About

 

Riis Griffen is a self-taught mixed media artist who has sold her artwork to buyers across the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Creativity has always been an important part of her life but she began seriously pursuing art in 2007.

Originally from Sonoma, California, Riis has lived in the Portland area since 1991. She has volunteered for Portland Open Studios and taught art to children through Hillsboro’s Bienestar. She is a member of The Village Gallery of Arts, where she served for two years as president of the board of directors. Riis organized Affordable Art for Everyone from 2015 through 2017. She is also the organizer of Westside ArtShare, a group of women artists.

To see new paintings and work in progress, follow Riis on Instagram  or Facebook.

Live painting at Siren Nation’s Paint Your Art Out event, 2014.

Upcoming Exhibitions:
January 2019, group show at Insomnia Coffee Co, Hillsboro, Oregon.

Selected Past Exhibitions:
June 2018, 55th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show, Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
May-June 2018, “Journeys,” Hillsboro Brookwood Library gallery, Hillsboro, Oregon.
October 2017, Beaverton Arts Mix, Beaverton, Oregon. (juried)
September 2017, Affordable Art for Everyone, Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon.
May-July 2017, group show at Tappen Studios, Portland, Oregon.
April 2017, “Black + White + One,”Insomnia Coffee Co., Hillsboro, Oregon.
January 2017, Featured Artist solo show at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
December 2016, Big 500, Ford Building, Portland, Oregon.
November 2016, 10th Annual Siren Nation Visual Art Show, Portland’5 Center for the Arts, Portland. (juried)
October 2016, “Going on Record,” Insomnia Coffee Co., Hillsboro, Oregon.
September 2016, Affordable Art for Everyone, Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June 2016, 53rd Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show, Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
April-May 2016, Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Art Show, Portland’5 Center for the Arts, Portland, Oregon.
January-February 2016, Little Beauties, Small Treasures, Valley Art, Forest Grove, Oregon.
December 2015-January 2016, Big 500, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2015, Beaverton City Hall (Beaverton Arts Commission)
October 2015, Here Be Art, Walters Cultural Center, Hillsboro, Oregon. (invitational)
October 2015, Affordable Art for Everyone, NW Events, Hillsboro, Oregon.
September 2015, New Seasons Cedar Hills, Beaverton, Oregon. (solo)
June-July 2015, Art is Life, Life is Art, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June-July 2015, News-Times office, Forest Grove, Oregon.
May 2015, Beach Books, Seaside, Oregon.
May 2015, Village Gallery of Arts 6th Annual Art Challenge, Portland, Oregon.
March 2015, Beach Books, Seaside, Oregon
February 2015, Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
December 2014, The Big 500 at People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
November 2014, I Am Therefore I Think, The Goodfoot, Portland, Oregon.
November 2014, 200 for Under $200, Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, Oregon.
November-December 2014, Hillsboro Main Library gallery, Hillsboro, Oregon.
October 2014, Things that Go Bump in the Night, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2014, Siren Nation’s Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon. (live painting and exhibit)
October 2014, Featured Artist at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
September-October 2014, ICON, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
July 2014, Insomnia Coffee, Hillsboro, Oregon.
June 2014, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, Oregon (solo)
May-June, 2014, The Recycled Rain Project, Portland, Oregon. (juried)
May 2014, 5th Annual Art Challenge at Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
April 2014, 88 Strong, The Goodfoot, Portland, Oregon.
February 2014, The Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
December 2013-January 2014, The Big 400, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
November 2013, “I Am Therefore I Think,” Goodfoot Art, Portland, Oregon.
September 2013, Oddities, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
August 2013, Siren Nation’s Paint Your Art Out, Portland, Oregon.
May 2013, Artisan Salon (Beaverton Arts Commission), Beaverton, Oregon. (solo)
May 2013, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, Oregon.
May 2013, Reigning Cats and Dogs, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
May 2013, 4th Annual Art Challenge, Village Gallery of Arts, Portland, Oregon.
March and April 2013, The Farm, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, Heart of the Matter, Lane Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, The Love of Portland, People’s Art, Portland, Oregon.
February 2013, Portraits at North Bank Artists’ Cooperative, Vancouver, Washington.
January 2013, Art Festivus, Caffe Montecassino, Forest Grove, Oregon.

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