Mari Eastman

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Biography

 

Born 1970 in Berkeley, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

1996 Master of Fine Arts, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Smith College, Northampton, MA
1991 Chautauqua School of Painting, Chautauqua, NY
1990-91 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Women's College, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011
Objects, Decorative and Functional, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

2007
It’s you and me forever, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
Pop Life, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Sies + Hoke, Duesseldorf, Germany
Sittings, Spruth and Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany

2005
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mari Eastman, Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf, Germany

2001
I am the Painting Factory, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
Mari Eastman, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hello, Goodbye, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Summertime, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
View From Mt. Washington, Recent Works, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998
Rotating Exhibition, Rainbo Room, Chicago, IL
Predators, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
Dance Party, Rx Gallery, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
The Object Salon, curated by Calvin Marcus, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

2012
20 Years, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011
Unfinished Paintings, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010
California BiennialOrange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (catalog)
Midnight at Malibu, Muelensteen Gallery, New York, NY
Three person show, Idylwild Arts Center, Idylwild, CA
Seven Card StudCherry and Martin, Los Angeles
Painting, LA Art House, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Group show curated by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Colette, Paris, France
Bellows and Whispers, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
An Expanded Field of Possibilities, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (catalog)

2008
Idle Youth, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, Hudson Salon, Los Angeles, CA
The Tapestry Show, Hudson Salon, Los Angeles, CA
Hunters and Devils, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany

2007
Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA: travelled to Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI (catalog)

2006
Asian American Art Now, The Asia Society, New York, NY
Landscapes, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
Selections From My Wardrobe, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman and Maike Schoorel, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Blumenstuck- Kunstlers Gluck. Vom Paradiesgartlein zur Prilblume, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (catalog)
André Butzer, Mari Eastman, Francis Scholtz, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Arnold, Eastman, and Weatherford, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

2003
Ten Years Anniversary of Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hands up, Baby, Hands up!, Kuanstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Summer Romance, Sandroni-Rey, Venice, CA
Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
The Cat Show, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Painting and Illustration, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Miss World 1972: A Free Form Art Show, Daniel Reich, New York, NY
Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL (catalog)
Drawn From LA, Midway Initiative, St. Paul, MN
Painting 2001: Artists from Berlin, Los Angeles, and New York, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2000
Duchamp’s Suitcase (Use Your Illusion/Part 3 - curated by Jacob Fabricius), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol,  UK
People Are (Still) Animals -Three Day Weekend curated by Dave Muller, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Forever is a Hell of a Long Time, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

1997
BYOB/Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler are at CPR, Chicago Project Room, Chicago, IL

1996
AOK, 1223 N. Wolcott, Chicago, IL

1995
The Bunny Show, Base Space, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Flores, Chloë. Mari Eastman, 2010 California Biennial (exhibition catalog), 2011, pp. 52-55.
Garcia, Miki. An Expanded Field of Possibilities, exhibition catalog, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 2009.
Lady in Dark, published by Nieves Books, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008. (Zine/Monograph)
Knight, Christopher. “One Way or Another: Asian American Artists Now,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2008.
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