Steve Griffin has been a painter for over fifty years. In 1968 he was one of twelve undergraduate students, selected from a national pool, to attend the first year of the newly created Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Since retiring from teaching in the Art Department at the University of Mary Washington in 2008, Griffin has continued to be an active exhibiting artist. He received a Professional Fellowship in painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2012 and a fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts in 2013. Griffin has also been awarded three residency fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Griffin’s work hangs in many private and corporate collections and is represented by several galleries including the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond and the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC.