Gareth Griffiths


Gareth Griffiths is a sculptor from North Wales. He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College – University of Leeds – where he graduated in 2002, and subsequently went on to complete a Master’s in Design from Leeds Metropolitan in 2004. Most recently Griffiths was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Gareth’s sculptures are influenced by West Coast architecture called “Googie”. Googie is characterized by Space Age designs symbolic of motion, such as boomerangs, flying saucers, atoms and parabolas, and free-form designs such as "soft" parallelograms and an artist's palette motif. These stylistic conventions represented American’s fascination with Space Age themes and marketing emphasis on futuristic design. Gareth’s sculptures are colourful and eye catching and are made with the intention of catching people’s attention and drawing people closer.

Griffiths has exhibited across the UK in Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, London, as well as in Europe and America. Internationally, he has exhibited in Prague, and was also shortlisted for a public sculpture in Corino in Turin, Italy. His work can be seen in private collections across Europe and America and is currently on permanent display at Michael O’hares Michelin starred restaurant “The Man Behind the Curtain” in Leeds.

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