Jake Longstreth

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John Pullman "Jake" Longstreth, Jr. (born 1977 in Sharon, Connecticut) is an American painter and radio personality. He is currently the co-host of the Beats 1 show, Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig.


Longstreth received his Bachelor of Arts in 1999 from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2005 from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.[1] He is a 2008 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.[1] His paintings can be found in the collections at the Crocker Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art Library, and JP Morgan Chase, among others.[2]

Longstreth tends to portray architecture in flat, geometric forms, recalling influences such as Robert Bechtle and David Hockney, finding a place between “documentary” realism and symbolic metaphor, whereas his landscapes are portrayed as more of an improvised realism.[3][4][5] He is represented by the Gregory Lind Gallery.[6]

He makes regular appearances as a co-host and "West Coast correspondent" on Time Crisis, the Apple Music internet radio show hosted by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, where he frequently gives in-depth investigative reports on various topics such as the history of the Frito-Lay corporation, PepsiCo, and the NRA.[7] In 2016, he made several appearances with Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors as a supporting musician during their performances for Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.[8][9]

Longstreth is the older brother of Dirty Projectors lead singer and guitarist David Longstreth.[10][11] He married filmmaker Hannah Fidell on September 23, 2017 in Inverness, California.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Particulate Matter". Guernica, Magazine of Art & Politics. October 15, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "CV". JakeLongstreth.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "ArtSlant - Jake Longstreth Rackroom". www.artslant.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jake Longstreth - ARTFORUM". www.mutualart.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jake Longstreth, Artist - Sight Unseen". Sight Unseen. November 8, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Gregory Lind Gallery". gregorylindgallery.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "Instagram photo by Jake Longstreth • Apr 13, 2016 at 8:00pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Instagram photo by Luis Calderin • Feb 2, 2016 at 2:40pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Siblings Chat on Ezra's Radio Show". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Chats With Dev Hynes, @Seinfeld2000, Joe Mande on Beats 1". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016. Koenig's other guests on the show were painter Jake Longstreth (Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth's brother)
  12. ^ "Weddings: Hannah Fidell, Jake Longstreth". The New York Times. September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.