Katy Cowan

 

based in Berkeley, CA 

Represented by Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / Green Gallery Milwaukee, WI

 

EDUCATION

          

2014    Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA: MFA in Studio Art

2004    University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA: BFA in Painting 

2003    Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland: Summer Semester

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

winds glow unceasing, 2021 / DOCUMENT / Chicago, IL

Suns Pass Flat, 2020 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

the blue sun moans, 2020 / Kate Werble Gallery / New York, NY

Katy Cowan, 2019 / The Armory Show / Philip Martin Gallery / New York, NY

reflected-into-themselves-into-reflected, 2017 / Lynden Sculpture Garden / Milwaukee, WI

On ropes and bronze…,  2017 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

The Studio, The Sketch, 2015 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles CA

BRICKED, 2015 / Kittredge Gallery / The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

LONGS/HAPPENS, 2015 / Green Gallery South / Oak Park, IL

Compressional(s), 2015 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

Lean-Twos, 2014 / ltd los angeles / Los Angeles, CA

Togetherers, 2014 / Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

Eyes to the Unknown, 2009 / Green Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

Gestural, 2008 / Flatfile Galleries / Chicago, IL

New Paintings, 2007 / Caro d’Offay Gallery / Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

New Art Dealers Association, 2020 / DOCUMENT / Miami, FL

Left, Right, Left, Left, 2020 / The Green Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

something of a body, of a tempo, 2019 / Et Al. / San Francisco, CA

The Day in the Night, 2019 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

TOP HEAVY, 2016/ Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

Home Improvement, 2016 / Bahamas Biennale / Detroit, MI

Work:Work, 2015 / Devening Projects + Editions / Chicago, IL

2732: Katy Cowan and Ross Iannatti, 2014 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

The Fifth Wall, 2014 / Elephant Art Space / Los Angeles, CA

Living With Them, 2011 / Roots and Culture / Chicago, IL

Braided Bread, 2010 / The Hills Esthetic Center / Chicago, IL

Love and Heartbreak, 2010 / Metro Gallery / Baltimore, MD

You Can Build a House, 2009 / The Pigeon Wing / London, UK

Sandusky, 2009  / Caro d’Offay Gallery / Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

FIAC OVR, 2021 / DOCUMENT / Chicago, IL

From Within, 2020 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Art Basel Miami Beach, 2020 / Philip Martin Gallery / Miami, FL

Frieze New York, 2020 / Philip Martin Gallery / New York, NY

Expo Chicago, 2019 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Art Basel Miami Beach, 2018 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

How They Ran, 2018 / Over the Influence / Los Angeles, CA

Reunion Tour, 2018 / Andrew Rafacz Gallery / Chicago, IL

EDDYSROOM @ Usable Space, 2018 / Usable Space / Milwaukee, WI

Do Something To It. Do Something Else To It., 2018 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

The Armory Show, 2018 / Philip Martin Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

Skip Tracer, 2017 / M. LeBlanc Gallery / Chicago, IL

Irene with an I, 2017 / Woodland Pattern / Milwaukee, WI

As if form were some pitcher, 2017 / Fourteen30 Contemporary / Portland, OR 

Dallas Art Fair, 2017 / The Green Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Triennial, 2016 / Madison Museum of Contemporary Art / Madison, WI

PDF-Objects, 2016 / Mana Contemporary / Chicago, IL

 Jack and Diane, 2016 / Kate Werble Gallery / New York, NY

Memory Theater, 2016 / Upfor Gallery / Portland, OR

Condensed Matter Community, 2015 / Synchontron Radiation Center / Stoughton, WI

The Great Good Place, 2015 / Threewalls / Chicago, IL

Uncanny, 2015 / MuzeuMM / Los Angeles, CA

Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening, 2015 / Sector 2337 / Chicago, IL

Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better, 2015 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA

Listening and Making Sound, 2015 / The Poor Farm / Manawa, WI

False Scent, 2014 / 321 Gallery / Brooklyn, NY

MAS ATTACK, 2013 / Torrance Art Museum / Torrance, CA

GLAMFA (Greater Los Angeles MFA), 2013 / University of Long Beach / Long Beach, CA

Collaborations, 2013 / LVL3 Gallery / Chicago, IL

Come As You Are…, 2013 / Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) / Los Angeles, CA

Snake Road, 2013 / Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

GLAMFA (Greater Los Angeles MFA), 2012 / University of Long Beach / Long Beach, CA

PUBLICATIONS

 

"Katy Cowan at Cherry and Martin". Review by Simone Krug / Contemporary Art Review, LA / http://contemporaryartreview.la/katy-cowan-at-cherry-and-martin / July 2017
"Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening" / Edited by Caroline Picard / Green Lantern Press / May 2017
"8 LA-based Emerging Artists to Keep on your Radar" / Editorial by Henri Neuendorf / ArtNet News / https://news.artnet.com/art-world/8-emerging-artists-from-la-on-your-radar-824300 / January 2017
"A Souk Inspired A-Frame in Portland, OR" / Editorial by Allison Burt-Tilden / Design Sponge / http://www.designsponge.com/2016/09/a-souk-inspired-a-frame-in-portland-or.html / September 2016
"Altered Drawings by Katy Cowan" / Essay in the publication, "Grateful Dead Takeover: A Collection of Artist's Writings Inspired by the Grateful Dead" / Published Independently / 2017 

 “Katy Cowan Poses Essential Questions Through Material Decisions”. Editorial by Rachel Will / Artsy / https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-katy-cowan-poses-essential-questions-through-material-decisions / November 2015

“Katy Cowan: Art about art, with a playful side”. Review by Sharon Mizota / LA Times http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-katy-cowan-at-cherry-and-martin-20151109-story.html / November 2015

Artforum Critic’s Pick: Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Review by Andrea Gyorody / http://artforum.com/picks/section=la#picks55057 / Sept. 2015

“Altered Drawings by Katy Cowan”. If the Head Fits, Wear It: A Collection of Artists Writing Inspired by the Grateful Dead / Independently Published / 2015

Katy Cowan + Emily Green : ACRE Basketball Game. Project Documentation by New Crafts Artists in Action / Golden Arrows Publication / 2014 

Pledging Artistic Friendship: “2 of a Kind” at LVL3. Review by Caroline Picard /  blog.Art21.org / July 2013

Artist of the Week: Katy Cowan. Interview by LVL3 Gallery / lvl3.tumblr.com / Feb 2013

Style and Interpretation : The Inevitability of Banality in a ‘Contemporary’ Art / Review by Scott Cowan / thanassuming.wordpress.com / Feb 2013

            

CURATION

 

Director, 2016 – Present / The Outlet Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

Water & Dreams, 2017 / Chicken Coop Contemporary, Portland, OR / Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI

Within and Out, 2015 / Marian Art Gallery / Milwaukee, WI

Working, 2013 / Proxy Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Powerful Creator and Truthful Speaker, 2013 / Proxy Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

Co-Director, 2009-2011 / The Hills Esthetic Center / Chicago, IL