JAMES STERLING PITT

Born 1977, Warwick, New York
Lives and Works in Oakland, California

Selected solo exhibitions

2017
Forms on Forms, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Points West, Et Al., San Francisco
Points East, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2016
Points., College of Marin, Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA

2014
Hello Green Cosmos, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
The University Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2013
The White Peacock Sings, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2012
On a Clear Day We Were Lightning, Eli Ridgway, San Francisco, CA

2011
Romer Young Gallery in Berlin, w/ Kirk Stoller, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

2010
it goes as it grows, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Sea All Around Us, w/ Sean McFarland, Sight School, Oakland, CA
Project Room, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2009
The On and On, ATA, San Francisco, CA

2000
LiftnoLimbo, John Sommers Gallery, Univ. of NM, Albuquerque, NM

Selected group exhibitions
2018
Additive Measures, Slide Space 123, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Marin Collects, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

2017
Way Bay, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2015
Off the Charts, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
The Brain, Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley, ID
Retrospective, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

2014
Color Shift, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2013
Introductions, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Object Oriented (with Reuben Lorch-Miller, Roza Janiszewska), Royal NoneSuch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Eli Ridgway, San Francisco, CA

2012
Contemporary Watercolor, curated by Veronica Roberts, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Living Room, curated by Vanessa Blaikie and Joey Piziali, Parklife, San Francisco, CA
Stacked/Multiplied, curated by Devon Bella and Katie Hood Morgan, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
Front + Center, curated by Vanessa Blaikie, Joey Piziali and Jessica Brier, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
PAPER!AWESOME!, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Hyperspaces, curated by David Kasprzak, Parklife, San Francisco, CA 

Awards and Residencies

2014
Kala Art Institute; Artist Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

2010
Djerassi Artist in Residence; Winter Residency, Woodside, CA

2008
Djerassi Artist in Residence; Winter Residency, Woodside, CA

2006
Djerassi Artist Fellowship, Woodside, CA
Djerassi Artist in Residence; April-May, Woodside, CA

2002
Tretethen Merit Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2000
Vera Nolan Award, Univ. Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Bibliography

Smith, Claude. “James Sterling Pitt: The Ritual of Remembering” New American Paintings. Sep. 2015.
Baker, Kenneth. “Pitt at Anglim” San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 2014.
Quinton, Luke. “Artists Laurie Frick and James Sterling Pitt map the brain in joint exhibit” Austin American StatesmanFeb. 2014.
Allen, Gwen. “James Sterling Pitt”, ARTFORUM. Feb. 2013.
McQuaid, Kate. “Low Key Charm”, Boston Globe. Nov. 2013.
Baker, Kenneth. "In Among the Pitts" San Francisco Chronicle. Nov. 2012.
Turner, Chérie Louise. “Nov 2012 Artist Profile, James Sterling Pitt” art ltd. Nov. 2012.
“James Sterling Pitt” New American Paintings, Pacific Coast, Issue #103. Dec. 2012.
Chun, Kimberly. "James Sterling Pitt: Ping Pong Gallery Solo Show" San Francisco Chronicle. Oct. 2010. 
Scholtz, Zachary Royer. "Front + Center: Weather Streams" Art Practical. Jan. 2010. 

Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Blanton Museum of Art