© Courtesy of Rico Gatson, Miles McEnery Gallery and Galerie Julien Cadet

Born in 1966 in Augusta, GA, US
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, US

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2022

—    Two person show, with Cydne Jasmin Coleby, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, FR

—    Rico Gatson, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL


2021


—    Rico Gatson, Scott Miller Projects, Birmingham, AL


2020


—    Power Portrait, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
—    Ghosts, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY


2019


—    Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan : Free to Be, Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York, NY


2018

—    My Eyes Have Seen, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA


2017

—    Rico Gatson : 2007-2017, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
—    Rico Gatson : Power Lines, The Armory Show, Pier 94 Booth 818, New York, NY


2016

—    Rico Gatson : Power Lines, Samson Projects, Boston, MA


2014


—    Rico Gatson : When She Speaks, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY


2013

—    The Promise of Light, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Ginsberg Artist in Residence, Rico Gatson, North Gallery, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College

—    Dufresne & Gatson, The Barbara Walters Art Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, The Bronx, NY
 

2011

—    Rico Gatson : Three Trips around the Block, Exit Art, New York, NY
—    History Lessons, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT


2009

—    Dark Matter, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY


2008

—    Black Magic/Black Power, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
—    Rico Gatson, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY
—    Rico Gatson, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN


2006


—    African Fractals, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
—    African Fractals, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

2005
 

—    Mediations on Race and Religion, The Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
 

2004
 

—    History Lessons / Clandestine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
 

2003
 

—    Rico Gatson : Recent Works, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
 

2001
 

—    Rico Gatson, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Masking : Rico Gatson and Andres Serrano, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
—    Rico Gatson, Serge Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

 

2000
 

—    Fire, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
 

1999

 

—    Home Sweet Home, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
 

1996
 

—    Project Room, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

 

2022


—    Geometries, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY

—    Cosmic Geometries, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY


2021


—    Annotations & Improvisations, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
—    Black American Portraits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
—    Re : presentation, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
—    Sacred Spaces : Art and Spirituality at the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of NewYork, Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, New York, NY
—    Recognition & Response : Rico Gatson & David Huffman, Miles McEnery Gallery at The Armory Show, New York, NY
—    Dialogues in African American Abstract Painting, Duke Gallery of Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg,VA
—    Re : Growth, A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit, New York, NY
—    Visions and Nightmares, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
—    Naked in Brooklyn, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
—    Wood,Works : Raw, Cut, Carved, Covered, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
—    Light, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY


2020


—    True Lines, Over The Influence, Los Angeles, CA
—    All Things Bright and Beautiful, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

2019


—    New Symphony of Time, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
—    Historicity, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA
—    Summer 2019, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY


2018


—    Win Sourced Scribes, Mother Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
—    Art + Activism: Drawing the Line, Children’s Museum of Art, New York, NY
—    Jazz and Love, La Viellie Chartié, Marseille, France
—    The Art of Protest, Arete Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
—    Isness, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY


2017


—    Identity Document, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
—    We the People, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
—    1967: Parallels in Black Art and Rebellion, Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
—    Sharper Image, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
—    Art on the Front Lines, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Spielplatz, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY


2016


—    Moving Image, The Tunnel, New York, NY
—    Phantom, OSMOS, New York, NY
—    Jameco Exchange, No Longer Empty, New York, NY
—    Accumulation : 5000 Years of Objects, Fictions, and Conversations, MeadArt Museum, Amherst College, MA
—    Every Five Minutes, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
—    Language Product, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

2015


—    Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY
—    The Raft, The Boiler, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
—    When Artists Speak Truth..., The 8th Floor, New York, NY
—    All Killer No Filler, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
—    Magic Objects, curated by Rico Gatson, 99 Cent Plus Gallery, New York, NY
—    Make Their Gold Teeth Ache, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
—    Between a place and candy, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY
—    Painting is Dead?!, Figure One, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
—    RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
—    Pay to Play, ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY


2014
 

—    CEMETARIUM, Presented by Regina Rex, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL
—    Guns in the Hands of Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
—    Pierogi XX : Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
—    SEVEN/VIDEO, The Boiler, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY


2013
 

—    15 Artists in Black & White, Outlet Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
—    The Ceiling Should Be Green, P!, New York, NY
—    American Beauty, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY

 

2012


—    New, NewYork, Essl Museum, Vienna ,Austria
—    Bigger Than Shadows, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
—    Rico Gatson and Christ Larson, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

—    Lyrical Color, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY
—    Paper Variables, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
—    Rico Gatson and Angela Dufresne, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx, NY
—    Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York, NY
—    The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
—    What I know, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY


2011


—    Per-son-age, Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY
—    Taking Shape, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    It’s All in the Peripherals, Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY
—    Blink! Light, Sound & The Moving Image, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
—    Geometric Days, Exit Art, New York, NY
—    En-Garde II: omg, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY


2010


—    The Jewel Thief, The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
—    Divide & Conquer, The Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT
—    Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Ocketopia, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
—    Global/National, ExitArt, New York, NY
—    NEW year, NEW work, NEW space, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY


2009


—    Incarnational Aesthetics, NYCAMS, New York, NY
—    Reduced Visibility, Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston,TX

—    You Killed My Pretty Things, St. Claude Gallery, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
—    BLACK&WHITEWORKS, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Art and Text: Images, Concepts, and Insights, Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.


2008


—    The Labyrinth Wall : From Mythology to Reality, Exit Art, New York, NY
—    Drawing Review : 37 Years of Works on Paper, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Filmic, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
—    Prospect 1, Prospect, New Orleans, LA
—    intransit, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
—    ALONE/TOGETHER, Talman + Monroe, New York, NY

 

2007
 

—    Red Badge of Courage, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
—    System Failure, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
—    Death & love in MODERN TIMES, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
—    STAND, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
—    En Prefecto Desorden, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
—    Most Humans Do Not Know Better, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, NY
—    Digital Political Time Lapse, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
—    Unfathom, Max Protetech Gallery, New York, NY
—    Heco en Bushwick, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
—    Double-Edged Abstraction, g-module, Paris, France
—    Multiples, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington,VT
—    Sihouette, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

—    Intelligent Design, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    M*A*S*H, The Helena, New York, NY


2006
 

—    Drift, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
—    The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

 

2005


—    African Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
—    About Face : a selection of artist’s videos, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA


2004


—    Black Belt, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
—    Fight or Flight, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY
—    FACE OFF, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Open House : Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    Video X : 10 years of video with Momenta Art, Momenta Art Brooklyn, NY

 

2003


—    Only Skin Deep : Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

—    Black Belt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
—    The 3rd Photo-Media Festival, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
—    Living Units, Triple Candie, New York, NY
—    Decade, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
—    Americ@an Dre@m, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Living Inside the Grid, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
—    Veni Vidi Video, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


2002
 

—    Spinning, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, M
—    Knockout Fairground, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY
—    Americas Remixed, Comune di Milano, Milan, Italy
—    Season Review : Fall ‘01 - Spring ’02, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Paris Exchange, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    Enough About Me, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    Race in Digital Space, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


2001


—    A Painting for Over the Sofa (That’s Not Necessarily a Painting), Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL ; traveled to : Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN ; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
—    Cold Blood, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
—    Race in Digital Space, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA
—    FREESTYLE, The Studio Musuem in Harlem, New York, NY and The Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA


2000
 

—    Light x Eight:The Hanukkah Project 2000, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
—    Galerie Serge Ziegler, Zürich, Switzerland
—    Never Never Land, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
—    The Light Show, Gale Gates, Brooklyn, NY

1999


—    The Flat Files, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
—    Group Exhibition, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
—    Working In Brooklyn : Beyond Technology, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    Rage for Art, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
—    Video Program, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY


1998


—    Hybro Video, Exit Art, New York, NY
—    Current Undercurrent : Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY


2001


—    Space Odyssey, Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
—    TheView from Denver, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung LudwigWien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
—    Gramercy International Art Fair, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, NY

 

1996
 

—    Video Faz, Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

—    Cadmium-Cathode, Sauce, Brooklyn, NY
—    Benefit Show, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
—    Constriction, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY


1995
 

—    Presence, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

—    On the Lam, Thicket Gallery, New York, NY
—    Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    Options 2, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO


1994
 

—    Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
—    FIRED-A Late-Nite Comedy Show, No Bias Space, North Bennington, VT and Thicket Gallery, New York, NY
—    Benefit Show, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

 

1993
 

—    Group Exhibition, Art Space, New Haven, CT

 


COLLECTIONS

 

 

—    Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
—    Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
—    Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville,TN
—    Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
—    Kempner Museum, Kansas City, MO
—    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
—    Malcolm X Institute,Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
—    Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
—    Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
—    Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
—    Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington D.C.
—    The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
—    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

—    The Armory Show 2021 : Rico Gatson & David Huffman, 2021, Miles McEnery Gallery
—    Catalogue d’exposition : Ghosts 2020 Miles McEnery Gallery


EDUCATION

1991

—    MFA ale School of Art, New Haven Connecticut, CT

1989

—    BFA Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, MN