Alec Egan

Alec Egan (b. 1984) is a Los Angeles based painter. His thick impastoed figurative paintings are strikingly banal interior scenes. The interior spaces his paintings depict are premised on a fictitious memory— willfully playing on tropes of nostalgia. There are moments of clarity in the messy compositions. Particular objects begin to stick out and become repeated across his various canvases. This repetition allows the items to garner their own strength and intensity, despite their mundane status. A pair of socks or plants on a windowsill are distilled into something melancholic and profound.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Viewing RoomMarch 17 – April 28, 2018

Alec Egan

1984
Born in Los Angeles, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Education

2013
MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2007
BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
2006
The New School, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA (Forthcoming)
2018
Viewing Room, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Expo Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL
Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Sanctuary House, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR
Close To Home, Freight and Volume, New York, NY 2014
Luminous Opera, Western Project, Culver City, CA
2013
You Should’ve Asked Your Dad About That, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2010
Look, Room Gallery, Hartford, CT
2009
Tranny, Box Eight, Los Angeles, CA
Secret Agents, Sebrof International Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Work, Studio 2507, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Memory Theater, Upfor Gallary, Portland, OR
2015
Untitled, Freight and Volume, New York, NY
Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2014
Unknowable, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
The Status of Portraiture, Autonomy, Culver City, CA
2013
Shutter Speed, De Service Garage, Amsterdam, NE
Untitled, Western Project, Culver City, CA
MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA Five, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Chess, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
All My Gilberts, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Voices, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2010
NOHIO, Poor Dog Studio, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Salt Shaker, Horn, Gambier, OH

Artist in Residence

2016
DNR Residency, Cape Cod, MA
2015
Millwork Residency, Dubuque, IA

Publications

2018
ArtInfo, "Vividness in Alec Egan’s ‘Viewing Room’ at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles" (Link)
2013
“Studio Visit With Alec Egan.” 3 Cities Productions.
2012
Herod, Regina. “Interview with Alec Egan.” Object Cathexis MFA Publication: p. 32- 38. Print.
2010
“Kara Chats with Artist Alec Egan.” Better Connecticut. Daily Motion. Television.
2006
“The Heather Stalks.” Chanterelle’s Notebook, a poetry e-zine.
2005
“Untitled.” The Horn Magazine: p. 18-23. Print

Public Collections

2016
The Saunders Collection, Berlin, Germany
2009
Key Brand Entertainment, London, England

Alec Egan

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Alec Egan
Wave, 2018
Oil and flasche paint on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Mountain on Wall, 2018
Oil and flasche paint on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Room , 2018
Oil, flashe paint, and colored pencil on canvas
84 x 60 inches
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan, Viewing Room , 2018, Anat Ebgi, 2018
Alec Egan
Room , 2018
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Sunset Mountains, 2018
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Boots with Flowers , 2018
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Flowers on Bookshelf , 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Stack of Books and Poster , 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Flowers on Bookshelf (detail) , 2017
Alec Egan
Chair #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Mountain #5 , 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Vaulted Room , 2017
Oil and colored pencil on paper
38 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Entrance, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan
Staircase, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Moutains #4, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan
Heels, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Boots #3, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Book #3, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan
Plants, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Brother, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan
Room #3, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Socks, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Cat, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Alec Egan
Bookshelf, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Book #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Alec Egan
Bookshelf #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan
Library, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Stack of Books #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Alec Egan
Mountain #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Room #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Mountain #3, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
Alec Egan
Bathroom, 2017
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 inches
Alec Egan
Book #5, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Socks #3, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Alec Egan
Ashtray, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches

BIOGRAPHY

Alec Egan (b. 1984) is a Los Angeles based painter. His thick impastoed figurative paintings are strikingly banal interior scenes. The interior spaces his paintings depict are premised on a fictitious memory— willfully playing on tropes of nostalgia. There are moments of clarity in the messy compositions. Particular objects begin to stick out and become repeated across his various canvases. This repetition allows the items to garner their own strength and intensity, despite their mundane status. A pair of socks or plants on a windowsill are distilled into something melancholic and profound.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Viewing RoomMarch 17 – April 28, 2018

CV

Alec Egan

1984
Born in Los Angeles, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Education

2013
MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2007
BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
2006
The New School, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA (Forthcoming)
2018
Viewing Room, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Expo Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL
Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Sanctuary House, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR
Close To Home, Freight and Volume, New York, NY 2014
Luminous Opera, Western Project, Culver City, CA
2013
You Should’ve Asked Your Dad About That, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2010
Look, Room Gallery, Hartford, CT
2009
Tranny, Box Eight, Los Angeles, CA
Secret Agents, Sebrof International Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Work, Studio 2507, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Memory Theater, Upfor Gallary, Portland, OR
2015
Untitled, Freight and Volume, New York, NY
Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2014
Unknowable, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
The Status of Portraiture, Autonomy, Culver City, CA
2013
Shutter Speed, De Service Garage, Amsterdam, NE
Untitled, Western Project, Culver City, CA
MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA Five, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Chess, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
All My Gilberts, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Voices, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2010
NOHIO, Poor Dog Studio, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Salt Shaker, Horn, Gambier, OH

Artist in Residence

2016
DNR Residency, Cape Cod, MA
2015
Millwork Residency, Dubuque, IA

Publications

2018
ArtInfo, "Vividness in Alec Egan’s ‘Viewing Room’ at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles" (Link)
2013
“Studio Visit With Alec Egan.” 3 Cities Productions.
2012
Herod, Regina. “Interview with Alec Egan.” Object Cathexis MFA Publication: p. 32- 38. Print.
2010
“Kara Chats with Artist Alec Egan.” Better Connecticut. Daily Motion. Television.
2006
“The Heather Stalks.” Chanterelle’s Notebook, a poetry e-zine.
2005
“Untitled.” The Horn Magazine: p. 18-23. Print

Public Collections

2016
The Saunders Collection, Berlin, Germany
2009
Key Brand Entertainment, London, England