Jon Parlangeli

Jon Parlangeli

Detroit, MI, United States

About Jon Parlangeli

My work is seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of sculpture, textural curiosities and color/form relationships combine to create a unique dimensional aesthetic in each work. There are also elements of nature and/or humanity in my work that, depending on what may be happening at the time, mix about with the abstract elements to create a sort of historic bibliophile in the paint. These “living” paintings represent the NEW BEAUTY as our complex evolution integrates with technology. They offer a strong personal understanding of where we are as a people today...complicated, curious, ever changing. They are predatory, hedonistic and redefine subject and medium.




BFA, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI


Affordable Art Fair, Singulart, May 2019

The Heat is On, Detroit Artists Market, July 2018

Black Box Gallery, Contemporary Portraiture, Featured Artist-Inagural Exhibition, Dearborn June 2018

GIFC Show, Art Athina, Athens Greece, 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