Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Cali Thornhill DeWitt (born 1973, Vancouver Islands, Canada) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA, as a multidisciplinary artist and eclectic instigator. He runs the independent record label and publishing house Teenage Teardrops together with his wife Jenna Thornhill Dewitt (a frequent collaborator). Following in traditions of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Ed Ruscha, Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s works, zines, artist books, prints, photographs, music videos and sweatshirts often pair provocative imagery culled from the internet with word plays lifted from news headlines, spam mail, advertising slogans, street lingo, mundane phrases and a myriad of other influences. Inspired by the direct, quickly understood images that flood today’s media, especially social media, he has paired bouquets of roses with the words “TIME RUNS OUT or the words “GLORY HOLE” with images of bullet holes. Thornhill DeWitt’s unexpected juxtapositions offer a social critique using the universally understood language of mass communication.

Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Born 1973, Vancouver Island, Canada
Lives and Works in Los Angeles

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
WAR SONG, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Global Warming, Muddguts, New York, USA
Going To California, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017
Safe Words, Karma International, Los Angeles, USA

2016
29 Flags, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Busted On The Hot Spots, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
This Magic Moment, Farewell Books, Austin, USA
Sex Comedy, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France
Night Light, Art Central, Hong Kong

2014
It’s Hard To Be A Stand Up Guy In A World Of Sit Down People, Big Love, Tokyo, Japan
24 Hour Fantasy Reality w/ Audrey Wollen, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Graveyard, Muddguts, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2013
Los Angeles Times, Big Love, Tokyo, Japan
War News, with Jenna Thornhill, Good Press, Glasgow, UK

2012
This Natural World, Family, Los Angeles, CA, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
MINE IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Good Taste, 393 NYC, 393 Broadway, New York, USA

2017
Tomorrow’s Man, Jack Pierson Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA
Safe Words, Karma International, Los Angeles, USA

2016
The Neon Wilderness: Voices from Los Angeles, The Conversation, Berlin, DE
Raw Power, Castor Gallery, New York, USA
Lay Down And Let It Blow Through You, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Take Me Down, BBQLA, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Under Heavy Manners, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019
WAR SONG (exhibition catalogue), published by Trojan Horse Press/V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Let Me Crash Here For A Moment, Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour, published by Trojan Horse Press / V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Manhattan, published by Trojan Horse Press / V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
First Show, self-published, Los Angeles, USA
Violent Music, New York, USA
29 Flags(book), published by At Last Books, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
29 Flags (exhibition catalogue), published by Trojan Horse Press / V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Over The Volcano, published by Corpo Earth Burglar Press, New York, US

2015
New Rose In Town, Published by Hesse Press, Los Angeles, US
The Magic Moment, Published by Farewell Books, Austin, Texas, US
Immortal Riddim, with Alexis Ross, Published by Heavytime Books, Australia
Hot Fire, with Misha Hollenbach, Published by Heavytime Books, Australia

2014
Graveyard, Published by And Press, New York, US

2013
White Girl, Published by MTHM Books, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED ART FAIRS

2018
New York Art Book Fair, Long Island City, New York, US

2016
Art Herning, group presentation, V1 Gallery, Herning, Denmark
LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, California, US
New York Art Book Fair, Long Island City, New York, US

2015
LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, California, US
New York Art Book Fair, Long Island City, New York, US
Art Cologne, collaboration between V1 Gallery (DK) and The Hole (NYC), Cologne, Germany
VOLTA11, group presentation, V1 Gallery (DK), Basel, Switzerland

2014
LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, California, US
New York Art Book Fair, Long Island City, New York, US
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), solo presentation, Bill Brady Gallery (US), Miami Beach, Florida, US  

2013
LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, California, US
New York Art Book Fair, Long Island City, New York, US

SELECTED COLLABORATIONS

Varg (album artworks)

Kanye West (ongoing collaboration)

Iceage (films, album artworks)

A Four Labs (two collections)

Some Ware (collaboration with Brendan Fowler)

Neighborhood (collection)

Anna Nicole Smith (billboard project with Guess)

Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Cali Thornhill DeWitt (born 1973, Vancouver Islands, Canada) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA, as a multidisciplinary artist and eclectic instigator. He runs the independent record label and publishing house Teenage Teardrops, together with his wife Jenna Thornhill Dewitt (a frequent collaborator). Following in traditions of Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Ed Ruscha, Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s works, zines, artist books, prints, photographs, music videos and sweatshirts often pair provocative imagery culled from the internet with word plays lifted from news headlines, spam mail, advertising slogans, street lingo, mundane phrases and a myriad of other influences. Inspired by the direct, quickly understood images that flood today’s media, especially social media, he has paired bouquets of roses with the words “TIME RUNS OUT or the words “GLORY HOLE” with images of bullet holes. Thornhill DeWitt’s unexpected juxtapositions offer a social critique using the universally understood language of mass communication.