About the artist:
Born 1972, Berkeley, California Lives and works in New York. Education 2000 MFA, Carnegie Mellon University 1995 BS, University of California, Davis 1995 BA, University of California, Davis Solo Exhibitions 2008 Peter Coffin and Djordje Ozbolt, Herald Street, London, England Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 2007 Model of the Universe, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL Peter Coffin, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France Tree Pants, The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY The Idea of the Sun, Peter Coffin, le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France Around, About Expanded Field, Herald Street, London, England 2005 Hello Headspace, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy New Work, Living Room D Lyx Gallery, Malmo, Sweden Absinthe Drinker, The Wrong Gallery, New York, NY 2004 It Chooses You, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 2002 Perfect If On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY Museum Exhibitions 2007 Accords Excentriques: Musiques et Arts Plastiques, B.P.S. 22, Charleroi, Belgium Moscow Biennial, Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia The Idea of the Sun, Peter Coffin, le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, England Music for Plants (solo project), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France ÉTATS (faites-le vous-même) / Grow Your Own, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France 2006 When Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body - an Exhibition about Sound, Performance and Sculpture, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland 2005 Greater New York, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York, NY 2004 Beating About The Bush, South London Gallery, London, England Natural Habitat, The Paine Art Center, Osh Kosh, WI Collection (or, How I Spent a Year), curated by Bob Nickas, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY 2001 B-Hotel, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY Group Exhibitions 2008 Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York NY Red Wind, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA Peter Coffin and Djordje Ozbolt, Herald Street Gallery, London, England New York is Dead, Gavin Brown's Passerby, New York, NY Headlock, curated by Abe Orden, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria A New High in Getting Low, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY Paraisos Indomitos/Untamed Paradises, Curated by Virginia Torrente. Marco, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo. Vigo, Spain. 2007 A New High in Getting Low, Curated by John Connelly, Art News Projects, Berlin, Germany Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Lenin Museum, Moscow, Russia Peter Coffin, Adam McEwen, Michael Phelan, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland "L'Amorce ou la Partition des Possibles (Sculptural bootlegs and remixed artworks)" curated by Davide Balula, L.I.A. Art Center, Grenoble, France Ceci n'est pas… (This is not…), Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY Psychobotany: Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Human/Plant Communication, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Aaron Gach) Quotidian, Buia Gallery, New York, NY 2006 The Impossible Landscape, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts (curated by Mark Godfrey and Jodie Vicenta Jacobson) Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair, London, exhibiting: Untitled (Treepants) Shape Without Form, Shade Without Colour, Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann Gallery, Milan Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance), Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Joao Ribas and Becky Smith) Strange Powers, Creative Time, New York, NY (curated by Laura Hoptman and Peter Eleey) Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY Bring the War Home, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA(organized by Drew Heitzler) and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, N New York, NY Peter Coffin, Anne Collier, and Eileen Quinlan, United Artists Ltd., Marfa, TX Supernova, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France. (curated by Judicael Lavrador) Draw a Straight Line and Follow It, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, (curated by Anna Gray) Mystic River, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Noah Sheldon) Insight Out, The Wanas Foundation and Sculpture Park, Wanas, Sweden Endless Summer, West London Projects, London, England (curated Gyonata Bonvicini) I Love My Scene, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jose Freire) Happiness, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Martin Germann) as part of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art The Fact, Abstract, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY (curated by Claire Barliant) Slow Burn, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland (curated by Jonah Freeman) Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, NY, (curated by Amy Goldrich, Christopher Ho, Omar Lopes-Chahoud and Sara Reisman) Deaf, from Audible to Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France 2005 Performa Biennial 05, 24-Hour Incidental, the Swiss Institute, NY and WFMU radio, New York, NY Different Wavelengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, NY Excitations, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY Fuzzy Logic, Bridgewater Hall Gallery, Manchester, England, (curated by Jackie Passmore) Threshold, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK (curated by Diana Baldon) Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY There's a City in My Mind, South First Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Breaking Ground, Horticultural Society of New York, NY, (curated by Jodie Vicente Jacobson) The Feraliminal Lycanthropizer, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Craig Kalpakjian) Good Titles from Bad Books, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami ,FL (curated by Matthew Brannon) Post Notes, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN Lesser New York, a Fia Backstrom production, New York, NY Frisbee Exhibition, Official Project of the Armory VIP Group, New York, NY On the Beach, Printed Matter, New York, NY, curated by Justin Lowe. 2004 Boundless, curated by Henry Hughes, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway and Changdong National Art Studio, Seoul, Korea Slight of Hand, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, FL (curated by Emily Wei and Haan Chau) We Could have Invited Everyone, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, England (curated by Robert Blckson) Blind Dates, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY The Liverpool Biennial, "Transparent Eyeball", Liverpool, England (curated by Duncan Hamilton) Copy-art, ICA London, England The Yugoslav Biennal of Young Artists, Konkordija Centre for Contemporary Culture, Vrsac, Belgrade Open, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, (curated by Richard Torcia) Appendiks Bag Thiemers Magasin, Copenhagen, Denmark The Infinite Fill Group Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY, (curated by Cori + Jamie Archangel) Definitively Provisional, Appendiks, Bag Thiemers Magasin, Copenhagen, Denmark Cakewalk, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL (curated by Jen Denike) New Party: Markus Amm, Gerard Byrne, Peter Coffin, Dionisis, Kavallieratos, Rodrigo Novaes, The Breeder, Athens, Greece Works on Paper, Southfirst Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Art in The Office, Global Consulting Group, New York, NY (curated by Matt Keegan) Peter Coffin with Brett Milspaw, Jan Mancuska, Ara Peterson, Elif Uras, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY Household Psychedelics, Fia Backstróm Productions, Brooklyn, NY Coffin - Lanz - Meagher, 2YK Galerie at Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany 2003 Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Williamsburg, NY curated by Scott Hug Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, Galerie du Jour, Agnes B., Paris, France Peter Coffin, Brewster Projects, Brewster, New York, NY Definitively Provisional, White Chapel Project Space, London Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Presents, New York, NY. Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada Putt-Putt Inferno, here Gallery, New York, NY 2002 Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, New York, NY Now More Than Ever, Citylights Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Free Manifesta, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germany Free Biennial, curated by Sal Randolph, http://www.freebiennial.org 2001 Artpact, The Flophouse, New York, NY, sponsored by DAAD. 2000 Get Empty, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, The Purnell Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA Interchange: Simultaneity in Action, John Adams Foundation for Art, Amsterdam 1999 Interspatiality, the Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Inside/Outside with Birds, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Deep6, Ewart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 1998 Group Exhibit, Kunst Seminar Akademie, the Haid, Metzingen, Germany Wats:on, the Forbes Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 1997 The Abstract Word, Barclay Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Work/Space: Visual Relations Incorporate, Southern Exposure Gallery and associated corporate sites in the Financial District, San Francisco, CA, UC Davis and UC Irvine Galleries, College of Fine Arts Association New York Gallery, University of Rochester Gallery. Bibliography 2008 Choppin, Elizabeth. "Peter Coffin". Art World Magazine. February - March. Kazakina, Katya. "Riffs on Rock Posters, Playful Primates, Chopped Limbs: Hot Art". Bloomberg.com. April 11. Saltz, Jerry. "Critic's Pick: Peter Coffin 'You Are Me'". New York Magazine Online. April 11. "Peter Coffin". The New Yorker. April 21. Smith, Roberta. "Peter Coffin You Are Me". The New York Times. April 25. Champenois, Michele. "Flânerie arty ý Miami". Le Monde. March. Orden, Abraham. "What Sticks". Bing Magazine. Dec 2007 - March 2007 Ribas, Joao. "Simple Procedures". Bing Magazine. October. Rosenberg, Karen. "At Fairs by the Beach, The Sands of Creativity." The New York Times. December 8, 2007. p. B7 Wolff, Rachel. "Young Masters". New York Magazine. October p. 54 Cattelan, Maurizio. "Peter Coffin, A Heap of Language". Flash Art. October. p.106-110. Smith, Roberta. "Peter Coffin: Tree Pants". The New York Times. August 31, p.E26 O’Niell-Butler, Lauren. "Peter Coffin". Time Out New York. Issue 621, August Schwendener, Martha. "Palisadenparenchym". The New York Times. August 3, p. E31 Cotter, Holland. "Ceci nest pas…". The New York Times. August 3, p. E31 Schmidt, Daniel. "Curators Voice:Palisadenparenchym-Daniel Schmidt, Curator, Danese Gallery". nyartsmagazine.com, July "Mitterand + Sana, Adam McEwen - Peter Coffin - Michael Phelan".Zürich sur la Terre. Nummer 5, Summer Triming, Lee. "Peter Coffin" Flash Art. Issue No.354, May - June, p.136 "Music for Living Entities". Domus. May Gygax, Raphael. "Peter Coffin". Contemporary. Issue #91, p. 32-35. Eleey, Peter. "Peter Coffin: Disparate Models; abstraction and mysticism, curiosity and skepticism". Frieze. Issue 106 April Greenberg, Kerryn. “Peter Coffin”. Modern Painters. April, p.99. Hall, Emily. “Quotidian”. Artforum.com. March 21 “Poetry is the Antimatter of Consumer Society”. Palais de Tokyo /Magazine 02, p. 14-15 “Grow your own”. Palais de Tokyo /Magazine 02, p.73-79 Saltz, Jerry. ”Non-Specific Objects”. Modern Painters. March,p.32-34 Bell, Eugenia. Critics Pick. Artforum.com. February 16 "Brooklyn Artist Sees London, Sees France". Modern Painters. February. "Music for Living Entities", Domus, May "Peter Coffin & Maurizio Cattelan in Conversation", Wrong Times, edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. "Peter Coffin & Miranda July in Conversation" Wrong Times, edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. 2006 Doran, Ann. "Dice Thrown". Time Out, New York Issue 579. November 2-28 "Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance)" The New Yorker. November 6 Smith, Roberta. "Dice Thrown (Will Never Annul Chance)". New York Times November 3, pg.3E Gronlund, Melissa. "Organ Grinder". Art Review, September Saltz, Jerry. "The Whole Ball of Wax". The Village Voice, September 7 Schwendener, Martha. "Yes Bruce Nauman". Time Out New York, 147 September 7 – 13 Cohen, David. "A Chorus of 'Yes' in Homage to the King of 'No, No, No' ". New York Sun, August 14 Smith, Roberta. "The Body, Electric and , Yes, Videotape". The New York Times. August 4 Schwartz, Nicolene. "Object Lesson: Observation Validates Peter Coffin Universe". Anthem Magazine. July - August Harden-Guest, Anthony. "Under the Influence". FT Weekend. July 29 "Migros Musem fur Gegenwartskunst" .La Liberte Online. January "Les sens au Musee". Migros-Magazine Gesamtausgabe f.Zurich. January Von Basting, Barbara. "Die Motte als Perkussionistin". Tagesanzeiger. February Bernard, Etienne. "Zodiaque". Zerodeux. Issue 37, p. 50 Gobbo, Stephane. "Musique et art, du flirt a l'expo". Le Courrier. Geneve. March Kuni, Verena. "While Interwoven Echoes Drip into Hybrid Body ‚ An Exhibition about Sound, Performance and Sculpture in migros museum". Kunstbulletin. March "Migros Museum". tema celeste. March Debailleux, Henri-Francois". A ecouter avec les yeux". Liberation. Saturday, Sunday April 2nd B.B. "Deaf". Le Monde. Saturday April 1st "Deaf". Spoon. March-April "New York Reprtage, Peter Coffin". Monopol, May 2005 Huberman, Anthony. “Missing in Action”. Art Review Magazine. November p 116-119 Ho, Christopher K. "Greater New York 2005". Modern Painters International. May 2004 Pollack, Maika. "Peter Coffin". Flash Art. November-December Kelly, James J. "Matter: The Material of Sculpture". The Sculptural Idea. pp.67 (4th Edition Illinois: Waveland Press) Cotter, Holland. "Sampling Brooklyn, Where Eclectic Flames Continue to Flicker". The New York Times. January 23 2003 Wilson, Peter. "Intersections: Art and New York Green". Paper Sky Magazine. Summer Pollack, Maika. "'Karaoke Death Machine' at Daniel Reich". Flash Art. May/June, Keenan, David. "Black Dice". The Wire. March Fujieda, Manami. "Very New York!" issue. BT Magazine. January Licht, Alan. "2002 Rewind, Alan Licht’s Pros". The Wire. January Fox, Dan. "The Sound of Speed". Frieze. January/February Not Another Magazine. (featured piece). February Journal of Reproducible Art. featured "Barcode Piece". April KintiKnit #2 Kult 48. (featured artwork) 2002 Lee, David. "New York Artists: Peter Coffin". adm. June Koether, Jutta. "Walk-In Collage". Texte Zur Kunst. June Fujieda, Manami. "Sound Art". BT Magazine. Spring Liese, Jennifer. "Not for Nothing". Ten x Ten Magazine. May Gioni, Massimiliano. "New York Cut Up". Flash Art. May Finch, Charlie. "From Harlem to MoMA". Artnet.com. May 11 "Critics Pick". Time Out New York. April 11-18 "Peter Coffin". Time Out New York. April 11-18 Newhall, Edith. "Top Five: Team Efforts". New York Magazine, April 9 Rigney, Dan. "Artists Take Back The Streets". Boog City. April 8 Johnson, Ken. "Peter Coffin". The New York Times. April 5 Zuniga, Ricardo Miranda. "Perfect If On at Andrew Kreps". the Spleen. April 4 Levin, Kim. "Peter Coffin". The Village Voice, April 16 Wong, Sherri. "Bonus Biennials". Artnet.com. March 21 "Curb Your Consumption". Adbusters, Journal of the Mental Environment. September/October Catalogues 2008 Legend, Domain of Chamarande, France Paraisos Indomitos/Untamed Paradises, Curated by Virginia Torrente. Marco Fundacion at the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain 2007 Performa, New Visual Art Performance, edited by Roselee Goldberg Moscow Biennial: footnotes on geopolitics, market, and amnesi, Lenin Museum, Moscow artchronika 2006 Socrates Sculpture Park. Edited by Alyson Baker and Ivana Mestrovic. Yale University Press, New Haven and London Draw a Straight Line and Follow It. The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Catalogue edited by Anna Gray Mystic River, edited by Noah Sheldon. Catalogue for Mystic River at SouthFirst Gallery, NY Supernova, Experience Pommery #3, Beaux Arts Magazine Catalogue. edited by Paul-Francois Vranken and Judicael Lavrador Insight Out, Wanas Foundation Catalogue. edited by Linda Rydberg and Marika Wachmeister When Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body. Catalogue for the Exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. Edited by Curators Heike Munder and Raphael Gygax Dynasty. Catalogue for an Exhibition Modeled After the Dynamic of Multigenerational Families. edited by Amy Goldrich, Christopher Ho, Omar Lopes-Chahoud and Sara Reisman. 2005 Greater New York Catalogue. P.S.1/MoMA Wrong Times "Peter Coffin & Maurizio Cattelan in Conversation". Edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick,. 2004 Transparent Eyeball, Liverpool Biennial, 2004. edited by Duncan Hamilton Jugoslovenski Bijenale Mladih 2004 Vrsac. Jos Uvek Bez Naziva Untitled As Yet. Svebor Midzic. Collection Diary. Catalogue to accompany "How I Spent a Year" at PS1/MoMA, LIC, New York. Curated by Bob Nickas. Published by JRP/Ringier, Zurich, Switzerland Curated Projects 2007 Deaf 2 "From the Audible to the Visible" curated by Peter Coffin Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France Grow Your Own, curated by Peter Coffin, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France 2006 I Didn't Come to this Forest for Food, Sculpture Center, New York 2005 We Could Have Invited Everyone, curated by Robert Blackson and Peter Coffin, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 2004 Music for Plants, Various Artists, (Music Compilation) Performances Incidental Music, 24-Hour Incidental, curated by Jordan Wolfson, the Swiss Institute, Performa 05 Untitled (news), Blind Dates, Arena, Sculpture Center, Queens, New York Inside/Outside with Birds, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.