Jan Griffiths was born in Kununurra and went to school in Broome. She first began work as a trainee broadcaster and journalist in 1990. She also did a few months at the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre and enjoyed the little time she spent there.
She has been painting on and off for a few years.
She states " I'm carrying on the stories of my parents, Peggy and Alan Griffiths - ’ cultural stories that were handed down to my parents and then to me. Both my parents are famous artists in the Kimberley but most importantly, they are my traditional teachers. I too can keep our tradition alive and hand the stories of our ancestors and how our country came to be, down to the next generation and generations to come. I do this with great pride and honour. My arts practice includes painting, animation, poetry & ceramics."
2021 Berrdalngtha Woorlang – Strong Stories, Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco WA
2021 Alternative Archive - Legacy 11, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley WA
2020 Pinpii: First Nations Indigenous Fashion, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
2020 Yoowalkoorl, Come On, Come Here, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland WA
2020 Pinpii: First Nations Indigenous Fashion, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo VIC
2019 Wildflower State, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland WA
2019 Artist in Residency, King & Wood Mallesons, Canberra ACT
2019 Alternative Archive - Legacy 11 - Dawang Gallery Kununurra WA
2019 Australia Ceramics Triennial, Princes Wharf, Hobart TAS
2019 Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
2018 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award - MAGNET Darwin NT
2017 Yirrb: Together, Peggy and Jan Griffiths, JamFactory, Adelaide SA
2017 The Habits of Horses, Mundaring Art Centre, Mundaring WA
2017 Revealed Emerging artists from WA Art Centres, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
KERRY STOKES COLLECTION
SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM
BENDIGO ART GALLERY
CITY OF PERTH