KAWS - Artists - Leslie Sacks Gallery

KAWS (b. 1974)

Born Jersey City, New Jersey

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016   Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2014   Man's Best Friend, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
           Clean Slate, Harbour City, Hong Kong, China
           Final Days, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain
           Play your Part, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2013   KAWS at 30th Street Station: COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH),
           presented by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
           KAWS Giswil, More Gallery, Giswil, Switzerland
           KAWS @ PAFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
           Sculpture Plinth Exhibition Program: KAWS, Pennsylvania Academy of the
           Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
          Ups and Downs, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
          Pass the Blame, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY
          KAWS, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2012   Companion (Passing Through), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
           Imaginary Friends, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
           The Nature of Need, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
           KAWS: Down Time, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 
2011   KAWS: Companion, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 
           Focus: KAWS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
           Hold The Line, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
           Companion (Passing Through), The Standard, New York, NY
           Companion (Passing Through), Aldrich Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT
2010   Companion (Passing Through), Harbour City, Hong Kong, China
           Pay the Debt to Nature, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France 
           KAWS, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
           KAWS, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2009   The Long Way Home, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA 
2008   KAWS, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
           Saturated, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
2003   OriginalFake, BAPE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002   #@!*$: Recent Works, Elms Lesters Painting Room, London, UK
           C9, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2001   Tokyo First, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999   KAWS, Colette, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014   If You're Accidentally Not Included, Don't Worry About It.,  Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
           Joyride, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
           Ok, I'll rename it, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
           Knock! Knock!, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
           Full House, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY
           PAINT NEW YORK, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
           Group Show - Wangechi Mutu - KAWS - Jeff Sonhouse -
           Wim Delvoye, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg
           It Ain't Fair 2012, OHWOW, Miami, FL
           White Columns Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY
2011   Pretty on the Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
           Party Animals, Royal-T, Los Angeles, CA
           Art in the Streets, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
           Facemaker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
2010   Mutant Pop, Galleri Loyal, Malmo, Sweden
           It Ain't Fair, OHWOW, Miami, FL
           The Reflected Gaze - Self Portraiture Today,
           The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2009   Just what is it that make today's painting so different, so appealing,
           Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
           Stages, Galerie Emannuel Perrotin, Paris, France
           Alpha Exotica, Hydra School Projects, Athens, Greece
           The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 
           Plastic Culture, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
           I Can't Feel My Face, curated by KAWS, Royal-T, Los Angeles, CA 
2008   Everything Else, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2007   POPcentric, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Info Babble, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY
           Ugly Winners, Galerie Du Juor Agnes B., Paris, France
2004   Beautiful Losers, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France, Palazzo Dell'Arte, Milan, Italy,
           USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, Contemporary Museum,
           Baltimore, MD, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA,
           Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
2003   SK8 on the Wall, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002   Session The Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
           ALIFE Shop, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
           Coded Language, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, GA
2001   Shortcuts, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Athens, Greece
           Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
           New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece

2014   Prentnieks, Anne. "KAWS: MAN'S BEST FRIEND." Artforum, October 1
2012   Ng, David. "KAWS is Latest Artist to Join Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" 
           The Los Angeles Times, November 26
           Miller, Michael H. "KAWS Brings His 'Companion' Over for Thanksgiving." 
           Gallerist NY, November 19
           Kahn, Howie. "Up in the Air." The Wall Street Journal, October 25
           Davis, Peter. "The Cult of KAWS."PAPERMAG, August 20
           Clarkson, Lamar. "Kaws and Effect." Artnews, February, vol. 111
           Lavallee, Andrew. "Exploring While Leaving Fingerprints." 
           The Wall Street Journal, May 17
           Vogel, Carol. "KAWS Character Headed Up in the Air."
           The New York Times, May 17, p. C20
2011   "Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: KAWS", 
           Dallas Art News, November 8
           "26 Questions for Street Artist KAWS." ArtInfo, September 12
           Wolf, Guillaume. "KAWS' Hold The Line." Whitewall, September
           Korkidas, Justin. "Gallery: A KAWS Retrospective." Complex, September 9 
           Rus, Mayer. "Life on Neptunes." W Magazine, July
           Corbett, Rachel. "Brian Donnelly: KAWSCAPADES." Artnet, June 11
           Slenske, Michael. "Kaws and the Standard Approach." Interview, June 10
          "Companion (Passing Through)." The Standard, June 9
          Branch, Kathryn. "The KAWS Effect." New York Times Magazine, June 7
          VanZanten, Virginia. "KAWS Sets the Standard" W Magazine, June 7
2010   "KAWS." Interview with Toby McGuire, Interview, May
           Mannerheim, Jenny. "KAWS." Blast
           Spampinato, Francesco. "People: Pop-Style Imagery." Uomo Vogue
           Verrecchia, Timothee. "Pop Artifice." L'Officiel Hommes, issue 19
2009   Pollack, Barbara. "Critic's Pick: Brian Donnelly." ArtNews, November
           Rose, Aaron. "A Day in the Life of the Los Angeles Art Scene"
           Lee, Chris. "Tag, This Artist is Definitely It." The Los Angeles Times
2008   Haskell, Robert. "Home Boy." Fashion Rocks Magazine 
           Walker, Rob. "New Looks: KAWS." The New York Times Magazine, August 3
           Fowler, Brendan and Terry Richardson. "KAWS." ANP Quarterly, vol. 2
2007   Healy, Murray. "When Love and Skull Work Together,
           Expect a Masterpiece." POP, February 
           St. Pierre, Louisa. "Rebel with a..." Spread, issue 2, p. 68-71
2006   Jones, Tricia. "KAWS Blimey." I-D, issue 269, p. 276-79
           Vartanian, Ivan. "The Subversive Art of Designer Toys: KAWS."Full Vinyl
2005   Smart: A Bathing Ape, spring/summer 
           Nakamura, Eric. "KAWS and Effect." Giant Robot, issue 35, p. 32-37
           Klein, Steven. W Magazine, May
2004    "Queen Kong." Super Fantasy, Winter no. 2
            MCormick, Carlo. "In the Studio with KAWS." Juxtapoz, summer, p. 26-33
            "KAWS." Paper, May
            Kawachi, Taka. "KAWS." Luca, issue 8, p. 38-39
2003    "KAWS." Huge, June, issue 3, p. 101-02