Elliot Hundley Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Elliot Hundley


Corkboard, paper, photographs, plastic, fabric, pins, wood, oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, pastel, string, ceramic, shells

244 x 216 x 38.1 cm

Mining the nostalgic and sentimental qualities of his eclectic materials, Elliott Hundley’s collages create condensed ‘dreamscapes’, entwining the personal and symbolic into friable mythologies. Hundley engages with the dramatic in the staged emotiveness of his structures and in the performative element of their intensive making process. From a distance, Hundley’s Hyacinth exudes a painterly expressiveness, which dissolves on close inspection into clusters of tiny figures, magazine clippings and bits of fabric precariously held in place by pins. Using formalism as a platform for narrative structure, Hundley’s exquisitely delicate consternation transforms the act of looking into an adventure of exploration and discovery.

Elliot Hundley's Biography

Elliot Hundley
Born in 1975, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, OH

Euripides:Paste-ups, Galleria il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Agave of the Bacchae, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Hekabe, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Galleria il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Hammer Project, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


The More Things Change: works from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum Of Contemporary Art, NY

Collection: The First Thirty Years, Los Angeles Museum Of Contemporary Art, curated by Paul Schimmel, LA
California Maximalism, Nyehaus Gallery, New York, NY
The World Is Yours, curated by Anders Kold and Tine Volstrup, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Superficiality and Superexcrescence, Otis College of Art and Design

L.A Now, curated by Doug Harvey, Las Vegas Art Museum
Mel’s Hole, curated by Doug Harvey, CSUF, Grand Central Art Center, CA
2008 Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Forward / Past, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England, curated by Vincent Honoré,
Karla Black, Elliott Hundley, Ross Tibbles , Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, England

Unmonumental , New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. curated by Richard Flood
Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman,
Fractured Figure - Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection , Athens, Greece
The Second Annual Dining Room Show, 2 Ocean View Lane Amagansett, Long Island,
Eden’s Edge: Fifteen LA Artists, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Shapes of Space , Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery,The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Chain Letter , High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Rough Trade, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collectioni, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
There’s no fooling you (The Classics)Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Looking at Words: The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
State of Emergence, Track 16 Gallery, LA Weekly Biennial, Santa Monica, CA
Paper Beats Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

And If You Think You See…Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
California Earthquakes , Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY
Such things I do just to make myself more attractive to you Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Lordship and Bondage, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
A Million Pieces, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles
Three-dimetrical, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
I am Human, and I Deserve to Be Loved, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA

Scratch off the Serial, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA,
PFAWC!!!, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Heavy, Thick, Slow, Sweet, Philadelphia, PA