Max Jansons

Born in New York, N.Y. 1974
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


1998 Columbia University, New York, MFA

1996 University of California at Los Angeles, BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Max Jansons, Desire, Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, CA, Aug.-Sep.

2018 Max Jansons, Animal Style, There-There, Los Angeles, CA, Sep.-Oct.

2018 Ettore Sottsass and Max Jansons, La Dolce Vita, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France Apr.-May

2016/2017 Max Jansons, Seven Samurai, 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA, Nov.-Jan.

2015 Max Jansons, Farm to Table, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA, Sep-Oct

2014 Max Jansons, Freedom, Ocean Park Studio, May-June

2013 Max Jansons, Ocean Park, Ocean Park Studio, April-May

2011 Max Jansons, Freewheelin’, GRAHAM, New York, NY

2010 Max Jansons, Love, GRAHAM, New York, NY June-August.

2008 Max Jansons, Pleasure, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA September-October.

2007 Max Jansons, Field Notes, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA March-April.

2006 Max Jansons: Paintings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, April – May.

2005 Max Jansons: Paintings, Wooster Arts Space, New York, NY, May – June.

2004 Max Jansons: Recent Drawings, Wooster Arts Space, New York, NY, Nov – Jan.

Group Exhibitions

2021 Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy

2020 (Nothing but) Flowers, KARMA, New York, NY
INSIDE OUT UPSIDE DOWN COSMIC SPACE, Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco, CA

2017 In Order of Appearance, curated by Dylan Palmer, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Synaesthesia, Five Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA

2015 And There Is an End 2, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015 And There Is an End, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Woods: Lovely, Dark, and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, New York City, curated by John Zinsser

2012 Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum

2010 GRAHAM, New York

2010 Fall Salon, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA

2010 Christopher Grimes Gallery at the Pacific Design Center, Pacific Design Center,
Hollywood, CA

2009 Abstractionists Unite! Who Give You Just Enough to Last a Lifetime, curated by Nancy
Chaikin, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2006 Christopher Grimes Gallery at Art Forum, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2000 Far Out, View Room Exhibitions, New York, NY., Curated by Joseph Roeder.

1998 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, NY.

1996 Some Dumb Fun, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, curated by David Pagel. 26 Positions, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Gallery, New York, NY.



Smith, Roberta, "A Bouquet of Art Group Shows Near Houston Street", New York, NY, August 13. 2019

Desmarais, Charles. "Datebook Pick", The San Francisco Chronicle, August 23.


Maria Vogel, "Interview, Max Jansons' Paintings Tell Stories Within Themselves", Art of Choice, December 5, 2018.
David Pagel, "Impossible Blossoms with Electrifying Energy at There-There", Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2018.
Matt Stewart, "Artful Engagement", Angeleno Magazine, Society and Culture, September, 2018.


David Pagel, “Shifting Perceptions: A play of Subtle Complexity”, Gallery Magazine, Guangzhou, China. Issue 215-216.


Degen Pener, "A Truly Great Artist Is Not A Gun For Hire", The Hollywood Reporter, January 29.


David Pagel, “And There Is an End – but no end to its goofy appeal”, Los Angeles Times, March 21.


David Pagel, “Critics Choice: Max Jansons Relishes Freedom”, Los Angeles Times, June 18


David Pagel, “Critics Choice: Potently Out of Step”, Los Angeles Times, May 3rd


Doug McClemont, "Max Jansons, Graham", Artnews January Issue


Mario Naves, "Painting Silly and Smart, Take the Jansons & Chisholm Challenge", CityArts, October 12, 2011


David Pagel, “An artist's record of his daily life”, Los Angeles Times, September 26th

Micol Hebron, “Critic’s Picks”. Artforum, September 18th

Ed Schad, “Thoughts on a Year in Art, Top Ten 2008”, I call it Oranges, December 22


Christopher Knight, “Painting Gets a Broader Brush”, Los Angeles Times, December 2

Edward Wyatt, “The Art’s Here. Where’s the Crowd?”, NY Times, March 25th


David Pagel, “Painting a la Sculpting, Drafting”, LA Times, August 4th

Ruth Marcus, “Art Opening”, Flavorpill, April 11

David Pagel, “When Feelings Are In Conflict”, LA Times, May 12th



DRA Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Public Collections

Compound Long Beach

The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI

The Capital Group

The Progressive Corporation

Century America Corporation