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Nashville, Tennessee-based abstract artist Martica Griffin uses energetic lines, organic structures, geometric forms and sensual colors to create her works. Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings with a big dose of music in the mix. The foundation of each work is intuitive line overlaid with a color grid. Layer upon layer, the pieces are scraped, drawn over, and repainted in search of the unpredictable, the awkward and the beautiful.

A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Griffin graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. She has done post-graduate work at the School for Visual Arts in New York and studied with internationally acclaimed painters. Her work resides in various public and private collections.

2017

Tinney Contemporary, Women of Abstraction, Nashville, TN 

2016

Tinney Contemporary, 10th Anniversary, Nashville, TN 

The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts, Group Show, Highlands, NC 

2015

Tinney Contemporary, Group Show, Nashville, TN

The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Lights, Group Show, Highlands, NC

2014

Country Music Hall of Fame, 5th Ave. Exhibits, Nashville, TN

Huff Harrington Fine Art, Group Show, Atlanta, GA

2013

Tinney Contemporary, Group Show, Nashville, TN
Arts at the Airport, New Work, Nashville International Airport

The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Lights, Group Show, Highlands, NC

2012

Huff Harrington Fine Art, Fifty Shades of Group Show, Atlanta, GA

David Perry Smith, Group Show, Memphis, TN

2011

David Perry Smith Gallery, Summariness End, Group Show, Memphis, TN

Huff Harrington Fine Art, Group Show, Atlanta, GA

Volunteer State College, Solo Show, Gallatin, TN

2010

Austin Hill Art, The Colorful South, Solo Show, Atlanta, GA

Tinney Contemporary, Southern Charms, Solo Show, Nashville, TN
Tinney Contemporary, Winter Walls, Group Show, Nashville, TN 

2009

Tinney Contemporary, Winter Walls, Group Show, Nashville, TN

Turner Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Exhibit, Valdosta, GA

2008

Tinney Contemporary, Summer Selection, Group Show, Nashville, TN

Chapman Friedman Gallery, Group Show, Louisville, KY

Turner Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Exhibit, Valdosta, GA

Artrageous, Annual Juried Exhibit, Nashville, TN