Dressed in Hollywood Tears

Dressed in Hollywood Tears, November 9, 2023–December 23, 2023 The Breeder, Athens The Breeder is pleased to announce Dressed in Hollywood Tears, an exhibition of new works by LA based artist, Justin John Greene. This is the artist’s first solo show in Athens. Greene’s iconography consists of familiar yet uncanny characters who merge the illusionary […]

The Castle Matthew Brown is pleased to present The Castle, a solo exhibition of recent works by Justin John Greene. Taking Franz Kafka’s novel of the same name as a point of departure, Greene re-envisions his native Los Angeles as an uncanny terrain that is at once familiar, farcical, and unnerving. In the suite of drawings […]

What Can Smoke Do To Iron?

Collaborations by T. Asbæk and DM Office are pleased to present, What Can Smoke Do To Iron?, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Justin John Greene, his first in Denmark. In this new suite of paintings, Greene continues his ongoing exploration of pictorial space and the social. It is an impulse that has yielded a […]

Marnie Weber & Justin John Greene

Simon Lee Gallery, New York, NY, 6 September – 2 November 2019   Simon Lee Gallery, New York, is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artists Marnie Weber and Justin John Greene. This occasion marks the first time Weber has exhibited at the gallery’s New York location, as […]

A Warmer World

  A Warmer World at Carl Kostyál, London England, March 1 – 31, 2019 In Justin John Greene’s latest body of work, visions of heaven and hell are brought down to earth, in a manner that feels contemporary yet timeless. Focusing on his home of California, this new collection of paintings blends fantasy with reality, […]

Welcome to Our Mess

Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Yard Sale Hero, 2018 oil on canvas, 50 x 42 inches After party, 2018 oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches   After party, 2018 (detail) After party, 2018 (detail) […]

A Dusk That Never Settles

A Dusk That Never Settles at Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA, June 23 – July 19, 2014 With sunset over Glendale, two fair maidens peered downward caught foul and unaware o’ how they’d crashed so violently east wondering if the embattled waves smashing every bit of coastal aspiration and personal dignity could, in truth, […]

Raw Deal

Raw Deal at DIANA, Los Angeles, CA,  April 17 – May 8, 2015 A raw deal is an instance of unfair treatment, an injustice, the shaft. Yet, it is a phrase that walks a thin line between tragedy and self-parody. “Raw deal” is an American idiom from the turn of the twentieth century, primarily used […]


Moonlighting at Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 9 – February 20, 2016 Moonlighting refers to work taken on in addition to one’s regular employment. The scenes in Greene’s paintings depict a world preoccupied with constant, never-ending labor – often of a mysteriously sultry nature. This series strings together visual representations of schemers and hustlers […]