KATY COWAN
Represented by Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA

b. 1982, Lake Geneva, 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

(forthcoming) New Works, 2017 / Lynden Sculpture Garden / Milwaukee, WI
(forthcoming) New Works, 2017 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA
The Studio, The Sketch, 2015 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA
BRICKED, 2015 / The Kittredge Gallery / University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
LONGS/HAPPENS, 2015 / The Green Gallery South / Oak Park, IL
Compressional(s), 2015 / Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles, CA
Togetherers, 2014 / Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA
Lean-Twos, 2014 / ltd los angeles / Los Angeles, CA
Eyes to the Unknown, 2009 / The Green Gallery / Milwaukee, WI
Gestural, 2008 / Flatfile Galleries / Chicago, IL
New Paintings, 2007 / Caro d’Offay Gallery / Chicago, IL

SELECTED TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

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

(forthcoming) Group Exhibition, 2017 / Fourteen30 Contemporary / Portland, OR
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
Imperceptively 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: The Great Poor Farm Experiment VII, 2015 / The Poor Farm / Manawa, WI
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
NEXT at ArtTropolis, 2011 / Merchandise Mart / Chicago, IL
NEXT at ArtTropolis, 2010 / Merchandise Mart / Chicago, IL
Agency, 2010 / Agency Gallery / London, UK

CURATION

Director, Outlet Gallery, 2016-present / 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

PUBLICATIONS
"Katy Cowan Poses Essential Questions Through Material Decision". 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
Critic's Pick, "Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better". Review by Andrea Gyorody / http://artforum.com/picks/id=55057 / September 2015
“Altered Drawings”. Grateful Dead Takeover: A Collection of Artists Writing Inspired by the Grateful Dead / Independently Published / 2014 (forthcoming)
Katy Cowan + Emily Green : ACRE Basketball Game. 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