Street Stuff BUMP

Consisting of six realistic porcelain street signs installed on steel stands, the exhibition is on view in the Betty Warren Herzog Gallery of The Yager Muesum of Art & Culture.


“Street Stuff Series: Street Stuff BUMP” represents a reflection by the artist to her travels around the world and a visual response to “street stuff” such as road signs she has encountered along the way. Collectively, the road signs in this installation serve as a universal metaphor for the “curves and bumps” encountered and overcome in one’s journey through life.

Street Stuff BUMP installation

Roberta Griffith

Professor Emerita of Art and Art History

Roberta Griffith, a New York/Hawaiian Artist, began making ceramics in 1956. Griffith taught ceramics and drawing at Hartwick College from 1966 to 2008, retiring as Professor Emerita of the Art and Art History Department. Since then, she has been creating art full-time. The focus of her work with clay, at all temperatures and atmospheres, began in 1956 at the University of Michigan with ceramist Marie Woo. In ceramics, Griffith has focused on ceramics and mixed-media installations since 1988. She has exhibited work in ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, and installation art nationally and internationally. For over six decades Griffith has participated in 37 individual exhibitions, and 282 invitational and juried shows. Her artwork is included in books, museums, public and private collections in Spain, Mexico, Italy, England, Sweden, Japan, and the USA. Her ceramic installations are inspired by historical and anthropological research, politics, and world travel.

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture

Hartwick College
Yager Hall
Oneonta, New York 13820
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