Biography

BENJAMIN COTTAM

http://www.benjamincottam.com/

Born in 1975

Lives and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION

2002

MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

1999

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014                      

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

 

2012                      

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

 

2010                      

Bartha Contemporary, London.

 

2008                      

Schlechtriem Brothers, Berlin, Germany.

Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland.

 

2007                      

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York.

 

2006                      

Hidde Van Seggelen, London.

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

 

2004                      

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York.

 

2003                      

Paintings, Carlson Tower Gallery, Northpark University, Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013                      

Works on Paper, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2012                      

Trailer Viewing Room, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

 

2011                      

Win Last Don’t Care, Ramiken Crucible, New York

Through the Keyhole, Stadmuseum Bruneck, Italy

I Do Like Drawings, Galerie Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland

 

2010                      

Exquisite Corpse Drawing Project, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York

No New Thing Under the Sun, Royal Academy of Arts, London.

... umso mehr, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany.

Hyping the Real, Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium.

 

2009                      

The Source of Inspiration, Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland.

Volta Show, New York.

...es que no lo entiendo, mas ART, Barcelona, Spain.

IDASE: Enchantment, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

 

2008                      

En Face / Surface, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria

Desenhos Estranhos [Uncanny Drawings],  Porta 33,  Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal.

 

2007                      

Vernissage, C2C, Berlin, Germany.

The New Generation, Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland.

Stuff, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.

Small is Beautiful, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc, New York.

Blood Meridian, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany.

 

2006                      

Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

FACES, BFAS Blondeau Fine Arts Services, Geneva, Switzerland.

Subject: Contemporary Portraiture, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut.

Of Mice and Men, The 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.

Big Paintings, Small Paintings, White Sculpture, The Cartin Collection, G-Fox building,  Hartford, Connecticut.

NEW WORK, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York.  

 

2005                      

New Talents, Art Cologne 2005, Cologne, Germany.

Did you hear the one about the Irishman and the Swiss who opened an art gallery on a beach......, Me-di-um, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies.

Flower Power,  Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York.

 

2004       

Robert Barry, Benjamin Cottam, Thomas Locher, Olivier Mosset, Klemens Gasser  & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York.

Sadie Hawkins Dance, Southfirst Arts, Brooklyn, New York.

Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York, New York.

Works on Paper, Southfirst Arts, Brooklyn, New York.

 

2002                      

Salon V, The Oni Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

2001                        

The 17th Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Salon IV, The Oni Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts.

Salon III, The Oni Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

1999                      

Salon, The Adams Art Space, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California.

Zyzzyva, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012                      

Artforum, “Benjamin Cottam”, Ara H.Merjan, March 2012

Art in America, “The Lookout: A weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss”, March 1, 2012

 

2009                      

Technikart, “Les galeries francaise aux foires de New York”, Raphael Turcat, June 2

 

2006                      

Saatchi Art Online, “Studio Visits: Adam Cvijanovic and Benjamin Cottam”, C.E. Foster, June 29, 2006

Art in America, “Review of Exhibitions – Benjamin Cottam at Gasser & Grunert”, Brian Bucher, November 2006, p. 202, 203.

Die Welt, "Die Kunst 06 Zürich freut sich über ein junges Publikum", Von Marion Zipfel, December 2, 2006.

Monopol “Monopol Watchlist – Benjamin Cottam”, Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, Nr.3/2006, p. 55.

Of Mice and Men: 4thBerlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, “Exhibition Guide”, Renate Wagner, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2006, p. 136, 137

Of Mice and Men: 4thBerlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, “Catalogue”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2006, p. 210, 211

 Kunstforum, “Wir Sind Kunst – Die 4. Berlin Biennale: Von Mausen und Menschen”, Thomas Wulffen, No. 180, May/June 2006.

Kunst-Bulletin, “La Condition Humaine: Von Mausen und Menchen”, Patricia Grzonka, No.5, May 2006.

Handelsblatt, “Kind Der Schwarzen Galle: Leben hinter grauen Schleiern – Die Berlin Biennale zeichnet ein pessimistiches Menschenbild”, Chr. Herchenroder, March 31st, 2006.

Kuntstzeitung, “Von Mausen und Menschen: Die 4. berlin biennale”, Karlheinz Schmid, No. 116, April 2006.

Desenhos [drawings] A-Z, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, editor Adriano Pedrosa, p. 56.

 

2005                      

Westdeutsche Zeitung, "Kunstmesse Art Cologne: Katharina die Große zu Besuch", Von Helga Meister, October 31st, 2005       

Frankfurter Allgemeine "Wer alles gefördert wird in den Kojen der Art Cologne: Die jugendlichen Hochbegabten in Köln", Von Catrin Lorch, October 27th, 2005, p. B 5.

2004                      

The New York Times, “Sadie Hawkins Dance”, Holland Cotter, June 25th, 2004, p. B-33.

The Village Voice, “Voice Choices”, May 12-18, 2004 Vol. XLIX No. 19 p. 60.

The New York Times, “Sampling Brooklyn, Keeper of Eclectic Flames”, Holland Cotter, January 23rd, 2004, p. E-29.

 

1999                      

The Harvard Crimson, “‘Salon’ at the Adams House Art Space”, Annie Bourneuf, December 17th, 1999, p. B-5.

Zyzzyva, Vol. XV, No. 1, Spring 1999; Self Portrait # 5, Pencil on Paper.