Britton Tolliver

Britton Tolliver___________________________________________________


Born January 5 1976

Kingsport, Tennessee

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA




2006 MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art

2004 BFA East Tennessee State University


One and Two Person Exhibitions___________________________________________________

2016 NO BAD DAYS with Shara Hughes, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2015 REMAINS, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

        Angels with Dirty Faces, HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

        Weird Attic, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Moonsick, MJ Briggs/ Anna Meliksetian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Fixed Illusion, GOLDEN, Chicago, IL.

         The Search for the Sky Underneath the Dirt, Kinkead Contemporary,

         Los Angeles, CA.


Group Exhibitions__________________________________________________


2013 Painting in Place, curated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic     

         Division, Los Angeles, CA.

         Steven Bankhead, Britton Tolliver, Torbjorn Vejvi, Samuel Freeman Gallery,       

         Los Angeles, CA.

         The Road, Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2011 Golden Ass, Annie Wharton Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

         Chain Letter, curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey,

         Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

         Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

         Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY.

2010 Meat Locker, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

2009 (If LA changed it’s name to Miami, we’d be there),

         The Pink Flamingo Art Fair, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

         LA Abstraction, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

         Group Exhibition, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

         Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, curated by Joseph Wolin,

          Philip Slein Gallery, Saint Louis, MO.

2008  Always Kiss Me Goodnight, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

          Summer Solo Projects, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

          Alma Mater, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

          Architecture on the Cusp of Contemporary Landscape, William King

          Museum, Abingdon, VA.

2007 Runaway, Yachtclub Gallery, Detroit, MI.

         Summer Group Show, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

         Reality Bites, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2006 Can I Borrow Your Spaceship?, Contemporary Art Institute Detroit,

         Detroit, MI.




2008 Altoids Emerging Artist Award, Nominee, New Museum, New York, NY.

2004 Pamela Appelbaum Wyatt Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit

         Scholarship (Teaching Assistantship).

2002 Ruth Adams Scholarship, East Tennessee State University.




Crest, Russ: Made With Color Presents: Britton Tolliver’s Deconstructed Grid Paintings, Beautiful Decay, May 14 2013.

Artweek.LA, Steven Bankhead/Britton Tolliver/Torbjorn Vejvi, July 2013.

Enholm, Molly, Steven Bankhead, Britton Tolliver, Torbjorn Vejvi, ArtScene, vol.32, pp.18-19, July/August 2013.

Ramos, Jason, Too Big Too Fail: Painting in Place at the Farmers and Merchants Bank, New American Paintings> Blog, 2013.

New American Paintings, vol. 103,  pp. 146-149. Pacific Coast Edition, 2012

Byloos, Matty, “Studio Visit with Britton Tolliver”,  Small Doggies, March 2011.

Emmenegger, McClean Ashley, “ A Search for the Sky Underneath the Dirt”,

Flavorpill, 2010.

Beal, Dickinson, “Philip Slein evokes Pollock, George Lucas”, West End Word,

July 8 2009.

Cooper, Ivy, “           Take a look….the Mind’s Eye” at Slein”, St. Louis Beacon, 2009.

Gorton, Brianna and Jenia Gorton, “Britton Tolliver at Kinkead Contemporary”,, 2008.

2008 Altoids Emerging Art in America, New Museum, (Catalogue).

Gordon, Ann, “Studio Sensation: Canvase and Crevices, Real Detroit Weekly, 2007.

Dault, Gary Michael, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario Canada.

New American Paintings, vol 65 pp. 142-145, 2006.