Lari Pittman

LARI PITTMAN

Born 1952 Los Angeles

Lives and works in Los Angeles

Awards and Grants


2015

Appointee, Board of Directors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


2013

International Association of Art Critics United States Exhibition Award Winner


2012

International Association of Art Critics Award


2011

Honoree, Hammer Museum Gala


2006

Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence


2004

Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award for Art


2002

Skowhegan Medal for Painting


1999

Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists


1993

Fellowship Grant in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts


1990

Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting, California Arts Council


1989

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


1987

Fellowship Grant in Painting National Endowment for the Arts


1986

Art Matters, Inc. Grant

Education


1993

Board of Directors member, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California

 

Professor of Fine Arts, Graduate and Undergraduate Departments, University of California, Los Angeles


1986

Board of Directors member, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles


1976

California Institute of the Arts (MFA), Valencia, California


1974

California Institute of the Arts (BFA), Valencia, California


1970-73

University of California, Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions


2016

"Mood Books," Huntington Library, San Marino, California

“NUEVOS CAPRICHOS,” Gladstone Gallery, New York

“Nocturnes,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London


2015

“Homage to Natalia Goncharova…When the avant-garde and the folkloric kissed in public,” Proxy Gallery, Culver City, California


2014

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


2013

“Lari Pittman: From a Late Western Impaerium,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles

“Lari Pittman: A Decorated Chronology,” Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

“Lari Pittman,” Bernier/Eliades, Athens 

“Lari Pittman,” Le Consortium, Dijon, France


2012

“Irrevocable,” Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

“Thought-Forms,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London


2011

“Lari Pittman,” Gladstone Gallery, New York


2010

“Lari Pittman: New Paintings and Orangerie,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles


2009

“Lari Pittman,” Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin


2008

“Lari Pittman,” Gladstone Gallery, New York


2007

"Lari Pittman," Regen Projects II, Los Angeles


2006

"Lari Pittman," Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin


2005

“Lari Pittman,” Villa Arson, Nice, France [traveled to: Gladstone Gallery, New York]


2004

“Lari Pittman,” greengrassi, London


2003

“Lari Pittman,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles

“Lari Pittman,” Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany


2002

“Lari Pittman,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York


2001

“Lari Pittman,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles


2000

“Lari Pittman,” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy


1999

“Lari Pittman,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

"Lari Pittman," Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England [traveled to: Cornerhouse, Manchester, England; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland]


1998

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

"Lari Pittman," greengrassi, London


1996

“Lari Pittman,” White Cube, London

"Lari Pittman," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles [traveled to: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.]

"Lari Pittman: Works on paper, 1982 to 1995,” Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los

Angeles [traveled to: University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, California]


1995

"Like You,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Lari Pittman,” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy


1994

“Lari Pittman,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

“Lari Pittman,” Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas


1993

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
"Lari Pittman: Paintings & Works on Paper, 1989 - 1993," Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
“Lari Pittman,” Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany


1992

“Lari Pittman,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York


1991

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1990

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1989

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1988

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1987

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1986

“Lari Pittman,” Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, California


1985

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1984

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1983

“Lari Pittman,” Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles


1982

"Lari Pittman: Code of Honor," Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

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

Group Exhibitions


2015

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

"Left Coast: California Political Art," James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

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

"Art AIDS America," West Hollywood Library and ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, Los Angeles [traveled to: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia (2016); Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2016)]

“The Inaugural Installation,” The Broad, Los Angeles


2014

“Earthly Delights,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

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


2013

"Comic Future," Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX [traveled to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH]

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

“Black Cake,” Team Gallery, New York


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 [traveled to: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Institute for

Contemporary Art, Boston, MA]


2011

“Never Let Me Go,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

“The More Things Change,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

“The Spectacular of Vernacular,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [traveled to:

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, Texas; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (2012)]

“Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


2010

“Nature,” Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin

“The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place,” 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
“Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s,” San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
“Disquieted,” Portland Art Museum, Portland
“R for Replicant,” CCA Wattis Institute for the Arts, San Francisco


2009

“Stages,” Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Los Angeles 

“Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Thomas Hirschhorn, Andrew Lord, Lari Pittman,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948–2008, Part II,” Davidson Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
“Akron Art Museum Collection: 1950 to Now,” Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio


2008

“Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

“Not So Subtle Sub-Title,” Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

"Eyes Wide Open," Stedelijk Museum and The Monique Zajfen Collection, Amsterdam

“Collecting Collections,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

“Some Paintings: The Third LA Weekly Annual Biennial,” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California


2007

“Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los Angeles,” Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany [traveled to: Spruth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany]

"Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists," Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles

"Post Dec: Beyond Pattern and Decoration," Joseloff Gallery, Hartford

“Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion,” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany


2006

"Couples Discourse," Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania

"Hollywood Is A Verb," The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California

“Infinite Painting,” Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy

“Los Angeles / Mexico: complexities and heterogeneity,” La Colección Jumex, Mexico City

“Los Angeles 1955-1985,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


2005

“Recent Acquisitions,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

“The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

“Singular Expressions: A Sheldon Invitational,” Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

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

“High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime,” Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

“POPulence,” Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas

 “A Window on the West: California Art from the Permanent Collection,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina


2004

“The Charged Image,” Joseleff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford

“Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque,” SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe


2003

“Pittura/Painting,” la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

"Inaugural Exhibition," Regen Projects, Los Angeles

"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, Kentucky

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


2002

"Sugar & Cream," Triple Candie, New York

“L.A. Post-Cool,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

“Lari Pittman,” Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles


2001

"Drawings," Regen Projects, Los Angeles

"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

"The Importance of Being Earnest," Weingart Galleries at Occidental College, Los Angeles


2000

"Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900 - 2000," Los Angeles County

Museum of Art, Los Angeles

"00," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York 

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


1999

"The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000,” Whitney Museum of American   

Art, New York

"Examining Pictures," Whitechapel Art Gallery, London [traveled to: Museum of

Contemporary Art, Chicago]

"Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th Century Vision,” Brighton Museum, England [traveled to: Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles]

"The Rowan Collection: Passion and Patronage,” Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

“Lari Pittman,” The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, California


1998

"L.A. Current: Looking At the Light: 3 Generations of L.A. Artists," Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles

"L.A. Times: Art from Los Angeles in the Re Rebaudengo Sandretto Collection,"

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L’Arte, Turin, Italy

"Out Inside: UC Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Faculty Artists," University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

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

"Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


1997

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

"Woman's Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting,” South Eastern

Center for Contemporary Art, North Carolina

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

Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

"Painting Project," Basilico Fine Arts, New York; Lehmann Maupin, New York

"American Stories - Amidst Displacement and Transformation," Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo [traveled to: Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan; Fukui Fine Arts Museum,

Fukui, Japan; Kurashiki Art City Museum, Kurashiki, Japan; Atorion, Akita, Japan]

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

Documenta 10, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

"Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997,” Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

[traveled to: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; CastelIo di Rivoli, Italy;

Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles]

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


1996

"a/drift," Bard Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

"Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of

American Art,” National Gallery, Athens [traveled to: Museu d'Art Contemporani,

Barcelona, Spain; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany]

"Mutate/Loving the New Flesh," Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York

"The Legacy of American Modernism,” Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

"Social Fictions: Lari Pittman/Andrea Zittel," The Grossman Gallery, School of

the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Painting on television, television on painting," Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


1995

"1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," Museum of Modern Art, Prague
"Stereo - tip," Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
"Carroll Dunham, Lari Pittman,” Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

"Love Flight of Pink Candy Hearts," Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
"Painting Beyond the Idea," Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
"25 Americans: Painting in the 90's," Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Dutch Wives, Phone Sex, and Other Cheap Thrills," Apex Art, New York

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“Pittura - Immedia: Malerei in den 90er Jahren," Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum

Joanneum, Graz, Austria

"In a Different Light," University Art Museum, Berkeley, California


1994

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

"The Arabesque," P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

"Love in the Ruins," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

"Animal Farm," James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Don't Look Now," Thread Waxing Space, New York


1993

"Drawings: 30th Anniversary Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary

Performance Arts," Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
"Medialismo," Trevi Flash Art Museum, Perugia, Italy
"Legend in My Living Room," Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
"The Space of Time/Espacio del Tiempo," The American Society, New York [traveled to: Center for Fine Arts, Miami]

"The Return of the Cadavre Exquis,” The Drawing Center, New York
"Steve Di Benedetto, Scott Grodesky, Gill Komoski, Peter Nagy, Lari Pittman, Lisa

Ruyter," Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

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

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

"Paper Trails: The Eldetic Image Contemporary American Work on Paper," Krannert

Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

"Daylight Savings: Richmond Burton, Robert Kushner, Lari Pittman, Alexis Rockman," John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

"Appraising The Prenatural," Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles

"LAX," Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna


1992

"Viaggio a Los Angeles," Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

“Fear of Painting,” Arthur Rogers Gallery, New York

"In Pursuit of Devoted Repulsion," Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles

"Gallery Artists," Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York

"Masquerade (Body Double)," Postmasters Gallery, New York

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

"Helter Skelter: LA. Art in the 1990's," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


1991

"Jonathan Hammer: Artist's Books," collaboration with Dennis Cooper and Jonathan

Hammer, Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, California
"Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975 - 1991," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
"At the End of the Day," Randy Alexander Gallery, New York
"42nd Biennial of Contemporary American Painting,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
"After the Apocalypse: A Different Humanism," South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
"Mito y Magia en America: Los Ochenta," Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
"Someone or Somebody," Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California
"Something Pithier and More Psychological," Simon Watson Gallery, New York


1990

"LA My Third Lady," Tanja Grunert Galerie, Cologne, Germany
"Representation-Non-Representation," Security Pacific Galleries, Costa Mesa, California

"Past and Present: Selected Works by Gallery Artists," Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los

Angeles

"Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA's Permanent Collection," Museum of

Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


1989

"Cultural Fetish," Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, California

"Victoria," Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Prospect 89," Frankfurter Kunstverein im Steinernen Haus and Kunsthalle Schirn am

Römerberg, Frankfurt, Germany


1988

"Erotophobia," Simon Watson Gallery, New York

"Art of the 80’s: Artists from the Eli Broad Family Foundation,” Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan [traveled to: Kalamazoo Institute of

Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan]

"New Works on Paper," Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

"Triton,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

"Striking Distance,” Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California [traveled to: Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, California


1987

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

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

Struve Gallery, Chicago
"Western States Biennial,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
"Highlights of California Art Since 1945: A Collecting Partnership," Newport Harbor

Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
"Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s),” The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


1986

"Issues," Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles

"Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…,” Kuhlenschmidt-Simon Gallery, Los Angeles


1983

"Ceci n'est pas le surrealisme, California: Idioms of Surrealism," Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
"Young American Artists II: Paintings and Painted Wall Reliefs," Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California
"Los Angeles/New York Exchange," Artists Space, New York
"Dealer's Choice: San Francisco/Los. Angeles," Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco


1980

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


1977

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


1976

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

Public Collections

 

Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles

Carnegie Institute of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chapman University, Orange, California

Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California

Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York