Wim Griffith is a multi-disciplinary artist, including sculpting, painting, and murals, as well as scenic artist for television and film.

Widely exhibited in galleries throughout his native Southern California, he has also executed several prestigious commissions including Bowers Museum in Santa Anna, California and several bronze busts for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Wim attempts to stretch the boundaries of classical sculpture, risking comparison with the great artists of Western Civilization including the Greek, Roman and European renaissance era. A man committed to his vision, he feels he has no other choice: "Classical art often removed the humanity of man by emphasizing immortality. I have returned the individual human male in all his finite, conscious, and perishable aspects to the realm of beauty, pain, and frailty."

The classical forms serve as his point of departure for expressing that individuality, ignored by the classical eras in their search for deathless perfection. Wim works to reveal an unfolding future; a new way to man being in the world. A world where vulnerability is the hallmark of strength-and individuality is the true source of power.

The visual lyrical qualities of these sculptures can be experienced as intuitively as in music. Inorganic metal becomes flesh, molding a seamless union of form and passion, order and vitality.

The artist hopes his vision and execution gives voice to the viewer's own struggle to integrate the presumed man with the real man, while remembering his sense of humor and lust for beauty.

Significant Accomplishments:
Bea Arthur


Betty White


Merv Griffin


Dinah Shore


Bob Mackie


Michael Thomas


Bill Cosby


James Garner


Sheldon Leonard


Bob Newhart

2010 Bronze Bust of Bea Arthur
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2010 Bronze Bust of Betty White
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2009 Bronze Bust of Merv Griffin
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2008 One-man show at Flazh!Alley Studio
Wim Noir - Men in Suits
San Pedro, California

2008 Bronze Bust of Dinah Shore
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2005 Bronze Bust of Bob Mackie
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2001 Los Angeles Community of Angels Project
Rainbow Angel, Hollywood Angel

1998 Glez & Harkins Collection
Palm Desert, CA

1997 Courtyard Gallery
Palm Springs, CA

1997 Bronze Bust of Producer Sheldon Leonard
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, CA

1996 Desert Art Source Gallery
Palm Desert, CA

1996 Bronze Bust of Bob Newhart
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, CA

1995 One Man Show
Proclaim Gallery
San Diego, CA

1995 Rose Gallery
Pasadena, CA

1994 Bronze Bust of James Garner
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, CA

1993 Trompe Lo'eil Mural
Commissioned by FHP for Bowers Museum
Santa Ana, CA

1993 Published "Street Gallery-A Guide to Los Angeles Murals"
by Robin J. Dunitz

1993 Bronze Bust of Bill Cosby
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, CA

1991 Commissioned Trompe Lo'eil Murals
Disney's El Capitan Theater
Hollywood, California

1991 Starlight Foundation Art Auction
Other Contributing Artists Included: Peter Max, Tony Bennett

1990 Western Heritage Museum
"Bucked" Bronze Sculpture
Los Angeles, CA

1989 Bronze Bust of Producer Norman Lear
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hollywood, CA

1989 Commissioned Lobby Mural
Disney's Crest Theater
Westwood, CA

1973-
1989

Muralist/Scenic Artist/Sculptor for television and film.

1972 BS Degree Woodbury University
Los Angeles, CA