Lari Pittman, Untitled #6 (detail), 2005, cel vinyl,acrylic,alkyd on gessoed canvas over panel, 102"x86".Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles & Gladstone Gallery, NY

Lari Pittman - Distinguished Professor, Painting and Drawing

Pittman’s meticulously layered paintings and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Surveys of his work include those held at Le Consortium, Dijon, France; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM); Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Villa Arson, France; and the Center for Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland. Pittman has been included in four Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and showed work at Documenta X in Germany. Solo gallery exhibitions include those held at Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Monika Sprüth-Philomene Magers Gallery, Munich; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Among his group shows are This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL; The Spectacular of Vernacular, curated by Darsie Alexander, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Couples Discourse, Palmer Museum of Art; Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement, San Jose Museum of Art; Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, Site Santa Fe; Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art.

His works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporana, Monterrey, Mexico; Phoenix Museum of Art, Arizona; Yale University Art Museum; the Broad Foundation, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and numerous private collections worldwide.

Pittman has received a Getty Fellowship for the Visual Arts as well as three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. The artist is represented by Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Studio Guenzani, Milan; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Rizzoli published a comprehensive monograph of Pittman's works in 2011.

MFA and BFA, California Institute of the Arts.


E-mail: lpittman@ucla.edu