Assistant Professor, Painting & Drawing
“Beginning nearly a decade ago, at the dawn of the new millennium, Exposito created paintings that embraced various schools of design, from Futurism to mid-century furniture and typology. Eschewing the boundaries of narrative and representation, the artist nonetheless began a journey through abstraction that has staked out a unique perspective on representation. Classically hard-edge in form, his paintings have maintained a steady course along the demilitarized zone of abstraction and representation. Keeping his ear to the ground and his eye on the ball, the artist has navigated a slow and steady course of constant evolution of form, color and his distinct balance of fantasy and restraint. For the better part of the past decade, he has continued to produce works on canvas and paper which guide the viewer through the present, beyond the past and into the triumphant future of abstract painting.“
Bart Exposito was born in Amarillo, Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Texas, Austin (1998) and MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2000). He has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums including the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles; Claremont Graduate University; Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Münich, Germany; and Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany. In 2009, Exposito was included in the exhibition Abstract America at the Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue). Public collections include Bank of America, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, and Saatchi Gallery, London. Bart Exposito lives and works in Los Angeles.