Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.

Helen Frank

"I am interested in the parity between handmade activities and the biological evolutionary processes constantly at work around us, particularly entropy and negative entropy. Both are required in a balance for anything to continue forwards in the passage of time. To investigate tension between creation and destruction (entropy and negative entropy), I use mise-en-abyme because they map their own history by their inherent dependency upon the collection of static moments of the present. But each present is replaced and with it, its content: every addition to the series is another step removed from its source; the contained information is complete and accurate but simultaneously reduced and more detailed.

In generating mise-en-abyme, the hand is given an optimistic agency, a solipsistic occupation shifting between making and breaking. Part of this occupation, inevitably are mishaps. These too are subsumed in the process and become points of departure and an opportunity for change.

Saving remnants of spent materials offers an alternate archaeology and is another perspective to the work and its concerns."


Short listed for ‘Griffin Art Prize 2013’ in November 2013.



MA in Fine Art-Distinction – Sheffield Hallam University, 2013

Foundation Art Psychotherapy – Sheffield and Leeds University, 2009

BA (Hons) Fine Art – University of Derby, 2003


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(Last updated 28.03.2016)