Steuart Pittman

Steuart Pittman

United States 1985


Steuart Pittman
Steuart Pittman
United States
November 1, 2015
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Steuart Pittman is an American painter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1985. Apart from painting, Pittman has performed and given lectures at institutions such as Berkeley Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, SFMOMA and Headlands Center for the Arts.

He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in 2007. Later on, he went to Mills College in Oakland, California and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2009.

Steuart Pittman’s Art

Steuart Pittman - An Unexpected Threesome, 2015
Steuart Pittman – An Unexpected Threesome, 2015

Pittman exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions, in the United States and Colombia. The venues where his art was on display include Blankspace Gallery in Oakland, California; Andrew Ütt Gallery in Oakland, California; Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California ; Pony Club Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Dancing Elephant Projects in Bogotá, Colombia. In 2015, he participated in Art Miami’s International Contemporary and Modern Art Fairentitled Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.

Recent Works

Steuart Pittman -Try for the Kingdom (for Moe), 2015 and Sitting Pretty 2015
Steuart Pittman -Try for the Kingdom (for Moe), 2015 and Sitting Pretty 2015

The painter received Jay DeFeo and Trefethen Fellowship Merit Award from Mills College in 2009. He was also nominated for SFMOMA SECA Award twice, in 2010 and 2012.

Steuart Pittman’s paintings are featured in major collections, such as The Bloomingdale’s Collection, The Cleve Carney Collection, The Ellington Collection, The Neiman Marcus Art Collection, and The Knox College Art Collection.

The Washington Post, Art Practical, KQED, Buzzfeed, the San Francisco Chronicle and others wrote about Steuart’s art.

The works of Steuart Pittman were featured in a four-person show titled Second Nature. The exhibition took place at Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco in 2015. The show also included the works of Bessma Khalaf, Jacqueline Norheim, and Dan Swindel. The common thing for all four artists is that they use their experience as material for their creations, which has become a “second nature” for them.

Paintings Included in Second Nature Exhibition

Steuart Pittman - left - Pesky Devil, 2014 - right - Tops and Bottoms, 2014 - Courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery
Steuart Pittman – Pesky Devil, 2014 (left) / Tops and Bottoms, 2014 (right)

Steuart Pittman works and resides in Oakland, California.

All images courtesy of the artist and Spoke Art/Hashimoto Contemporary

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Second NatureHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Welcome To My World, curated by Chris Ashley,NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CAGroup
2015Drawing Show,American Steel Studios, Oakland, CAGroup
2015Bitch, Please,N.B.D. Projects, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Art Opening Volume 8,The Battery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Trap the Line,Bunny Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2015Fresh and Local,Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CAGroup
2015New Normal One, a Guerrero Gallery productionGuerrero Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2013Formalities Johansson Projects, Oakland,CASolo
2013Homecoming Exhibit: 6 Knox Artists,Knox College, Galesburg, ILGroup
2012DocumentO, Curated by Jasmine MoorheadKrowswork, Oakland, CAGroup
2012Pizza Show, Curated by Luke ForsythPony Club Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2011Manic Episode 2Reynolds Gallery, Jeanette Powell Art Center, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CAGroup
2011Manic Episode 2Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CAGroup
2010Nowhere / AnywhereBlankspace Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2010Alumni Group ExhibitKnox College, Galesburg, ILGroup
2010ForasterosDancing Elephant Projects, Bogotá, Colombia Group
2010Winter Group ExhibitBayVAN, Oakland, CAGroup
2009Contemporary Works from the Cleve Carney CollectionElmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, ILGroup
2009Fresh Young ThingsJayJay Gallery, Sacramento, CAGroup
2009Young Americans M.F.A. ExhibitionMills College Art Museum, Oakland, CAGroup
2008CustomsAndrew Ütt Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2007HarvestSculpture Building, Mills College, Oakland, CASolo
2007EntasisFord Center for Fine Art, Knox College, Galesburg, ILSolo