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Peter Hess


Los Angeles, CA


“His form of figurative expressionism often seems more authentic than the trendy stuff of current prominence.” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“If you admire skill in rendering a strong image, you will appreciate Hess’s low-relief, mixed media paintings.” – ARTWEEK

"…His painting evokes a mysterious and spiritual atmosphere…an overriding concern for content lends a truly modern quality to his work." – ARTS + ARCHITECTURE


Coagula Curatorial "Woodworks" – July 2017

Future Studio, Los Angeles, CA

“Tile Works," Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park

“Book Drawings,” Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA


"Pain 2," Hoyt Gallery, USC/Keck School of Medicine

"For the Love of the Arroyo," Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Global Matrix IV International Printmaking Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, IN (cat.)

"Silent Testimonies," Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles

"Sweet 16," Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA

"On the Map," Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

"Groundswell," Groundspace Project, Los Angeles

"Criers for Hire" exhibition to complement the Giovanni Ortega/East West Players Production
LA Artcore @ The Brewery

"Back to the Roots": Richard Duardo Tribute
The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“Cut & Paste” Art Share, Los Angeles, CA

Hendrik Stooker Memorial Exhibition, Weingart Art Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

“Sacred Memories” Pico House Gallery at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

“Luna Moods”
Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Brand 40: Works on Paper (cat.)
Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

“For the Birds”
Installation at Audubon Center, Los Angeles, CA

“Day of the Dead Planet”
Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

“Drawing Los Angeles,”
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, CA

“DPI: Digitally Propelled Ideas,”
W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
Cal Poly Pomona (cat.)

“2001: An Art Odyssey,”
Laguna Beach Museum of Art

“Profusion of Digital Art,”
Center for Visual Art, Oakland, CA

Untitled Group Show
Alternative Museum, New York, NY

“Novel Ideas,”
Laguna Beach Museum of Art

“Uncovering the Past: Tribute and Parody,”
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (cat.)

Untitled Group Show
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

“Miracles and Mysteries,”
Art Gallery, California State University Dominguez Hills

“Animal Magnetism,” Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA

“Yard Art,”
Laguna Beach Museum of Art

“Spiritual Eye,”
Loyola Law School Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Cultural Excavations,”
One Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA

“California Dreaming”
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

“California Bookworks: The Last Five Years,”
Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)

“Show III,”
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery

“Small Images,” Atkinson Art Gallery,
Santa Barbara City College Art Gallery

Untitled Group Show
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, (cat.)

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ARTCARD, Vol. 2, Pgs 44-45. Published by (illus.)

ARTISTS, ART and STORY: Southern California. Karrie Ross, editor, 2016,
pgs 140-142 (illus.)

ARTS & ARCHITECTURE, Vol. 4, No. 2 Garris, Laurie. “Painting Today: The Present Past,” (illus.)

ARTWEEK, Vol.16-No.42. Bulmer, Marge. “A Conjunction of Opposites,” (illus.)

CATALOG. Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CA Frank, Peter. “Brand 40: Works on Paper” (illus.)

CATALOG, GLOBAL MATRIX IV. Purdue University Art Galleries, 2017 (illus.)

CATALOG. Long Beach Museum of Art, 1986 Boutelle, Patricia L. and Wilson, Holly.
“Uncovering the Past: Tribute and Parody” (illus.)

CITADEL, 1996. Painting reproduced on front cover

INSIDE THE L.A. ARTIST, Peregrine Smith Books, 1988 Marrow, Marva. (illus.)

LA WEEKLY, May 5, 2011. Alfvegren, Skylaire. “Who’s Your Birdy?” (illus.)

LOS ANGELES READER, Vol. 8, No. 9. Bulmer, Marge. “Critic’s Choice,” (illus.)

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 6, 1985. McKenna, Kristine. The Art Galleries, (illus.)

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 20, 1984. Muchnic, Suzanne. Art Review, (illus.)

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Inland Empire edition. Page 1, August 13, 1989 (illus.)

MICROPUBLISHING NEWS, February, 1995. Beale, Stephen. “L.A. Digital Artists Define A New Medium,” (illus.)

OUR EVER CHANGING WORLD Through the Eyes of Artists. Karrie Ross, editor, 2016,
pgs 67-69 (illus.)

OUT WEST magazine, June 2017. pgs 39-41, 2017. (illus.)

PASADENA STAR-NEWS. Page 3, U Entertainment, March 31, 2002 (illus.)

THE PRESS - ENTERPRISE, August 13, 1989. Cline, Mary Alice. “Asking a Friend,”

POETS AND ARTISTS magazine, Issue 85, June 2017 Kloosterboer, Lorena.
“Idiosyncratic Monochromes,” (illus.)

STUDIO VISIT magazine. Volume 32, pgs 83-84, 2016 (illus.)

VILLAGE VOICE, July 25,1995 Levin, Kim. The Art Galleries

On the Web:

Winner of the Art of Drawing Spring 2018 Issue Contest is Peter Hess. Instagram artillery_mag

Artist, Art & Story, “Artist Interview: Peter Hess,” November 12, 2016 (illus.)

Modern Art Blitz, Episode #81, July 2017 - Video interview with Mat Gleason

VoyageLA MAGAZINE, “Meet Highland Park Artist: Peter Hess,” November 12, 2016 (illus.)