Lari Pittman

 

Born in Los Angeles CA, 1952

Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

 

Education

MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA 1976

BFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA 1974

University of California, Los Angeles CA 1973


Professorship

Professor of Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles CA 1993-Present

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

Portraits of Textiles & Portraits of Humans, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

2017

Lari Pittman, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway

 

2016

Lari Pittman: Grisaille, Ethics & Knots (paintings with cataplasms), Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

Lari Pittman: Mood Books, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino CA

Lari Pittman: Nocturnes, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Lari Pittman: Nuevos Caprichos, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

 

2015

Lari Pittman: Homage to Natalia Goncharova... When the avant-garde and the folkloric kissed in public, Proxy Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA

 

2014

Lari Pittman: Curiosities from a Late Western Impaerium, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2013

A Decorated Chronology, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis MS

Lari Pittman, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Lari Pittman: From A Late Western Impaerium, Regen Project, Los Angeles CA

Bernier Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

 

2012

Thought - Forms, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Irrevocable, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

 

2011

Lari Pittman, Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

 

 

2010

Orangerie, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

New Paintings, Regen Projects II, Los Angeles CA

 

2009

Lari Pittman, c/o Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

Lari Pittman, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

 

2007

Lari Pittman, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

2006

Lari Pittman, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany

 

2005

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

Lari Pittman, Villa Arson, Nice, France

 

2004       

Lari Pittman, greengrassi, London, England

 

2003       

Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

Lari Pittman, Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

 

2002       

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

 

2001       

Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

2000       

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

 

1999       

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

Once a Noun, Now a Verb, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

1998

Lari Pittman, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England; Cornerhouse, Manchester, England; ICA, London; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Lari Pittman, greengrassi, London, England

 

1996       

White Cube, London, England

Lari Pittman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX; Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C.

Lari Pittman: Works on paper, 1982 to 1995, UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles,CA; University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara CA

                 

1995       

Like You, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

 

1994       

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York NY

Texas Gallery, Houston TX

 

1993       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Lari Pittman: Paintings & Works on Paper, 1989 - 1993, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego CA

Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

 

1992       

Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York NY

 

1991       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1990       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1989       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1988       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1987       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1986       

Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego CA

 

1985       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1984       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1983       

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1982       

Lari Pittman: Code of Honor, Newport Harbor Art Museum, curated by Paul Schimmel, Newport Beach CA

Lari Pittman: Sunday Painting, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA

 

 

Selected Two Person Exhibitions

 

2017

Subject, Predicate, Object, Lari Pittman/Silke Otto-Knapp, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018

Give a damn., Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY

 

2017

The Long Run, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Like a Moth to a Flame, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Naming Rights at Thomas Dane Gallery, Thomas Dane Gallery,London, England

The Painters, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego CA

What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

 

2016

Art from Los Angeles: 1990 – 2010, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

 

2015

Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles CA

Black & White Mike, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles CA

The Art of Our Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Art AIDS America, West Hollywood Library and One Archives Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles CA; travelled to: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw 22, 2016; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York NY

America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Left Coast: California Political Art, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York NY

75 Gifts for 75 Years, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

 

2014

Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition, Curated by Nadim Samman TBA21: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

Earthly Delights, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

 

2013

Art and Its Discontents, University of California Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara CA

 

2012       

Letters From Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA

This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL, February; [travelled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston MA]

Contemporary painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

 

2011       

Never Let Me Go, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL

The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

The Spectacular of Vernacular, curated by Darsie Alexander, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ; Auckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill NC

Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

                 

2010       

Nature, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Paintings and Drawings by Lari Pittman. Collages by Roy Dowell, Kunsthaus Santa Fe Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio TX

The Library of Babel: In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR

 

2009       

California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948-2008, Part II, Davidson Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Thomas Hirschhorn, Andrew Lord, and Lari Pittman, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2008       

California Community Foundation Exhibition – Twenty Years Ago Today: Supporting Individual Artists in L.A., Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA

Collecting Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York NY

Some Paintings: The Third (2007) LA Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, curated by Doug Harvey, Santa Monica CA

 

2007       

Uneasy Angel / Imagine Los Angeles, curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen, Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany

Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA

Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion, Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

2006

Hollywood is a Verb, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica CA

Couples Discourse, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA

Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Centro D’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy

Los angeles / mexico: complexities and heterogeneity, La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Los Angeles 1955-1985, curated by Catherine Grenier, Centres Pompidou, Paris, France

 

2005       

Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA; travels to Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.

Singular Expressions: A Sheldon Invitational, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln NE

Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, conceived by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York NY

Drawing from the Modern, 1975 - 2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia: [travelled to: The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio TX; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA]

POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, Houston TX; [travelled to: Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH; travelled to Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC;]

A Window on the West: California Art from the Permanent Collection, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC

 

2004       

The Charged Image, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford CT

Disparities & Deformations: Our Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, Site Santa Fe, curated by Robert Storr, Santa Fe NM

 

2003       

Pittura/Painting, la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Francesco Bonami, Venice, Italy

Painting Pictures, Malerie und Medien im digitalen Zeitalter (Painting and Media in the Digital Age), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

I and My Chimney, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Reverie: Works from the Collection of Douglas Kramer, Speed Art Museum, Louisville KT

Not So Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA

 

2002       

L.A. Post-Cool, curated by Michael Duncan, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA

Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA

 

2001       

Drawings, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

IN FUMO, Galleria of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy

The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Secret Victorians, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia PA

The Importance of Being Earnest, curated by Michael Duncan, Weingart Galleries atOccidental College, Los Angeles CA

 

2000       

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900 - 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA

 

1999       

The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Examining Pictures, curated by Judith Nesbitt, organised by Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England [travelled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL]

The Rowan Collection: Passion and Patronage, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland CA

The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica CA

 

1998       

Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, Hayward Gallery, London, England; [travelled to: Brighton Museum; The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA]

L.A. Current: Looking At the Light: 3 Generations of L.A. Artists, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA

L.A. Times: Art from Los Angeles in the Re Rebaudengo Sandretto Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L'Arte, Torino, Italy               

Out Inside: UC Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Faculty Artists, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

Hindsight: 56 Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Examining Pictures, curated by Judith Nesbitt, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England; [travelled to:  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL]

 

1997

American Art 1975-1995 from the Whitney Museum: Multiple Identity, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli Torino, Italy

Woman's Work: Examining the Femine in Contemporary Painting, curated by Jeff Fleming, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

American Stories--Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan; Kurashiki Art City Museum, Kurashiki, Japan; Atorion, Akita, Akita, Japan

Cruising L.A., Galeria de Arte Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain

Documenta X, curated by Catherine David, Documenta und Museum und Fredericum, Kassel, Germany

Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997, curated by Lars Nittve and Helle Crenzien, Louisiana Museum, Louisiana NO; Humlebaek, Denmark;  Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany;  Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy; and UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA

1997 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art NY

 

1996       

a/drift, curated by Joshua Decter, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

Art at the End of the 20th Century:  Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery, Athens, Greece, [travelled to: Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany]

The Legacy of American Modernism, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Social Fictions: Lari Pittman/Andrea Zittel, The Grossman Gallery of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

 

1995       

Whitney Biennial Exhibition, The Czech Museum of Modern Art, Prague, Czech Republic      

Stereo - tip, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Carroll Dunham, Lari Pittman, Jay Gorney, Modern Art, New York NY

25 Americans: Painting in the 90's, curated by Dean Sobol, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, curated by Klaus Kertess, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Pittura - Immedia: Malerei in den 90er Jahren, curated by Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

In a Different Light, curated by Nayland Blake and Lawrence Rinder, University Art Museum, Berkeley CA

 

1994       

In Retrospect: Paintings of the 80's, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Love in the Ruins, curated by Noriko Gamblin, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA

Don't Look Now, curated by Joshua Decter, Thread Waxing Space, New York NY

 

1993       

Drawings: 30th Anniversary Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York NY

Medialismo, curated by Gabriele Perretta, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi (Perugia), Italy

The Space of Time / Espacio del Tiempo, curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez and Alisa Tager, The Americas Society, New York; travels to the Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Florida

The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York NY

Drawing the Line Against AIDS, Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy

1993 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY,

Paper Trails: The Eldetic Image Contemporary American Work on Paper, Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Champaign IL

Daylight Savings: Richmond Burton, Robert Kushner, Lari Pittman, Alexis Rockman, curated by Jonathan Hammer, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA

LAX, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

 

1992       

Viaggio a Los Angeles, curated by Gregorio Magnani, Castello di Rivara, Rivara Torino, Italy 

Masquerade (Body Double), organized by Matthew Weinstein, Postmasters Gallery, New York NY

Paul McCarthy, Lari Pittman, Jeffrey Vallance, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

                 

1991       

Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975 - 1991, curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA           

42nd Biennial of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

After the Apocalypse: A Different Humanism, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem NC

Mito y Magia en America: Los Ochenta, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico

Something Pithier and More Psychological, Simon Watson Gallery, New York NY

 

1990       

LA My Third Lady, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA's Permanent Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

                 

1989       

Cultural Fetish, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA

Prospect 89, Frankfurter Kunstverein im Steinernen Haus and Kunsthalle Schirn am Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany

 

1988       

Erotophobia, Simon Watson Gallery, New York NY 

Art of the 80's: Artists from the Eli Broad Family Foundation, Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan and Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo MI

Triton, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Striking Distance, Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California and The Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno CA

                                   

1987       

LA. Hot and Cool: The Eighties, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA

Lari Pittman: Paintings/Boyd Wright: Sculpture, College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara CA

Struve Gallery, Chicago IL

Western States Biennial, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ

Highlights of California Art Since 1945: A Collecting Partnership, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach CA

Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago IL

1987 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

                 

1986       

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch..., Kuhlenschmidt-Simon Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

1983       

Ceci n'est pas le surrealisme, California: Idioms of Surrealism, Fisher Gallery at University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

Young American Artists II: Paintings and Painted Wall Reliefs, Mandeville Art Gallery at University of California, San Diego CA   

Los Angeles/New York Exchange, Artists' Space, New York NY

 

1980       

An Exhibition of Drawings: Sandra Jackman, Mary Jones, Tom Knechtel, Lari Pittman, Dara Robinson, Sheila Ruth, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana CA

 

1977       

100 Current Directions in Southern California, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

 

1976       

Recent Works: Dowell, Lumbert, Pittman, Sherman, Long Beach City Art Gallery, Long Beach CA

 

 

Public Collections

 

Akron Museum of Art, Akron OH

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York NY

Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles CA

Carnegie Institute of Art, Pittsburgh PA

Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

Chapman University, Orange CA

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge MA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York NY

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach CA

Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica CA

Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix AZ

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln NE

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina NC

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York NY

Yale Univeristy Art Gallery, New Haven CT

 

 

Awards

                 

2013

International Association of Art Critics Award

 

2012

International Association of Art Critics Award

 

2011

Honoree, Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden

 

2006

Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design

 

2004

Pacific Design Center Stars of Design 2004 Award for Art

 

2002

Skowhegan Medal

 

1999

Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists

 

1993

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting

 

1990

California Arts Council Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting

 

1989

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting

 

1989

J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting

 

1987

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting

 

1986

Art Matters, Inc. Grant