Jon Parlangeli

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NYMPHO, 2017 Acrylic On Resin Varied, 6' Tall (Life Size) © Jon Parlangeli
TP Pigtails (Life is a Happy Meal), 2017 Acrylic On Panel 36" Round © Jon Parlangeli
House Party, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas Varied Approx 12x20 © Jon parlangeli
Samauri Oda, 2017 Acrylic On Resin Varied 17" Tall By 12" Round © Jon Parlangeli
Samauri Aika, 2017 Acrylic On Resin Varied 17 Tall By 12 Round © Jon Parlangeli
Hustler, 2017 Acrylic On Panel 48" Round © Jon Parlangeli
Happy Meal, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 48x48 © Jon Parlangeli
Fear of Flying, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12x12x2 © Jon Parlangeli
Geisha Kyoto, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36x36x4 © jon parlangeli
Soup Can, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas Approx 16x20 © Jon Parlangeli
Abercrombe, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 16x20 © Jon Parlangeli
Yin & Yang, 2017 Acrylic On Panel 36" Round © Jon parlangeli
SMASH!, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36" © Jon Parlangeli
Angled surface texture of SMASH!, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36" © Jon Parlangeli
Sex Hair (Blue Haired Muse), 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36" © Jon Parlangeli
Bow Tie Chic, 12/2015 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36" © Jon Parlangeli
Cotton Candy, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36" © jon parlangeli
Sun God, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 48"X60" © jon parlangeli
Geisha, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X60' © jon parlangeli
The Parisienne, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X36": © Jon Parlangeli
Selfie, 2015 Mixed Media On Panel 36x36 © Jon Parlangeli
Tracy (in the cabin), 2015 Mixed Media On Panel 30x30 © Jon Parlangeli
Opus Nirvana, 1/21/15 Mixed Media On Panel 30 X 24 X 1.5 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
The Nekkei, 2015 Mixed Media On Canvas 24x36 © Jon Parlangeli
The Last Days of Caligula, 2015 Oil, Acrylic And Enamel On Canvas 60 X 36 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
American Vertigo, 12/11/14 Mixed Media On Canvas 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
Erector Set, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
Zenith, 2014 Oil, Acryay Paint On Canvaslic And Spr 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
Suspicion in Memphis, 2014 Oil, Acrylic And Spray Paint On Canvas 72 X 72 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
Teddy Bear, 2013 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
Running from Guns, 2013 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 72 X 60 X 2 Inches © jon parlangeli
Invasion 80s, 2013 Oil, Acrylic, Spray Paint On Canvas 60"X72" © Jon Parlangeli
The Sabine, 2011 Oil On Canvas 48 X 48 X 2 Inches © Jon Parlangeli
The Tower, 2013 Mixed Media Oil, Acrylic And Gold Enamel Spray Paint On Canvas 48"X 60" © Jon Parlangeli
Diamonds are Everyones Best Friend, 2013 Acrylic And Spray Paint On Canvas 24"X 48" © Jon Parlangeli
Untitled-for Benetton Small Works Project, 2013 Mixed Media 4"X 4" © Jon Parlangeli
Syn-Aps, 2013 Oil On Linen 18"X 36" © Jon Parlangeli
Debt Collector, 2013 Oil, Acrylic And Spray Paint On Canvas 48" X 72" © Jon Parlangeli
An Imperfect Peace, 2013 Oil And Acrylic On Canvas 60" X 72" © Jon Parlangeli
California Wildfire, 2011 Watercolor 45"X 46" © Jon Parlangeli
The Day, 2012 Watercolor 54"X 56" © Jon Parlangeli
DETROIT, 2014 Acrylic And Resin On Canvas Dimensional Canvas Approx 50"X80" © Jon Parlangeli
ITS A LIGHT RIOT!, 2013 Acrylic Paint And Archival Ink On Gold Foiled Aluminum 14 © Jon Parlangeli (photo author unknown)
Nature or Nurture, 2013 Acrylic And Archival Inks On Gold Foiled Aluminum 16x24 © Jon Parlangeli
Its a Riot!, 2013 Acrylic And Archival Ink On Gold Foiled Aluminum 14" X 24" © Jon Parlangeli (photo author unknown)
The Draft, 2013 Acrylic And Archival Ink On Gold Foiled Aluminum Approx 16 © jon parlangeli
Money Talks- Commission for International Bancard, 2012 Oil On Canvas 96" X 96" © Jon Parlangeli
War With Peace, Early 2000s Oil On Canvas 48" X 60" © Jon Parlangeli
The Evolution of Discovery-Commission for the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, 2011 Oil On Canvas 72" X 96" © Jon Parlangeli
From Lotus Blossoms-Commission for Toyota Motor Company, 2012 Oil On Canvas 36" X 48" © Jon Parlangeli
Cranbrook Gardens, 2013 Oil On Canvas 66"X 84" © jon parlangeli
1000 Petals, 2014 Oil On Canvas 48"X66" © Jon Parlangeli
Beaux Jours d 'Ete, 2013 Oil On Canvas 24"X24" © Jon Parlangeli
Quick Facts
Works in
oil, acrylic, watercolor, Spray paint, Art, color, line, space, impressionist, Cubist, fauvist, figurative, mixed-media, conceptual, pop, landscape, modern, graffiti/street-art

   DETROIT PAINTER-my work is seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of sculpture often and obviously show up in the work (Thank you John Chamberlian), and through process and experimentation the works become a conglomeration of powerful visual elements. Simultaneously, and subconsciously, they also become infused with natural history, modern thought and perception.


Still, 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. 


My current body of work is focused surface primarily 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-Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI


& Online Features:

Season 07/08/17

GIFC Show, Tours- Art Athina, Athens Greece, Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, 0-0 Gallery, L.A., May 2017

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finals Exhibition, Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit 10/28/16

Mixed Palette, Galerie Camille, Detroit, 10/12/16

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, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (approximately 150 paintings commissioned and/or purchased as of 01/18/2017)

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



EMBOSS MAGAZINE-VIBRANCE ISSUE-Featured artist, coming Spring 2016

Metro Arts Detroit Television, PBS, On -air feature/interview, coming Spring 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





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