David Griggs is best known for his bold, anarchic approach, often conveyed through energetic paintings highly loaded with colour and imagery. Griggs conflates political imagery, popular and underground culture and local histories with his own personal narrative to create a constellation of real and imagined spaces that expose the raw, sometimes unsettling, undercurrents of society and the human condition. He spent a formative decade living and working in The Philippines following an Asialink residency in 2005, becoming immersed in the local art community and absorbing a wide lexicon of symbols and landscapes that inspired his highly charged works.

An eight times Archibald Prize finalist, Griggs has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in South East Asia, Europe and America. His major survey exhibition David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin, was presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre, and toured New South Wales throughout 2018–19. In 2019, Griggs was included in the major curated exhibition City Prince/sses, at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His works are represented in major collections in Australia, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; and Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.