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Artist Biography

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 ).

 

Curriculum Vitae
EDUCATION
California College of the Arts, 2007-2009, MFA

California College of the Arts, 2004 – 2006, BFA

Aurobora Press Residency, September 2009

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Where My Cones At?, POVEvolving, Los Angeles, Ca
Where My Cones At? Double Break Galley, San Diego, CA
End of Days, Mixed Greens Gallery, NY,NY

2011
The Eagle, Bull, and Bear, Little Paper Planes, SF, Ca
Slash, CES Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Domestic Goods, Eric Firestone Gallery, E. Hampton, NY
The Lab, San Francisco, Ca

2010
Boom!, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Ah, Wilderness!, Ebersmoore, Chicago, IL
Power of Selection: Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Shadow Shop, Project by Stephanie Sujuko, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA
Hello Sweden, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Temple of Blooom, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn
Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Inaugural Show, Guerrero Gallery,  San Francicso, CA
Fax, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2009
Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Infinity, Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA
This is Your, This is My, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Control C, Control V, EbersB9 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Super Fine, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
Remix, Catherine Clark, San Francisco, CA
Sports, Synchronicity, Los Angeles, CA
Out of the Flat Files, Triple Base , San Francisco,  CA
Family First, White Walls, San Francisco, CA

2008
NADA Fair with Triple Base Gallery, Miami, FL
Bobby Hutton, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Allegory of the Mountain, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH
Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, SF Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
New Landscapes, Dominican University of San Rafael, San Rafael, CA
Spaced Out, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Gold Rush, Okay Mountain, Austin, TA
Fresh, Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Grounded, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Domestic, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
Albedo, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Weathered Worlds, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Light from Darkness, Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany
Ripples, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
Cut and Paste, Tag Art Gallery,Nashville, TN

2006
Emerge, GenArtSF, San Francisco, CA
The Marfa Salon, Marfa, TX
West Coast Windows, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Lilac Ladies Mural Project, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Consensus, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reconfigure, Bows and Arrows, Sacramento, CA
Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy
Half Truths and Outright Lies, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco,CA
Intricacies of Phantom Content, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA
From the Paradigm Shift, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SLIDE REGISTRIES
White Columns, Curated  Slide Registry, New York, NY

The Drawing Center, Artists Viewing Program, New York, NY

AWARDS
2011
Heroes and Hearts, SF General Hospital

2009
Graduated with High Distinction, California College of the Arts

2008
Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, SF Arts Commission
Masterminds Grant, San Francisco Weekly

2006
Emerge Recipient, GenArts SF
Graduated with High Distinction, California College of the Arts

2005
Best of the Junior Review, California College of the Arts
Robert Ralls Scholarship, California College of the Arts

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

2011
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.

2010
KQED.org:Arts, Guerrero Gallery Opening, Kristin Farr, March 18, 2010.

2009
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.

2008
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.

2007
NeoGeo: A New Edge to Abstraction, 2007, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, B. Meyer.

2006
New American Paintings, Issue #67,  December 2006.