Hilary Pecis

Born 1979, Fullerton, CA   

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

2009   MFA California College of the Arts

2006   BFA California College of the Arts


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Forthcoming)

2022

Warmly, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2021

Stairs, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Art in Focus, Art Production Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Hilary Pecis: Piecemeal Rhythm, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

2020

Delivered by the Foehn Winds, Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China 

Come Along With Me, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY 

2019

The Space In Between, Crisp Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL 

Adios Verano, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY

From a Place in the Light, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Familiar View, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

On View, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Desert Paintings, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

New Works, Josh Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2016

El Verano, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

In Accordance, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Consensus, Guerroro Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

Hilary Pecis, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy

Half Truths and Outright Lies, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Greener Grass, curated by David Kennedy Cutler, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

I’m Stepping High, I’m Drifting, and There I Go Leaping, Xiao Museum, Rizhao, China

2021

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

My Secret Garden, curated by Melanie Lum, Asia Art Center, Taipei
Present Generations: Creating the Scantland Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH
FEEDBACK, curated by Helen Molesworth, Jack Shainman School, Kinderhook, NY
10 Years, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
The Beatitudes of Malibu, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dear John, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2020

L.A.: Views, Maki Gallery,Tokyo, Japan

High Voltage, The Nassima-Landau Project, Tel Aviv, Israel

REFLECTIONS, GANA Art Center, Seoul, Korea 

James English Leary, Milena Muzquiz, Hilary Pecis, Ryan Steadman, Johannes Vanderbeek, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY 

Nothing (But Flowers), Karma, New York, NY 

Dwelling Is The Light, Timothy Taylor, London, UK

Make Me One With Everything, Grifter Space, New York, NY

2019

I <3 Paint, curated by Kim Dorland, Patel Gallery, Toronto, CA

2018

California Love, Gallery Droste, Wuppertal, DE

Care and Feeding, The Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Glade Hits, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

How They Ran, Over the Influence, Los Angeles, CA

Sun Gazers, The Pit, Glendale, CA

The Vanity of Earthly Achievements, Orth Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

Ten Year Anniversary, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Does it Make a Sound? Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2016

How High, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Works on Paper, Hunted Projects, Tilburg, Netherlands

2014

Ghost Current, curated by Ryan Wallace, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ducks, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn

2012

End of Days, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Domestic Goods, curated by Ryan Wallace, Mogan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2010

Default State Network, curated by Ryan Wallace, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Boom!, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Shadow Shop, Project by Stephanie Sujuko, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA 


Juried BAC, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 

Hello Sweden, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden 

Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 

2009
This is Your, This is My, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 

Super Fine, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY 

Remix, Catherine Clark, San Francisco, CA 

2008
Bobby Hutton, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA 

Allegory of the Mountain, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH 

Immediate Future: The Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts, SF Arts
New Landscapes, Dominican University of San Rafael, San Rafael, CA 

2007
Grounded, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Domestic, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA 

Albedo, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2006
The Marfa Salon, Marfa, TX 

West Coast Windows, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
 
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2011
Heroes and Hearts, San Francisco General Hospital 

2009
Aurobora Press Residency
2008
Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, SF Arts Commission 

 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2022

S.M. “Artful Volumes“, Bookforum, June 3

Teicholz, Tom. “Three Art Exhibits To See Right Now In New York”, Forbes, May 1

Fenstermaker, Will. “Hilary Pecis, Warmly”, TheGuideart.art, April 26

Scott, Andrea. “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, March 18.
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Meet the Women of Frogtown, An Artist Community Like No Other,” Vogue, March 12.
Quinlan, Adriane. “Still Lives and Landscapes That Capture Sunny Los Angeles,” The New York Times Magazine, March 10.
2021
Heinrich, Will. “Teaching Inclusiveness at The School,” The New York Times, August 14.
Gamboa, Nancy. “Hilary Pecis Captures The Layers of Los Angeles’s Landscapes,” Cultured, June 23.
Vitello, Gwynned. “Hilary Pecis: The Humble is Whole,” Juxtapoz Mag, June 12.
Dafoe, Taylor. “‘She’s Kind of Our David Hockney’: How Hilary Pecis Set the Art World Aflutter With Charming Paintings of Life in Los Angeles,” Artnet News, June 10.
Alleyne, Allyssia. “What To See in Central London During Gallery Weekend,” Frieze, June 21.
2020
Hilary Pecis, Cornerstone Art Ltd, Spurs Gallery, 2020. 
Joan, Tucker. "The Art of the 'Gram," Harper's Bazaar Latin America, December 4.
Steinberg, Jessica. "New TLV art space aims to elevate Israeli art aesthetic," The Times of Israel, November 27.
Rosenberg, Karen. "Artist Hilary Pecis on Traveling Remotely Through Painting," Artful Jaunts, June 3
Berg, Allison. "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" LALA Mag, Spring (Print)
Vogel, Maria. "Amidst Covid-19, Instagram Becomes Home To Art-Driven Fundraisers," Cultured, May 3
Dasilva, José, Gareth Harris and Gabriella Angeliti. "Three artist studios to visit from home this weekend," The Art Newspaper, April 24
Cowan, Katy. "Paintings by Hilary Pecis that invite us into her private world in Southern California," Creative Boom, March 30
Russo, Emmalea. "Critics' Picks: Hilary Pecis," Artforum, March 13
Cascone, Sarah. "Stir Crazy Already? Feast Your Eyes on 20 Works of Art That Celebrate the Joys of Being at Home," Artnet News, March 13
Johnson, Paddy. "The 12 Best Gallery Exhibitions Across the Country Opening in Spring," Observer, March 2
Cascone, Sarah. "Editors' Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week," Artnet News, March 2
Vogel, Maria. "Looking for Fresh Talent? Here Are 7 Rising-Star Artists to Seek Out at Armory Wekk 2020 in New York," Artnet News, March 2
2019
Purvey, Lee. “Snap Review,” CARLA, May 22.

Gerlis, Melanie. “Collecting,” Financial Times, January 25.

2018
Smith, Tasmin and Matt Gonzalez. “Hilary Pecis’ ‘Familiar View’ In San Francisco,” Juxtapoz Magazine, October 25.

Russeth, Andrew. “Critic’s Diary,” Art News, September 12.

Fateman, Johana. “Curtis Talwst Santiago and Hilary Pecis at Rachel Uffner,” The New Yorker, June 25. 

Robinson, Leanna. “Vision Valley, An Effortless Cool Factor,” The Artillery, May 10.
2017
Peffier, Prudence, “Hilary Pecis at Joshua Liner,” Artforum, Summer. 

Horst, Aaron, “Fake News at CES Gallery,” CARLA, May 19. 

"Fake News,” Wall Street International, May 11. 

“Hilary Pecis at Joshua Liner Gallery,” Blouin Art Info, New York, April 21. 

2016
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “Artful Dodger: Jump Joyfully into July Art Happenings,” KQED, June 30. 
Chun, Kimberly, “From SF to LA, Hilary Pecis Finds Her Place in the Sun,” SF Gate, June 28. 

2012
Goergen, Stacy, “Collage and Effect,” Hampton Magazine, p154-156, June 29. 
Russo, Rebecca, “Il Metodo VideoInsight,” Postmedia Books. 

2011
O’Toole, Meighan, “Fish Bowl,” Foam Magazine, pg. 35, September. 

McManus, Austin. “Hilary Pecis,” Juxtapoz Magazine, p.52-65 &140-141, May. 

Riba, Stefano, “Mezze Verita e Autentiche Menzogne”, ArtTribune, April, 2011 

Louise Turner, Cherie, “SF Galleries: Collages of Calculated Chaos,” Huffington Post, February 25. 

Harman, Ken, “An Interview with Hilary Pecis,” Hi Fructose, February16. 

Andrews, Bryan, “Omega and Half Truths & Outright Lies,” Art Practical, Feb. 12.
2009
Gavin, Francesca, “Hilary Pecis,” Dazed and Confused Magazine, Issue 179, October. 
Broder Van Dyke, Michelle, “What You Are, I Once Was,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 29. 

Chun, Kimberly, “Hard-Boiled Wonderland: The Candy-Colored Kaleidoscopes Of Hilary Pecis,” 7×7, June 5. 

“Traversing Wilderness,” NY Arts Magazine, January/February. 

 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhuzhong Museum, Beijing, China
JNBY Museum, Hangzhou, China
Sifang Museum, Nanjing, China
New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai, China 

Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY