ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jon Pannier (American, born 1965) is a New York-based artist whose work examines cultural transformations of the last 50 years. From the 1960’s explosion of advanced psychopharmacology, to the unabashed hedonism of the 1970’s, to the game-changing current political climate, anything that fuels the zeitgeist of a particular era is inspiration for Pannier’s narrative. He creates representational works, overlaid with meaningful symbolism, to reveal facets of our society that have ignited profound and lasting social change.
Pannier was a creative director in pharmaceutical advertising until 2016, when he decided to shift focus to his fine art practice. Inspired by his former career, his approach incorporates commercial art techniques like graphic design, textile repeats, and fashion illustration. He produces work in unique and limited editions using a hybrid technique of digital printing and traditional silkscreen production. Pannier works from his studios in Manhattan’s Garment Center and at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.