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Jonathan Griffin

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

Touching on themes of gender politics, music, literature, figuration and appropriationist irony, Jonathan Griffin traces the life and work of the 2021 Aspen Award for Art Honoree

BY Jonathan Griffin | 05 JUL 21

At Overduin & Co, a new cycle of paintings inspired by myth, Mondrian and loss is at once impressive and somehow lacking

BY Jonathan Griffin | 31 MAR 21

Artists and writers reflect on domestic exhibition spaces in Los Angeles, from 1940 to the present

‘Made in L.A. 2020: a version’, slated to open in 2021, exposes the horrors of American life pre-pandemic

BY Jonathan Griffin | 15 DEC 20

How Gianfranco Gorgoni’s photographs documented a radical art movement

BY Jonathan Griffin | 17 SEP 20

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

‘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