Rashawn Griffin rose to national attention when he was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. He has recently been featured at the Studio Museum Harlem, the Central Utah Art Center, Moti Hassan Gallery in New York, and Galerie Eva Winkeler in Frankfurt. Griffin received the Morris Louis '32 Scholarship, the College's top painting award, as well as a $25,000 Joan Mitchell Foundational individual artist grant just five years after finishing his BFA at MICA.
Griffin uses the architecture of the gallery space to reveal social landscapes and personal narratives, merging the ideas of sentiment, displacement, strangeness, and humor. His diverse practice draws from his training in sculpture and painting, and employs found objects and personal effects, including fabric, thread, and mattresses.