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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


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

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

“Artcard” Volume 2, Pgs 44-45. Published by (illus.)

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

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

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

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

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

CITADEL, 1996 A literary magazine;
painting reproduced on front cover

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

Frank, Peter. Catalog for the Exhibition “Brand 40: Works on Paper”
Brand Library Art Gallery, 2011 (illus.)

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

Kloosterboer, Lorena. "Idiosyncratic Monochromes,"
POETS AND ARTISTS, issue 85, June 2017 (illus.)

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

Page 1, August 13, 1989 (illus.)

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

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

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

Page 3, U Entertainment, March 31, 2002 (illus.)

Volume 32, pgs 84-85 (illus.)

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