Redling Fine Art

Pippa Garner

CV in print & other writings

Pippa Garner pushes back against systems of consumerism, marketing, and waste, has created a rich body of work including drawing, performance, sculpture, video, and installation over her four-decade-long career. Her uncompromising approach to life and practice has allowed her to interact with the worlds of illustration, editorial, television, and art without ever quite becoming beholden to them.

Garner began her practice in the 1960's Pippa (then Phil) Garner was studying as a member of the highly regarded Transportation Design department at Art Center, California with plans to become a car stylist. It was the era of Muscle Cars and automobiles were pushing the limits of absurdity. Vehicles were being designed to appeal to our most basic desires for sex and safety and as such overcompensated with weight and size. Garner replied with a sculpture portraying the inevitable result of this car romance: half-human half-car.

Born outside of Chicago, Illinois, Garner now lives and works in Long Beach, California.

RFA Exhibitions

  1. Tinker Tantrum

    Pippa Garner

    Apr 16–Jun 4, 2017

Selected Images

Pippa Garner models a work from the series Shirtstorm, 2017

Pippa Garner modeling a work from her series "Shirtstorm", 2017

Pippa Garner modeling a work from her series "Shirtstorm", 2017

Pippa Garner modeling a work from her series "Shirtstorm", 2017

Pippa Garner modeling a work from her series "Shirtstorm", 2017

Pippa Garner modeling a work from her series "Shirtstorm", 2017

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 2000s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 2000s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1990s, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1983, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, "Untitled", 1982, pencil on paper

Pippa Garner, Untitled Box, Venice Beach 1980s

Pippa Garner, Untitled Box, Venice Beach 1980s

Pippa Garner, Notebook

Pippa Garner, "Two if By Sea", 1986, 1968 Buick Lesabre and mixed materials

Pippa Garner, "Two if By Sea", 1986, 1968 Buick Lesabre and mixed materials

Pippa Garner + Chip Lord (Ant Farm), Whitney Museum of Art, “Chevrolet Training Film” performance documentation, 1978

Pippa Garner, "Untitiled", 1980s, mixed materials

Pippa Garner, "Reversed Car", 1973, ’59 Chevrolet and mixed media

Pippa Garner, "Reversed Car", 1973, ’59 Chevrolet and mixed media