LARI PITTMAN

BIOGRAPHY


Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1952.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


Education:
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1970-73
B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1974
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1976

 

Academic Positions:


1993 – present

Professor of Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Board Memberships:

 

2015 – present    

MOCA, Los Angeles, Artist on the Board of Trustees

 

2008 – present    

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Board of Overseers


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2018

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

 

2017

“Lari Pittman,” Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway, August 24 – September 2017

“Lari Pittman / Silke Otto-Knapp: Subject, Predicate, Object,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, April 22 – May 27, 2017

 

2016

“Lari Pittman: Grisaille, Ethics & Knots (paintings with cataplasms),” Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany, September 15 – October 2016

“Lari Pittman: Mood Books,” The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, September 3, 2016 – February 20, 2017

“Lari Pittman: Nocturnes,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK, February 6 – March 19, 2016

"Lari Pittman: NUEVOS CAPRICHOS,” Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, January 16 – February 13, 2016 

 

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, September 1 – 30, 2015


2014
"Lari Pittman: Curiosities from a Late Western Impaerium,"Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, March 13 – April 16, 2014

2013
"Lari Pittman: From A Late Western Impaerium," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, November 9 – December 21, 2013
"Lari Pittman," Bernier Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece, April 11 – May 25; catalogue
"Lari Pittman," Le Consortium, Dijon, France, February 14 – April 12, 2013; catalogue
"A Decorated Chronology," Museum of Contemporary Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, May 31 – August 11, 2013; catalogue

2012
"Irrevocable," Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany, April 27– June 30, 2012
"thought-forms," Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK, October 9 – November 17, 2012

2011
"Lari Pittman," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, September 23 – October 22, 2011

2010
"Orangerie," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 11 – October 23, 2010
"New Paintings," Regen Projects II, Los Angeles, CA, September 11 – October 23, 2010

2009
"Lari Pittman," c/o Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, September 25 – November 6, 2009

2008
"Lari Pittman," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, October 23 – December 6, 2008

2007
"Lari Pittman," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 14 – October 20, 2007

2006
"Lari Pittman," c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany, September 8 – October 22, 2006

2005
"Lari Pittman," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, November 19 – December 23, 2005
"Lari Pittman," Villa Arson, Nice, France, February 25 – May 22, 2005; catalogue

2004
"Lari Pittman," greengrassi, London, England, October 6 – November 13, 2004

2003
"Lari Pittman," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, November 1 – December 20, 2003
"Lari Pittman," Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany, March 20 – May 10, 2003

2002
"Lari Pittman," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, March 23 – May 4, 2002

2001
"Lari Pittman," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January 27 – February 24, 2001

2000
“Lari Pittman,” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy, October 3 – November 19, 2000


1999
Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, November 6 – December 23, 1998

 

1998

“Lari Pittman,” greengrassi, London, UK, July 9 – September 19, 1998

“Lari Pittman,” Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK, April 4 – May 9, 1998; traveled to Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, May 16 – July 5, 1998; ICA, London, UK, July 15 – September 6, 1998; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, November 3, 1998 – January 17, 1999; catalogue

“Lari Pittman: Once a Noun, Now a Verb,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January 24 – February 28, 1998


1996
"Lari Pittman: New Paintings," White Cube, London, UK, September 13 – October 26, 1996
"Lari Pittman," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, June 23 –September 8, 1996; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, November 1, 1996 – January 5, 1997; Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C., February 8 – April 7, 1997; catalogue
"Lari Pittman: Works on paper, 1982 to 1995," curated by Elizabeth Brown, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 30 – March 10, 1996; University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, March 16 – April 21; catalogue

1995
“Lari Pittman: Like You,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, November 11 – December 9, 1995
“Lari Pittman,” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy, January 19 – February 28, 1995

1994
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY, 1994
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, 1994

1993
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
"Lari Pittman: Paintings & Works on Paper, 1989 – 1993," Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1993
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany, November 6 – December 12, 1993

1992
Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY, 1992

1991
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1991

1990
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1990

1989
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1990

1988
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1988

1987
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1987

1986
Patty Aande Gallery, San Diego, CA, 1986

1985
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1985

1984
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1984

1983
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1983

1982
"Lari Pittman: Code of Honor," curated by Paul Schimmel, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, December 17, 1982 – January 23, 1983
"Lari Pittman: Sunday Painting," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA,  June 9 – July 9, 1982

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

“The Painters,” University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA, May 8 – 26, 2017

“What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 4 – April 14, 2017

 

2016

“Art from Los Angeles: 1990 – 2010,” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy, March 21 – May 20, 2016

 

2015

“Inaugural Installation,” The Broad, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

“Black & White Mike,” Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, August 29 – September 24, 2015

“The Art of Our Time,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2015 – September 12, 2016

“Art AIDS America,” West Hollywood Library and One Archives Gallery and Museum, Los Angeles, CA, June 1 – September 6, 2015; travels to Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, October 3, 2015 – January 10, 2016; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, February 20 – May 22, 2016; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, July 13 – September 25, 2016; Alphawood Gallery, Chicago, IL, December 1, 2016 – April 2, 2017; catalogue

“America is Hard to See,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, May 1 – September 27, 2015

“Left Coast: California Political Art,” The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, April 15 – May 29, 2015

“75 Gifts for 75 Years,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, February 5 – July 26, 2015

 

2014
"Earthly Delights," Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 28 – November 30, 2014
"Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, May 25 – September 14, 2014

2013
"Comic Future," curated by Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, September 27, 2013 – January 26, 2014; traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, May 17 – August 3, 2014
"Art and Its Discontents," University of California Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, October 19 – December 13, 2013

2012
"Letters From Los Angeles," Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, November 17 – December 22, 2012
"This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s," Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL, February – May 2012; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, June – September 2012; Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA, October 2012 – January 2013
"Contemporary painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, May 18- August 12, 2012

2011
"Never Let Me Go," Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, May 20 – July 8, 2011
"The More Things Change," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, November 10, 2010 – November 6, 2011
"The Spectacular of Vernacular," curated by Darsie Alexander, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, January 29 – May 8, 2011; traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, July 23 – September 18, 2011; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, October 8, 2011 – January 1, 2012; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, January 14 – March 18, 2012.
"Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, January 29 – March 29, 2011

2010
"Nature," Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany, November 12 – January 14, 2011
"The Artist's Museum," Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2010 – January 31, 2011
"Paintings and Drawings by Lari Pittman. Collages by Roy Dowell." Kunsthaus Santa Fe Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, October 10, 2009 – January 10, 2010
"Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s," San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, March 13 – August 1, 2010
"The Library of Babel: In and Out of Place," 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, February 25 – May 9, 2010
"Disquieted," Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, February 20 – May 16, 2010

2009
"California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 – 2008, Part II," Davidson Gallery, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, January 30 – May 30, 2010
"Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 11 – October 18, 2009
"Thomas Hirschhorn, Andrew Lord, and Lari Pittman," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 7 – April 18, 2009

2008
"California Community Foundation Exhibition – Twenty Years Ago Today: Supporting Individual Artists in L.A.," Japanese American National Museum, October 4, 2008 – January 11, 2009
"Collecting Collections," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, February 10 – May 19, 2008
"Not So Subtle Subtitle," Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Matthew Brannon, June 19 – August 1, 2008
"Some Paintings: The Third (2007) LA Weekly Annual Biennial," Track 16 Gallery, curated by Doug Harvey, Santa Monica, CA, January 12 – February 16, 2008

2007
"Uneasy Angel / Imagine Los Angeles," curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen, Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany, September 14 – November 3, 2007
"Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists," Armand Hammer Museum , Los Angeles, CA, May 13 – September 2, 2007
"Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion," Museum of Contemporary Art at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 17 – May 1, 2007

2006
"Hollywood is a Verb," The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA, 2006
"Couples Discourse," Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, October 10 – December 22, 2006; catalogue
"Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism," curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Centro D'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy, April 9 – September 24, 2006
"los angeles / mexico: complexities and heterogeneity," La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico, March 22 – July 2006
“Los Angeles: 1955-1985,” curated by Catherine Grenier, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, March 8 – July 17, 2006; catalogue

2005
"Recent Acquisitions," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2005 – January 9, 2006
"The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, November 20 – March 5, 2006; travels to Katzen Art Center Washington, D.C., April 9 – July 29, 2006
"Singular Expressions: A Sheldon Invitational," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 12, 2005 – February 12, 2006; catalogue
"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, October 28 – January 15, 2006
"Drawing from the Modern, 1975 - 2005," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, September 14, 2005 – January 9, 2006
"High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime," Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, January 15 – March 20, 2005; catalogue; traveled to The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, May 18 – August 14, 2005; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, September 10 – October 31, 2005; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, February 6 – May 14, 2006
"POPulence," Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX, June 25 – August 27, 2005; traveled to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, September 16 – December 30, 2005; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, January 21 – April 7, 2006; catalogue
"A Window on the West: California Art from the Permanent Collection," Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, May 15 – September 4, 2005

2004
"The Charged Image," Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT, September 7 – October 17, 2004; catalogue
"Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque," curated by Robert Storr, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, July 18, 2004 – January 9, 2005; catalogue

2003
"Pittura/Painting," la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Francesco Bonami, Venice, Italy, 2003; catalogue
"Painting Pictures, Malerie und Medien im digitalen Zeitalter (Painting and Media in the Digital Age)," Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, February 14 – May 11, 2003; catalogue
"I and My Chimney," Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, June 27 –September 6, 2003
"Reverie: Works from the Collection of Douglas Kramer," Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, July 22 – October 5, 2003
"Not So Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, November 21, 2003 – February 15, 2004

2002
"L.A. Post-Cool," curated by Michael Duncan, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, November 23, 2002 – March 23, 2003; catalogue; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2001
"Drawings," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, May 26 – July 21
"IN FUMO," Galleria of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy, September 26 – January 6, 2002; catalogue
"The Mystery of Painting," Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany, October 29 – April 5, 2002
"Secret Victorians," Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA,
January 25 – April 7, 2002
"The Importance of Being Earnest," curated by Michael Duncan, Weingart Galleries, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, January 26 – March 16, 2001

2000
"Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900 - 2000," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, November 12, 2000 - February 25, 2001, Cat.
"00," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, July 6 - August 5, Cat.
"Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty," The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, February 29 - May 7, 2000; catalogue

1999
"The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, September 23, 1999 – February 27, 2000; catalogue
"Examining Pictures," curated by Judith Nesbitt, organized by Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 24 - September 19, 1999; catalogue
"The Rowan Collection: Passion and Patronage," Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, September 9 – October 24, 1999
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA, September 12, 1999 – September 12, 2000

1998
"Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision," The Hayward Gallery, Colchester, England, October 15 – December 5, 1998; traveled to Brighton Museum, July 2 – August 15, 1999; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1999 – January 2, 2000; catalogue
"L.A. Current: Looking At the Light: 3 Generations of L.A. Artists," University of California Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum, September 22, 1998 – February 28, 1999
"L.A. Times: Art from Los Angeles in the Re Rebaudengo Sandretto Collection," Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Per L'Arte, Torino, Italy, May 10 – September 6, 1998
"Out Inside: UC Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Faculty Artists," University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, January 14 – February 21, 1998
"Hindsight: 56 Recent Acquisitions," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, December 17, 1998 – February 21, 1999
"Examining Pictures," curated by Judith Nesbitt, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 24 – September 30, 1998; catalogue
"Early Works: Larner, Opie, Pettibon, Pierson, Pittman, Prince, Ray, Welling," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, May 27 – June 20, 1998

1997
"American Art 1975 – 1995 from the Whitney Museum: Multiple Identity," Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, October 20, 1997 – January 18, 1998; catalogue
"Woman's Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting," curated by Jeff Fleming, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1997
"Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 1997 – November 14, 1999
"American Stories--Amidst Displacement and Transformation," Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, August 30 – October 19, 1997; Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, November 16 – December 1997; Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan, April 27 – May 17, 1998; Kurashiki Art City Museum, Kurashiki, Japan, June 13 – July 26, 1998; Atorion, Akita, Akita, Japan, August – September 1998; catalogue
"Cruising L.A.", Galeria de Arte Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, June 24 – July 30, 1997; catalogue
"Documenta X," curated by Catherine David, Documenta und Museum und Fredericum, Kassel, Germany, 1997; catalogue
"Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960 – 1997," curated by Lars Nittve and Helle Crenzien, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark, May 16 – September 7, 1997; traveled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, November 15, 1997 – February 1, 1998; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy, May 8 – August 23, 1998; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 1998 – January 1999; catalogue
"1997 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," curated by Lisa Phillips and Louise Neri, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, March 20 – June 15, 1997; catalogue

1996
"a/drift," curated by Joshua Decter, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 20 – January 5, 1997
"Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art," organized by David Ross and Eugenie Tsai, National Gallery, Athens, Greece, June 10 – September 30, 1996; traveled to Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain, December 18 – April 6, 1997; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, June – September 1997; catalogue
"The Legacy of American Modernism," Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March 29 – April 27, 1996
"Social Fictions: Lari Pittman/Andrea Zittel," The Grossman Gallery of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, February 21 – March 17, 1996; catalogue

1995
"1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," The Czech Museum of Modern Art, Prague, Czech Republic, December 1995; catalogue
"Stereo - tip," Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1995; catalogue
"Carroll Dunham, Lari Pittman," Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY, September 16 – October 14, 1995
"25 Americans: Painting in the 90s," curated by Dean Sobol, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, September 8 – November 5, 1995; catalogue
"1995 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," curated by Klaus Kertess, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1995; catalogue
"Pittura - Immedia: Malerei in den 90er Jahren," curated by Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 1995; catalogue
"In a Different Light," curated by Nayland Blake and Lawrence Rinder, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 1995; catalogue

1994
"In Retrospect: Paintings of the 80's," Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1994
"Love in the Ruins," curated by Noriko Gamblin, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, 1994
"Don't Look Now," curated by Joshua Decter, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, 1994

1993
"Drawings: 30th Anniversary Exhibition to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts," Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
"Medialismo," curated by Gabriele Perretta, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy, 1993; catalogue
"The Space of Time / Espacio del Tiempo," curated by Sandra Antelo-Suarez and Alisa Tager, The Americas Society, New York, NY, 1993; traveled to the Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL; catalogue
"The Return of the Cadavre Exquis," The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 1993
"Drawing the Line Against AIDS," Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy, 1993
"1993 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1993; catalogue
"Paper Trails: The Eldetic Image Contemporary American Work on Paper," Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1993
"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, 1991; catalogue

1992
"Viaggio a Los Angeles," curated by Gregorio Magnani, Castello di Rivara, Rivara Torino, Italy, 1992
"Masquerade (Body Double)," organized by Matthew Weinstein, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY, 1992
"Paul McCarthy, Lari Pittman, Jeffrey Vallance," Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy, 1992
"Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s," curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, January 26 – April 26, 1992; catalogue

1991
"Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975 – 1991," curated by Paul Schimmel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
"42nd Biennial of Contemporary American Painting," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1991; catalogue
"After the Apocalypse: A Different Humanism," South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1991
"Mito y Magia en America: Los Ochenta," Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico, 1991; catalogue
"Something Pithier and More Psychological," Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY, 1991

1990
"LA My Third Lady," Tanja Grunert Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 1990
"Constructing a History: A Focus on MOCA's Permanent Collection," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1990

1989
"Cultural Fetish," Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, 1989
"Prospect 89," Frankfurter Kunstverein im Steinernen Haus and Kunsthalle Schirn am Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, 1989; catalogue

1988
"Erotophobia," Simon Watson Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
"Art of the 80's: Artists from the Eli Broad Family Foundation," Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI and Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI, 1988
"Triton," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
"Striking Distance," Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA and The Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, CA, 1988

1987
"LA. Hot and Cool: The Eighties," MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 1987; catalogue
"Lari Pittman: Paintings/Boyd Wright: Sculpture," College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 1987
Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1987
"Western States Biennial," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 1987; catalogue
"Highlights of California Art Since 1945: A Collecting Partnership," Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, 1987
"Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s)," The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1987; catalogue
"1987 Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1987; catalogue

1986
"Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...," Kuhlenschmidt-Simon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1986

1983
"Ceci n'est pas le surrealisme, California: Idioms of Surrealism," Fisher Gallery at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1983; catalogue
"Young American Artists II: Paintings and Painted Wall Reliefs," Mandeville Art Gallery at University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1983
"Los Angeles/New York Exchange," Artists' Space, New York, NY, 1983; catalogue

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, 1980

1977
"100 Current Directions in Southern California," Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1977

1976
"Recent Works: Dowell, Lumbert, Pittman, Sherman," Long Beach City Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, 1976

Public Collections:

Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Broad Art 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, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Awards and Grants:

2013 International Association of Art Critics United States Exhibition Award Winner

2012 International Association of Art Critics Award

2011 Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden Honoree

2006 Rhode Island School of Design Honorary Doctorate

2004 Pacific Design Center Stars of Design 2004 Award for Art

2002 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Skowhegan Medal

1999/2000 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