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 - 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