Greg Colson
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EDUCATION
BA, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
MFA, Claremont Graduate University, CA
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Thomas Park, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX
2013 Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
2012 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.
2010 William Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 Griffin, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Griffin, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2005 Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Sprovieri, London, England
Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2001 Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
1999 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
1998 Milleventi, Milan, Italy
Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
1997 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996 Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jill Thayer Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
1995 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
1993 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992 Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
1991 Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
1990 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
1988 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL
1987 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 “The Discovery of a Leak in the Roof of Marcel Breuer’s Wellfleet Summer Cottage” Curated by Matt Moravec. Off Vendome, New York, NY
“Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish” M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Connection” Museum Lazienki Krolewski, Warsaw, Poland
“Works on Paper” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2015 “Someplaces” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
“Black & White” Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX
2014 “A Particular Kind of Solitude” Curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu. Elizabeth Street Garden, New York, NY
“Man-Made” Thomas Park, Seoul, South Korea
“Don’t Play At School” Maurizio Caldirola Arte Contemporanea, Monza, Italy
2013 “Freeway Studies #1.” Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“Untitled (Giotto’s O).” Sperone Westwater, Lugano, Switzerland (catalogue)
“Letters From Los Angeles.” Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Marine Salon 11.” Marine, Santa Monica, CA
2012 “Astrazione Figurazione.” Galleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, Italy
“Works on Paper:” Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Group Show.” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2011 “The Art Must Go On.” Galleria Cardi, Pietrasanta, Italy
“New Wallworks.” Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
“Group Show.” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
“Legacy” Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
2010 “Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010.” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Mapping the Art.” Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“An Exploration of Identity.” San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
2009 “Group Show.” William Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Conceptual Painting.” Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Oildale.” L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Line Drive.” Hamilton Press Gallery, Venice, CA
2006 “Ballkunstler.” Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Germany (catalogue)
“John Baldessari, Greg Colson, John Hilliard.” Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Alternate Routes.” Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
“Group Show.” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2005 “Vivisection: Contemporary Drawing.” Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico (catalogue)
“Surprise.” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
“Utopia.” Gorinchem Museum, Gorinchem, The Netherlands (catalogue)
“de cirkel.” Galerie Ramakers, The Hague, The Netherlands
“Weather.” Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
“The Artist Turns to the Book.” Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004 “The Pontus Hulten Collection…” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (catalogue)
“…so fresh, so cool!” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
“The Artists of ‘Faster Jim.’” Hamilton Press Gallery, Venice, CA
“Of the Moment: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection.” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2003 “Donald Baechler, Greg Colson, Graham Gillmore.” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
“No Canvas.” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
“Group Show.” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
“Maps as Muse.” Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY
2002 “Terra Incognita.” Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
“First Impressions: The Paulson Press.” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
“Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection.”The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
“Good News.” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
“Amerika-Europa: Sammlung Rosenkranz im Von der Heydt-Museum.” Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (catalogue)
2001 “Ironical Instinct.” Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy
“Panza Gift Show.” Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy
“Breakstep.” Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Landscape.” Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
2000 “American Bricolage.” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY (catalogue)
“hand-Made in U.S.A.” Galleria Sprovieri, London, England
“da Warhol al 2000.” Palazzo Cavour, Regione Piemonte, Turin, Italy (catalogue)
“Arte Americana: Ultimo Decennio.” Museo d’Arte della Citta di Ravenna, Italy (catalogue)
“Panza: The Legacy of a Collector.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. (catalogue)
Soft White.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst (catalogue)
“The City.” Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1998 “Collaboration/Transformation: Lithographs from the Hamilton Press.” Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, CA. and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman (catalogue)
“Recent Sculpture.” Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA
“Wood.” Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY
1997 “Book Obsession.” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
“CA 90001-185.” W-139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Paper Works.” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
“Structures: Buildings in American Art, 1900-1997.” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“100 Years of California Art.” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
1996 “Tangles.” Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
“The Empowered Object.” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
“Six Projects: Greg Colson, Ed Moses, Peter Shelton, Robert Therrien.” Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Limited Edition Artists’ Books.” Brooke Alexander, New York, NY
1995 “een actuele prive-verzameling.” Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels, Belgium
“A Sculpture Show.” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
“Light (for the Dark Days of Winter).” A/D. New York, NY
“Too Cool: Assemblage and Finish Fetish in Los Angeles.” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“Presence: Recent Portraits.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Uncommon Objects.” Kathleen Shields Contemporary Art Projects, Albuquerque, NM
1994 “Art on the Map.” Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
“Artists’ Books from the Lapis Press.” Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mapping.” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
1993 “Drawn in the ‘90s.” Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, N.Y.; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL. (catalogue)
“The Spirit of Drawing.” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
“The Return of the ‘Cadavre Exquis.’” The Drawing Center, New York, NY
“Vancouver Collects.” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada (catalogue)
1992 “Greg Colson, Takashi Murakami, Jorge Pardo, Jon Tower.” Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“How It Is.” Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
“Greg Colson, Guillermo Kuitca, William Wegman.” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
“Oddly: 4 Los Angeles Artists.” Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA (catalogue)
1991 “Recent Acquisitions” Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
“Third Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories.” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA. (catalogue)
“Dots.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“New American Art: Mary Beyt, Greg Colson, Christopher Wool.” Ho Gallery World Art, Hong Kong (catalogue)
1990 “Je Viens de chez le Charcutier.” Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
“Laboratory.” Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
“12th International Biennial of Drawings: Working Drawings from Sculptors.” Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Yugoslavia (catalogue)
“Referential Drawings.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989 “Greg Colson, Peter Greenaway, Nicolas Rule.” Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
“Outer Limits.” Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
“Containers.” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988 “Bocanegra, Colson, Scarpitta.” Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, NY
“Black and White Abstraction.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Excavations.” Otis/Parsons Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “White Work.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“New Painting and Sculpture.” Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Beth DeWoody, New York, NY
Emily Fisher Landau Collection, New York, NY
Getty Research Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, NY
Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Oakland Museum of California
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Panza Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
Portland Art Museum, OR
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Edward Ruscha, Los Angeles, CA
Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin, Germany
Tsaritsino Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Vancouver Art Gallery, B.C., Canada
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY