Artist Information


Dennison “Denny” Griffith was a painter and photographer who lived and worked in Columbus, OH and Asheville, NC. He was the third president of Columbus College of Art & Design, serving from 1998 – 2014.

His work has been included in more than 100 group and solo exhibitions domestically and abroad.  It is in the collections of such public institutions as The Butler Institute of American Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, the Pizzuti Collection, and the Columbus Convention Center.

Griffith earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University (1994) and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University (1974). He holds certificates of completion from the Getty Leadership Institute (1996) and the Harvard Institute for Education Management (1998).  In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of arts from Columbus College of Art & Design.