Linda Griggs was born in Clinton, Oklahoma in 1960, and spent summers in South Carolina. Growing up in an area where story telling was cherished, it was only natural that the work would incorporate text in the manner of Faith Ringgold, Dottie Attie, and David Wojnarowicz. Like many artists associated with place, Linda lives away from the place she makes art about. Linda has been a working artist in New York City since 1984.
She primarily works in oil on linen over panel, home made black walnut ink, colored pencil, egg tempura, and encaustic.
Her current project is titled “Bad Toys and Ass Whippings”, and depicts family portraits of objects people use to spank children.
Linda has had solo exhibitions at ADO Gallery, Christopher Stout Gallery NYC, Hampden Gallery – UMass Amherst, and Carolyn J. Roy Gallery, NY. Group shows include the Iwami Art Museum, Japan; Wustum Museum, Racine, WI; the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College; Gahlberg Gallery – College of Du Page, Illinois; Albany International Airport Gallery; and the New York Public Library. Fellowships include the LES Rotating Studio Program and the Millay and MacDowell colonies.