Mari Eastman



Available Works





1996                School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Master of Fine Arts

1992                Smith College, Northampton, MA. Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

1991                Chautauqua School of Painting, Chautauqua, NY.

1990-91         Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.


One and Two Person Shows

2018    Mari Eastman and Jen Rochlin, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (Nov-Dec)

2017    In Situ, Goldfinch Contemporary, Chicago IL

2016    Tokyo, The 90s, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2013    Smith College, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

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

2007    It’s you and me forever, Emily Tsingou, London, England

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

2006    Sies and Hoeke, Duesseldorf, Germany

             Spruth and Magers, Projekte, Munich, Germany

2005     Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004     Paintings, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Mari Eastman, Sies + Hoke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

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

               Mari Eastman, Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

2000    Summertime, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

               View From Mt. Washington, Recent Works, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997    Dance Party, Rx Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler, Chicago Project Room, Chicago, IL.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    Mugs, Tyson Reeder Loft, Chicago, IL

2017    American Genre: Contemporary Painting, curated by Michelle Grabner, Institute of Contemporary Art and Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

               Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, LA CA

2016    Noise of Art, Soccer Club Club, Chicago IL

2013     The Object Salon, curated by Calvin Marcus, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles,

Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Marin, LA CA

2012    Look here, upon this picture, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011    Midnight in Malibu, curated by Zach Harris, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY

Unfinished Paintings, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles CA

                Reconfigured, Mark Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2010    California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport CA

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

2008     Idle Youth, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

                Hunters and Devils, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany

2007    Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

               Landscapes, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

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

2005    Blumenstuck, Kunstlers Gluck, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

                Alex Bircken, Mari Eastman and Maike Schoorel, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, England

2004    The Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                Arnold, Eastman, and Weatherford, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles

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

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

              The Cat Show, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001    Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, The UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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

2000    Blurring Lines in Contemporary Drawing, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

              Part I – Three Day Weekend with Mari Eastman, Rebecca Morris, and Amy Wheeler, 1234 El Paso, Los Angeles, CA

              Duchamp’s Suitcase ( curated by Jacob Fabricius) Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England.

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

             The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Laughter, China Arts Object 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

1996    AOK, 1223 N. Wolcott, Chicago, IL


2017    Reichart, Elliot. “New City’s Top 5 of Everything 2017:Art”, New City, December 21.

Pocaro, Alan. “The World Keenly Observed: A Review of Mari Eastman at Goldfinch”, New City, November 14.

               Mari Eastman, Publication to accompany exhibition at Goldfinch Contemporary

De La Durantaye, Leland. “Fleeting Impressions and an Abundance of Detail”,, October

2016    “The Noise of Art, Soccer Club Club”,

Filchuk, Ryan. “Paintings Glow in a Repurposed Bar”, New City Art, October

2011    Mizota, Sharon.Art Review: Mari Eastman at Cherry and Martin”, Los Angeles Times, April 11

Diehl, Travis. “Critic’s Picks”,

Pundyk, Anne Sherwood. “Mari Eastman: Objects Decorative and Functional” The Brooklyn Rail

Flores, Chloe. Interview, 2010 California Biennial Catalogue, Orange County Museum of Art

2010    Can I Come Over to Your House? The First Ten Years of the Suburban, The Suburban

2009    Doing Bird, Interview with Rodarte and Mari Eastman,

2008    Wolin, Joseph R. “Idle Youth”, Time Out New York, Issue 671, Aug 7-13

            Idle Youth, Gladstone Gallery

               Lady in Dark, published by Nieves Books, Zurich, Switzerland. Zine/Monograph

Knight, Christopher. “One Way or Another: Asian American Artists Now”, Art Review, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 11,

2006    Smith, Roberta. “Art Review: A Melange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities” Weekend Arts, The New York Times, Sep. 8,

2004    Ferguson, Russell. The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles.

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

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review/Girls Gone Wild” The New York Times, July 4,

2002   Charley Magazine, Edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnik

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

Klefstad, Ann. “Drawn From L.A. (Home is Where the Heart is)” New Art Examiner, March-April,

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

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

            Knight, Christopher. “A Snapshot of New Art From LA” LA Times, June 6

            Kent, Sarah. “Reviews: Paintings 2001”, Time Out London, No. 1594, March

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

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review / Mari Eastman” The New York Times, Aug 4,

“Goings on about town/Galleries/ Mari Eastman” The New Yorker, Aug. 21,

Gavlak, Sarah. “Art Review / Mari Eastman” Time Out, Aug. 23

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

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

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

Grabner, Michelle.”Mari Eastman and Amy Wheeler, Chicago Project Room” Art/Text, Aug

Campbell, Shane. “Mari Eastman, RX Gallery” The New Art Examiner, June

1996    Bulka, Michael. “A-OK” The New Art Examiner  Dec

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Residencies and Fellowships

2018    Roger Brown Residency, School of the Art Institute

2007    Djerrasi Resident Artists Program

1997     Illinois Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship Award

1994    Philip Morris Fellowship for Artists of Color

Other Projects

2016    Curator. Group Show with Mari Eastman, Rebecca Morris, Allison Schulnik, Anna Sew Hoy, and Mary Weatherford, Soccer Club Club, Chicago


2010                Organizer. Talks on Painting, a series of three panel discussions on painting, Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles CA

1997-2000       Cakewalk Magazine, co-founder and editor