JAKE LONGSTRETH


JAKE LONGSTRETH

Known for his large-scale paintings of architecture and nature, Jake Longstreth (b. 1977) recounts the changing modern landscapes of our time. Astutely observing the corners of suburban America, the artist primarily documents restaurant and retail chains, immortalising many which are becoming increasingly obsolete. In his nature landscapes, Longstreth’s equally subtle and elegant compositions reveal location-specific trees, foliage and clouded skies. With a sense of anticipatory nostalgia and a wry, underlying humour, the artist takes a place within the tradition of landscape painting to uncover both the beauty and absurdity of storefront culture, as well as the creeping effects of a changing environment.

Jake Longstreth’s paintings do far more than capture the forgotten facades of retail chains. They remember a part of suburban life that’s drifting into the past.

T. Latterner, ‘Meet the Artist Chronicling Disappearing Chain Stores’ in Architectural Digest, 21 August 2020.

Image: The Galleria, 2022, oil on canvas, ca. 182.9 x 213.4 cm; 72 x 84 in. Photo: Charles White / JWPictures.com, courtesy of the artist

Artist Talk

Biography


VITA

1977 

Born in Sharon, USA


1999

BFA, Lewis and Clark College, Portland


2005

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco 


AWARDS


2008

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


2007

Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aïshti Foundation, Lebanon

Chase Manhattan Bank, San Francisco

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Fidelity Investments, Boston

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Springtime at the Scottsdale, Arizona Walmart
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (Bleibtreustraße 15/16)

American Heat
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (Goethestraße 2/3)


2022

Springtime in Southern California
Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels 


2021 

Seasonal Concepts 
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles  

Sand Canyon
Nino Mier Gallery, Marfa 


2020

Spring Wind
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles 


2019

Brick & Mortar I Seven Trees
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


2017

Pastures and Parking Lots: Outtakes and Rarities, 2003–2016
Crisp Ellert Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine


2016

Carbon Canyon 
LTD, Los Angeles

Pairs (Jake Longstreth and Andy Woll)
Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles


2015

Free Range
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Free Range
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco


2014

TRUDI Gallery, Los Angeles

Sean McFarland and Jake Longstreth
Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco


2013

Particulate Matter
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2011

Pastures
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco


2008

All it is
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco


2006

Wabi Ranch 
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

On Paper
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris


2023

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape,
curated by Christian Malycha
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Beach
Nino Mier Gallery, New York

2022

Common Ground: UCCA 15th Anniversary Patrons Collection Exhibition
UCCA, Beijing

2021

Salon de Peinture,
Almine Rech, New York

The Beatitudes of Malibu,
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Inaugural Exhibition,
Nino Mier Gallery, Brussels


2020

Five Year Anniversary Show
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


2019

Some Trees
Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles


2017

Apocalypse Summer
LTD, Los Angeles


2015

Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as a Universalism 
M Woods, Beijing

Three Day Weekend
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Two
Secret Recipe, Los Angeles


2014

Landscape City
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles


2013

Being Paul Schrader
Monya Rowe Gallery, New York


2010

Skeptical Landscapes
Herter Gallery, UMASS Amherst

Hi-Def
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco


2009

One Too Many
Partisan Gallery, San Francisco

Summer Sho
Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles


2007

Real Space
Mahan Gallery, Columbus

James Chronister and Jake Longstreth
Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville 

Material World
Alliance Française, San Francisco


2005

Cream from the Top
Benicia Arts Center

MFA Exhibition
CCA, San Francisco

Other Planes of There
Adobe Books, San Francisco

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs

C. Mell & J. Longstreth, Jake Longstreth, Los Angeles: Nino Mier Gallery / Jake Longstreth, 2021


Other

J. Longstreth, Tulare: Scenes from California’s Central Valley, Los Angeles: The Ice Plant, 2018

Videos


Publications


Jake Longstreth

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00

Jake Longstreth

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00

Selected Press


Metropolis October 2021

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Clever, Architectural Digest August 2020

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Sight Unseen August 2013

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