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James Sterling Pitt
updated: 10/27/2012
website: http://www.eliridgway.com/index.php/pitt-works/james-sterling-pitt-works
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Untitled (After Four Good Days)
Untitled (Goodnight Song for Waves)
Untitled (On A Clear Day We Were Lightning)
Untitled (It Went Into the Night Like Ether)
Untitled (A Song for Jon and Joe/Ocean Beach)
Untitled (Micah)
Untitled (Rain/Soil)
Untitled (Sky/Sage)
Untitled (Bloom #2/Lucky Cloud)
Untitled (Waking Vision For Jason)
Untitled (Moonlight/Snow)
Untitled (In The Waves At Night)
Untitled (For A.M. in the Field)
Untitled (8-31-12/9-2-12)
Untitled (Zomes /Under the Ocean/Borges' Return (8-22-12))
 
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Untitled (After Four Good Days) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (After Four Good Days)
Acrylic on wood
2012
17" x  12.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Goodnight Song for Waves) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Goodnight Song for Waves)
Acrylic on wood
2012
17.5" x  14"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (On A Clear Day We Were Lightning) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (On A Clear Day We Were Lightning)
Acrylic on wood
2012
17.5" x  12.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (It Went Into the Night Like Ether) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (It Went Into the Night Like Ether)
Acrylic on wood, wire
2012
17.5" x  14.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (A Song for Jon and Joe/Ocean Beach) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (A Song for Jon and Joe/Ocean Beach)
Acrylic on wood
2012
16" x  12.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Micah) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Micah)
Acrylic on wood, nylon
2012
17.25" x  13.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Rain/Soil) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Rain/Soil)
Acrylic on wood
2012
16" x  12.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Sky/Sage) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Sky/Sage)
Acrylic on wood
2012
16" x  12.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Bloom #2/Lucky Cloud) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Bloom #2/Lucky Cloud)
Acrylic on wood
2012
15.5" x  11.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Waking Vision For Jason) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Waking Vision For Jason)
Acrylic on wood
2012
18.5" x  14.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Moonlight/Snow) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Moonlight/Snow)
Acrylic on wood
2012
18.5" x  13.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (In The Waves At Night) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (In The Waves At Night)
Acrylic on wood, wire
2012
18.5" x  13.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (For A.M. in the Field) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (For A.M. in the Field)
Acrylic on wood
2012
17.75" x  13.5"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (8-31-12/9-2-12) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (8-31-12/9-2-12)
Acrylic on wood
2012
20.5" x  16"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (Zomes /Under the Ocean/Borges' Return (8-22-12)) by James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Zomes /Under the Ocean/Borges' Return (8-22-12))
Acrylic on wood
2012
16" x  14.25"  x 2.5" 

Artist Statement
James Sterling Pitt's art is conceived to exist as an object based journal-- works standing as two and three dimensional interpretations of fleeting sights and experiences. Pitt aims to make the ephemeral concrete with modestly sized, relational sculpture and drawings. The artist's hand-made re-productions allow recollection to uniquely manifest as tangible markers of a time and place. Often coming into being as a series of on-site field sketches, the personified images of sensory events gradually evolve from graphite and water color on paper to elaborately constructed wooden models. The titles of the artist's sculptures pay homage to the variety of encounters and perceptual shifts that occur within a calendared length of time --- each individual work orchestrated as one line to a larger score.

Artist Bio / CV

JAMES STERLING PITT

Born 1977, Warwick, NY

 

EDUCATION

 

BFA Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 2000

 

MFA Mills College, Oakland, CA 2003

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND TWO PERSON SHOWS

2011  

Romer Young Gallery in Berlin, w/ Kirk Stoller, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

 

2010  

it goes as it grows, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Sea All Around Us, w/ Sean McFarland, Sight School , Oakland, CA

Project Room, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

  

2009  

The On and On, ATA, San Francisco, CA

 

2000  

LiftnoLimbo, John Sommers Gallery, Univ. of NM, Albuquerque, NM

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011   Living Room, curated by Vanessa Blaikie and Joey Piziali, Parklife, San Francisco, CA

Stacked/Multiplied, curated by Devon Bella and Katie Hood Morgan,

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010   Living, curated by Brandon Holmes, As Is Exhibitions, Oakland, CA

Front + Center, curated by Vanessa Blaikie, Joey Piziali and Jessica Brier, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

PAPER ! AWESOME, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

Survival Annex, Curiosity Shoppe, San Francisco, CA

2009   Hyperspaces, curated by David Kasprzak, Parklife, San Francisco, CA

2008   Group Show, curated by Stephanie Syjuco, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

 

AWARDS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2010   Djerassi Artist in Residence; Winter Residency, Woodside, CA 

2008   Djerassi Artist in Residence; WInter Residency, Woodside, CA

2006   Djerassi Artist Fellowship, Woodside, CA

2006   Djerassi Artist in Residence; April-May, Woodside, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Baker, Kenneth. "In Among the Pitts." San Francisco Chronicle, November, 20, 2010

-Chun, Kimberly, "James Sterling PItt: Ping Pong Gallery Solo Show." San Francisco Chronicle 96 Hours. October 28, 2010

-Scholtz, Zachary Royer. "Front + Center: Weather Streams." January 2010, ArtPractical.com