Vonn Cummings Sumner

Vonn Cummings Sumner


(Los Angeles, CA b. USA) 


Vonn Cummings Sumner grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended the University of California, Davis, where he studied closely with the celebrated painter and teacher, Wayne Thiebaud, among others. Vonn has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1998, and his work has been featured or reviewed in many publications, including: New American Paintings, Elle Décor, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, L.A. Weekly, Art Ltd., Riviera magazine, Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, Cartwheel Art, The Painter's Table, Boom magazine, and Quick Fiction. Vonn’s work has been the subject of two solo museum shows: The Other Side of Here, at the Riverside Art Museum in 2008, and Stages, in 2011 at the Phillips Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. In 2021, his work was featured in the first museum survey tracing the influence of Wayne Thiebaud on contemporary art at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis.


Vonn currently lives and works in Santa Ana, CA, and is a Professor of Painting at Fullerton College.


He has been represented by Morton Fine Art since 2010.  



Los Angeles, b. Palo Alto, CA, USA, 1976



2000    Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis

1998    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude with highest honors, University of California, Davis


2021      Krazy Times, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2019     Only Painted Fire, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2017       Bread and Circuses (and Walls), 2017, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2016       To Be Seen, KP Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2015       New Ancient Pictures, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

               Vonn Sumner, Cypress College Fine Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

2014       Gravity and Other Lies, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013       Somewhere Else, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012       This Makes Sense, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011       Late Empire Style, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

               Stages, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, PA

2010       Recent Paintings, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008       The Other Side of Here, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA











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