David Kordansky Gallery

  • Untitled, 2017, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 55 1/4 x 50 inches (140.3 x 127 cm), framed: 56 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (143.5 x 130.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Lobster Roll, 2017, oil and mixed media on canvas, 70 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (177.8 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2017, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 55 1/4 x 50 inches (140.3 x 127 cm), framed: 56 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (143.5 x 130.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2017, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 81 1/2 x 59 3/4 inches (207 x 151.8 cm), framed: 82 3/4 x 61 x 1 1/2 inches (210.2 x 154.9 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2017, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 81 1/2 x 60 inches (207 x 152.4 cm), framed: 82 3/4 x 61 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (210.2 x 155.6 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 55 7/8 x 50 1/2 inches (141.9 x 128.3 cm), framed: 56 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (143.5 x 130.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 61 3/4 x 50 1/2 inches (156.8 x 128.3 cm), framed: 62 5/8 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (159.1 x 130.2 x 3.8 cm)
  • Cutout, 2016, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (190.5 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 61 3/4 x 50 1/2 inches (156.8 x 128.3 cm), framed: 62 5/8 x 51 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (159.1 x 130.2 x 3.8 cm)
  • Short Cut, 2016, oil and mixed media on canvas, 72 1/8 x 47 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches (183.2 x 121.3 x 3.8 cm)
  • Regrouping, 2016, oil on canvas, 88 x 68 x 1 3/4 inches (223.5 x 172.7 x 4.4 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 47 15/16 x 31 5/8 inches (121.8 x 80.3 cm), framed: 48 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (123.8 x 82.6 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 47 15/16 x 31 5/8 inches (121.8 x 80.3 cm), framed: 48 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (123.8 x 82.6 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 47 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches (120.7 x 79.4 cm), framed: 48 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (123.8 x 82.6 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, oil and mixed media on paper, mounted on aluminum with frame, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm), framed: 31 x 23 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches (78.7 x 59.1 x 3.2 cm)
  • Inner Tube, 2015, oil on canvas, 67 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (170.2 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
  • Brains, 2014, oil and mixed media on canvas, 78 x 68 inches (198.1 x 172.7 cm)
  • Whirlpool, 2014, oil on canvas, 78 x 68 inches (198.1 x 172.7 cm)
  • Family Plot, 2013, oil on canvas, 78 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (198.1 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
  • No Harm Done, 2013, oil on canvas, 103 x 78 inches (261.6 x 198.1 cm)
  • Pinned Down, 2013, oil on canvas, 96 x 78 x 2 inches (243.8 x 198.1 x 5.1 cm)
  • Fallout, 2012, oil on canvas, 103 x 78 x 2.25 inches (261.6 x 198.1 x 5.7 cm)
  • Half Arrow, 2012, oil on canvas, 45 x 45 inches (114.3 x 114.3 cm)
  • Untitled (Drag Study), 2009, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches (91.4 x 71.1 cm)

Biography

born 1969, St. Helena, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

1996
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

1992
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Real Fine Arts, New York, NY
Some Years, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

2015
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Alex Hubbard, Jon Pestoni, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013
Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawings, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2011
Jon Pestoni, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY

2010
Alex Hubbard, Jon Pestoni, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(* indicates a publication)

2017
FLAT FIX, curated with Ryan Steadman, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2016
Real Fine Arts, New York, NY
Trace of Existence, organized by Philip Tinari and Guo Xi, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015
Whitney Claflin, Maggie Lee, Dave Miko, Jon Pestoni, Ned Vena, Real Fine Arts, New York, NY
Feed the Meter, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Germany
Whitney Claflin, Maggie Lee, Dave Miko, Jon Pestoni, Ned Vena, Real Fine Arts, New York, NY

2014
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
The Outlanders, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Day-For-Night Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
The Motorman, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Abstraction (sound and vision), Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
Federica Schiavo Gallery, organized by Shane Campbell, Rome, Italy
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2012
The Friendly Summer Painting Show, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Real Simple, selections from the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg,
Riverview School, East Sandwich, MA
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Stirrings, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Six Pack, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Pursuer, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
Ma, Taxter and Spengemann, New York, NY
Ann Craven, Peter Halley, Jon Pestoni, Painting Panel Exhibition in
Conjunction with the College Art Association
, organized by Michelle Grabner,
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009
Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, Jon Pestoni, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
1999, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Looking Back, White Columns Annual, New York, NY
Call the Interruptions Days, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Apocalypse Soon, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Include Me Out, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL
North Room, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Works on Paper, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

1999
VasquezSarkisianPestoniLattuHughes, 870 Virgil, Los Angeles, CA
Life In Space, Three Day Weekend, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

1998
HughesLattuPestoniSarkisian, 870 Virgil, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Malibu Sex Party, Purple Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2016
*Family Plot, texts by Janet Kraynak and Beau Rutland, Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2016
Carlson, Ben, “Jon Pestoni, Greenpoint,” ArtHaps.com, Exhibition, September 17, 2016
Johnson, Grant, “Jon Pestoni,” Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, June 28, 2016
Litt, Steven, “Jon Pestoni paintings at Transformer Station: A tasty modernist mash-up without gut
emotion”, Cleveland.com, April 28, 2016
Usmani, Josh, “Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts Jon Pestoni’s First Solo Museum Exhibition”,
Clevescene.com, April 22, 2016
“Cleveland Museum of Art’s New Acquisitions Include Dufy’s The Pleasures of Peace,” Artfixdaily.com, March 23, 2016
Litt, Steven, “Cleveland Museum of Art acquires Depression-era photos of Ohio by Social Realist Ben Shahn,” Cleveland.com, March 22, 2016
Litt, Steven, “Cleveland Museum of Art will mark centennial with a fresh embrace of contemporary art,” Cleveland.com, January 25, 2016

2015
*Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists Writings, Volume 1, Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2015, p. 638
Ghorashi, Hannah, “Phillips Contemporary Art Day Sale Sees Records For Math Bass, Tetsumi Kudo, Jon Pestoni, More”, ArtNews.com, November 11, 2015
Bailey, Stephanie, “Athens, Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni, Eleni Koroneou Gallery,” Artforum, March 2015, pp. 300-301
“Jon Pestoni, David Kordansky Gallery,” ArtAddict.net, March 28, 2015
Pereira, Lorenzo, “David Kordansky Presents: Jon Pestoni,” Widewalls.ch, March 28, 2015
Cotter, Holland, “Review: Independent Art Fair Combines Less Is More and Growth,” The New York Times, March 5, 2015

2014
“Jon Pestoni @ David Kordansky,” 2-Times.com, April 27, 2015
“The Cat’s Meaow,” We-Heart.com, April 13, 2015
Diehl, Travis, “Jon Pestoni, David Kordansky Gallery,” Critic’s Pick, Artforum.com, April 10, 2015
“John Armleder & Jon Pestoni at David Kordansky,” CuraMagazine.com, April 1, 2015
McGarry, Kevin, “Depth of Field,” Architectural Digest, May 2015, p. 68
Schachter, Kenny, “French Connections: Kenny Schachter at FIAC,” ARTnews.com, October 28, 2014
Kunitz, Daniel, “In Typical Parisian Fashion, FIAC Shines With Easy Elegance,” BlouinArtInfo.com, October 22, 2014
“Art Basel Miami Announces Gallery Line Up For 2014 Edition,” ArtLyst.com, September 9, 2014
“Greg Gong and Jon Pestoni at Shane Campbell Gallery,” Contemporary Art Daily, August 9, 2014
“Review: Greg Gong and Jon Pestoni/Shane Campbell Gallery,” New City Art, August 8, 2014
Rector, Chelsea, “The Myth of Solid Ground,” ArtSlant, July 29, 2014
Schwendener, Martha, “An Art Fair That Tries to Be Something Else,” The New York Times, March 7, 2014, p. C32
“Design Dialogue,” luxe., Spring 2014, p. 149

2013
Greenbaum, Joanne, “Jon Pestoni,” BOMB, Winter 2013, p. 131-133
Berardini, Andrew, “Jon Pestoni: With Flying Colors,” Mousse, Issue 41, Los Angeles, December 2013 – January 2014, pp. 184-189
Considine, Liam, “Jon Pestoni, Real Fine Arts,” Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, October 25, 2013
Hort, Michael, “Collector Michael Hort’s Favorite Works at Sunday and Frieze London,” Artspace, October 20, 2013
Considine, Liam, “Jon Pestoni,” Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks: New York, October 16, 2013
Medina, Rodrigo, “Arte: La ley de la oferta y la demanda,” Forbes Life, Arte, October 2013, pp. 222-223
“What We Love About October,” Marie Claire, October 2013, p. 42
“Group Show at Federica Schiavo,” Contemporary Art Daily, July 27, 2013
Lescaze, Zoë, “Frieze New York Preview: Part 2,” GalleristNY.com, May 7, 2013
Carlson, Ben, “Jon Pestoni, David Kordansky Gallery,” Artforum, April 2013, p. 267
“Jon Pestoni at David Kordansky,” Contemporary Art Daily, January 2, 2013

2012
Lindemann, Adam, “What I’m Seeing: David Kordansky, LA’s hottest gallery shows Jon Pestoni,” AdamLindemann.com, November 24, 2012
Tumlir, Jan, “Brand New: Jon Pestoni,” Flash Art, November-December 2012, p. 107
“David Kordansky Gallery opens first exhibition of new paintings by Jon Pestoni,” ArtDaily.org, November 17, 2012
Pestoni, Jon, interview with Alex Hubbard, “Agenda: 10. Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni,” Mousse, Issue 35, October 2012, pp. 172-174
Politi, Giancarlo, and Helena Kontova, “What art will be,” Flash Art, July-September 2012, pp. 54-58
Zevitas, Steven, “40 Galleries You Should Know if You Love Paint,” New American Paintings, June 29, 2012
Whitney, Christine, “The Style: Laura Cunningham,” Harper’s Bazaar, May 2012, p. 92
Zevitas, Steven, “New American Paintings visits Frieze and NADA,” New American Paintings Blog, May 9, 2012
Finkel, Jori, “London’s Frieze art fair debuts New York edition,” Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2012
Finkel, Jori, “Jon Pestoni Paintings at David Kordansky gallery,” Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2012
Miller, Michael H., “Frieze New York Begins with an Undependable GPS, Quick Sales and Inflatable Rats,” GalleristNY.com, May 3, 2012

2011
*Vitamin P2, text by David Trigg. London: Phaidon, 2011, pp. 244-245
Pestoni, Jon, “Artists on AbEx: Jon Pestoni,” Artforum, Summer 2011, p. 343
Kuo, Michelle, “Acting Out: The Ab-Ex Effect,” Artforum, Summer 2011
Schultz, Charlie, “Meme: Abstract Los Angeles,” Modern Painters, May 2011
Boucher, Brian, “Jon Pestoni,” Art in America, April 2011, p. 121
Sutphin, Eric, “Breathy, Brooding Darkness: Jon Pestoni at Lisa Cooley,”
ArtCritical.com, January 24, 2011

2010
*Drugstore Beetle (Sitodrepa Paniceum), organized by David Horvitz, New York: D. Horvitz, 2010

2009
Montreuil, Gregory, “Jon Pestoni & Zak Prekop,” Flash Art, November-
December 2009
Miller, Al, “Olivier Mosset & Jon Pestoni,” NY Art and Leisure Blog, September
23, 2009

    Selected Press

  • Family Plot
    2016
    Jon Pestoni: Follow the Mark
    Janet Kraynak
  • Artforum.com
    2016
    Jon Pestoni
    Grant Johnson
  • Artforum.com
    2015
    Jon Pestoni
    Travis Diehl
  • Architectural Digest
    2015
    Depth of Field
    Kevin McGarry
  • Artforum
    2015
    Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni
    Stephanie Bailey
  • Mousse
    2013
    Jon Pestoni: With Flying Colors
    Andrew Berardini
  • BOMB
    2013
    Jon Pestoni
    Joanne Greenbaum
  • Artforum
    2013
    Jon Pestoni, David Kordansky Gallery
    Ben Carlson
  • Flash Art
    2012
    Brand New: Jon Pestoni
    2012
  • Mousse
    2012
    Agenda: 10. Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni
    Jon Pestoni and Alex Hubbard
  • Vitamin P2
    2011
    Jon Pestoni
    David Trigg
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