Alison Griffin


Alison’s work centres around her obsession with childhood memories and experiences which she uses to explore her interaction with her everyday surroundings.  Utilizing photographs, memorabilia and dream events she creates unsettling images with an uncanny and often nightmarish aesthetic.


The resultant images are imbued with a cinematic quality stemming from her interest in dramatic lighting effects and suspense elements employed across cinematic genres, particularly film noir.


Alison graduated from Central St Martins in 2012. Work from her degree show was referred to as “a brilliantly detailed and authoritative drawing of a spooky old house….curious and memorable” by Jonathon Jones of The Guardian in his article ‘Artists of Tomorrow Rediscover Paint’s Potential’


Alison was awarded the Clyde and Co. Staff Vote Award  in 2013 and has exhibited widely since her graduation including: The Psychotropic House, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London; From Here and There, Elysium Gallery, Swansea and the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado.