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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 ).

Past shows

“Consensus” – April 2012

Half Truths and Outright Lies” – February 2011

Inaugural group show – March 2010

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

-California College of the Arts, 2007-2009, MFA
-California College of the Arts, 2004 – 2006, BFA
-Aurobora Press Residency, September 2009

AWARDS:

-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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

-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

SLIDE
REGISTRIES:

-White Columns, Curated  Slide Registry, New York, NY
-The Drawing Center, Artists Viewing Program, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

-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