Instagram Mailing List

Join our mailing list

Selected Works Exhibitions Biography Press


Born in Stuart, Florida, 1976
Lives in San Francisco, CA


M.F.A. in Painting & Drawing, California College of the Arts, 2004
B.F.A. in Printing, Painting, & Drawing; Minor in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
L’Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France, 1998

Solo Exhibitions

The Present Tense, Ratio 3, San Francisco (two-person show)

3:43, Ratio 3, San Francisco 

Schleicher/Lange, Paris, France
Ciphers, Ratio 3, San Francisco

the still night air, Open Satellite, Bellevue, WA (catalogue)

and what comes back, Galleria 1/9 unosunove, Rome, Italy
You’ll Know, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

I’ll Start Again, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
i think i was looking at that before, World Class Boxing, Miami, FL
The Approach, London, England (two person show with Lotte Gertz)

Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

timefolding, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
thirtythree days, Ratio 3, San Francisco 

sunset on the moon, Duchess, Chicago
White Columns, New York, NY

Unlet Me Go, Ratio 3, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions

Vanishing Point, Ratio 3, San Francisco

other thans, Et al., San Francisco

Architecture Undigested, Fused Space, San Francisco
ANAMERICANA, American Academy in Rome, Italy

Idea is the Object, D'Amelio Gallery, New York, NY

Economy of Means, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Impossible Vacation, White Flag Projects, St. Louis
In the long tunnel we are all alive, Reload, Rome, Italy

The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
OUT OF ORDER: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hauntology, University of California Berekley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
They Knew What They Wanted, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
75 Years Looking Forward: The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Emerge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
\ (LEAN), Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Mitzi Pederson, Alexander Wolff, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

Berlin, poor but sexy, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO
New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Rome, Italy
Doubled Confluence, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Quiet Revolution, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK & Harris Museum, Preston, UK
Tony Feher, Allison Miller and Mitzi Pederson, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
Liberation Upon Contact, Ratio 3, San Francisco

Reduced Construction, Karma International, Zürich, Switzerland
No Information available, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Now You See It, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado 
Vital Signs, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Unbalance, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York NY
2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Update, White Columns, New York, NY

Coming Up: New Work by Recent Graduates of the California College of the Arts, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Curated by Larry Rinder
Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland
Alpha, Ratio 3, San Francisco
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Thoughtless…, small A projects, Portland, Oregon 
The Powder Room, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles

Louis Morris, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia 
Five Habitats: Squatting at Langton, New Langton Arts, San Francisco 
Pure Land, Ratio 3, San Francisco 
California Roll: Bay Area Artists in Rural Japan, Ine, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Snap, Crackle, Pop, PlaySpace Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
overundersidewaysdown, Queen’s Nail Annex, San Francisco 

Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

Gazing Upwards, Adobe Books, San Francisco
Color Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Land of the Free, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Evening of the Arts, CELLspace, San Francisco
Felix Variations, PlaySpace Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
The Post-it Show, PlaySpace Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Build Anniversary Show, Build, San Francisco

Winter Formal Spectacular, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
99 Bottles, Build, San Francisco
The Pin-up Show, PlaySpace, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Flat Constellations 2: experimental flatworks invitational, Build, San Francisco
Pre-Post War Theatre of Embedded Silence >quiet<, Build, San Francisco
More Better, East 1 Gallery, San Francisco

The Pin-up Show, Paulette Long & Shepard Pollack Graduate Gallery, San Francisco
The Anderson Center Winter Show, Main Gallery, Red Wing, MN


Lutz, Leora. ““other thans” group exhibition featuring Mitzi Pederson, Laurie Reid and Alexander Wolff at Et al., San Francisco..” SFAQ Feb 2014.
Baker, Kenneth. “Mitzi Pederson show: Artist's tulle creates delicacy.” San Francisco Chronicle Jan 2014.
Tilghman, Parker. “A Gust of Glitter, a Resolute Fragility.” ArtSlant May 2012.
Graves, Jen. “Glamorous Edges – Mitzi Pederson at Open Satellite.” The Stranger Mar 2011.
Wilson, Michael. “Mitzi Pederson. Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery.” Artforum April 2010. p. 197
Simblist, Noah. “Mark-Making: Dots, Lines and Curves.” Art Papers Dec. 2009: 50–51.
Helfand, Glen. “Critic’s Picks: Mitzi Pederson.” Oct. 2009.
Berardini, Andrew. “Pederson in the Mission.” Oct. 2009.
Baker, Kenneth. “Pederson’s resourceful art resists analysis.” The San Francisco Chronicle 10 Oct. 2009: E1. 
Fite-Wassilak, Chris. Hayward Touring Curatorial Open Pt. 1/3: Quiet Revolution. Hayward Publishing, 2009.
Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. London: Phaidon Press Inc., 2009: 220–223. 
Slovak, Richard, Now You See It. Aspen: Aspen Art Press, 2008.
Huldisch, Henriette, Shamim M. Momin. Whitney Biennial 2008 Exhibition Catalogue. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008.
Helfand, Glen. “Staying Power.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian 2 Jan. 2008.
Bishop, Janet, Tara, McDowell. 2006 SECA Art Award. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2007.
Helfand, Glen. “Critic’s Picks: San Francisco.” 2007.
Helfand, Glen. “Mitzi Pederson.” Artforum May 2007: 377–378.
Helfand, Glen. “No Hidin’ SECA.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian 4 Apr. 2007. 
Ratner, Megan. “Mitzi Pederson.” Frieze Sept. 2007: 195.
Richard Janku, Laura. “Regional Roundup, San Francisco : Anthropomorphic Sculpture and Gastonomical Delights.” 2007.
“SECA Art Award.” Flash Art Mar. 2007.
Feinstein, Lea. “Sitting In.” SF Weekly 26 Jul. 2006: 33.
Killian, Kevin. I Think You’re Great. San Francisco: Queen’s Nails Annex, 2006.
Snap, Crackle, Pop. San Francisco: PlaySpace Gallery, 2006.
Orden, Abraham. “Mitzi Pederson.” artUS Jul. 2005: 15.
Olson, Marisa. “Mitzi Pederson at Ratio 3.” Artweek May 2005: 14.
Color Wheel Oblivion. Milan, Italy: Marealla Arte Contemporanea, 2004.


SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive, CA
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA 
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL