Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society.
Cleon's paintings are monochromatic while channeling at the same time the fashion sensibility of the early 80's, complete with skinny ties and day glow colors.

Cleon received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, MI and a BFA in Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

 

Solo exhibitions

2015
"Poison" A Solo Exhibition By Cleon Peterson, Library Street Collective, Detroit

2012

The Brinksman, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA


2011
White Flag, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Daybreak, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

2009

New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Unconsoled, A.L.I.C.E. Gallery, Brussels
The Mirror Stage, Cleon Peterson and Kill Pixie, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Occupation, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

2008
Cleon Peterson and Kill Pixie, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

Group exhibitions

2016
Over the Influence at Art16

2015
WORK IN PROGRESS - Pose Cleon Peterson, Sage Vaughn, Richard Colman + more, Gastman, Los Angeles
AGENTS PROVOCATEURS, Subliminal Project, Los Angeles 

2014
New Image Art Gallery at PULSE Miami Beatch 2014
New Image Art Gallery at Zona MACO 2014 
Cruel Summer: Group Exhibition Curated by Roger Gastman, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
Soze + Modernica Presents The Soze Collection Group Exhibition, Soze Gallery, Los Angeles

2012
These Friends Three, THIS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Summer Group Show, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2011
Postermat, The Hole, New York, NY, USA
 New Image Art, Miami, Scope, Miami, FL, USA
 Pure Logo, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 This PLace in Time, Show & Tell, Toronto, Canada
Public Domaine, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR

2010
Summer Group Exhibition, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Comes As You Are, Prism Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Image Art, Miami, Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA
 The Power of Selection, Part 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
 Moniker Art Fair, New Image Art, London, England
 Inaugural Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA


2009
August Group Exhibition, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA
Beach Blanket Bingo – A Summer Mixer Group Exhibition, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
Octo Pusses, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

2008

Kill Pixie and Cleon Peterson, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Trailblazers, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Park Life, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Poster Renaissance 2, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA
VASF Gallery, Locals Only, San Francisco, USA
Scope New York, New Image Art, New York, USA
Ginger, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

2007

Art Basel, Deitch Projects, Miami Beach, USA
Aqua Art Miami, New Image Art, Miami Beach, USA
Those Damn Yanks, Leonard Street Gallery, London, UK
Mail Order Monsters, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Brodeo, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

Public works / commissions 

2016
Work in-situ, Nuits Blanche Paris, Tour Effeil