Jeff Iorillo is a Los Angeles-based painter working in acrylic and enamel on canvas, masonite, and metal.
Jeff paints for painting’s sake; he hasn’t stopped having new ideas. His ongoing process exploration leads to distinct bodies of work, whose consistent throughline is a bold abstract approach investigating materials, mass and momentum, color and gesture. He is interested in seizing the attention with an immediate impact, then holding it with a dynamic technique and details that invite speculation.
The work lives at the boundary between control and chaos: a specific, usually invented, technique pushed to its breaking point to achieve a spontaneity and unrestrained quality beyond his original intention.
Themes that assert themselves include challenging the boundary between painting and sculpture; the role of the artist's intention driving the work vs the work evolving organically on its own; and his ongoing search for authenticity in mark-making and composition.
In 2015 Jeff and the Sun Paintings traveled to Japan for international shows in Kyoto and at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art. He has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Otis College and Art Center in Los Angeles. His work is acquired by individuals and corporate collections from L.A. to Hong Kong to Mexico City, and is commissioned for commercial installations worldwide. He has been represented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery, and his work is regularly selected by Hollywood set designers for television and cinema.
Jeff is a Member of the Los Angeles Art Association. CV and complete list of installations, commissions, and film & television by request.
2016 Group Show, “Festoon” juror Elizabeth East/LA Louver, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, “Multiple Feeds” (video), Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2015 International Group Show, LA Artcore/Art Fukuoka: “Japan-US Artists Exchange Show”
3-Man Show, “The Sun Paintings,” LA Artcore at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Solo Show, “The Gyre Paintings”, Santa Monica Art Studios, CA
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Ashiya Gallery, Ashiya, Japan
Kyoto City International Foundation Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Group Show, “CA 101,” juror Nina Zak Laddon, Redondo Beach CA
Finalist Show, LA Artcore Competition, LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
jurors Laddie John Dill, Andy Moses, Ave Pildas
Group Show, “Perpetual Visions,” Hue Gallery, Wichita, KS
Group Show, “Out There,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, “VS”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, “small time,” juror Cris McCall, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational Group Show, Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG)
2014 Group Show, “Aurora,” Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, “Present Art XV”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Juried Show, “The Non-Objective Moment” juror Cinthia Penna, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, “Kaleidoscope”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2-Man Show, Italian Tramer Art Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Solo Show, Siren Digital Studios, Hollywood, CA
Group Show, HaleArts, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, GET ART! Project Angel Food, Hollywood, CA
2012 Solo Show, HaleArts, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Solo Show, DAVINCI, Los Angeles, CA
Featured Artist, GET ART! Project Angel Food, Hollywood, CA
2010 Group Show, Snap to Grid, L.A Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Terrell Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibited Artist, Art Expo New York, New York, NY
2009 Solo Show, ARTfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Solo Show, Eastside Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, ARTfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Gallery Artist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Exhibited Artist, Palms Springs Modernism, Palm Springs, CA
Group Show, The Hive Gallery, Downtown L.A., CA
Solo Show, Jessica Thomas Gallery, Hollywood, CA