Chris Giffin

This page shows a range of this artist's work.
See SHOP for ALL items available for purchase.
Previous | Next

Chris Giffin: Heart Brooch, Small heart brooch in blue, red tin, found metal, with die in center.  Approx. 2-1/2" dia.
Heart Brooch
Small heart brooch in blue, red tin, found metal, with die in center. Approx. 2-1/2" dia.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Larger Heart Brooch, Heart brooch in orange and blue found metal tin, with die in center. Approx. 3-1/4" wide.
Larger Heart Brooch
Heart brooch in orange and blue found metal tin, with die in center. Approx. 3-1/4" wide.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: , Necklace in found and recycled objects. Pendant is 4.5 x 3.5" Chain is 27.5" in length.
Necklace in found and recycled objects. Pendant is 4.5 x 3.5" Chain is 27.5" in length.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Eye See You #1, Brooch constructed from found objects: camera lense, pocket watch, and doll eyes. 2.25" in diameter.
Eye See You #1
Brooch constructed from found objects: camera lense, pocket watch, and doll eyes. 2.25" in diameter.
Exhibit: Subtle Set
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Bird Brooch, Brooch of found and recycled objects. Typewriter parts, watch gears, metal latch, springs, bird bone, clock hand and more. Approximately 4" tall.
Bird Brooch
Brooch of found and recycled objects. Typewriter parts, watch gears, metal latch, springs, bird bone, clock hand and more. Approximately 4" tall.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Bird Brooch, Small brooch with fishing lures, watch part, typwriter parts, springs, and other recycled and found objects. Approx. 2" wide.
Bird Brooch
Small brooch with fishing lures, watch part, typwriter parts, springs, and other recycled and found objects. Approx. 2" wide.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Chicken 143, Brooch in vintage tin, steel part, brass tag, iron nails, typewriter parts, and brass findings. 3.75 x 3.25 x 0.5"
Chicken 143
Brooch in vintage tin, steel part, brass tag, iron nails, typewriter parts, and brass findings. 3.75 x 3.25 x 0.5"
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2010
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Chris Giffin: Take Measure, Necklace in vintage, cloth tape measures, tiny glass vial with fortune enclosed, enameled metal rivets, brass jump rings, chain, and clasp. 21" in length.
Take Measure
Necklace in vintage, cloth tape measures, tiny glass vial with fortune enclosed, enameled metal rivets, brass jump rings, chain, and clasp. 21" in length.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2010
Please inquire about availability Please inquire

We may have other items by this artist which are not shown online and some red-dot items can be special ordered. Please call or come by!

Biographical Information for Chris Giffin:

Residence: Oregon

Exhibitions:
January-February 2011. Two-person exhibition. George Fox University. Newberg, OR.
October 2010. "Signs of Life" Group jewelry show. Facere Jewelry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA.
October 2010. "Childhood Wonder" Group shoow. Columbia Center for the Arts. Hood River, OR.
May-June 2010."Assembled. Narratives in Wood & Metal". Bush Barn Art Center. Salem, OR.
June 2010. Solo exhibition. Guardino Gallery. Portland, OR.
December 2009, 2010. "Little Things" Group Show. Guardino Gallery. Portland, OR.
October 2009. "Found Object Art 2" Group Show. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
October 2009. Group Show. Edison Eye Gallery. Edison, WA.
February 2009, 2010,2011. "Heart of the Matter" Group show. Guardino Gallery. Port. OR.
October 2008, 2009.. Dia De Los Muertos Show. Group. Guardino Gallery, Portland, Or.
May-June 2008. Two- person exhibition. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
March-June 2008." Recycle, Reuse, Reart". invitational. Eugene Airport, Eugene, Or.
March 2008. Two-person exhibition. Guardino Gallery. Portland, Or.
February 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011. 100 Artists. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, Or.
December 2007. "Flights of Fancy" Solo exhibition. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, Or.
May 2007. "Door Show " invitational. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, Or.
February 2007. "Shelter" invitational. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, Or.
October 2006. "The Other" Invitational. Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Salem, Or.
November-December 2005. "Good Bird, Bad Bird" Contemorary Craft Museum. Portland
February 2005 Solo exhibition. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
November-December 2004 "Body Language" Jewelry Show. Lucia Douglas Gallery. Bellingham, Wa..
October 04-January 2005. Seattle Metals Guild Bienniel Show. Convention Center. Seattle, Wa.
August 2004. Skagit Artists Together. Guild Show. Edison Eye Gallery. Edison, Wa.
June-October 2004. "Decorare" Port Angeles Fine Art Center. Wa.
April-May 2004. "Martini Vessal Show" Gallery I/O. New Orleans, La.
January-February 2004 "Sit and Reflect" Arts Council of Snohomish Co. Everett, Wa.
December 2003. "Clocks, Crows & Dominos" Two-person Exhibition. Tinman Gallery. Spokane, Wa.
September 2003." Recycled" Group Show. Award,Best Design. Re-Store. Seattle, Wa.
April 2003. Group Show. Lost & Found Gallery. Princeton, NJ.
October 2002. "The Art of Change" Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery. Wa.
September 2002. "Found Object Art" Group Show. Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Jan.15-Feb.4. 2002. Artist Trust Auction Preview. Bank of America Gallery. Seattle, Wa..
November 2001. "If The Shoe Fits" OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, MD.
April 2001." Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery., Wa.
November-December 2000. Wearable Art Show. Flinn Gallery. Greenwich, Ct.
October 2000. "Glass/Metal" Jewelry Show. Facere Jewelry Art Seattle, Wa.
July 2000. "Beyond Utopia" Assemblage Boxes. Glass Onion Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
July-August 2000. "Not Politics as Usual" . Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
February-March 2000. "Fun & Games". OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, Md.
September, October 1999. "Visual Text: Art and the Written Word" Collaboration Boxes. Frog Hollow Gallery. Burlington, Vt.
October 1999. "Encore" Jewelry Show. Facere Jewelry Art. Seattle, Wa.
August 1999. "Clocks". Solo show. Legends Gallery. Sonoma, Ca.
July 1999. Group exhibition. Foster White Gallery. Kirkland, Wa.
July 1999. Collaboration Boxes & Jewelry. Zimmer Gallery. Mendocino, Ca.
May 1999. Self-Portrait: Postures in Metal. Jewelry show. COCA. St. Louis, Mo.
April-May 1999-2000. Philadelphia Furniture Show. (through Works Gallery) Philadelphia, Pa.
April 1999. Pratt Auction Preview Exhibit. Seafirst Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
November 1998-2000, 2002, 2003. S.O.F.A. Chicago, Il. (through Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.)
September 1998. " Clocks". Group show. Del Mano Gallery. Pasadena, Ca.
August 1998. "Color" Jewelry show. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Md.
June-July 1998. Two person exhibition. Boulder Arts Collective. Boulder, Co.
March 1998. "Turn on the Lights" Lamp show. AIA Gallery. Seattle, Wa .
March-July 1998, 2000, 2002. Biennial Jewelry Show. Seattle Metals Guild.
February 1998. "Light Hearted II" Jewelry show. Facere Jewelry Art. Seattle, Wa.
December 1997-January 1998. Recycle Show. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
November-December 1997. Recycle Show. Gallery 500. Elkins Park, Pa.
October-November 1997. "Tick Tock" clock show. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Md.
May 1997. "Trashures" Jewelry show. Facere Jewelry Art. Seattle, Wa.
March 1997. Solo exhibition of new work. Bonakeane Gallery. Portland, Or.
February 1997. "Clocks" Group show. Gallery I/O. New Orleans, La.
February-July 1997. "Hello Again: A New Wave in Recycled Art and Design" Oakland Museum of California. Three year traveling exhibition.
December 1996-January 1997. Group show. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
November-December 1996. Fifth Annual Jewelry Exhibition. Mia Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
November-December 1996. Holiday Exhibition. Brunnier Art Museum. ISU. Ames, Iowa.
November 1996. "Candlesticks and Candleabras" Bonakeane Gallery. Portland, Or.
November1995 and 1996. S.O.F.A., Chicago, IL. (through Mia Gallery, Seattle, Wa.)
August-September 1996. Solo exhibition. Mia Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
June 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001. Artwork for AIDS Benifit. Seattle, Wa.
April 1996. "Straight From the Heart" CWU Gallery. Ellensberg, Wa.
March 1996. "It's About Time" Clock show. Farmington Art Center. Avon, Con.
March 1996. "A Penchant for Pendants" Bonakeane Gallery. Portland, Or.
January 1996. Artfair 96. Seattle Wa. (through Mia Gallery)
December 1995-February 1996. "Art of Theater". Jewelry. Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, Wa.
December 1995-January 1996. "Fantasy" Jewelry. Works Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa.
October-December 1995. Seattle Metals Guild Biennial Show. Convention Center. Seattle, Wa.
August-September 1995. "Two Woman Exhibition of New Work", Fireworks Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
July-August 1995. "New Work/New Faces", Mia Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
February 1995. "Clockworks", Gallery I/O. New Orleans, La.
January 1995. Solo Exhibition. Mia Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
December 1994. 3rd. Annual Jewelry Exhibition. Mia Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
November-December 1994. "Table Top Show", Gallery I/O. New Orleans, La.
April 1994. S.N.A.G. Conference Exhibition. Rink Gallery. Portland, Or.
February 1994. "Have A Heart; Art for the Incurably Romantic", Solo show. Fireworks Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
May 1993. Seattle Metals Guild Exhibition. Pratt Fine Arts Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
July 1993. "Found Objects Transformed". Twist Gallery. Portland, Or.
November-December 1992. "Time Flies" Solo show. Fireworks Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
December 1991. "Jewelry 91". Melange Gallery. Seattle, Wa.
November 1991. Furniture and Table Top Show. Melange Gallery. Seattle, Wa.

Publications:
"Signs of Life" Facere 2010
"Found Object Art 2" Schiffer 2009
"Altered Object" Terry Taylor 2007
"Alatered Art" Terry Taylor 2004
"Found Object Art" Dorothy Spenser 2002

HOME Magazine, May 2000
WEST Magazine, August 1993
OREGON HOME Magazine. Profiles. March 2003.
SEATTLE HOME Magazine. Artist Profile. Jan/Feb 2004.
ARTISANS NW Magazine . June/Summer Issue 2005
OREGON HOME Magazine. June 2009
OREGON ART BEAT 2010 Calendar

Professional Affiliations:
American Craft Association
National Association of Independent Artists


Web Development and Content Management System by Digital Pathways International, Inc.