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Erik Groff

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United States

Works in
United States


Groff, Oakland, Trash-art, King, Cardboardtown, cardboard, city, recycled, government, gallery, Erik, painting, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, street, graffiti



Erik Groff is an artist that creates site specific paintings and sculptures using discarded materials. Often dismissed by the casual onlooker as overtly whimsical, his early Guerilla installations helped to bridge the once expansive void between ‘respectable’ gallery art and elements of the underground urban art scene usually referred to as ‘street’ or ‘graffiti art', while simultaneously venturing to further the cause of art through the use of discarded materials.


Documentary film -

Selected Exhibitions:



Irreversible; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, FL

Total Amnesty For Planet Destroyers; The Hermitage, Englewood, FL


Water From The Moon; Mitchell Gallery, Englewood, FL


Homage to Mark Lombardi; Englewood Art Center, Englewood, FL


Paint the Streets with Trash Milk; DepArture, Oakland, CA


THERE! New Art From Oakland; DiRosa Museum and Preserve, Napa, CA


Tribute to Capricorn Genius; Gallerie Lecoq, Berlin, DE

Sampling Oakland; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

New York 2027; Rubulad Artspace, Brooklyn, NY


Habitat:We Live Here!; Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA


Bayennale 2005; Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Shockandawe; ArtSF, San Francisco, CA


Labyrinth; Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

Ambush Alert; Buzz Gallery, Oakland, CA

Curate This; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Urbanology; Liminal Gallery, Oakland, CA

Expo; California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Recent Exhibits

Erik Groff participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2010 Inside Edition
Basement Gallery Oakland
Dec, 2009 Paint the Streets with Trash Milk
The Layover
Feb, 2010 Killed by Death
Basement Gallery Oakland
Oct, 2009 Subliminal Refuckulation
Basement Gallery Oakland
Exhibited with these artists
Erik Groff has Exhibited with these artists:

Erica Sheets Anja Ulfeldt
Exhibited at these venues
Erik Groff has Exhibited at these venues:

Basement Gallery Oakland The Layover
curated with these artists
Erik Groff has curated with these artists:

Erica Sheets Anja Ulfeldt
Courtney Callahan Adam Air williams
curated at these venues
Erik Groff has curated at these venues:

Basement Gallery Oakland

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