Erik Groff is a self-taught artist who is known for transforming refuse into color- ful site specific installations inspired by abandoned scraps of urban life. As with many artists, it is difficult to categorize Groff’s multifaceted creativity, except through  historical chronology. Begin- ning as a studio artist working primarily in oils and other painting mediums, his artistic voice and contributions found an audience outside the gallery art scene through the abandonment of the studio art tradition.
Often dismissed by the casual onlooker as overtly whimsical or naive, Groff’s work has served to bridge the expan- ding void between respectable gallery- art and the underground urban art scene usually referred to as street or graffiti- art.