Adam Griffiths is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and visual researcher, working under his studio practice ‘Ra Bear’ based in Manchester.
His practice and research aligns experimental and independent publishing, archives, collections, typologies, curation and image anarchism, while studying the relationships between these areas within both historical and contemporary visual cultures.
He holds an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction, a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Adam has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Red Bull Music Academy, Sony Music, Pariah Press, Nightcolours Recordings, Film4, Fabric London, Nightcolours Recordings as well as working on a range of projects as a creative director with Sony RCA.
He has collaborated with a range of organisations including The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Castlefield Gallery, Le Mundaneum Belgium, It's Nice that, Art Licks Weekend London, Design Manchester Festival and The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR).
Exhibiting artist as part of Curio Curia exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. . Details…
Curated digital exhibition via research platform and digital gallery transient_space. Showcasing a range of animated graphics and films of Berlin based designer Patrick Thomas. Details…
Publication, Self Published 2018. A series of generative portraits captured via pre-loading Instagram posts. Details…
Exhibiting artist as part of Stuttgart based digital public exhibition space Public Views.. Details…
Exhibiting artist at Liverpool School of Art and Design.. Details…
Adam Griffiths is a member of the Design Research Hub.
Griffiths, A., 2018. Disrupt The Channel - transient_space, Manchester School of Art, 15/10/2018.
Griffiths, A., 2017. PLOSIVES, Geoffrey Manton Atrium, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1/7/2017 - 15/1/2018.
Griffiths, A., 2016. Mapping Knowledge: Understanding the World through Data, Mundaneum Museum, Mons, Belgium, 27th June 2015 – 29th May 2016.
Griffiths, A., 2016. Squashing Vibes - Art Licks Weekend, The Peckham Pelican, London, 29th September 2016.
Crewdson, L., Griffiths, A., 2017. 'Forme Journal', Artefact.
Griffiths, A., Emergency Meeting Collective, 2016. 'Squashing Vibes', Book curated by Emergency Meeting Collective, Art Licks Weekend - Launched at The Peckham Pelican.
Burgess, A., 2018. 'Obscenity & The Arts - Anthony Burgess', Pariah Press.
Ong, J., 2018. 'It's Nice That - Transient Space is a public gallery in a non-space', https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/transient-space-disrupt-the-channel-digital-191018.
Connolly, J, 2016. 'Ra-Bear & RELIK', People of Print, http://www.peopleofprint.com/publication/ra-bear-relik/.
Bourton.L, 2016. 'Ra-Bear’s luscious, considered and contemporary graphic design', It's Nice That, http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/ra-bear-graphic-design-051016.