Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tuscon, Arizona) is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He completed his BFA at UCLA in 1977. As a young graduate he worked as a maths teacher before embarking on an artistic career, designing album covers for Black Flag and becoming associated with the Los Angeles Punk scene. Using the comic-book format of images with text, he began his career creating photocopied fanzines.Pettibon has exhibited extensively. In recent years, major solo shows have included Whuytuyp, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2012); v-boom, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (2007); and those at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, (2006), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2005), and Plots Laid Thick, Museu D’art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, 2002 (travelling to Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, and GEM, Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, The Netherlands). Earlier retrospectives of his work have been taken place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1999), and the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2000). His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions including ones at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Zurich; and White Columns, New York. He has also participated in the Whitney Biennial (1993, 2002), documenta XI (2002) in the Kassel and the Liverpool Biennials (2010). Pettibon’s work is included in the collections of many museums and institutions worldwide, among them the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2010, Pettibon received the prestigious Oskar Kokoschka prize. The artist is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

Last updated: 24.09.2014

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