Raymond Pettibon is a contemporary artist, born in 1957, Tucson, California, who is represented by the David Zwirner Gallery. Pettibon works primarily with Indian Ink on paper, and many of his earlier works are black and white, although he sometimes introduces colour through the use of pencil, watercolour, collage, gouache, or acrylic paint. His drawings explore the spectrum of American culture, from the deviances of marginal youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality.
Pettibon has recieved many accolades for his work: the Oscar Kokoschka prize, University of Vienna, 2010; the Bucksbaum Award, the Whitney Biennial 2004, 2004; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 1991.
Recent group exhibitions include: 'The Last First Decade', Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Cascais, Portugal, 2011; 'Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981', Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2011-12; 'Houdini: Art and Magic', Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, traveling to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin, 2011-2012.
Recent Solo Shows include: 'Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years, 1978-86', Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona, 2011; 'Raymond Pettibon: Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole', Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2011; and 'Raymond Pettibon', Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2012.
Raymond Pettibon lives and works in California.