Anthony Pearson

Artist Inquiry

born 1969, Los Angeles, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

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David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

*Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Julia Fish, Anthony Pearson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, IL

*Art Basel Miami Beach: Art Public, David Kordansky Gallery, Miami, FL
Anthony Pearson and Jonas Wood, UNTITLED, New York, NY

*David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

*Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Anthony Pearson & William J. O'Brien, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Wooden Glass, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL


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Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
Suddenness + Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
From where I come...maybe...I don't know, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy

Sculpted Matter, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
second nature: abstract photography then and now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Sentimental Education, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
*Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Public, Miami, FL
Greater L.A., curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleanor Cayre and Joel Mesler, New York, NY
*The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
*The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points is Often Intolerable, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

*At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
*Terminus Ante Quem, with Shane Huffman, Barbara Kasten, Anthony Pearson and Erin Shirreff, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Ostras Voces Otros Ámbitos: Fuss, Heikes, Lichtenstein, Pearson, Quaytman, Sparks, Gallería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, Jon Pestoni, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Xerox Prints, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Constructivismes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Mark Barrow, Blinky Palmero & Anthony Pearson, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

*Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
The Possible Document, Herald St, London, England

Seriality, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mar Vista, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
One Foot High and Rising, The Balmoral, Venice, CA
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit. MI
Radiant City, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Distinctive Messengers, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala of Scenic, West Hollywood, CA
Aspects, Forms, and Figures, curated by Joao Ribas, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Disillusion of Illusion, curated by Shane Campbell, Paul Mesaros Gallery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Brown Constructions, organized by Amir Zaki, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, FL
8 Artists, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA

Bloodlines, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Thesis Exhibition #2, New Wight Gallery UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Transfiction I, Charim Klocker Gallery, Vienna, Austria
The Face of Home, Oliver Art Center CCA, Oakland, CA


Terminus Ante Quem, with Shane Huffman, Barbara Kasten, Anthony Pearson and Erin Shirreff, organized by Anthony Pearson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Material Photographs, organized by Anthony Pearson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

Artificial Collections, curated and organized by Anthony Pearson, Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

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Price, Courtney, "The Joule Hotel--A Dallas Destination That Will Ignite Your Creative Spirit,", April 7, 2014
"Anthony Pearson at David Kordansky," Contemporary Art Daily, April 4, 2014
"Anthony Pearson at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles,", April 1, 2014
Daunt, Tina, "Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA,", March 30, 2014
Berardini, Andrew, "Light Writer,", March 25, 2014
"If You Don't Hunt It Down and Kill It, It Will Hunt You Down and Kill You,", March 25, 2014
Williams, Maxwell, "Anthony Pearson's Seriously Heavy and Sophisticated Etched Plasters,", March 21, 2014

Bochicchio, Sarah, "Contemporary Art Checks in at the Joule Hotel, Dallas,", July 19, 2013
Roniger, Taney, "Anthony Pearson," The Brooklyn Rail, Artseen, July 9, 2013
Hartman, Eviana, "Check In | A Hotel in Dallas Where the Art Is as Impressive as the Rooms," T: The New York Times Style Magazine, June 2013
Griffin, Jonathan, "The Man Who Wasn't There," Frieze, Issue 153, March 2013, pp. 122-125

*Anthony Pearson, text by Dominic Molon, St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2012
McHargue, Keegan, "Insert: Drip!, a curated selection by Keegan McHargue," Kaleidoscope, Issue 17, Winter 2012, pp. 104-105
"Exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery explores artists' use of material in sculpture,", June 30, 2012
Shaw, Michael, "Anthony Pearson's Design for Living (and art), on The Conversation,", June 12, 2012
"DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum presents second nature: abstract photography then and now,", May 28, 2012
Halperin, Julia, "A Curator's Diary: Armory Week With FLAG Director Stephanie Roach,", March 9, 2012
Michals, Susan, "They Love L.A.: Why New York Dealers Do an Art Fair in Tinseltown,", January 20, 2012

Sveen, S., "AO on Site Photoset - Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Art Public Sculpture Part in Collins Park, December 1-4, 2011,", December 6, 2011
"Art Basel - Miami, Inspiration for an Artistic Celebration,", December 1, 2011
Pearson, Anthony, "Set Pieces,", October 24, 2011
Binlot, Ann, "Culture+Travel: When in London for the Frieze Art Fair," Art+Auction, October 2011, pp. 92-93
Kleinman, Rebecca, "L.A. Rolls Out the Contemporary Art Welcome Mat," Women's Wear Daily, October 5, 2011
Maneker, Marion, "Crushing It in Aspen," Art Market Monitor, August 2, 2011
Trigg, Sarah, "Secrets of the Artist's Studios: Unexpected Talismans of the Artistic Process, from Rashid Johnson's Cup to Carol Bove's Forbidden Fault,", July 19, 2011
Hewitt, Christopher, "The 'Anxiety' of Photography," The Aspen Business Journal, May 30, 2011
Anspon, Catherine D., "Dallas Art Fair - The Experts Weigh In: Quotes and Quips from Fair Insiders,", May 27, 2011
Heinrich, Will, "Los Angeles's Off-Center Art Scene Decentralizes Lower Broadway," The New York Observer, May 24, 2011
Douglas, Sarah, "L.A. on the Hudson," Modern Painters, May 2011, pp. 24-26
*The Anxiety of Photography, texts by Matthew Thompson, Anne Ellegood and Jenelle Porter, Aspen: D.A.P, 2011
Rosenberg, Karen, "Rising and Regrouping on Lower East Side," The New York Times, April 22, 2011, p. C28
"Anthony Pearson and Jonas Wood at UNTITLED, New York,", April 12, 2011
DiMichele, David, "ABEX Returns: The Sequel in LA - It's Not Just About the Paint Anymore," Artillery, Volume 5, Issue 4, March/April 2011
Miller, Leigh Anne, "California Dreams for Soho,", March 7, 2011
Berardini, Andrew, "Anthony Pearson," Art Review, Issue 48, March 2011, p. 130
*The Shortest Distance Between 2 Points is Often Intolerable, text by Andrew Berardini, Milan: Brand New Gallery, 2011

*Anthony Pearson, text by Liz Kotz, Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2010
*Art & Patronage: The Middle East, edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Maryam Homayoun Eisler, texts by Layla Diba, Anthony Downey, Hans Ulrich Obrist, London: TransGlobe Publishing, 2010
Golden-McNerney, Regan, "Anthony Pearson,", October 4, 2010
Holte, Michael Net, Looth Toose - Indefinitely Unfinished 2009, Issue 3, September 2010
*At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Annandale-on-Hudson: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2010
*Klein, Alex and Owens, Mark, eds., Contra Mundum I-VII, Santa Monica: Oslo Editions, 2010
*Terminus Ante Quem, Chicago: Shane Campbell Gallery, 2010

Kotz, Liz. "The Medium and the Messages," Artforum, October, 2009, pp. 67-68
Coburn, Tyler, "Mark Barrow, Anthony Pearson, and Blinky Palermo", Art Review, Issue 31, April 2009, p. 95
Words Without Pictures, edited by Alex Klein, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, pp. 207-212, 333-335
Schwendener, Martha, "Paul Graham and Harris Lieberman's 'A Twilight Art' Confront the Future," The Village Voice, February 17, 2009
Rawls, Will, "Retooling,", February 1, 2009
Gartenfeld, Alex, "In the Blink of an Eye: Mark Barrow and Anthony Pearson,", January 15, 2009

Briggs, Patricia, "The Thousandth Word: Viewing Midway Contemporary Art," Secrets of the, November 28, 2008
*Stallings, Tyler, Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture, Riverside: University of California Press, 2008
Bedford, Christopher, "Catherine Opie," Frieze, Issue 14, September 2008, p. 189
Harvey, Nicola, "The Possible Document.", March 2008
Bernadini, Andrew, "Critic's Pick,", January 2008

Kessler, Sarah, "Critic's Pick,", November 2007
Burgher, Elijah, "Anthony Pearson," Art US, Issue 18, May/June 2007
Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review: Aspects, Forms, and Figures," The New York Times, E30, March 2, 2007
"Intangible Forms at NYC's Bellwether,", February 16, 2007

Anthony Elms, "Modern Primitivism", Time Out Chicago, Issue 88, November 2, 2006

Alan Artner, "Kay Rosen at the Suburban, Anthony Pearson at Shane Campbell," Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2003