EDUCATION
2009 Art Center College of Design BFA, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITION
2019  All is Not Lost, Richard Heller gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018  Time Will Tell, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University
2015  Exodus, Richard Heller gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011  The Plight of the Who, Richard Heller gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2019
Expo Chicago, Richard Heller, Chicago, IL
2018
Divided Brain, curated by Brian Cooper, Lava Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Expo Chicago, Richard Heller, Chicago, IL
A Living Treasure, curated by Tom Knechtel, Hutto- Patterson Exhibition Hall, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2017
Zing Zam Blunder, Harbinger gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland               
Beheaded, Richard Heller gallery, Los Angeles, CA
21, Left Field gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2016
Expo Chicago, Richard Heller, Chicago, IL
How High?, Left Field gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
Panorama: The new American landscape, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX
Seattle Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Seattle, WA
Got It For Cheap, curated by Charlie Roberts & Chris Rexroad, David Risley gallery/ Steinsland Berliner gallery/ Agnes B. galerie du jou
Geo Necro, curated by Casey Smith & Ryan Browing, ADA gallery, Richmond, VA
Tales that must be told: Contemporary narrative art, curated by Siobhan McClure, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
Some Americans and Some more, curated by David Pagel, Peggy Phelps gallery, Claremont University, Claremont, CA
2015
ll Squad
, curated by Andrew Hem, Giant Robot gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Expo Chicago, Richard Heller, Chicago, IL
Happily until their deaths, Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada

2014
Duck Show, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Greenpoint Terminal gallery, New York, NY
2013
Armory Show, Richard Heller, New York, NY
Anxiety, The New York Times, New York, NY

2012
Miami Project, Richard Heller, Miami, FL
Art on Paper Biennial: The 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC Art
Platform
, Los Angeles, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
The Beginning, Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Where my cones at?, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, POV Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Armory Show, Richard Heller, New York, NY

2011
December Group Show, Guerrero gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art Platform, Los Angeles, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
Armory Show, Richard Heller, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Claire Milbrath, Editorial Magazine issue 19, Spring 2019
Kristin Farr, Who riding with a lizard man, Juxtapoz issue 176, September 2015
David Pagel, Ancient mythology meets the modern video game in David Jien's 'Exodus', Los Angeles Times, April 2015
James Cartwright, Superbly surreal new show from narrative wizard David Jien, Itsnicethat.com, April 2015
Marc Valli and Ana Ibarra, Walk the line, Laurence King, October 2013
Tunica Magazine, Second issue, August 2013
Justin Blyth, David Jien, Iconograph issue 2, January 2013
Liv Siddall, David Jien, Itsnicethat.com, March 2012
Tracey Harnish, "David Jien at Richard Heller Gallery", Huffington Post, September 2011
David Pagel, "Journey into an epic Plight", Los Angeles Times, September 2011
New American Paintings 91, December 2010
Allison Gibson, Beautiful Decay book 1, July 2009

LECTURES
Eastern Illinois University
Santa Barbara City College
Art Center College of Design
Otis College of Art and Design
California State University Northridge