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MIKE COCKRILL

EDUCATION
George Mason University
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019    “Drawn from Life: Paintings 2004 – 2019”) Mike Cockrill selected recent works, Mosaic Art Space, L.I.C., New York
2017    Mike Cockrill: In Retrospect, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY
2013    The Existential Man, Kent Fine Art, New York
2011    The Awakening, Kent Fine Art, New York
2009    Sentiment and Seduction, Kent Gallery, New York
2008    Butterfly Girls, Kent Gallery, New York
2007    The Broken Pitcher & Other Stories, Kent Gallery, New York
2006    Over the Garden Wall, 31 Grand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004    Then Again, 31 Grand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003    Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2002    Kim Foster Gallery, New York
1999    Make Me Laugh, Kim Foster Gallery, New York
            Baby Doll Clown Killers in LA, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997    Baby Doll Clown Killers, Yearsley Spring Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            Baby Doll Clown Killers, Kim Foster Gallery, New York
1994    Go Figure, Kim Foster Gallery, New York
            Discontents and Debutantes Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
1992    Young, Alive and Beautiful, Webster Hall, New York
            Bra Women/Green Monkeys, Elston Fine Arts, New York
1990    Little Girls U-Can Live With, Downing Street Gallery, New York
1986    Family Life: The Post War Years, Semaphore Gallery, New York
1985    Semaphore Gallery, New York
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019     At Odds, No Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2019     Among Friends, Clemente Sot Velez Cultural Center, New York
2017     Between A Wail and a Clang, Contemporary Drawing and Painting, Donna Beam Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.
             The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York
             Hand’s Off My Cuntry, Undercurrent Projects, New York
2016     The Fourth Wall, Booth Gallery, New York, NY
             Hard Love, Martos Gallery, New Yorko
             Four Forces, Cross Contemporary, Saugerties, NY
2015     Second Sight, Booth Gallery, New York
            Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends, MOAH, Lancaster, CA
            Drive By Gallery, Lift Trucks Project, Croton Falls, NY
            60 Americans, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
            “The Last Party” New York’s Club Culture: Mid 70s – Early 80s, White Box Gallery, New York
            Take Five, Cross Contemporary, Saugerties, NY
2014     From the Borough to the Beach: Brooklyn-Based Art, Cornell Museum at Delray Beach Center for the Arts.
            Delray Beach, Fl.
            Revisiting Histories, Kent Fine Art, NY
2013    Memphis Social, Memphis, Tenn.
2012    Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2010    Mad Men. Kent Gallery, New York
            EK-fre- ses, Lift Trucks Projects, Croton Falls, NY
2006    Post MalcolmModern, The Forbes Galleries, New York
            Love Will Tear Us Apart, The National Arts Club, New York
2005    Desire, Kent Gallery, New York
            Several Artists Consider Books, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Young Americans, Wake Forest University, IL
2003    Ready for War, University Galleries, Illinois State University, IL
2002    Girls and Guns, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY
            One Thousand Clowns, More or Less, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
            Super Natural Playground, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2001    Figure/Disfigure, University of Rhode Island, RI
2000    2000 Clowns, University Galleries, Illinois State University, IL
            Precious, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
1999    Growing Up Post Modern, University Galleries, Illinois State University, IL
1998    Everybody Loves A Clown, Baby, Why Don’t You? Chapman University, Orange, CA
            The Waking Dream - Psychological Realism in Contemporary Art, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
            Camera Ready, Kim Foster Gallery, New York Some Women/Pretty Girls, The Schmidt Center Gallery, FL
            Drawings, Yearsley Spring Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997    Centennial Fellowship Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1995    Flowers & Computers: Nature & Technology, Shirley Feterman Gallery, New York
1993    Foster Peet Gallery, New York
            1Egg Art ’93, Meisner Soho, New York
1992    Faces, Rodger Smith Hotel, New York
            By Foul Subtraction, Artspace, Jersey City State College, NJ
1991    JFK Myth & Denial, Renee Fotouhi Fine Art. East Hampton, NY
1990    Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Webo Gallery, New York
1989    Topical Rainforest, Redsquare, NYC, organized by Colab
            The Helms Degenerate Art Show, Black & White in Color Gallery, Bronx, NY
            The Prisoners of Art, The Police Building, New York Art on the Run, Grace Harkin Gallery, New York
1988    Guilt by Appropriation, Tunnel, New York
            The All-Male Feminist Art Show, The New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1986    The Corporate Lobby, Mokotoff Gallery, New York
            Freedom of Painting, Paris, France
            Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, A&P Gallery, New York
1985    Summer Better Than Others, Semaphore Gallery, New York
            Drawings, Nolo Contendere, New York
            Innocence and Experience, Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
            The Political Landscape, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers, NJ
            Tight as Spring, Kamikaze, New York
            The Mother Show, A.B.C. No Rio, New York
            Americana Fair, Danceteria, New York
            Red Tape Group Show, Casa Nada, New York
            Feminists & Misogynists, Together at Last, Avenue B Gallery, New York
            Start Again, Ground Zero, New York
1984    The X-mas Tree Show, Brooklyn Arts & Culture Assoc, Brooklyn, NY
            The New Portrait, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
            The Gorilla Art Show, Avenue B Gallery, New York
            The Exploding Cartoon, Public Image, New York
            Racist America, Dramatis Personae, New York
            In My End Is My Beginning, Semaphore, New York
            Artists’ Books, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
            Artists’ Call, P.S. 122, New York
            The 1984 Show, Brooklyn Arts & Culture Assoc., Brooklyn, NY, curated by Greta Gundersen
1983    Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, NY
            History Painting, Monogram Products, New York
            TODT Invitational, Alain Bilhaud Gallery, New York
            The Liberty Show, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York
            The Ritz: Collaborative Projects and W.P.A., The Ritz Hotel, Washington, DC
1982    The All-Fools Show, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
            The Monument Re-defined, Brooklyn Arts & Culture Assoc., Brooklyn, NY
1981    The Monumental Show, Gowanus Memorial Artyard, Brooklyn, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017     “California’s Marrakesh: A Country Club That’s Chic Again”, by Peter Haldeman, New York Times, Apr. 26
             “Artists Are Resisiting Trump’s Misogyny with X-Rated Erotic Art” Huffington Post, Jan. 18, 2017    
2016      “Mike Cockrill – From Cartoon Paintings to Exploding Businessmen”, by Chris Farrel, BKLYNER, July 6
             “Interview: Mike Cockrill” by Didi Menendez, (color reproductions various works, photo of artist by Lauri Hanifin, www.PoetsandArtists.com (August 19, 2016)
             “The Outlaw Bible of American Art”, Edited by Alan Kaufaman, published by Last Gasp, 2016, (4 color reproductions, The Mirror Game, Saint Sebastian, The Best Pumpkin, Chrysalis)

2015    “Paul Booth’s Second Sight: Helping to Demand a Closer Look” (11/24/2015) by Anni Irish, ArteFuse.com
             Post Road Magazine Issue 29, “Figure 8 + 8”, (color repro, The Newspaper Reader)
             The Daily Beast, “How Kale Almost Killed Me – and Other Near-Death     Experiences, (Nov. 15, 2015) by Anthony Haden-Guest
             The Observer, “Walter Robinson and Anthony H-G: 2 Art World Titans Over Drinks and Books at Max Fish (Nov. 11, 2015)
             Chronogram, “On the Cover: Mike Cockrill”, by Brian K. Mahoney (color repro. “The Puzzle”
2014      ARTnews, “Mike Cockrill, Kent Fine Art,” review by Kiki Turner (color repro. “The Puzzle,” 2012
             Boca Raton Magazine, “Artists Bring Brooklyn Streets to Delray Beach,” (Sept. 24, 2014) John Thomason
2013      ArtSlant, “Mike Cockrill’s Existential Man” Kent Fine Art, by D. Dominick Lombardi
             Paper Magazine, Winter 2013-2014 “The Last Look” Mike Cockrill’s Existential Man at Kent Fine Art, by Carlo McCormick, (color repro. The Sleep Walker)
             Williamsport Sun-Gazette (May 2. 2013), “Mike Cockrill Pretty Clown Killers” by Matthew Parrish
2012     “The Edge of Eros,” artexperiencenyc.com, by Claire Lieberman
             “Modern Breakdown!” with M Cockrill, Nov.6.12 Talkinggrid.com, Frau Kolb
             “Follow Your Own Path: Mike Cockrill: interviewed by Joe Heaps Nelson”, Whitehotmagazine.com Sept. 2012
             “A Studio Visit with Mike Cockrill”,Jameskalmroughtcut, youtube. August 7 2012,
             “Interview with Mike Cockrill”,blogs.laweekly.com, July 30 2012, Interview by Daniel Rolnick
2010      New York Times, Feb. 12 2010, “Quirky Marriage of Art and Text”, by Benjamin Genocchio
2007      Financial Times, 27 April 2007, “Provoking Talent and Eventful Exhibitions”, by Anthony Haden-Guest
2005      Art in America, March2005, Mike Cockrill/then again at 31GRAND, by Steven Vincent
2004      NY Sun, Mike Cockrill/then again at 31GRAND
2003      Contemporary, Issue 55, “Reviews,” by Alice Savorelli (color reproduction  of “In Your Pink Sunglasses”, 2002)
2003      Segno, May/June, 2003; “Mike Cockrill,” by Luigi Di Corato and Lucia Spadano (7 color reproductions including cover)
              The Pantagragh, Feb. 27, “Art vs. War,” by Dan Craft
2002      Artnews, May 2002, Arttalk, “Schoolgirl Crush,” by Ann Landi (color repro. Birthday Girl)
              aNYthing, May, Halo in Reverse, by Buzz McCall (color repro. Minute Maid)
              Flash Art, April/May “Super Natural Playground,” by Mara Predicatori (Italy)
              Tema Celeste, “Super Natural Playground” by Milovan Farronato (Italy)
2002       Segno, Mar/April, “Super Natural Playground” by Francesca Pola (color repro, “Trophies”) Milan, Italy
              Bresciaoggi, Mar. 21, “L’universo della Grande Mela,” by Mauro Corradini (repro. “Hiding The Blade”) Milan, Italy
              New York Daily News, March 31, “Growing up Fast,” by Deborah Bach
2000      Art in America, Nov., “Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster,” review by Dominique Nahas
              The Octopus, June 9-15, 2000, “The Great Colorful Other,” by Jenny Southlynn (Review of “2000 Clowns,” I.S.U., reproduction of “Trophies”)
              Art & Antiques, May 2000, Atlanta Exhibition listing, (Color reproduction of Cockrill clown sculptures)
              The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 19, “Bad Taste as art: Mining the many meanings of kitsch,” by Kerry Cullum
1999      The New Yorker, Dec.20, “Goings on About Town”, Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster (review)
              The New York Times, Dec. 10, Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster, by Ken Johnson (mini review)
              The Village Voice, Dec. 14, Voice Choices, Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster, by Kim Levin
              Artforum, Feb. 1999, “Darius James’s Top Ten,” (Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster)
              LA Weekly, Feb. 5-11, “Art Picks of the Week,” by Peter Frank (Mike Cockerill at Robert Berman Gallery, B&W Repro of The Ballerina)
1998      The New York Times, Oct. 11, “Show That Highlights Dreams and Magic,” by Vivien Raynor
1997      Philadelphia City Paper, Oct. 9-16, “Fears Of A Clown,” by Jennifer Darr (review, B&W reproduction of Curtain Call)
              Philadelphia Weekly, Nov. 19, Mike Cockrill at Yearsley Spring Gallery, by Gerard Brown (review, B&W reproduction of The Red Guard)
              New Art Examiner, July/Aug., Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster Gallery
              Cover Magazine, Vol. 11 #3, Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster Gallery, by Robert Costa(B&W Reproduction of The Mirror Game)
              The Village Voice, Voice Choices, Mike Cockrill at Kim Foster, by Kim Levin
1995      Post Amerikan, Dec/Jan 1994-95 “Confessions of a feminist First Amendment absolutist,” by Pamela A Moro, ACLU (essay on ISU exhibit)
              Post Amerikan, Dec/Jan 1994-95 “Confessions of a feminist gestapo storm trooper,” by Mark Siderits (essay on ISU exhibit)
1995      Post Amerikan, Dec/Jan 1994-95 “The Gray Area between Discontents and Debutantes” by James Plath (essay on ISU exhibit)
1994      The New Yorker, December 19, “Goings on About Town” Mike Cockrill (mini-review)
              The New York Post, November 21, “Mapplethorpe Redux”, by Neal Travis
              The Pantagraph, (Illinois), November, “ISU art professors split on controversial exhibit” by Randy Gleason
              The Pantagraph, (Illinois), October 22, “Controverial art exhibit sparks discussion session at ISU) by Randy Gleason
              The Daily Vidette (ISU), Oct. 27, “Panel to address controversial art” by Kristi O’Brien
              The Pantagraph, (Illinois), Oct. 16, “Provocative ISU Art Exhibit…”
              The Daily Vidette (ISU), Oct. 14, “Nude Art Sparks Controversy” by Kristi O’Brien
1990      New York Press, Sept. 18, “Best of Downtown 1990”
1989      The Villager, Dec. 7, “Split Over Issues at ‘Art After Helms’,” by Tom Wachunas
              New York Newsday, Sept. 5, “The Funding Fight,” by Amei Wallach
              The Village Voice, Aug. 8, “Mapplethorpe Goes to Washington”, by Elizabeth Hess (black and white photo of anti-D’Amato rally in NYC)
              Downtown Magazine, April 26-May 3, “The Prisoner of Art,” by Shawn Eichman
              New York Post, March 4, “Mort Downey in Another Slugfest,” by Jerry Tallmer
              Artspeak, March 16, “Art on the Run,” by E.C. Lipton
1988      New Art Examiner, November, “Pornography and Postmodernism” by Eleanor Heartney (B&W Reproduction of The Weems)
              The Brooklyn Phoenix, Dec. 8, “The All-Male Feminist Art Show,” by Tom Wachunas
1987      Fad Magazine, Fall 1987, (2-page B&W reproduction of The Kennedy Compound, Hyannisport)
              Swank, October, “Last Orgasm in Brooklyn,” by Bob Rosen (color reproductions of 3 paintings & essay)
              The New York Times Magazine, Jan 11, “How David Salle mixes High Art and Trash”, by Paul Taylor
1986      High Times Magazine, Sept., “Back of the U.S.A.” by Mark Moskin (essay & color reproductions from “Family Life”)
              Downtown, Vintage Books, Michael Musto (Page 118; Text on Win-a-Date with Brooke and Suck)
1986      ArtForum, April, Full page color reproduction from “Family Life – The Post War Years”
1985      Star Hits, Nov., “Art Attack” (color reproduction of Zippy Paint Job)
              Chic, Nov., “Mike Cockrill and Judge Hughes: Arts Bad Boys,” (color reproductions and interview)
              Art in America, Oct., “Mike Cockrill and Judge Hughes at Semaphore Gallery,” review by Reagan Upshaw
1985      The East Village Eye, April, “Cockrill/Judge Hughes at Semaphore Gallery,” review by Walter Robinson and Carlo McCormick
              The Village Voice, April 16, “Indiana Groans,” Letters: Cockrill/Judge Hughes
              Paper, April, “Shock Horror,” by Carlo McCormick, (Review of C/JH)
              The Village Voice, April 2, “Postappropriation,” by Gary Indiana
              The New York Times, March 22, review by Grace Glueck
              Art News, March, “Let the Borrower Beware,” by Margaret Moorman
              The New York Times, Jan 13, “East Village Gets On The Fast Track”,by Grace Glueck
              The Village Voice, Jan, “Begged, Borrowed or Stolen,” by Ellen Lubell (Cockrill/Judge Hughes vs. David Salle)
1984      The Village Voice, Dec 20, “The X-mas Tree Show”, Picks (Art) Feldman
              The Prospect Press (Brooklyn, NY), Dec. 20, “Christmas Tree Exhibit at BACA Examines the Dark Side of Holiday Spirit,” by Carol Sonenklar
1984      The New York Post, Nov. 14, Cindy Adams (Cockrill/Judge Hughes vs. David Salle)
              Art in America, Sept., Artworld “Art & The Law II; David Salle Sued”
              GEM Magazine, Fall, Back Cover, (Reproduction, I Wanna Meat The Wife)
              The Village Voice, Sept. 25, Picks (Art) Kim Levin
              New York Magazine, June 11, Kay Larson (Cockrill/Judge Hughes vs. David Salle)
              The Village Voice, May 1, “The New Portrait – P.S. 1” by Kim Levin
1983      Vanity Fair, Dec., April Bernard & Mimi Thompson review of “Terminal New York,” (Color reproduction, Welcome Your USA Tourist)
              The Village Voice, Jan. 11, “Happy Newsyear,” by Lucy Lippard and Jerry Kearns (B&W reproduction from “The White Papers” street poster)
              Native, “Laurie Anderson at BAM,” by Neil Marks
1982      Brooklyn Phoenix, Sept. 1982, “The Gowanus Memorial Artyard Show; An Exuberant Exhibit,” by Harold Garde