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Jimi Gleason

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Education

1985-86 San Francisco Art Institute
1985 B.A., University of California Berkeley

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA
  LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2007 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Kidder-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA
  LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  Kidder-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2003 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  New Urban Art, Phoenix, AZ
2002 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 Edward Giardina Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1994 Dakota Studio, New York, NY
1992 637 Gallery, New York, NY
1990 SFA, New York, NY
1988 The World, New York, NY
1987 Clancy Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 “Winter Group Show,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
  “Just Enough,” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  ”Elements of Nature,” Selections from the Frederick R. Weismann collection
Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
2009 “Well-Tempered,” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA
  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  “The Surface of Space II,” Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA
2008 ”2332,” Huntington Bach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
  “Liquid Light,” MODAA, Culver City, CA
  ”Supermarket,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  “The Surface of Space,” Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 ”In Focus,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  “Liquid Light,” dba Gallery 256, Pomona, CA
  “An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Dan Leach Collection,” Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  “West Coast Abstraction,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  “Selected Works,” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  “Pink,” Soho Myriad, Atlanta GA
  “Palette to Palate,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 “Abstraction Reduced to White,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  “One Shot,” LA X ART, Los Angeles, CA
  “Summer Group Show,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Pink III,” Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  “Jimi Gleason and Thomas Zitwitz,” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  “Grey Scale,” Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2005 “Incognito,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
  “Abstract Los Angeles,” Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  “Mass {RE}Production,” College of Santa Fe, NM
  “20/20 Visions,” I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Pink,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Small Works Exhibit,” LewAllen Contemporary, NM
2004 “Big & Holy,” Cartelle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “BIG,” Toomey-Tourell Fine Art, 511 Harrison, San Francisco, CA
  “The OsCene,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  “Twentieth Anniversary Show,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Ed Moses and Jimi Gleason,” Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
  “Abstract Los Angeles,” Soho Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  “Heavens Gonna Burn Your Eyes,” Cartelle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Modes and Methods,” Contemporary Art Museum, Amarillo, Texas
  “Pink,” Cartelle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “White on White,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 “Painting Today,” The Art Institute of California Orange County, Santa Ana, CA
  “9th Annual Holiday Group Show,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Black and White,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “SOULdiers,” SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA
  “Art X,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2002 “No Pictures Here-Non-Objective Painting from Los Angeles,” dA Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA
  “California Dream,” Museum I Magli, Sarezzo (Brescia), Italy
  “California Dream,” Museum Forno Fusoria, Tavernole (Brescia), Italy
  “Minimal Works,” ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “8th Annual Holiday Group Show;” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 “Rising Tide, Southern California Abstraction 2001,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  “Group Show,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
  “7th Annual Holiday Group Show,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 “10 Degrees of Abstraction,” Biola University Gallery, La Mirada, CA
  “Emulsion,” POST, Los Angeles, CA
  “Group Show,” Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  “Black and White,” Splendid, Brooklyn, NY
  “Nice work if you can get it,” Holly Matter Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  “The Spurgeon Experience II,” Santa Ana, CA
  “New Drawings,” Edward Giardina Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1999 “The Spurgeon Experience,” Santa Ana, CA
1998 “Drawings,” Chimeat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “Group Show,” POST, Los Angeles, CA
1997 “L.A. Current View: New View, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  “Group Show,” POST, Los Angeles, CA
1993 “Tres Colores,” The Apartment House, Los Angeles, CA
1992 “Made In New York,” Koven Fine Art, NY, NY
  “Alphabet City Drawings,” SFA, NY, NY
1991 “New Paintings,” Dakota Studio, NY, NY
1989 “Two from New York,” West End Gallery, Portland, ME
1987 “Oaktown Drawings,” Tony Venegas Gallery, Oakland, CA
1986 “Fort Point,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
1984 “Student Show,” Worth Ryder Gallery, U.C. Berkeley, CA

Selected Bibliography

Los Angeles Times, “A Cornucopia of Delights,” David Pagel, April 2011
OC Arts & Culture, “ The Art of Chromatics,” Roxana Vosough, November 2010
Riviera Magazine, “Chromatics,” Daniella Walsh, November 2010
OC Arts & Culture, ”Artist Spotlight: Jimi Gleason,” Roxana Vosough, November 2010
Pasatiempo, “Visions that vary by Vantage,” Michael Abatemarco, February 2010
Orange Coast Magazine, “Artist Spotlight,” Anastacia Grenda, January 2010
San Diego Union-Tribune, ”Quartet of soloists at La Jolla gallery”, Robert Pincus, November 2009
San Francisco Chronicle, ”Jimi Gleason at Toomey Tourell”, Ken Baker, October 2009
ArtSlant, Los Angeles.”West/East,” Stacy Davies, April 2009
ArtScene, “2332,” Vol. 28, No. 3, November 2008
San Francisco Chronicle,”Rough around the Edges,” September 2007
Art Ltd. Magazine, “Artist Profile,” September 2007
Orange County Register, “Shades of Grey,” January 2007
Boston Globe, “Centering techniques,” January 2007
Riviera Magazine, “No Colors Anymore,” January 2007
Orange County Register, “Bold reflections of nature and light,” September 2006
San Diego Union-Tribune, “Daydreamers,” June 2006
Los Angeles Times, “Liquid Light,” December 2005
Orange County Register, “Artist see white,” December 2005
Coast Magazine, “ OC’s Blue Chip Artists,” October 2005
The Philadelphia Inquirer, “ The Layered Look comes to Color Field Painting,” August, 2005
Where Magazine, “Orange County”, Summer 2005
OC Metro, “Gallery Row,” Fine Art After hours, March 15, 2005
Catalog, “Big & Holy,” Cartelle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
Orange County Register, “Elegance in the Abstract,” Visual Art, Show, October 1, 2004
Los Angeles Times, “Inaugural Exhibition,” Calendar, May 2004
Artweek, “Jimi Gleason at Ruth Bachofner,” November 2003, Volume 34, Issue 9
STILE arte, Anno VII N. 62, 15 Ottobre-15 Novembre 2002
Catalog, “California Dream,” Museum Forno Fusoria, Tavernole (Brescia), Italy, 2002
Phoenix New Times, “Los Angeles Painter at New Urban Art,” March 2003
Appearances, “Collective Painters,” Number 27,2001
Los Angeles Times, Local, April 1994
Maine Times, “New York Painting,” Calendar, November 1981

Selected Collections

Glenn Schaeffer, Las Vegas, NV
Sun America / Kaufman Broad Home Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Larry Bell, Venice, CA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
The Dan Leach Collection, Tucson, AZ.
Dakota Studios, New York, NY
The Voit Companies, Newport Beach, CA
The MGM Grand, Detroit, Michigan
Peter Blake, Newport Beach, CA
Beryl Cowley, Beverly Hills, CA
Ann Lee and Lawrence Lai, Bradbury, CA
Dave and Marion Peterson, Minneapolis, MN
Mark Bergendahl, Laguna Beach, CA
Greg Salemari, Laguna Beach, CA
Mark Allshouse and Vaughn Babcock, Los Angeles, CA
Samuel Freeman, Venice, CA
Eli Broad, Los Angeles, CA
Pietro Monopoli, Pavia, Italy
Heather Harmon, Santa Monica, CA
Ruth and Herman Bachofner, Beverly Hills, CA
Nelson and Susan Del Rio, Pacific Palisades, CA
Hank and Nancy Haeseker, North Palm Beach, FL
Best Best and Krieger, LLP, Riverside, CA
Tom and Alma Gleason, Banning, CA
Mitch Coodley, New York, NY
Dominic and Jennifer Surprenant, Malibu, CA
Jeff Sanderson, Los Angeles, CA
Grant LeDuc, New York, NY
Eagles Nest Studio, New York, NY
Victoria Boaz, Newport Beach, CA
Tim Hodges, Newport Beach, CA
David Moffat, Los Angeles, CA
Rick Gennett, West Chester, PA
Bert Voorhees, Tujunga, CA
Katherine Bard, Los Angeles, CA
Howard and Jan Hendler, Phoenix, AZ
Mark and Maureen Norris, Los Angeles, CA
Kenneth and Guadalupe McKenzie, Brooklyn, NY
Tony Venegas, Los Angeles, CA
Joe and Yeon Yi Vournas, Los Angeles, CA
Greg Carroll, Los Angeles, CA
Ken and Karen Blakely, Newport Beach, CA
Christopher and Leslie Obaditch, Corona del Mar, CA
Eric and Anne Smyth, Newport Beach, CA
Bernard Jacobson, London, UK
Mark DiPrima, Santa Fe, NM
Danny and Marie Cavanaugh, Culver City, CA
Charles and Peggy Grace, Los Angeles, CA
Alex and Dr. Sharon Gerstenzang, Fountain Valley, CA

Artist Statement

Gleason’s highly emotional paintings are painted with an assertive, luminous palette in a refractive medium. One of the most notable aspects of the works is the complex way in which the viewer is drawn to actively participate with each piece. Colors, textures, tones and subtleties emerge, meld and shift as light and viewer perspective change. The effect is enigmatic, ethereal and emotionally resonant. The artist feels that his paintings are a physical response to motion, that each is “a frozen moment for those who wish to ponder the visual riddle I offer them.”