Made in L.A. – 60 Los Angeles-based Artists Strut Their Stuff


The Los Angeles arts scene is one of the most vibrant in the world. Long known for its embrace of experimentation and innovation, the city’s community of artists is as diverse as its population. To recognize and support this rich talent pool, the Hammer Museum has organized Made in L.A. 2012 in collaboration with LA><ART, the museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of work by Los Angeles-based artists.

This exhibition includes work by 60 artists and features figurative and abstract painting, sculpture, video installation, site- and situation-specific works, photography, works on paper, and a series of performances and public programs. The majority of these works were created specifically for Made in L.A. 2012.

To broaden the exhibition’s audience and complement works shown at LA><ART and the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park, two of the three venues hosting Made in L.A. 2012, a group of artists will produce billboard projects at various locations around the city. They include:

La Cienega Blvd. (between Venice & Washington Blvds.)

  • June: Slanguage 
  • July: Roy Dowell 
  • August: Meg Cranston

Hollywood Blvd. (at the entrance of Barnsdall Park)

  • July/August: Nicole Miller 
  • August/September: Cayetano Ferrer

Sunset Blvd. (at Olive Dr. in West Hollywood)

  • Dashiell Manley


When: June 2 to September 2, 2012

Where: The exhibition is held at three locations across the city:

  • The Hammer Museum, located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles
  • LA><ART, located at 2640 S. La Cienega
 Blvd. Los Angeles
  • The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
 Los Angeles

More Information:
Download the free Made in L.A. iphone app
Download the PDF Guide to Public Programs and Performances
Purchase the Made in LA 2012 catalog