Raymond Pettibon

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Born in 1957 in Tucson, Arizona, Raymond Pettibon lives and works outside of Los Angeles, where he has been an influential figure in the art community since the early 1980s. Pettibon is perhaps the most prominent contemporary American artist to concentrate on drawing as his primary medium. To his early admirers and collectors, he was an unofficial in-house artist for the punk music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the creator of photocopied booklets that he sold for one or two dollars.

Today his work is widely admired among the contemporary art audience and has avid devotees in the international field of drawing connoisseurs. While his style initially relied on the conventions of cartoon illustration, over the years he has developed an entirely personal approach marked by a uniquely sophisticated relationship between image and text.
— Text Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pettibon received the 2004 Bucksbaum Award for Visual Arts
given by the Whitney Museum

B.A. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1977

Recent One-Person Exhibitions
David Zwirner, New York

The Drawing Center, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Christian Meyer und Renate Kainer, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Galleria D’arte Ristori, Albenga, ITALY
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Raymond Pettibon. Recent Work, 11 Duke Street, London, ENGLAND
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

David Zwirner, New York, NY
Wandzeichnungen (with Michael Craig-Martin), Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; catalogue
Raymond Pettibon (with Wes Mills), Haus Schneider, Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Raymond Pettibon Galeria 1991, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, SWITZERLAND. Organized by Ulrich Loock, catalogue
Galeria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, ITALY
David Zwirner, New York, NY
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GERMANY
14/16 Verneuil, Paris, FRANCE
Ynglingagatan, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Galeria Ramis Barquet, Garza, MEXICO [itinerary: Arena Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, MEXICO]
Galerie Metropol, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Feature, New York, NY
University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Air de Paris, Nice, FRANCE
Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, brochure
Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, GERMANY
On the Scent, Galere Metropol, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Feature, New York, NY
Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Massimo de Carlo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, ITALY
Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich, GERMANY
Reader Dearest, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Readings, Feature, New York, NY
A Long Parenthesis, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Group Exhibitions
Read All About It! Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

Mirror's Edge, Bildmuseet, Sweden
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Get Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
An Anonymous Artist, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Califonia Drawin' Los Angeles, CA
Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Free Coke, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
Galerie D'Arte Ristori, Albenga, Italy
Gallery Swap, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Gallery Swap, Sadie Cole HQ, London, England
Hypertronix, curated by Manel Clot, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castello, Castello, Spain
It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life, The Judy and Stuart Spence Collection, Laguna Art Museum, CA
Los Angeles, Sabine Knust & Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
Pettibon, Kelly, Goldin, Holzer, IKON, LTD./ Kay Richards Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
Prepared, Georg Kargl, Wien, Austria
Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Hans Weigand. LIFE/BOAT, MAK Center at Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA
Stop the Violence, Organized by the MAK Center and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Weg Aus Dem Bild, Curated by Martin Prinxhorn & Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria

Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Early Warhol Drawings, Recent Pettibon Drawings, 11 Duke Street Limited, London
Exterminating Angel, curated by Joshua Decter, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Hindsight: 56 Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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
More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, NY
Otto Dix/Raymond Pettibon, curated by Hans-Werner Schmidt, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Sea Change, curated bu Klaus Kertess, The Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY
Self-Portraits, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Transfiguration, curated by Darcey Steinke, Bronwyn Keenan, New York, NY
Word Perfect, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Kunst...Albeit:Aus der Sammlung Seudwest LB, Sudwestdeutsche Landesbank, Stuttgart, Germany
Heart, Mind, Body, Soul, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Heaven: Public View, Private View, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
A Decade of Collecting, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Angel, Angel, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA; curated by Cathrin Pichler
Meg Cranston, Paul McCarthy, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Jason Rhoades, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, DENMARK. Curated by Lars Nittve and Helle Crenzien, [itinerary: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, ITALY; UCLA at The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA], catalogue
Silent & Violent: Selected Parkett Artist Editions, The MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the
Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Daniela Zyman (from the MAK Museum in Vienna, AUSTRIA)
Nicole Eisenman, Karen Kilimnik, Raymond Pettibon, Galerie Rudiger Schöttle, Munich, GERMANY10 year anniversary of the Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Art at Home, Ideal Standard Life, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, JAPAN [itinerary: Gallery Seomi, Seoul
Limited Edition Artists Books since 1990, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, NY
Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: Faustrecht der Freiheit, Kunstsammlung Gera, Gera, [itinerary: Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, GERMANY], catalogue
Answered Prayers (with John Currin, Peter Doig, and Richard Patterson), Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
New Art on Paper 2, acquired with funds from the Hunt Manufacturing Co., The PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art, Phildelphia, PA. Curated by Innis Howe Shoemaker and Ann Percy, catalogue
Comic & Sex in der Amerikanischen Kunst, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
Sex & Crime. On Human Relationships, Sprengel Mueum, Hannover, Germany; curated by Dietmar Elger, catalogue
Heller's Summer B-B-Que and Raymond Pettibon, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sugar Mountain, White Columns, New York, NY
Chaos, Wahnsinn, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AUSTRIA, catalogue
Acquiring Minds: Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
Curated by Nancy Doll and Michael Darling
Sampler 2: More Videos from Southern California, David Zwirner Gallery, New York. Curated by Diana Thater
Horner, Pettibon, Baechler, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
NowHere: Work in Progress, Louisiana Museum of Art, Copenhagen, DENMARK. Curated by Iwona Blazwick
L.A. Stories, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwalkee, WI
My Hollywood, Gallery 258, Los Angeles, CA
A/drift, curated by Joshua Decter, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, New York
Sammlung Speck, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany
Ideal Standard Life, curated by Art Dynamics, Inc., Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan

Das Ende Der Avantgarde: Kunst als Dienstleistung (Sammlung Shurmann), Kunsthalle Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Strung Into the Apollonian Dream..., Feature, New York, NY
Komix, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, NY
Smells like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Sarah Seager and Thaddeus Strode
Steven Parrino, Catherine Opie, Raymond Pettibon, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
It’s Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Johannes Gachnang