Jon Pylypchuk “i love you like a milkshake” Fredric Snitzer Gallery. 2019, MIami
Jon PylypchukBorn in 1972, Winnipeg, CanadaLives and works in Los AngelesJon Pylypchuk’swork evolves from the realm of the pathetic. His drawings and sculptures bring to life a make-believe world populated by abused cuddly creatures, where emotional frailty and menace are worn on every shirt sleeve and pet tag. Mirroring the naked state of the human condition, Pylpchuk’s tragic-comic figures are both loveable and loathsome, recreating instances of pitiful irony that ring all too true.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS2017Jon Pylypchuk, Petzel Gallery, New York2016iam resuming my place at the top, by force, so suck it!, Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México2015Summer Show, Petzel Gallery, New YorkFeed Your Baby Valium, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA2013after the royal art lodge, GalerieDivision, Montreal2012Sydney Biennial, Sydney, AustraliaJon Pylypchuk, for all the love in the world, Tomio Koyama, Tokyo, JapanI won’t give up on you, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL2011In the absence of human bastards, China Art Object Galleries, Los AngelesLove, my reluctant but faithful enemy, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France2010Old Drunk Paintings and Other Works of Fine Art, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami Jon Pylypchuk, China Art Object Galleries, Los AngelesJon Pylypchuk, Muséed’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal2009Jon Pylypchuk, Sies + Höke Galerie, DüsseldorfBlaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, HoustonThe War, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkExperimental Art and Culture: Jon Pylypchuk,The Art Gallery of Calgary, CalgaryJon Pylypchuk, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, MünsterJon Pylypchuk, Alison Jacques Gallery, London2008China Art Objects Galleries, Los AngelesJon Pylypchuk, City of Zurich Theatre in association with the Migros Museum, Switzerland2007Press a weight through life, and I will watch this crush you, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkJon Pylypchuk, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, FranceJack Hanley Gallery,San FranciscoSies + Höke Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006Tomio Koyama Gallery, TokyoJon Pylypchuk, China Art Objects Galleries, Los AngelesYou are all too close to dropping off now, Alison Jacques Gallery, LondonYou asked me to come and see your routine, you call this a fucking routine?,Museum of Contemporary Art, ClevelandJon Pylypchuk, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy2005I have thought deep into this trouble, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkJon Pylypchuk, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris2004I will live with my hands like this, Massimo de Carlo, Milanyou won’t live past 30(with Adrian Williams), China Art Objects, Los Angelesyou are the only one left, Galleri Christina Wilson, CopenhagenJon Pylypchuk, Locust Projects, MiamiErections Pointing at Stars and Angels, aspreyjacques, London2003Jon Pylypchuk and Diena Georgetti, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New ZealandJon Pylypchuk, Tomio Koyama, TokyoI will plug your wound to protect everyone now / plug everyone now, Galerie Borgmann-Nathusius, CologneAnd now occasionally, and reluctantly i lift my head from where it hangs in shame, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York2002If wishes were horses, China Art Objects, Los Angeles2001Don’t let me down / this is all you are allowed, Galerie Borgmann-Nathusius, CologneThe crying, no arms, mournful thoughts society, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (cat.)2000how to live to 100, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles1999One day art sale, China Art Objects Galleries, Los AngelesGROUP EXHIBITIONS2016Wasteland,Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France2015(Performance) Kisk, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles Group Exhibition, Blum and Poe, Los AngelesUnder Construction, Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MéxicoSweet Sixteen, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles Senfield [a show about nothing], Fredric Snitzer Gallery Miami, FL2014Person, Place or Thing: Works on Paper By Over 50 Artists, Kornfeld Galerie, Berlin, GermanySplit Milk,Armory Center for the Arts, PasadenaDeath Ship: A Tribute to HC Westerman,The Pit, Los Angeles Not for all my little words, Marc Straus, New York Dramedy, Fort WorthContemporary Arts, Fort Worth
2013Pet Shapes, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles True Believers, Curated by Adam D. Miller, Max Presnell, Jason Ramos,Torrance Art Museum, CA My Winnipeg: The Artist’s Choice, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Arts, Winnipeg, Canada After the Royal Art Lodge, Galerie Division, Montreal, Canada2012My Winnipeg: There’s no place like home, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada Flights from Wonder, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa BarbaraCreated Worlds and Altered Histories, JK Gallery, Los Angeles2011 Flights From Wonder, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara 2010Inauguration of China Art Objects in Culver City, China Art Objects, Los AngelesPaper, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, MiamiThe Drawing Room,Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NetherlandsKnock Knock: Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York2009The Curse of Ceramics, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles Compass in Hand: The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings CollectionGift, Museum of Modern Art, New YorkWonderland –Through the Looking Glass, KadE Kunsthal, Amersfoort (cat.)Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Group Show,The Art Gallery of Calgary, Canada2008Emerson vs Nietzshce, China Art Objects Galleries at Cottage Home, Los AngelesLustwarande 08, Wanderland, Fundament Foundation, TilburgThe Program, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Dallas2009 Ausstellungshalle zietgenössische, Kunst Münster, MünsterCult Fiction, Tullie House, CarlisleCult Fiction, Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Aberystwyth2007The Lath Picture Show,Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkPhantasmania, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas CityCult Fiction, Hayward Gallery, London (traveling exhibition)Cult Fiction, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, England Cult Fiction, City Art Gallery, LeedsFinal Exhibition at 4 Clifford Street, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England Poetics Country, Ferenbalm-Gurbru Station, Karlsruhe, GermanyUSA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia2006USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, LondonMeditations in an Emergency,Museum of Contemporary Art, DetroitScarecrow, Evangelos Averoff Museum, Metsovo, GreeceNightmares of Summer, Marvelli GalleryHumor Me, Kansas City Art Institute2005Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Gallery Exchange, Bowie Van Valen, Amsterdam, NetherlandsDesired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New YorkHanging by a Thread,Moore Space, Miami2004You won’t live past 30, two-person show with Adrian Williams, China Art Object Galleries, Los AngelesThe Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust,Museum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesThe Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust,The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit3 Rooms 3 Artists,Alison Jacques Gallery, LondonDessins et Des Autres,Gallerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France2003Project room, Tomio Koyama Gallery, TokyoAtto Primo,Studio Massimo De Carlo, MilanRendered: Works on paper from 46 artists, Sara Metlzer Gallery, New YorkSome Things We Like…,aspreyjacques, LondonThe Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust,The Drawing Center, New YorkThe Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust,The Power Plant, TorontoThe Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust,De Vleeshal, Middleburg, NetherlandsWorks for Giovanni, China Art Objects Galleries, Los AngelesSmoking Pencils Rolling Papers, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles2002Stranger Than Fiction, Nylon, LondonI’m from Orange County and I Drink Johnny Walker Red, Gallerie Julius Hummel, ViennaNecessary Fictions,De Chiara, New YorkThe Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York21 Paintings from L.A., Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Cal State University, SanBernadino. Curated by James Gobel.Drive By, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond. Curated by Katie BrennanFantasyland,D’Amelio Terras, New YorkSong Poems, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas2001Kim Fisher, David Korty, JP Munro, Jon Pylypchuk, Eric Wesley, China Art Objects, Los AngelesThesis Show,Dickson Art Centre, Los AngelesPaper,Galerie Borgmann –Nathusius, CologneSong Poems, curated by Stephen Hull, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New YorkSnapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, MiamiMichael Dumontier, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Adrian Williams, The Living Room, Santa MonicaCancelled Art Fair!, China Art Objects, Los AngelesMFA Thesis Show #2, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles2000Project # 0004, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New YorkChina Art Objects, Sadie Coles HQ, LondonNew School, works on paper, inc. Los AngelesCircles, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe1997Royal Art Lodge, WinnipegDrawings from the Royal Art Lodge, University of HoustonFresh Popped, Plug in Gallery, WinnipegBibliographyEnright, Robert, Pressing a Weight Through Life, Border Crossings, October 2008, Issue No. 107, pp. 32-46 (ill)Mahony, Emma, “Jon Pylypchuk”, Cult Fiction, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2007, pp. 66-67 & 92, (ill.)Stillman, Nick, Jonathan Pylypchuk, ArtForum, November 2007, pp. 366-367 (ill.)
Turner, Elisa, ‘Why Don’t You Come and Install It?’, ArtNews, October 2007, pp. 162-165 (ill.)Mediations in an Emergency, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Catalogue pp. 34-39 (ill.)Rosenberg, Karen, Jonathan Pylypchuk, The New York Times, September 21, 2007, p.E37Lowenstein, Kate, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Time Out New York, September 20 –26, 2007 (ill.)Meditations in an Emergency, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit exhibition catalogue, October 26, 2006 -April 29, 2007, pp. 34-39 (ill.) Curated by Klaus Kertess.Smith, Brianna M., Visual Arts: Opening: Jon Pylypchuk, Flavorpill SF, January 30 –February 5, 2007 USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, 2006, p. 300-311 (ill.)Honigman, Ana Finel, Jon Pylypchuk in Conversation with Ana Finel Honigman, The Saatchi Gallery Daily Magazine Online, November 2, 2006, (ill.)Litt, Steven, Jon Pylypchuk: Museum of Contemporary Cleveland, Canadian Art, Fall 2006, p. 135 (ill.)Frazer, Joe, Jon Pylypchuk, Flash Art, May –June, 2006, p. 124 Niemi, Ilona, Humor Me: Kansas City, Art Papers, May/June 2006, p. 60 Page l, David, One scene, but plenty of pathos, Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2006 Litt, Steven, Installation Raises Provocative Issues, The Plain Dealer, May 2, 2006 Walsh, Meeka, The Winnipeg Alphabestiary: The Many and the Marvellous, Border Crossings, vol.25, #1, issue No.97, March, 2006, pp. 52-85 (ill)Forest, Tim, Art & Antiques, Mayfair & St. James’s Life, April, 2006, p. 10Enright, Robert & Maddin, Guy, City Report: Winnipeg, Frieze, March, 2006, p.144-151Brown, Neal, Cuddly toys on crack, First Post, March 2006Neil, Jonathan T.D., ars nova, Modern Painters, March 2006Jon Pylypchuk, Kultureflash, No. 157, March 2006Enright, Robert, Return of the Crazy Gang, ArtReview, March, 2006, pp. 64-69Thorson, Alice, ‘Humor Me’ is Heavier Than it Looks, The Kansas City Star, February 23, 2006, p. 30Buck, Louisa, Young Germans take over De La Cruz Mansion, The Art Newspaper, December 3, 2005, p. 6Princenthal, Nancy, Jon Pylypchuk at Friedrich Petzel, Art in America, December 2005, pp.142-143Saltz, Jerry, Ups and Downs, TheVillage Voice, September 23, 2005Yablonsky, Linda, The Wry Appeal of Dzama’s Severed Heads, Pylypchuk’s Sad Cats, Bloomberg.com (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/muse.html), September 30, 2005Tully, Judd, Making it Personal, Artforum, September 2005, p. 159Yablonsky, Linda, Storm und Drang, Artforum.com, September 14, 2005 (ill.)Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, August 5, 2005Yablonsky, Linda, Sticky Situation, ArtNews, April 2005, p. 107 (ill.)Harper, Paula, Dynamic Domesticity, Art in America, December 2005, p. 75Jon Pylypchuk: Drawings, KULT, November 2005, p. 99-109Houpt, Simon, In Snow’s Wake a New Generation of Canadian Artists Take Manhattan, The Globe and Mail, October 5, 1990, p. R1Nelson, Arty, Canadian Club, The Royal Art Lodge Spikes LA Scene, LA Weekly, December, p. 55Jon Pylypchuk, Vitals, September 2004, p. 222Morton, Tom, Jon Pylypchuck, Asprey Jacques, London, Frieze, issue no. 83, May 2004, pp. 104-105Einspruch, Franklin, Horrible prettiness, Street, April 9-15, 2004, p. 53 (ill.)Forrest, Tim, Not for the Faint-hearted, Mayfair Life, March, p. 16 (ill.)Burnett, Craig, Jon Pylypchuk, Art Monthly, March, p. 29 (ill.)Wilsher, Mark, Jon Pylypchuk: Erections Pointing at Stars and Angels, What’s on in London, March 3-10, p. 28 (ill.)Comer, Martin, Jon Pylypchuk, Time Out, March 3-10Gonzalez, Veronica and Stapleton, Lara, Juncture, Soft Skull Press, New York, 2003, p. 155Pollack, Barbara, The New Visionaries, Artnews, December, p. 92-97 (ill.)Duponchelle, Valérie, L’Europe en pleine fiévre contemporainé, Le Figaro, November 21, p.32-33 (ill.)Murray, Derek, Jon Pylypchuk at Friedrich Petzel, Art in America, October 2003, p. 128Jon Pylypchuk, artnet.com, October 23, 2003Trainor, James, Winnipeg on the Hudson, Border Crossings, issue no. 87, vol. 22, 2003, pp. 36-47Ask the Dusk, exhibition catalogue from The Royal Art Lodge, pp. 94-97Dyer, Richard, News, London, contemporary, issue 55, September, p. 14-15 (ill.)Sculpture Forever, Flash Art, July -September 2003, no. 231, p. 106The Royal Art Lodge, Canadian Art, Summer 2003, pp. 88-89Dunn, Melissa, and Charles Gute, The Royal Art Lodge: Ask The Dust: Flash ArtInternational, no.229, March-April 2003, p. 55Bradley, Will, Giovanni Intra 1968-2002, Frieze, no.73, March 2003, pp. 54-55
Lewis, Sascha (ed.), Conversation on Contemporary Art Collectives, flavorpill.com, Issue 143, March 4-10,2003Nakazawa, Hideki, Saison Art Program, Newsletter, no. 44, February 2003, p. 6Johnson, Ken, Jon Pylypchuk, The New York Times, February 21, 2003Levin, Kim, ShortList, The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, The Village Voice, February 19-25, 2003Levin, Kim, Jon Pylypchuk + Nicola Tyson, The Village Voice, February 12, 2003Stern, Steven, The imaginative faculty, Time Out New York, February 13 –20, 2003, p.59The Royal Art Lodge, in: The New Yorker, February 10, 2003Saltz, Jerry, Paper Trail, in: The Village Voice, January 29-February 4, 2003, p. 56Cattelan, Maurizio, Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano Gioni & Ali Subotnick (ed.), Charley 01, 2002, p.109Out Out West, artnet.comMagazine, September 20, 2002Jon Pylypchuk, The Village Voice, Fall Arts –Art and Photo, September 4-10, 2002, p.72Honigman, Ana Finel, Fantasyland, Time Out New York, June 20 -27, 2002, p. 60Kimmelman, Michael, Fantasyland, The New York Times, June 14, 2002, p.E38Lineup for Dubrow Biennial, Artnet.com, March 22, 2002Dambrot, Shana Nys, Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, Tema Celeste, September-October 2001, p. 100Subotnick, Ali, Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, Frieze, October 2001, p. 99 Goodman, Wendy, White Hot, Elle Decor, October 2001, pp. 223-227Mahoney, Robert, Jon Pylypchuk a.k.a. Rudy Bust at Friedrich Petzel, Art in America, October 2001, pp.166-167Trainor, James, Woebegone Daze, Border Crossings, no. 78, May 2001, pp.133-134Smith, Roberta, Jonathan Pylypchuk, The New York Times, February 9, 2001Jon Pylyphcuk, The Village Voice, February 13, 2001, p.104Jon Pylypchuk, The New Yorker, February 5, 2001, p.18Smith, Roberta, Jonathan Pylypchuk, The New York Times, January 26, 2001, p. E41Hoptman, Laura, The Shape of Things To Come, Flash Art, January-February 2001, pp. 86-88Dailey, Meghan, Jon Pylypchuk, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Artforum, April 2001, p.137Harvey, Doug, It’s Chinatown, LA Weekly, May 3, 2000Stark, Frances, Frances Stark’s Top Ten, Artforum, November 1999, p. 60PUBLIC COLLECTIONSBlaffer Museum of Art, Texasde la Cruz Collection, MiamiHammer Museum, Los AngelesLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los AngelesNational Gallery of Canada, OttawaMuseum of Contemporary Art, ClevelandMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesMusuem of Contemporary Art, North Miami Museum of Modern Art, New YorkMONA Museum, Berridale, TazmaniaSaatchi Collection, London Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GentThe Whitney Museum, New YorkThe Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg