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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. 1982 ... L.A. Figures : A Survey of Figurative Painting in Los Angeles, Lizardi/Harp. Gallery, Los ...
JON SWIHART BORN:

1954, Santa Monica, CA

EDUCATION: 1982 1979

M.A. California State University, Northridge B.A. California State University, Northridge

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 1999-2000 1989 1988 1984 1982

1981

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington Landscapes of France, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Paintings, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Visual Arts Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA California Contemporary Artists Number Nine: Jon Swihart, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA Paintings, Gallery Two, California State University, Northridge Conejo Valley Art Museum, Conejo Valley, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2003

2002

2001

Portraiture: Reflection, Identity and Presence, Santa Ana College, CA Image & Enigma, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA Landscapes, California State University, Los Angeles, CA Paintings, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA Juxtapoz 8th Anniversary Art Show, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Landscape and Sculpture, Los Angeles City College Fine Arts Gallery, CA Figure This II, California State University, Los Angeles, CA Representing Representation V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY Representing L.A.: Pictorial Currents in Contemporary Southern California Art, curated by Gordon Fuglie, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (catalog)

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The New Classicists, Da Vinci Art Gallery, Los Angeles City College, CA New Religion, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Courting the Muse: Contemporary Painting-Historical Influences, California State University Fullerton, CA The Surreal Thing, California State University, Los Angeles, CA Taleteller, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA Means to an End: An Exploration of Drawing, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, CA Bastards: A Collaborative Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA "The Drawing Group": An Emerging School of Los Angeles, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Reconfigured 1: Painting, Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA Bastards: Individual and Collaborative Works, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA Re: Masters, New Images from Old Sources, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA Imaginary Realities: Surrealism Then and Now, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Figures: A Survey of Figurative Painting in Los Angeles, Lizardi/Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Divergent Similarities, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Realists, L.A. Harbor College, Wilmington, CA Vital Signs, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA Gallery Group Show, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA Southern California Artists, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas Corpus Callosum, Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Spiritual Inquiries, Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL Tiny Treasures, Adamson-Duvannes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Way of the Flesh, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Walnut, CA External Views, Internal Perceptions, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Walnut, CA Paradox, Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA Exhibition to Reestablish the Martina and La Monte Westmoreland Art Collection, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA Only Paint, Breeden Gallery, Orange, CA Portraits by Artists, Galerie at Tatou, Beverly Hills, CA The Committed Image, Fine Arts Gallery, Mt San Jacinto College, San Jacinto A Group Exhibition, Parnas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Beyondappearance, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: (continued) 1993

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Captured Moments: The Narrative in American and European Paintings, Adamson-Duvannes Galleries, Los Angeles, CA Interiors, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA The Landscape Revisited: Romantic Visions by Contemporary California Artists, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA Individual Realities in the California Art Scene, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan The Spiritual Landscape, Biota Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Plein Air 90’s, Santa Monica Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA Personal Mythologies, Marc Richards Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Artists’ Artists, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA Contemporary Landscapes, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Sacred Symbols/New Visions: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Art, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA Every Fourteen Minutes, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA CSUN Continuum, The Art Store, Los Angeles, CA Everydayland: Imagined Genre Scene Painting in Southern California, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA Contemporary Humanism: Reconfirmation of the Figure, California State University, Fullerton, CA, catalogue with essay by Gerald M. Ackerman. Fantastic Vision, Simard Halm Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Modern Myths: Classical Renewal, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, Idaho; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman; Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA The Flower Show, Los Angeles Design Center, CA Alumni Exhibition, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Art Walk '86 Salvo, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Realism: Photo and Surreal, Century Gallery, County of Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA Innocence and Experience, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, (catalog) Jon Swihart, Simone Gad, Marc Chambers, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA The Spiritual Eye: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Los Angeles Art, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA Diversity in Realism: Paintings-Drawings-Ceramics, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Divergent Content, The Edge Gallery, Fullerton, CA A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary California Painters and Sculptors ’84, catalogue with essays by Fidel Danieli and Sandy Nelson. Religion 1984, Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: (continued) 1984

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1981 1980

Five Artists, Southern California, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, catalogue with essay by Jay Belloli New Artists: New Art, organized by Sandy Nelson, California State University, Los Angeles, traveled to California State University, Hayward, catalogue with essay by Sandy Nelson The Third Annual Juried All Media Show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA Paintings-Ceramics, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Faces, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA The Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Conejo Valley All Media ’82, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA The Sixth Annual SBCC Small Images Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, CA The First Annual Juried Exhibition, Conejo Valley Art Museum, Conejo Valley It’s All Called Painting, organized by Josine Ianco Starrels, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS: Walter Cronkite Elizabeth Dole George Schultz (former Secretary of State to Ronald Reagan) Jack Lemmon BIBLIOGRAPHY: 2000 1999 1997

1996 1995

1994

Stoesz, David. “Jon Swihart: A Real(ism) Bastard, A Place Apart at Frye Art Museum, University of Washington Daily, January 13 “At the Frye…” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 24 Frank, Peter, “Reconfigured I: Painting, Bastards,” Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, October 17 Pagel, David. “Six Friends Complete a Creative Circle,” Los Angeles Times, October 2 Ackerman, Gerald M. "Three Modern Genre Painters from Los Angeles: F. Scott Hess, Jon Swihart, and Wes Christensen," American Arts Quarterly, Spring 1996 Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week: Vital Signs, Memoirs," LA Weekly, November 3-November 9 Di Michele, David, "Vital Signs at the LA Municipal Art Gallery," Artweek, December Alter Gilbert, Gilbert, "A New Enigmatism," Asylum Annual Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week: Paradox," LA Weekly, July 1-July 7

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Stevenson Maslon, Laura, "Art Chatter about Art Matters," Art-Talk, March "Beyond Appearance," ArtScene, March Wilson, William, "Ruminations on the Resistance to Nature," Los Angeles Times, January 18 Pagel, David, "Painting in the Photo Age,” Los Angeles Times, September 5 Fisher, Robert, "Giverny Revisited," American Artist, November Lineberry, Heather Sealy. “California Landscapes,” Art of California, March McKenna, Kristine, "Artists' Artists, A Surprise Package at the Long Beach Museum," Los Angeles Times, February 16 Berland, Dinah, "Artists' Artists," Long-Beach Press Telegram, January 28 Clarke, Orville O., Jr., "Tortue Gallery," Home and Garden, November Geer, Suvan, "The Art Galleries," Los Angeles Times, September 15 "89 for 1989: Meet Southern California's Rising Stars," Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 1 Muchnic, Suzanne, "Discontent Rolls Under the Surface of Everydayland Exhibition," Los Angeles Times, October 1 Bourgeois, Claude, "Trois Americains chez Claude Monet," Dauphine Liberc, June 19 Dubin, Zan, "Art News," Los Angeles Times, April 10 Pagel, David, "Classicism Made Contemporary," Artweek, April 9 Muchnic, Suzanne, "The Art Galleries," Los Angeles Times, March 25 Glowen, Ron, "A Return to Idealized Virtue," Artweek, February 13 Wilson, William. “The Art Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, July 24 Bulmer, Marge, "Four Neoclassical Painters," Artscene, November Curtis, Cathy, "Figure Painting with an 80,s Spin," Los Angeles Times, November 30 Mc Connell, Steele, "Classical Shakeup-Exhibition Tells Ancient Stories in Modern Images," The Idaho Statesman, April 21 Garris, Laurie. “Painting Today: The Present Past,” Arts and Architecture, Volume 4, No. 2, July “Divergent Content,” The Arts in Orange County, November. McKelvie, Kathy Zimmer. “Jon Swihart and David Ligare,” ArtScene, Special Edition, Visual Art, Summer French, Christopher. “A Puzzle Without an Answer,” Artweek, February 4, 1984 Bellon, Linda. “Three Distinctive Styles,” Artweek, January 21, 1984 Neuman, Judith, "A Mysterious Realism in Oil," Orange County Register, October 8 Wilson, William, "Cornucopia in Muni's Painting Survey," Los Angeles Times, May 4, Calendar

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