Hilary Pecis’ work is a depiction of landscapes influenced by Internet, television and other media sources. With an interest and focus on the interchangeability of images and the capability to perceive and ignore them, Pecis draws attention to how we are conditioned by the media’s overwhelming supply of information.
By manipulating these images to form a combination of the two, her attempt to create an association between them is evident. Her works spotlight the media’s ability to influence and sometimes distort our perceptions, through a flood of readily available information.
Her work is influenced by artists Jess (Collins), Marco Brambilla, David LaChapelle and Rob Pruitt. Hilary is a native Californian, having received both her MFA and BFA at California College of the Arts.She has exhibited her work at Catherine Clark in SF, Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles, Halsey McKey in New York, Western Exhibitions in Chicago, and in Italy, for Galleria Glance ( Turin ) and Sweden for Gallery Steinsland Berliner ( Stockholm ).
“Consensus” – April 2012
Inaugural group show – March 2010
-California College of the Arts, 2007-2009, MFA
-California College of the Arts, 2004 – 2006, BFA
-Aurobora Press Residency, September 2009
-Heroes and Hearts, SF General Hospital, 2011
-Graduated with High Distinction, California College of the Arts, 2009
-Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, SF Arts Commission, 2008
-Masterminds Grant, San Francisco Weekly, 2008
-Emerge Recipient, GenArts SF, 2006
-Graduated with High Distinction, California College of the Arts, 2006
-Best of the Junior Review, California College of the Arts, 2005
-Robert Ralls Scholarship, California College of the Arts, 2005
-Where My Cones At?, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, Ca Sept 2012
-Where My Cones At? Double Break Galley, San Diego, CA July 2012
-End of Days, Mixed Greens Gallery, NY,NY January 2012
-The Eagle, Bull, and Bear, Little Paper Planes, SF, Ca, 2011
-Slash, CES Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca, November, 2011
-Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, June 2011
-Domestic Goods, Eric Firestone Gallery, E. Hampton, NY, May 2011
-The Lab, San Francisco, Ca, March, 2011
-Boom!, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA December 2010
-Ah, Wilderness!, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL, December 2010
-Power of Selection: Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, November 2010
-Shadow Shop, Project by Stephanie Sujuko, SF MoMA November 2010
-Hello Sweden, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden, August, 2010
-Temple of Blooom, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 2010
-Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2010
-Inaugural Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francicso, CA, March 2010
-Fax, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, January. 2010
-Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden, November, 2009
-Infinity, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA October, 2009
-This is Your, This is My, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, August, 2009
-Control C, Control V, EbersB9 Gallery, Chicago, IL July, 2009
-Super Fine, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY, July, 2009
-Remix, Catherine Clark, San Francisco, CA June, 2009
-Sports, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA April, 2009
-Out of the Flat Files, Triple Base , San Francisco, CA April, 2009
-Family First, White Walls, San Francisco, CA January, 2009
-NADA Fair with Triple Base Gallery, Miami, FL December, 2008
-Bobby Hutton, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA November, 2008
-Allegory of the Mountain, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH, October, 2008
-Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, SF Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA September, 2008
-New Landscapes, Dominican University of San Rafael, San Rafael, CA April, 2008
-Spaced Out, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA March, 2008
-Gold Rush, Okay Mountain, Austin, TA January, 2008
-Fresh, Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA January, 2008
-Grounded, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA November, 2007
-Domestic, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA October, 2007
-Albedo, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA September, 2007
-Weathered Worlds, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA September, 2007
-Light from Darkness, Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany, July, 2007
-Ripples, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA May, 2007
-Cut and Paste, Tag Art Gallery,Nashville, TN, March, 2007
-Emerge, GenArtSF, San Francisco, CA November, 2006
-The Marfa Salon, Marfa, TX October, 2006
-West Coast Windows, Samson Projects, Boston, MA June, 2006
-Lilac Ladies Mural Project, The Lab, San Francisco, CA, August, 2005
-Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, June 2012
-Consensus, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, April 2012
-Reconfigure, Bows and Arrows, Sacramento, CA, June 2011
-Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy, March, 2011
-Half Truths and Outright Lies, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco,CA, February 2011
-Intricacies of Phantom Content, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July, 2009
-From the Paradigm Shift, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September 2008
-White Columns, Curated Slide Registry, New York, NY
-The Drawing Center, Artists Viewing Program, New York, NY
-Hampton Magazine, Collage and Effect, Stacy Goergen, p154-156, June 29, 2012.
-Il Metodo VideoInsight Rebecca Russo, Postmedia Books, 2012.
-Foam Magazine, Fish Bowl, pg. 35, Meighan O’toole, September, 2011.
-Juxtapoz, Hilary Pecis, p.52-65, & 140-141,Austin McManus, May 2011.
- La Stampa, Colori da Favola per Narrare le Tragedie, Renato Rizzo April, 26, 2011.
-Art Tribune, Mezza Verità e Autentiche Menzogne , April 18, 2011.
- Huffington Post, SF Galleries: Collages of Calculated Chaos, Cherie Louise Turner, Feb 25, 2011.
-Hi Fructose, An Interview with Hilary Pecis, Ken Harman, Feb. 16, 2011.
-Art Practicle, Omega,and Half Truths & Outright Lies, Brian Andrews Feb. 12, 2011
-KQED.org:Arts, Guerrero Gallery Opening, Kristin Farr, March 18, 2010.
-Dazed and Confused Magazine, Hilary Pecis, Francesca Gavin,Issue 179, October, 2009.
-San Francisco Chronicle, What You Are, I Once Was, Michelle Broder Van Dyke, October 29, 2009.
-Art Ltd. Hilary Pecis: “Intricacies of Phantom Content” at Triple Base Gallery, Chérie Louise Turner, September, 2009.
-SF Weekly, Hilary Pecis: Intricacies of Phantom Content, Traci Vogel, July 13, 2009.
-SF Bay Guardian, Intricacies of Phantom Content, Matt Sussman, June 24, 2009.
-Flavorpill, Hilary Pecis and Elyse Mallouk, Matt Sussman, June 19, 2009.
-7×7, Hard-Boiled Wonderland: The Candy-Colored Kaleidoscopes Of Hilary Pecis, Kimberly Chun, June, 05, 2009.
-SF Chronicle, Don’t Miss, Travis Jensen, May, 16, 2009.
-SF Guardian, Picks, Johnny Ray Huston, May, 12, 2009.
-SF Gate, New Art From Fresh Minds, JD Beltran. April 23, 2009.
-NY Arts Magazine, Traversing Wilderness, Jan/Feb 2009
-New American Paintings, Issue #79, December 2008
-SF Examiner, Q&A with Hilary Pecis, Marissa Nakasone, November, 24, 2008.
-SF Gardian, Picks, Johnny Ray Huston, September 3, 2008
-SF Weekly, Masterminds, March 19, 2008
-NeoGeo: A New Edge to Abstraction, 2007, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, B. Meyer
-New American Paintings, Issue #67, December 2006