Jon Pannier (American, born 1965) is a New York-based artist whose work examines significant cultural transformations of the last 50 years. From the explosion of advanced psychopharmacology in the 1960’s, to the unabashed hedonism of the 1970’s, anything that fuels the zeitgeist of a particular era is inspiration for Pannier’s narrative. He creates archetypical portraiture, overlaid with meaningful symbolism, to reveal aspects of recent history that have ignited profound and lasting social change.
Pannier is a former creative director in pharmaceutical advertising. His approach incorporates commercial art techniques like graphic design, textile repeats, digital printing, and fashion illustration. He produces work in unique and limited editions from his studios in Manhattan and at Mana Contemporary.