Nora Griffin was born in 1982 in New York City. She grew up on East 4th Street and West 4th Street and lived for a few years on South 4th Street. Nora currently lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn where there is no 4th street. She received an MFA from Columbia University in 2011 and a BA from Oberlin College in 2005. Nora has taught at RISD, Cooper Union, Columbia University, and SVA, and has written criticism for Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail.

Instagram: @noraruthgriffin

Moving Pictures, FIERMAN, NYC

Liquid Days, FIERMAN, NYC

Chartreuse, FIERMAN, NYC

Modern Love, Louis B. James, NYC

1999 NYC TEES at FIERMAN, July 7-9, 2023
RED TELEPHONE, a group painting show curated by Nora Griffin. FIERMAN, NYC. Catalogue Available
Hyperlight, (cur. Sam Bornstein), Underdonk, BK, NY
Chuck Nanney & Nora Griffin, FIERMAN NYC
Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, (cur. Phong Bui), SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York
EXPO CHICAGO with Louis B. James
Paradise Cafe, curated by Olivia Smith for Exhibition A, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
Oysters with Lemon, (cur. Andrew Huston and Mike Zahn), Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY
Sisrahtac, Torrance Shipman
Image Makers, (cur. Eleanor Ray and Avital Burg), NOVELLA, New York
My Big Fat Painting, Brian Morris Gallery, New York
Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York
NADA NY: Nora Griffin, Isaac Resnikoff, Eve Sonneman, Louis B James
Off White Desert: Nora Griffin, Ann Greene Kelly, Matthew Kirk, Louis B. James
Other People's Paintings, (cur. Matthew Fischer), Torrance Shipman, Brooklyn, NY
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 (cur. Phong Bui), Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
Diff'rent Strokes, Louis B. James
The White Album, Louis B. James, New York
The Double Session, CTSQ, Long Island City, NY
Sailors and Shamans: Peter Gallo, Nora Griffin Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Marvelli Gallery, New York
Tigers in Red Weather, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
Columbia MFA Thesis, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
Fool’s House, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
Durer’s Rhinocerous, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
Hell, No! (cur. David Fierman and RJ Supa), St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY
1st Year Columbia MFA Exhibition, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Soft Edge, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Party at Chris’s House, (cur. Phong Bui), Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Party at Phong’s House, (cur. Chris Martin), Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Girl and A Gun, (solo), Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ
Daily Schemes, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Carrizozo AIR, Carrizozo, New Mexico, 2023
Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY 2018
BAU/Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France, 2014
Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY, 2014 & 2011
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, 2014 & 2011
Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 2013
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2010 & 2006

2022-ongoing, Queens College, Adjunct Prof, Studio Art
2023 New York Studio School, Visiting Critic
2023 Columbia University MFA Painting Dept, Visiting Critic
2021-2022, MICA, Adjunct Prof, Painting Department
2015-2022, SVA, Adjunct Prof, Visual & Critical Studies
2019, RISD, Visiting Critic, Grad Painting Dept
2018-16, Cooper Union, Adjunct Prof, Painting 1
2016, SUNY New Paltz, Adjunct Prof, Senior Thesis
2013, Columbia University, Adjunct Prof, Drawing 1
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union
Visiting Artist (lecture), Oberlin College
Visiting Artist (lecture), MICA, Hoffberger School of Painting

Review Panel with Barry Schwabsky, Nora Griffin, Drew Lowenstein, National Academy Museum, 2014
Review Panel with Donald Kuspit, Nora Griffin, and Phoebe Hoban, National Academy Museum, 2012
Review Panel on "Younger Than Jesus" at the New Museum with Nora Griffin, Becky Brown, Colleen Asper, Ben LaRocco, National Academy Museum, New York, 2009

Jonathan Stevenson, Moving Pictures at FIERMAN Two Coats of Paint, Feb 2024
Mădălina Telea Borteș, Moving Pictures at FIERMAN, Columbia University School of the Arts Newsletter, March 2024
Ben Davis,1999 NYC Tees at FIERMAN, July 2023
Jonathan Stevenson, Nostalgia's Virtues and Limits:1999 NYC Tees at FIERMAN, Two Coats of Paint, July 2023
Richard Kalina,How Shirley Jaffe Mastered the Secret of Hard Edged Vitality, Art in America, July 2022
Christopher Joy & Zachary Keeting,Gorky's Granddaughter Interview at FIERMAN, June 2022
James Kalm, Nora Griffin at FIERMAN, Kalm Report, June 2022
Zach Seeger, Nora Griffin's Defiant Valentine to New York City, Two Coats of Paint, July 2022
John Mendelsohn, Liquid Days at Fierman d'Art International Magazine, June 2022
Riad Miah, Artist Spotlight: Nora Griffin, One River School Blog, April 2019
Sharon Butler, Nora Griffin: Hot Take, Two Coats of Paint, Nov 2018
Darragh McNicholas, Nora Griffin: Modern Love, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2016
David Cohen, Nora Griffin at Louis B. James, artcritical, March 2016
Alexxa Gotthardt, Editorial on Nora Griffin: Modern Love, Artsy, March 2016
Paul Laster, 10 Things to do in the New York Art World, Observer, Feb. 2016
Anneliese Cooper, 9 Must-Sees at Spring/Break, BLOUIN ARTINFO, March 2015
Roberta Smith, Art, a Balm After the Storm, The New York Times, Dec 2013
Becky Brown, Marginal Actions/Frame Work, essay on Nora Griffin at Abaton Garage, Sept 2008