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.

Born Los Angeles, CA, 1980. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2013

BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2007

The New School, New York, NY, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2005-06

SOLO EXHIBITION

Expo Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL

Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Sanctuary House, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR

Close To Home, Freight and Volume, NY, NY

2016

Luminous Opera, Western Project, Culver City, CA

2014

You Should’ve Asked Your Dad About That, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angles, CA

2013

Look, Room Gallery, Hartford, CT

2010

Tranny, Box Eight, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Secret Agents, Sebrof International Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Work, Studio 2507, Portland, OR

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA,

Untitled, Western Project, Culver City, CA

2015

Unknowable, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA

The Status of Portraiture, Autonomy, Culver City, CA

2014

Shutter Speed, De Service Garage, Amsterdam, NE

MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Five, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA,

Chess, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

All My Gilberts, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Voices, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

2011

NOHIO, Poor Dog Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2010

PRESS

Alexander, David P. (2013, March 26).  Studio Visit With Alec Egan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffwucxQM_o4.

2013

Herod, Regina, “Interview with Alec Egan,” Object Cathexis, MFA Publication: p. 32- 38.

2012

Kara Chats with Artist Alec Egan, Better Connecticut. Daily Motion, http://www.popscreen.com/v/6FJtr/Kara-Chats-With-Alec-Egan.

2010

“The Heather Stalks.” Chanterelle’s Notebook, a poetry e-zine.

2006

“Untitled.” The Horn Magazine: p. 18-23.

2005

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Saunders Collection, Berlin, Germany

2016

Key Brand Entertainment, London, England

2009

Alec Egan

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Alec Egan
Flowers on Bookshelf (detail) , 2017
Alec Egan
Mountain #5 , 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 , 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
Chair #2, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 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
Book #4, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Alec Egan, Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Installation View
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
Hat, 2017
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 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
Shampoo, 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.

CV

Born Los Angeles, CA, 1980. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

EDUCATION

MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2013

BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2007

The New School, New York, NY, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2005-06

SOLO EXHIBITION

Expo Chicago, with Anat Ebgi, Chicago, IL

Welcome Home, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Sanctuary House, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR

Close To Home, Freight and Volume, NY, NY

2016

Luminous Opera, Western Project, Culver City, CA

2014

You Should’ve Asked Your Dad About That, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angles, CA

2013

Look, Room Gallery, Hartford, CT

2010

Tranny, Box Eight, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Secret Agents, Sebrof International Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Work, Studio 2507, Portland, OR

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA,

Untitled, Western Project, Culver City, CA

2015

Unknowable, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA

The Status of Portraiture, Autonomy, Culver City, CA

2014

Shutter Speed, De Service Garage, Amsterdam, NE

MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Five, California Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA,

Chess, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013

All My Gilberts, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Voices, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

2011

NOHIO, Poor Dog Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2010

PRESS

Alexander, David P. (2013, March 26).  Studio Visit With Alec Egan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffwucxQM_o4.

2013

Herod, Regina, “Interview with Alec Egan,” Object Cathexis, MFA Publication: p. 32- 38.

2012

Kara Chats with Artist Alec Egan, Better Connecticut. Daily Motion, http://www.popscreen.com/v/6FJtr/Kara-Chats-With-Alec-Egan.

2010

“The Heather Stalks.” Chanterelle’s Notebook, a poetry e-zine.

2006

“Untitled.” The Horn Magazine: p. 18-23.

2005

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Saunders Collection, Berlin, Germany

2016

Key Brand Entertainment, London, England

2009