As painter, writer and educator, my principal concern is painting - seeking its basis in perception, attention and awareness of the visual field, within the "expanded field" of photography and digital culture. 



1969 - BA, Yale University

1969-73 - New York Studio School

1975 - MFA, Columbia University


Solo Exhibitions

2019 - N/S/E/W: Painting|Drawing|Collage, Bowery Gallery,New York, NY

2017 - Available Light, The Library at Central Booking, New York, NY

2016 - Peripheral Vision, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

2014 - Screens and Passages (2-person), Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA

          - Souvenir: New Caledonia, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento State University, CA

2013 - [he said, she said...], Adler&Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 - Everyday Light: Oil Paintings, 1976-2006, Alex Bult Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012 - New York Paintings, Building 43 Lobby at Google, Mountain View, CA

2012 - Visual Resources, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY 

2011 - Displaced, University Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, CA

2010 - Field and Frame, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

2007 - Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA (2-person)

2006 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY 

2004 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

2003 - Gone West, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (4-person)

2000 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

          - Washington Art Association, Washington Depot. CT (3-person)

1998 - Bowery Gallery,. New York, NY

1995 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

          - Monty Stabler Galleries, Birmingham, AL (2-person)

1994 - Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (2-person)

1992 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

          - Congress Square Gallery, Portland, ME (2-person)

          - Hollins College, Roanoke, VA

1989 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

1986 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

          - Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (2-person)

1985 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

1984 - Colby College Museum, Waterville, ME (2-person)

1983 - College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (2-person)

1982 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

          - University of Maine, Farmington, ME

1981 - Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

1979 - French National Theater, Caen, France 


Public Projects

2019 - Mckinley Village Park, outdoor installation, Sacramento, CA, commissioned by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

2010 - On the Go: Travel Sktechbooks of Artists, Architects and Poets, Terminal B, Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, CA

2009 - Franklin Boulevard Urban Plein Air Project, painting mural at Gunther's Ice Cream Parlor on Franklin Boulevard, commissioned by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission



2016 - American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

1996, 2005 - Yosemite National Park, Artist in Residence

1986 - Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2019 - Coast to Coast, curated by Karen Wilkin, Berry Campbell, New York and Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue)

, - New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, curated by David Humphrey, Robert Franca, Fran O’Neal

- Catamaran Art Show, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2018 - NYSS: West Coast Connections, curated by Karen Wilkin, Hackett Mill, San Francisco (catalogue)

2016 - New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, curated by Andrew Arnot and Leslie Heller

          - Krowsworkerswork, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015 - Bowery Gallery, New York

2013 - 2013 Redux, Alex Bult Gallery, Sacramento, CA 

2012 - Flatlanders on the Slant, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA 

         - Between the Quotes: Art Faculty at UC Davis, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2009 - Geomorph: New Currents in Geometric and Biomorphic Abstraction, curated by David Roth, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

          - The Nature of Landscape, San Francisco Studio School, San Francisco, CA

          - Artists in Residence, The Yosemite Museum, Yosemite, California

2008 - Surface and Substance: Works on Paper, San Francisco Studio School, San Francisco, CA

2006 - Nine at Gaia, Gaia Arts Center, Berkeley, CA 

          - Flatlanders: A Regional Roundup, Nelson Art Gallery, Davis, CA, curated by Renny Pritikin

2005- From Post-War to Postmodernism, Leroy Nieman Galleries, Columbia University, New York, NY,

2004 - The Continuous Mark, Forty Years of the New York Studio School, New York Studio School, curated by Jennifer Samet

          - See California Now, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA, curated by Peter Frank 

2003 - Drawing Conclusions: Work by Artist-Critics, New York Arts Center, New York, NY, curated by Judy Collischan

          - The Other Side, B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1999 - Perceptual Drawings, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, juried by Rosemarie Beck

1998 - Yosemite Renaissance XIII, Yosemite National Park, CA, juried by Ted Orland and Karen Tsujimoto

1991 - Contemporary Landscapes, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

1990 - 121 Wooster Street NYC, Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987 - Artists Who Teach in Maine, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME

1986 - Landscape, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

1981 - Hudson River Museum, juried group exhibition, Yonkers, NY

1980 - Small Works, Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY, juried by Patterson Sims


Featured Reproductions

2018    - "Garden Grid", on cover of Catamaran Cultural Reader, Summer issue, featuring  "School" and "Corner" within

2015    - "Loyola", reproduced on cover of Inside, Sacramento, CA, December, 2015

            - "Studio", featured on cover of Mondavi Center for Performing Arts programs, Winter, 2015

2011    - “Gate”, reproduced on cover of Chautauqua: Nature and the Natural World, issue 8, Chautauqua Institution

           - "Verandah", reproduced on cover of Ethnologie, pragmatique, histoire, by Michel Naepels, Publications de la Sorbonne


Christina Kee, “Color Constant: Hearne Pardee’s Recent Works”, catalogue essay for Available Light, Library at Central Booking, 2017

John Goodrich, "Hearne Pardee@Bowery Gallery", Painter's Table, October, 2016

Sarah Granett, "Hearne Pardee: Of Knowing There is a Construct", interview, Dime and Honey, October, 2015, republished in Painter's Table

John Seed, Huffington Post, November, 2013, republished in The Painter's Table

Chris Daubert, "Hearne Pardee, Everyday Light",, May, 2013

Victoria Dalkey, "Hearne Pardee, Everyday Light", Sacramento Bee, May, 3013

Sandy Walker, "Proustian Connections in Northern California: Hearne Pardee",, November, 2012 

Kristen Koster, "Location, Mobility and the Color of Place", catalogue essay, CSU Stanislaus

Barbara Macadam, "Hearne Pardee", Artnews, October, 2010

Kenneth Baker, review of "The Nature of Landscape", San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2009

Mark van Proyen, "Bridges Between World and Mind: The Paintings of Hearne Pardee and Gina Werfel", catalogue essay, Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA, 2007

Gerard Haggerty, "Hearne Pardee", ARTnews, October 2004

Peter Frank, "Gone West", catalogue essay, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 2003

Carl Little, "Hearne Pardee", Art in America, April, 2001

Robert Sievert, “Hearne Pardee”,, February, 2001

Valerie Gladstone, “Hearne Pardee”, ARTnews, June, 1998

Jonathan Goodman, "Hearne Pardee", ARTnews, April, 1995

James Nelson, “Werfel, Pardee Strongly Rooted in Abstract Expressionist Vision”, The Birmingham News, October 29, 1995 

“Shows at Second Street Gallery”, Charlottesville Observer, June 5, 1994

"Landscape Paintings of Hearne Pardee", Orion Magazine, Winter, 1994

Gerrit Henry, "Hearne Pardee", ARTnews, December, 1992

Alicia Faxon, “Contemporary Landscapes at Art Institute of Boston”, Art New England, June/July, 1991

Naomi Kenan, "Two Painters' Views of Same Scenes", Jersey Journal, March 28, 1986

Jennifer Dunning,  "Where to get off the Beaten Track", New York Times, January 18, 1985

Edgar Allen Beem, “Hearne Pardee and Gina Werfel at the Colby Museum”, Maine Times, February 18, 1983

Haggerty, Gerard, "Hearne Pardee:  Cut-ups and Paintings", Art New England, April 1982


Selected Writings: Essays and Interviews

“Hearne Pardee in Conversation with Wayne Thiebaud”, Brooklyn Rail, March, 2019

“American Abstraction and Late Monet”, Brooklyn Rail, October, 2018

"Beat Generation at Centre Pompidou",, September, 2016

"Letter from Paris", Brooklyn Rail, September, 2015

"Letter from Singapore", Brooklyn Rail, April 2015

"Color and Structure", catalogue essay in Catherine Lee: West Texas Triangle, Gallery Lelong, 2012

"Travel and Everyday Life",, April, 2007

“Pure Painting: Milton Resnick Talks”, Art Journal, Spring, 2004

“Internal Images: The Digital Photographs of Peter Campus”, catalogue essay, Kunsthalle Bremen, 2003

“Proximity”, catalogue essay, The Work Space, New York City, 2002

“The Interface of Abstraction and Landscape”, Journal of the American Abstract Artists, Fall, 2000

“Lucien Day”, Art New England, Summer, 2000

“Reinterpreting Landscape”, catalogue essay, Maier Museum of Art, 1996

“Joan Mitchell”, catalogue essay, Maier Museum of Art, 1994

“Jennifer Bartlett”, catalogue essay, Maier Museum of Art, 1992

 "A Distant Vision: Charles Tomlinson and American Art", Partisan Review, Summer, 1991

Review article on aesthetic theory, Art Journal, Summer, 1989

"Durational Perceptions: The Work of Peter Campus", Arts Magazine, December,1988

"Inner Images", Arts Magazine, November, 1986

"Landscape and the Language of Abstraction", Arts Magazine, September, 1985 

"The New American Landscape", Arts Magazine,  April, 1984

"Six Painters at the Hudson River Museum", Arts Magazine, September, 1983

"A  Reading of Marsden Hartley",  Arts Magazine,  September, 1983

"Local Identification of Disocorea bulbifera on Bellona Island, BSIP", Journal d'Agriculture tropical et botanique appliquée, 1971

"Proust's Visual Imagery", Yale French Studies, 1965


Selected Writings: Reviews

“Rona Pondick”, Brooklyn Rail, March, 2019

“Wayne Thiebaud: Monotypes”, Fabrik, January, 2019

“Elena Sisto: Out of the Studio”,, October, 2018

“Pastel Scatter: Wayne Thiebaud at the Morgan Library”, Brooklyn Rail, Summer, 2018

"Spencer Finch: Me, Myself and I (a group exhibition)", Brooklyn Rail, May, 2018

"California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn/Wayne Thiebaud", Brooklyn Rail, March, 2018

"Susan Wides: this:seasons", Brooklyn Rail, February, 2018

"Josephine Halvorson: As I Went Walking ", Brooklyn Rail, Winter, 2017/18

"Loie Hollowell: Point of Entry", Brooklyn Rail, October, 2017

"Matisse/Diebenkorn", Brooklyn Rail, Summer, 2017

"Peter Campus: video ergo sum", Brooklyn Rail, February, 2017

"Helio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium", Brooklyn Rail, November, 2016.

"Victor Burgin: Prairie", October, 2016

"Elena Sisto: Afternoons", Brooklyn Rail, May, 2016

"Mary Lucier: Color Phantoms with Automatic Writing",, February, 2016

"Katherine Bradford: Fear of Waves", Brooklyn Rail, February, 2016

"James Hyde: Ground", Brooklyn Rail, December, 2015

"Meridel Rubenstein: Volcano Cycle", Brooklyn Rail, October, 2015

"Alex Katz", Brooklyn Rail, Summer 2015

"Bill Jensen", Brooklyn Rail, May 2015

"Martial Raysse at the Centre Pompidou",, October 2014

"Clint Jukkala", Brooklyn Rail, June 2014

"Rackstraw Downes", Brooklyn Rail, May, 2014

"Breakfast Group",, May, 2014

"Kanak: L'Art est une Parole", Brooklyn Rail, February, 2014

"Susanna Coffey", Brooklyn Rail, February, 2014

"Wayne Thiebaud: Memory Mountains", Brooklyn Rail, December, 2013

"David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition",, December, 2013

"Stanley Whitney", Brooklyn Rail, May, 2013

"Mary Lucier",, April, 2013

"Richard Walker",, December, 2012

"Catherine Lee",, April, 2012

"Thomas Scheibitz",, February, 2012

"George McNeil",, December, 2011

"Catherine Wagner", Art Ltd., Spring, 2010

"Mercedes Matter",, April, 2010

"Stephen Kaltenbach", Art in America, May, 2009

"Jane Freilicher",, April, 2009

"Al Held",, February, 2009

"Stanley Lewis", Art in America, January, 2008

"Sandy Walker", Art Ltd., May, 2007

"Robert Berlind", Art in America, April, 2006

"Elena Sisto", Art in America, March, 2005

"Cecily Kahn", Art in America, February, 2005

"Jake Berthot", Art in America, January, 2005

"Nell Blaine", Art in America, September, 2003

"Peter Campus", Art in America, July, 2003

“Catherine Lee”, ARTnews, October, 1999

“Tony Smith: Stinger”, ARTnews, Summer, 1999



“NYSS: West Coast Connections”, featuring Wayne Thiebaud and Karen Wilkin, Hackett Mill, San Francisco, September, 2018

"Philip Guston: Painter",, June, 2016, moderated round-table discussion with Katherine Bradford, Stephen Ellis, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, David Humphrey , Jennifer Riley, and David Rhodes

The Review Panel,, National Academy of Design, April, 2013

"Contemporary Collage", College Art Association, Dallas, 2008

"Reinterpreting Landscape", January, 1996, moderated Berlind Symposium at Mayer Museum, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, including Rackstraw Downes, Mary Lucier and Leo Marx

"Watershed:Art, Nature and Community", sponsored by Orion Society and Library of Congress, Washington DC, 1996



Yale-NUS College, Singapore, Visiting Professor in Art, Winter, 2015

University of California, Davis, Professor of Art Studio, 2000 - present