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Jon Parlangeli

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  • 20151223183417-foxy_for_saatchi
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Works in


graffiti/street-art, modern, landscape, pop, conceptual, mixed-media, figurative, abstract, fauvist, Cubist, impressionist, space, line, color, Art, Spray paint, watercolor, acrylic, oil




  While my earliest education and experimentation in art centered around sculpture, I soon found beauty in the surface aesthetics of metal patination which lead me toward painting and the city of Detroit. It is here where I really discovered the rich parallels in grittiness and character my canvas shared with Detroit and its vibrant art scene, and I have been an active participant since. 


   My work is seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of sculpture often also continue to show up in the work. Through process and experimentation the work becomes an amalgamation of color, line and texture infused with natural history, modern thought and perception. Process is everything to my work, and generally outweighs the final product in terms of importance because of the informational and emotional release of creation. There becomes a resonance of harmony amidst scale, light, color and movement. 


My current body of work is focussed surface using the figure as both reference and lesson. These paintings exist, with their own distinct voice, somewhere in between de Kooning's women and Schnabel's plate paintings. To me they are the answer to surface and movement I have been searching for over many years. They represent a strong personal understanding of where we are as a people today...complicated, ever changing as we experience innovation, age, possibly religion and the grit of life. They are predatory as we are as a species, hedonistic as ever and become an amalgamation of beauty.




BFA- Wayne State University 1994

College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI



Glimpse, Galerie Camille, Detroit, 01/22/16

Coming Home, Color and Light by Jon Parlangeli, Woods Gallery, Hunting Woods, 10/15/15

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finals Exhibition, Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit 09/17/15

CrOp, Detroit Artists, M. Chard Art Consulting, Harris Building, ArtPrize, Grand Raipids 9/17/15

We Have a Dream Group Show-Inner State Gallery, Detroit MI, opening 1/24/15

Featured Saatchi Online: Glitz and Glamour Collection: Inspired by Film and Television Collection 08/15

Featured Saatchi Online: Inspired by Warhol Collection, 08/03/15

Featured Saatchi Online: Street Art Collection, 07/27/15

Featured Saatchi Online: Artist of the Day, 12/24/2014

Featured Saatchi Online: 3 Artists New This Week, 12-22-2014

Art Detroit-Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit MI, 2014

Re:View-A CCS Alumni Show-CCS Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI, April 2014-Artwork used as invitation cover

Featured Saatchi Online: New This Week, August 11, 2014 5th Showcase Winner, Abstract, August, 2014

Big Paintings at the Factory-Midland Invitational-333 Midland, Highland Park MI, June 2014

Mercedes Benz Juried Exhibition-Detroit MI, June 2014-June 2015

Featured: Saatchi Online: The Bright Fantastic Collection, December, 2013

Characterized by Color: Paintings by Jon Parlangeli, Wayne County Community College, Visiting Artists and Lecture Series,  Detroit MI, September-November 2013

Landscapes by Jon Parlangeli- BUC, Bloomfield Hills MI, October 2013 8th Showcase Winner, Mixed-Media, October, 2013

Stretch the Stranglehold-4731 Gallery, Detroit MI-September 2013

Featured Saatchi Online: Big, Bright and Bold, August, 2013

Featured Saatchi Online: All About Abstract, August, 2013 6th Showcase Winner, Abstract, July, 2013

Benetton Small Canvas Project, 2013 Venice Biennale via Library Street Gallery in partnership with the Luciano Benetton Foundation, Detroit, MI, Venice, Italy, Summer 2013 5th Showcase Winner, Painting II, June, 2013

2012 Painting Invitational, 4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI 2012

Watercolor: A New Perspective, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2011

Paintings by Jon Parlangeli, Pittman Puckett Gallery, Ferndale, MI 2010

The Small Show, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit MI 2009

Jon Parlangeli at the Lotus Gallery, Black Lotus, Clawson, MI 2009

Wet Paint: New Paintings by Jon Parlangeli, 2007 Michigan Institute of Art (MIA), Pontiac, MI

Collector’s Choice Group Show-May 2006 Michigan Institute of Art (MIA), Pontiac, MI

Best of the Best Group Show, 2005 PF Galleries, Clawson, MI

C-Pop Annual Group shows, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 C-Pop Gallery, Detroit MI

Ism Schism- Two painters-1998 C-Pop Gallery , Detroit, MI

The Sex Show, 1997 C-Pop Gallery, Detroit MI

New Paintings by Jon Parlangeli, 1997 Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, Mi

The Uninvited Group Show, 1996 Museum of New Art (M.O.N.A.), Pontiac, MI

Patrimonio, The Legacy of Italian Art in Michigan, 1996 Sponsored by the government of Italy and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Emerging Artists, 1995 Start Gallery, Birmingham MI

Clean Slate, 1994 Start Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Emerging Artists, 1993 Janice Charach Epstein Museum Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

Public Art Commissions:


Henry Ford Health Systems Detroit, Macomb and West Bloomfield, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (approximately 50 paintings commissioned and/or purchased as of 1/20/15 including)

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac MI, Presidents Collection, via Aesthetics Inc of San Diego CA, 2014

Circuit Court, Oakland County MI 2013

Circuit Court, Oakland County MI 2012

Toyota Motor Corporation, Ann Arbor MI 2012

International Bancard Inc, Clawson MI, 2012

Henry Ford Innovation Institute, Detroit MI, 2011

Northern Regional Health System: Permanent Collection (John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion), Petoskey MI, 2011

Langdon and Associates, Madison Heights MI 2010



Decompoz Magazine's DETROIT ARTS ISSUE-due out in January 2016


Oakland Press: Bloomfield Hills painter mixes it up for emotional expressions (Woods Gallery Show), 10/13/15

Hi Fructose Magazine: Image featured "Opus Nirvana", 2015 for the We Have a Dream Show, Inner State Gallery, 1/20/15

Huffington Post Arts and Culture Section: Image featured "Opus Nirvana", 2015 for the We Have a Dream Show, Inner State Gallery, 1/21/15

Studio Visit Magazine, Releases Spring 2015

Fancy Stuff and Pretty Things Style Blog- Buy Some Damn Art: Jon Parlangeli, October 18, 2013

ORGANIX: Contemporary Artists From the USA, Imago Mundi-Luciano Benetton Collection, September 2013

Real Detroit Magazine, Stage and Canvas-Tantalized by Talent, September 25, 2013

Hyperallergic Magazine-Detroit Fire Sale, August 19, 2013

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 21, June 2013





Recent Exhibits

Jon Parlangeli participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2013 Charachterized by Color-Paintings by Jon Parlangeli
Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery
Jan, 2011 Jon Pickell & Anita Andersons @ Black Lotus Brewery
Black Lotus Brewery
Exhibited at these venues
Jon Parlangeli has Exhibited at these venues:

Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery
curated with these artists
Jon Parlangeli has curated with these artists:

Anita Andersons Jon Pickell
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Jon Parlangeli has curated at these venues:

Black Lotus Brewery
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