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Jake Longstreth

  • Crematory
  • Appalachia
  • Dealer
  • Franz1
  • Sacramento
  • Rome
  • Summer_of_87
  • Campus
  • Burbank
  • Idahofallsweb1
  • Thinktankweb1
  • Townpool_web
  • Longstreth_sky_box_68x72
  • 20110819031224-longstreth_naples_commons
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Sharon, CT

Birth year

Lives in
Oakland, CA

Works in
Oakland, CA

Representing galleries

landscape, architectural


Jake Longstreth reduces his images to their basic elements.  His flat, light-filled paintings stray liberally from the photographs they are based on, inhabiting a middle ground of painterly subjectivity. Faithful adherence to the observed world is not Longstreth’s goal, as he explains: "Painting can be useful in that it simplifies, revealing the abstractions of our current condition through a discerning lack of detail." Indeed, his pictures omit as much information as they provide, while still corresponding to the weight of experience. Such expressive limitations show evidence of the restraint in Longstreth’s vision: his work resists itself, stubbornly showing what is – all it is – in an abiding quietude.


2005    MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1999    BA Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR



  • Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
  • Group Show, EgoPark Gallery, Oakland, CA


  • Real Space, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, OH


  • Wabi Ranch, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
  • James Chronister and Jake Longstreth, Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville, CA
  • Material World, Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA


  • Valdez, Sarah.  “Jake Longstreth,” Art in America, May 2007
  • Leaverton, Michael.  “At Home on the Range,” SF Weekly, January 17, 2007
  • Baker, Kenneth.  “Landscapes, real and imaginary, seen in the light of day,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 6, 2007
  • Helfand, Glen.  “Jake Longstreth,” Critics’ Picks,, December 2006


2008   New American Paintings, West Coast Edition, Cambridge, MA

2005   New American Paintings, MFA Annual Open Studios Press, Cambridge, MA


2008    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2007    Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

2004    Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Award

Recent Exhibits

Jake Longstreth participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2015 Free Range
Monya Rowe Gallery
Oct, 2013 Particulate Matter
Monya Rowe Gallery
Sep, 2013 Inaugural Group Exhibition at 34 Orchard Street
Monya Rowe Gallery
Jul, 2013 Paul Schrader in person
Monya Rowe Gallery
Jun, 2013 Being Paul Schrader
Monya Rowe Gallery
Sep, 2011 Pastures
Gregory Lind Gallery
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