Will Cotton Biography

Will Cotton (b. 1965)

Born Melrose, Massachusetts
Lives and works in New York City, NY

Education
1987   Cooper Union, B.F.A., New York, NY
1988   New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2020   The Taming of the Cowboy, Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium
2018   Will Cotton, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
2017   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
           The Influx Series: Will Cotton, Orlando Museum Of Art, Orlando, FL     
2015   Will Cotton, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
           Will Cotton: Vistas Of Candyland, Cornell University College Of
           Architecture, Art, And Planning, Ithaca, NY
2014   Will Cotton, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
2013   Will Cotton, Pace Prints, New York, NY
2012   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
           Cockaigne, Performance As Part Of Werk! Armitage Gone Variety Show,
           Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
2011   Cockaigne, Performance At Prince George Ballroom As Part Of Performa
           11, New York, NY
           Will Cotton, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010   Will Cotton: New Works On Paper, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
           Will Cotton: Monoprints, Pace Prints, New York, NY
           Will Cotton, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
2009   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Will Cotton, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2007   Will Cotton: New Work On Paper, Glenn Horowitz
           Bookseller, East Hampton, NY
2005   Will Cotton: New Paintings And Works On Paper, Michael Kohn Gallery,
           Los Angeles, CA
2004   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Will Cotton, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
           Will Cotton, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
2002   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2001   Will Cotton, Jablonka Galerie, Koln, Germany
           Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2000   Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
1999   Devil's Fudge Falls, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Will Cotton, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Will Cotton, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
1995   Distentions, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2020   Comfort, Friedman Benda, New York, January 9 – February 15.
2019   Like Sugar, Tang Teaching Museum At Skidmore College,
           Saratoga Springs, NY
           Drawn Together Again, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
           Paintings, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2018   Castles In The Sky: Fantasy Architecture In Contemporary Art,
           Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
           Paintings, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
           Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s To Today, International
           Print Center New York, New York, NY
           Peers & Influences, The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA
2017   Really?, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           About Face, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
           Cake Hole, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY
2016   Tom Friedman (+The Birthday Show), 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
           Summer School, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
2015   Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze, The National Portrait Gallery,
           Washington, D.C.
           River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, Olana State
           Historic Site, Hudson, NY
           The Triumph Of Love: Beth Rudin Dewoody Collects, Norton Museum Of
           Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2014   Disturbing Innocence, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
           Homeland [In]Security: Vanishing Dreams, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial
           Programs, New York, NY
           Close-Up: Contemporary Portraiture, Southampton Arts Center,
           Southampton, NY
           On The Blue Shore Of Silence, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY
           Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet To The Present, Leila Heller Gallery,
           New York, NY
           Last Night, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
2013   Come Like Shadows: Palimpsests, Traces, Specters Of The Silver Screen,
           Nightlife, Veils, The Absent Present, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
           Fruits Of Captiva, Robert Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, NY
2012   American Dreamers, Strozzina Centre For Contemporary Culture,
           Florence, Italy
2011   Tous Cannibales, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2010   Divine Comedy, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
           Accessories To An Artwork, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY
2009   A Tribute To Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
           Transitions. Painting At The (Other) End Of Art, Maramotti Collection
           Of Contemporary Art, Reggio Emilia, Italy
           Aspects Of Pop Art, Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland
           Chelsea Visits Havana, Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
           I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff In American Art (Travelling Exhibition),
           Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA
           Drawings By Will Cotton, Atlantic Center’s Pabst Visitor Center And
           Gallery, New Smyrna, FL
           Talk Dirty To Me, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Second Biennial Of The Canary Islands, Canary Islands
           Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists And Ed Ruscha, The Flag Art
           Foundation, New York, NY
2007   In Monet's Garden: The Lure Of Giverny, Columbus Museum Of Art,
           Columbus, OH
           Sex & Sensuality, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
           A House Is Not A Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
           I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff In American Art, Hudson River Museum,
           Yonkers, NY
           Horizon, Efa Gallery, New York, NY
           Timer: Intima / Intimacy, La Triennale Di Milano, Milan, Italy
2006   The Food Show: The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2004   The Big Eat: From Pop Til The Present, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2003   Giverny, Salon 94, New York, NY
           Sweet Tooth, Copia, The American Center For Wine Food & The Arts,
           Napa, CA
2002   The Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2000   Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Coalition, Center On
           Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
           The Darker Side Of Playland: Childhood Imagery From The Logan,
           San Francisco Museum Of Art, San Francisco, CA
1999   Will Cotton And Stuart Elster, Tate, New York, NY
           A Room With A View, Sixth At Prince Fine Art, New York.