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Mari Eastman holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angles), The Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach), Cherry and Martin Gallery (Los Angeles), Victoria Miro (London), Colette (Paris), Barbara Gladstone Gallery (New York), the Berkeley Museum of Art, and numerous other venues. Her work has been included in such publications as Modern Painters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Flash Art, The New Yorker, and on Eastman lives and works in Chicago.


Berkeley, CA, USA b. 1970




1996 — MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

1992 — BFA, Cum Laude, Smith College, Northampton MA

1991 — Chautauqua School of Painting, Chautauqua NY

1991 — Wesleyan University, Middletown CT


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2023  Mari Eastman at Green Gallery, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI 

2017 — In Situ, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago IL

2016 — Tokyo 1992-3, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013 — Women’s College, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011 — Objects, Decorative and Functional, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles CA

2007 — It’s you and me forever, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London UK

2007 — Pop Life, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2006 — Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf Germany

2005 — Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 — Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2004 — Mari Eastman, Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf, Germany

2001 — I am the Painting Factory, The Suburban, Oak Park IL

2001 — Mari Eastman, Galleri Nicoali Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 — Hello, Goodbye, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA

2000 — Summertime, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York NY

2000 — View from Mt. Washington, Recent Works, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 — Rotating Exhibition, Rainbo Room, Chicago IL

1998 — Predators, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago IL

1997 — Dance Party, Rx Gallery, Chicago IL



Selected Group Exhibitions


2013 — Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Marin, Los Angeles CA

2013 — The Object Salon, curated by Calvin Marcus, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles CA

2012 — 20 YEARS, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC

2012 — Jim and Rebecca <3 Painting, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena CA

2012 — Look Here, Upon This Picture, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2012 — Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA

2011 — Unfinished Paintings, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles CA

2011 — From the Recent Past: New Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

2010 — California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA (catalog)

2010 — Midnight at Malibu, Muelensteen Gallery, New York NY

2010 — Three person show, Idylwild Arts Center, Idylwild CA

2010 — Seven Card Stud, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles CA

2010 — Painting, LA Art House, Los Angeles CA

2009 — Group show curated by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Colette, Paris, France

2009 — Bellows and Whispers, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles CA

2009 — An Expanded Field of Possibilities, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara CA (catalog)

2008 — Idle Youth, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY (catalog)

2008 — Mystery of the Invisible Clock, Hudson Salon, Los Angeles CA

2008 — The Tapestry Show, Hudson Salon, Los Angeles CA

2008 — Hunters and Devils, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany

2007 — Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 — One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA: travelled to Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles CA; Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu HI (catalog)

2006 — Asian American Art Now, The Asia Society, New York NY

2006 — Landscapes, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park IL

2006 — Selections From My Wardrobe, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2005 — Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman and Maike Schoorel, Maureen Paley, London UK

2005 — Blumenstuck- Kunstlers Gluck. Vom Paradiesgartlein zur Prilblume, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (catalog)

2005 — André Butzer, Mari Eastman, Francis Scholtz, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2004 — The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

2004 — Arnold, Eastman, and Weatherford, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2004 — Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles CA (catalog)

2003 — Ten Years Anniversary of Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 — Hands up, Baby, Hands up!, Kuanstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

2003 — Summer Romance, Sandroni-Rey, Venice CA

2003 — Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York NY

2003 — The Cat Show, ACME, Los Angeles CA

2002 — Painting and Illustration, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles CA

2001 — Miss World 1972: A Free Form Art Show, Daniel Reich, New York NY

2001 — Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; travelled toMuseum of Contemporary Art, Miami FL (catalog)

2001 — Drawn From LA, Midway Initiative, St. Paul MN

2001 — Painting 2001: Artists from Berlin, Los Angeles, and New York, Victoria Miro Gallery, London UK

2000 — Duchamp’s Suitcase (Use Your Illusion/Part 3 – curated by Jacob Fabricius), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol UK

2000 — People Are (Still) Animals -Three Day Weekend curated by Dave Muller, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles CA

2000 — The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles CA

1999 — Forever is a Hell of a Long Time, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York NY

1998 — Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York NY

1997 — BYOB/Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler are at CPR, Chicago Project Room, Chicago IL

1996 — AOK, 1223 N. Wolcott, Chicago IL

1995 — The Bunny Show, Base Space, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL




2017 — Pocaro, Alan. “The World Keenly Observed: A Review of Mari Eastman and Goldfinch”, NewCity Art, November 2017

2016 — Filchak, Ryan. “Paintings Glow in a Repurposed Northwest Side Bar”, NewCity Art, November 2016

2013 — Weatherford, Mary. “Mari Eastman”, Little Star Weekly, no. 27, August 23

2011 — Sherwood Pundky, Anne. “MARI EASTMAN Objects, Decorative and Functional,” The Brooklyn Rail, May

2011 — Diehl, Travis. “PICKS: Mari Eastman,”, May

2011 — Mizota, Sharon. “A sharp turn by artist,” Los Angeles Times, April 22, D21

2011 — Kunitz, Daniel. “Brush in the Water,” Modern Painters, April p. 18

2010 — Flores, Chloë. Mari Eastman, California Biennial (exhibition catalog), pp. 52-55

2009 — Garcia, Miki. An Expanded Field of Possibilities, exhibition catalog, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

2008 — Lady in Dark, published by Nieves Books, Zurich, Switzerland, (Zine/Monograph)

2008 — Knight, Christopher. “One Way or Another: Asian American Artists Now,” Los Angeles Times, March 11

2008 — Ferguson, Russell. Idle Youth, exhibition catalog, Gladstone Gallery, June

2007 — Brooks, Amra. “Bas Jan Ader and Mari Eastman,” Must-See Art, LA Weekly, January 24

2006 — Smith, Roberta. “Art Review: A Melange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities,” The New York Times, September 8, p. B-25

2006 — Campagnola, Sonia. “Dictionary of Los Angeles Artists,” Flash Art, January-February

2005 — Blumenstuck – Kunstlers Gluck. Vom Paradiesgartlein zur Prilblume, exhibition catalog, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

2004 — Pagel, David. “Around the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 19, p. E-34.

2004 — Pagel, David. “Art Review: Leaving Room for Personality. A new Hammer exhibit traces figurative threads without conformity,” Los Angeles Times, October 20, p. E-1.

2004 — Ed. “What are you looking at? New art through the eyes of ten professionals,” Art on Paper, May/June, p. 67.

2004 — The Undiscovered Country, exhibition catalog, Hammer Museum

2004 — Bernhardt, Katherine. Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Champion Fine Art, exhibition catalog

2003 — The Suburban, The Early Years: 1999-2003, catalog, The Suburban

2003 — Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Summer Romance,” Artweek, September, p. 24

2003 — Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review/Girls Gone Wild,” The New York Times, July 4, p. B-29

2003 — Pagel, David. “Around the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, July 4, p. E-22

2002 — Charley Magazine, Edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnik

2002 — Belden, Kris. “Mari Eastman, The Suburban,” Ten by Ten, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 58

2001 — Ferguson, Russel and Claudine Ise. Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, exhibition catalog, Hammer Museum

2001 — Cotter, Holland. “Miss World 1972: A Free Form Art Show by Daniel Reich,” The New York Times, December 28

2001 — Saltz, Jerry. “Something Wild,” The Village Voice/ArtNet, December

2001 — “Dream Diary,” Mined Magazine, December, p. 394-396.

2001 — Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Snapshot,” Tema Celeste, September-October

2001 — Pagel, David. “To Live and Create in LA,” Los Angeles Times, July 29, p. 4

2001 — Knight, Christopher. “A Snapshot of New Art From LA,” Los Angeles Times Calendar, June 6

2001 — Kent, Sarah. “Reviews: Paintings 2001,” Time Out London, No. 1594, March 7-14, p. B-63

2000 — Fabricius, Jacob. “Recent Works,” Yours Truly, p. 35

2000 — Erickson, Karl. “News,” Flash Art, November, p. 51

2000 — Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review / Mari Eastman,” The New York Times, August 4, p. 33

2000 — “Goings on about town/Galleries/ Mari Eastman,” The New Yorker, August 21, p. 28

2000 — Gavlak, Sarah. “Art Review / Mari Eastman,” Time Out, August 23

1999 — Saltz, Jerry. “Mood Swings,” The Village Voice / Artnet, August

1999 — Bryan, Edgar. “Perfect Sleeper,” Cakewalk #2

1997 — Frank, Nicholas. “BYOB,” Art Papers, November/December, Vol. 21, 6, p.52

1997 — Bulka, Michael. “Mari Eastman at RX Gallery,” World Art, Fall, p.81

1997 — Grabner, Michelle. “Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler, Chicago Project Room,” Art/Text, August, p.86

1997 — Campbell, Shane. “Mari Eastman, RX Gallery,” The New Art Examiner, June, p. 38-39

1997 — Swartz, Mark. “Torn Between Two Cultures,” Chicago Reader, April 18

1997 — Bulka, Michael. “A-OK,” The New Art Examiner, December, p. 35-36