JEAN-PIERRE HÈBERT

Jean-Pierre Hébert, Mount Tai in Moon Shine, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 49 x 35 cm, 2000
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Untitled, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 45 x 35 cm, 2001
Jean Pierre Hébert, Untitled, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 46 x 34,5 cm, 2004
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Laque noire, bleutée, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 51,5 x 51,5 cm, 1990
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Checkered Black Wavelets, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 51 x 51 cm, 1990
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Elliptic Spiral, Deep Blue, plotter drawing ink on paper, 52 x 52 cm, 1988
Jean-Pierre Hebért, Composition With Two Inverted Chessboards, plotter drawing, 42 x 60 cm, 1996
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Riding the Swells, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 23 x 23 cm, 1995
Jean-Pierre Hébert, Sketch for Double Spiral Line With Glyphs, plotter drawing, ink on paper, 28 × 43 cm,1995

JEAN-PIERRE HÉBERT

Jean-Pierre Hébert, born 1939 in Calais, France, is one of the pioneers of Digital Art. He has developed a diversity of drawing families using mathematics, geometry, physics and poetry. Alongside Roman Verostko, Hébert founded the group „Algorists“.
Jean-Pierre Héberts first plotter drawing was made in 1974 in Paris. His individual style mirrors his interest for the line, ranging from minimalist and simple to very complex algorithmical compositions. Hébert created some of the most precise and time-intense drawings with just a single line that were ever drawn with a plotter. Based on a clear conceptual idea he writes mathematical algorithms to execute those with absolute control.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Quantum Metaphors, Art|Sci Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, California (Feb 25-Apr 5)
2014
Gail Fredell and Jean-Pierre Hébert, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts (Oct 1-Nov 9)
2013
Drawings and Sculptures, Carl Solway Gallery (Findlay Street Project), Cincinnati, Ohio
2009
Drawings as Thoughts, Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc), Los Angeles, California (Oct 23-Dec 13)
Chanting Water, SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Water, Sand, Paper, Installations in Room #1225, Art Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
2008
Drawing With the Mind, Contemporary Arts Forum (now Museum of Contemporary Art), Santa Barbara, California (Aug 30-Nov 9)
Improbable Landscapes, Marcia Burtt Gallery, Santa Barbara, California (Aug 30-Oct 26)
2006
Tribute to Slowness, Gallery [DAM] Berlin, Berlin (Germany) (May 12-June 13)
Drawing for the Next Century, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, California (Apr 22-May 27)
2005
Jean-Pierre Hébert & David Holt: Expanding Reality, Santa Monica College, California (Feb 22-Apr 1)
2004
Plotterzeichnungen, Gallery [DAM] Berlin (Germany) (June 26-Aug 31)
New Works and Works in the KITP Collection, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
2003
Fields on Paper, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jean-Pierre Hébert & Victor Raphael: Illuminated Collaboration, Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum, Santa Barbara, California
2002
Traces on Sand and Paper 2, Monlleo Gallery, Santa Barbara, California (Apr 9-May 4) 2001
Traces on Sand and Paper, Computing Commons Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Aug 30-Dec 1)
Prints and Drawings, Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas, Austin (June 1-15)
Unus Mundus: From the Digital to the Sublime, El Camino College Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Jan 29-Feb 23)
2000
On Lines, DesignArc Gallery, Santa Barbara, California (Sept 15-Oct 31) 1989
Sans lever la plume, Galerie Alphonse Chave, Vence, France (Apr 1-May 1)
Jean-Pierre Hébert, IBM Research Center, Marcel Breuer Building, Lobby Gallery, La Gaude (France)

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2018
elected to the SIGGRAPH Academy
2012
SIGGRAPH – Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art
2008/2009
David Bermant Foundation – Grant
2006
Pollock-Krasner Foundation – Grant
2005
Artists’ Fellowship, New York – Grant
2003-present
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara – Artist In Residence
2000
Fondation La Ferthé – Fondation de France (Paris) – Grant

COLLECTIONS
Block Museum of Art (Evanston, Illinois)
Boston Athenæum (Massachusetts)
Brooklyn Museum (New York)
Camera Works (New York)
Colorado College (Colorado)
Columbia University (New York)
Fidelity Investments (Covington, Kentucky)
Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles)
Kavli Foundation (Oxnard, California)
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Kenyon College (Ohio)
Lafayette College (Pennsylvania)
Mills College (California)
M.I.T. (Massachusetts)
Munger Physics Residence, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Newberry Library (Chicago)
New York Public Library (New York)
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (Utah State University, Logan)
Princeton University (New Jersey)
Reed College (Oregon)
San Francisco Public Library (California)
Santa Barbara County Arts Commission (California)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, photography collection (California)
Stanford University (California)
Smith College (Massachusetts)
Thoma Art Foundation, (Chicago, Illinois & Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Tweed Museum of Art (University of Minnesota, Duluth)
University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts Library and Special Research Collection
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware)
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana)
University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
Washington University (Saint Louis, Missouri)
Wellesley College (Massachusetts)
Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
Yale University (Connecticut)
Westmont College (California)
Private & corporate collections (Cincinnati, Goleta, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, New York, Providence, Santa Barbara, Washington DC)
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris (France)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France)
Victoria and Albert Museum (Patric Prince Collection), London (UK)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), The Hague (Netherlands) • Private collections (Argentina, Mexico City, South Africa)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS ( SELECTION)
2019
The Algorists, Orange Door Chicago, Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (Aug 31, 2018 – Summer 2019)
CODEX International Book Fair, with Edition Reese, Richmond, California (Feb 3-6, 2019)
Collecting On The Edge, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Utah (Part II – Jan 17-May 4 2019)
2018
Paper and Clay, Vita Art Center, Ventura (Dec 7-31, 2018)
Coder le monde (Coding the World), Mutations/Création #2, Centre Pompidou, Paris (June 15-Aug 27, 2018) Curated by Frédéric Migayrou, Camille Lenglois
The Algorists, Orange Door Chicago, Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (Aug 31, 2017-Summer 2018)
Catching the Light: Bookworks from Southern California, (with Edition Reese), Curated by Carolee Campbell ; San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California (Feb 2-Apr 30, 2018)
2017
Drawn from a Score, Curated by David Familian, Beall Center for Art+Technology, University of California, Irvine (Oct 7, 2017-Feb 3, 2018)
Illuminated (space), Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (Oct 6-Dec 31)
Present Bodies, NYC Print Week (with Ribuoli Digital), Chelsea, New York City (Oct 26-29) Curated by Lauren Comito :
Art Élysées, Art Fair, Paris, France (with RCM Galerie, Paris) – Booth 135A (Oct 19-23)
The Algorists, Orange Door Chicago, Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (Aug 31, 2017-Summer 2018)
Pioneers in Computer Art, 1960s/70s, RCM Galerie, Paris (15 June-31 July, 2017)
CODEX International Book Fair, with Edition Reese, Richmond, California (Feb 5-8, 2017) 2016
Modes of Codex: The Art of the Book, Library Special Research Collections, University of California, Santa Barbara (Jan 28-June 24)
Across the Spectrum: Color in American Fine & Private Press Books, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Reading with the Senses, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mar 10-Apr 17)
PULSE Miami Beach 2016, Florida (with Carl Solway Gallery) (Dec 1-4)
Power Geometry: painting & digital art from the Thoma Foundation collection (Sept 2015-Summer 2016)
2015
Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism in the American West, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Utah, curated by Katie Lee Koven (Sept 23, 2015-Dec 10, 2016)
Year of the Ram : Works by 22 Artists, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (Jan. 16-Apr. 4)
Technovisual: Art in the Age of Code, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. (May 28-Oct. 23)
Luminous Flux [2.0]: New + Historic Works from the Digital Art Frontier,
Thoma Foundation, Art House, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Jul 24, 2015-Apr 30, 2016)
All.go.rhythm, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois (Oct 2-Nov 29)
Art + Computer / Time, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont (June 26-Sept 27)
CODEX International Book Fair, with Edition Reese, Richmond, California (Feb 8-11, 2015)
Altered Books – Digital Interventions, Digital Arts Community, ACM SIGGRAPH, Online show 2015

ALGORITHMIC INTROSPECTIONS with Peter Beyls, DAM GALLERY Berlin, 29. November – 21. December 2019
SUMMER SPLASH 5, DAM GALLERY Berlin, 13. July – 07. September 2019