Brian Calvin

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Double Duo, 2018, acrylic and pastel on panel, 40 x 60 inches

Trio, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 70 inches

Dou 3, 2018, acrylic and pastel on panel, 40 x 30 inches

Duo 2, 2018, acrylic and pastel on panel, 40 x 30 inches

Duo 1, 2018, acrylic and pastel on panel, 40 x 30 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (paper size)

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and maker on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches

Untitled, 2018, marker, and pastel on paper, 24 x 18 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and maker on paper, 12 3/4 x 10 inches

Untitled, 2017, pastel on cardstock, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 7 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker with collage on paper, 10 3/4 x 8 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 7 x 10 1/4 inches (paper size)

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches (paper size)

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches (paper size)

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 10 1/2 x 7 inches (paper size)

Untitled, 2018, colored pencil and marker on paper, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (paper size)

Curtains, 2018, acrylic and pastel on linen, 18 x 24 inches

Solid Air, 2018, acrylic and pastel on panel, 24 x 18 inches

Brian Calvin

Split Difference
2016
acrylic on panel
40 x 30 inches

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Observation
2017
acrylic on linen
30 x 24 inches

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Head and Shoulders
2016
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

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Another Sister
2016
acrylic on panel
24 x 30 inches

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A Sister
2016
acrylic on panel
24 x 30 inches

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Eden
2015
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches

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Above
2014
acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 inches

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Beermaid
2011
oil on panel
8 x 10 inches

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The Wait
2011
oil and latex on canvas
88 x 44 inches

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Copper Hairstreak
2010
oil on panel
36 x 24 inches

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Nightblind
2009
acrylic on canvas
39 x 24 inches

Brian Calvin

The Punchline
1999
gouache on paper
5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches

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Sleep
1998
gouache on paper
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

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Passed Over
1997
gouache on paper
5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

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Untitled (Today Shall Be Remembered)
1996
watercolor and ink on paper
11 x 14 inches

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And Abraham Appears
1996
watercolor and acrylic on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches

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The Judge
1996
gouache on paper
4 x 5 3/4 inches

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Por Favor
1995
mixed media on paper
14 x 11 inches

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Regret is for Fools
1995
acrylic on paper
11 3/4 x 7 inches

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Untitled
1995
ink on paper
7 x 11 inches

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Untitled
1995
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
11 x 12 inches

Brian Calvin

Ribbons
1995
acrylic on canvas
11 1/4 x 12 inches

Brian Calvin

Can't Take My Pride
1995
acrylic on canvas
36 x 46 inches

Brian Calvin

Regret is for Fools
1995
acrylic on canvas
36 x 46 inches

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Untitled
1994
mixed media on paper
11 x 13 3/4 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1994
acrylic on paper
8 x 13 1/2 inches

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Untitled
1994
ink and acrylic on paper
8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches

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Untitled
1994
acrylic and watercoloron paper
9 1/2 x 9 inches

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RIP
1994
acrylic on t-shirt on panel
19 x 21 inches

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I Too Was A Player
1994
acrylic on t-shirt on panel
18 x 18 inches

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*** (Three Stars)
1994
acrylic on t-shirt on panel
21 x 18 inches

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Rain or Shine
1994
acrylic on canvas
72 x 54 inches

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Untitled
1993
acrylic on paper
11 x 10 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1993
acrylic, ink and coffee on photocopy paper
8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1993
acrylic, ink and coffee on photocopy paper
7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled (Pool)
1993
mixed media on papaer
5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

Brian Calvin

The Meditations of Linus
1993
acrylic on book
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

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Untitled
1993
ink watercolor, and acrylic on canvas
5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches

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Out Of Town
1993
mixed media on canvas
55 x 59 1/2 inches

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Charlie Drown
1993
acrylic on canvas
60 x 52 inches

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Untitled
1992
graphic and spray paint on paper
14 x 10 1/2 inches

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Untitled
1992
ink and acrylic on paper
6 x 4 inches

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Untitled
1992
gouache on paper
4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1992
gouache on paper
5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1992
acrylic and ballpoint pen on paper
4 1/4 x 6 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1992
ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper
4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1992
acrylic and ballpoint pen on paper
6 x 4 1/4 inches

Brian Calvin

The Last Match
1992
oil on canvas
56 x 72 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled (Popeye)
1992
oil on canvas
26 x 38 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

New Tattoo
1992
oil on canvas
26 x 38 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Like Minds
1992
oil on canvas
25 1/4 x 38 inches

Brian Calvin

Shore Leave
1992
oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches

Brian Calvin

Untitled
1991
oil on paper
4 x 6 inches

BIO

b.1969

Lives and works in Ojai, CA.

Calvin studied at the University of California, Berkeley and at The Art Institute of Chicago. He received the California Arts Council Fellowship and an art residency from Art Production Fund, Giverny, France.

Calvin developed a figurative pictorial style with a close-up treatment of subjects, highly composed structures, and luminous colors lying flat. His technique is a type of abstraction in the representation of certain details. His portraits of bleary-eyed youth are painted featuring backgrounds that Calvin describes as “general” glimpses of the California coast.

Calvin has exhibited at Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Corvi Mora, London; Cabinet, Milan; Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA; and Gallery Side 2, Tokyo. Among his group exhibitions are at Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among other places.

His work is included in the collections of the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA.