griffin is a writer based in Los Angeles, USA, and a contributing editor of frieze.

How Gianfranco Gorgoni’s photographs documented a radical art movement

BY Jonathan Griffin | 17 SEP 20
State of the Art

Contributing editor Jonathan Griffin on ageing and fallibility

BY Jonathan Griffin | 14 APR 20

‘New Images of Man’, curated by Alison Gingeras at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, is ‘part homage, part radical revision’ of the eponymous exhibition

BY Jonathan Griffin | 12 MAR 20

In collaborations with her community and family, Halsey leans towards the funky, the funny and the queer

BY Jonathan Griffin | 30 DEC 19

A guide to the city’s autumn exhibitions

BY Jonathan Griffin | 09 OCT 19

The works on paper at Parker Gallery, in Los Angeles, ‘encounter memories, fantasies and dream images along the way’

BY Jonathan Griffin | 23 JUL 19

The artist’s tent city at Hauser & Wirth, in rapidly gentrifying downtown LA, is a ‘parody of pious politically activist art’ 

BY Jonathan Griffin | 12 JUL 19

At Nasher Sculpture Center, the prolific artist’s solo exhibition chafes at the history of Western modernism

BY Jonathan Griffin | 01 JUN 19

Despite a soaring performance at the Dallas Museum of Art, the self-taught artist is still too often treated as an outsider

BY Jonathan Griffin | 24 APR 19

Ancestral knowledge and utopian thinking lend power to a sometimes uneven exhibition 

BY Jonathan Griffin | 05 APR 19

How an art magazine morphed into an international event

BY Jonathan Griffin | 12 FEB 19

An exhibition at MOCA, Los Angeles, creates a trans-historical dialogue between Farber’s works and a generation of artists he influenced

BY Jonathan Griffin | 31 JAN 19
Fan Letter

‘It was exactly the right thing at exactly the right time’

BY Jonathan Griffin | 25 JAN 19

An exhibition at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, sheds new light on colonialist patterns and projections 

BY Jonathan Griffin | 10 JAN 19

At LA-based non-profit space JOAN, works by local artists Walter Askin, Elizabeth Bain and Sandra Vista embody theatricality in all its forms

BY Jonathan Griffin | 21 AUG 18

From high-end kitchens to backyard pit smokers, the esteemed food writer found art and artistry in ‘the fault lines’ between communities

BY Jonathan Griffin | 26 JUL 18

Meticulous, gently humorous paintings isolate a deeply personal encounter with the obdurate structures of society and culture

BY Jonathan Griffin | 30 MAY 18

 In the late artist’s paintings, on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, good is evil, right is wrong and no one is innocent 

BY Jonathan Griffin | 18 APR 18

Events that have pummelled Southern California’s news organizations over the past two years seem to have galvanized its local readership

BY Jonathan Griffin | 21 MAR 18

At the Hammer Museum, LA, the curator casts a witty, critical eye on the vexed role of institutions contextualizing the art they display

BY Jonathan Griffin | 21 FEB 18