Nigel Cooke
Protégé
January 8February 12, 2011
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Black Sculptures and Black Paintings
October 15December 3, 2005
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Installation View
Adam McEwen, Steven Shearer, Aida Ruilova, Nigel Cooke, Julian Hoeber, Slater Bradley and Chris Vasell
February 8March 15, 2003

Nigel Cooke

Born in Manchester, United Kingdom, 1973

Education
PhD, Goldsmiths University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2004
MA, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, 1997
BA, Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 1994

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

One-Person Exhibitions

2016
Roman Willow, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2015
Black Mimosa, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
Tree Works, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

2012
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2010                                    
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

2009
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2008
New Accursed Art Club, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

2007    
The 1st at Moderna: Nigel Cooke, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Andrea Rosen, New York, NY
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Nigel Cooke: A Portrait of Everything, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2005
Nigel Cooke and George Condo: Black Paintings Black Sculptures, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2004
Art Now, Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Gallery 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

2000
Nigel Cooke, CHAPMAN Fine ARTS, London, United Kingdom

Group Exhibitions

2016
Identity Revisited, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

2012
Hidden Stories, KAI 10, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
, Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY

2009
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Fractured Figure, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece
Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Kunsthalle wien, Vienna, Austria
Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
Fun de Siécle: Symbolism and Contemporary Art, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Imagination Becomes Reality Expanded painting: Works from the Goetz Collection, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006
Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
The Dining Show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
Imagination Becomes Reality Part III: Talking Pictures, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Only the Paranoid Survive, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
New Trajectories I: Relocations, curated from the Ovitz Family Collection, Douglas F.
Summer exhibition, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

2005
Chambres a Part, Sezz Hotel, Paris, France
interested Painting, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Strata– Difference and Repetition, Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan, Italy
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

2004
Monument to Now, Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens, Greece
Collection, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Sodium and Asphalt, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
(travels to Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey. Monterry, Mexico)
Monument to Now, Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens, Greece
Symbolic Space: Inaugural Exhibits from the Marc & Livia Straus Family Collection, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Death of Romance, 17-21 Ganton Street, London, United Kingdom
Edge of Real, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
GEWALT, Loushy Art and Editions, Tel Aviv, Israel

2003
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London, United Kingdom
4ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Exploring Landscape, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
Still Life, The British Council (travels to Museo de arte de Lima, Peru, Museu de Arte Contemporanea Niteroi, SESI Sao Paulo (Museo de Arte Contemporanea), Brazil, Museo de Arte Moderna, Guatemala City, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia, Museo de Arte Carillo Gill, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile)
Melodrama, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (traveled to Centro Jose Guerrero/ Palacio de los Condes de Gabia Granada, Spain)

2001
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
A Sport & a Pastime, Greene Naftali Inc., New York, NY

2000
Homage to Budokan, Foyles Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Wooden Heart, Avco, London, United Kingdom

1999
Glory, British Council Window Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1998
New Contemporaries 98, Camden Arts Gallery, London, United Kingdom

1997
Interesting Painting, City Racing, London, United Kingdom

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2015
Nigel Cooke: Black Mimosa. London: Pace London, 2015. 

2011
Cooke, Nigel. Ansel Krut. London: Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 2011. 

2007
Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens. Vienna: MUMOK, 2007.
Fractured Figure. New York: Distributed Art Publishers. Inc., 2007.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper Collection. Athens: Deste Foundation, 2007.
Hillings, Valerie L. Guggenheim: 1940s to Now. Melbourne, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2007.
The Incomplete. New York: Chelsea Art Museum, 2007. 

2006
Goetz, Ingvild and Stephan Goetz, Shuail Mailik, and Darian Leader. Paintings 01-06. London: Koenig Books, 2006.
Imagination Becomes Reality, Part III, Talking Pictures, New Art from London. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006.
Malik, Suhil and Leader, Darian. Nigel Cooke: Paintings 01-06. London: Koenig Books 2006. 

2005
Transmission: Speaking and Listening Volume 4, Provenance: Site Gallery Publishing, 2005. 

2004
Deitch, Jeffrey, ed. Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2004.
Gewalt. Tel Aviv: Loushy Art and Editions, 2004.
Monument to Now.  Exhibition Catalogue, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art.
Sandwich: a series of discursive pamphlet. London: SecMoCo, 2004.
Sodium and Asphalt: Contemporary British Art in Mexico. Mexico: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, 2004 

2002
Gallagher, Ann. Still Life. London: British Council, 2002.
Melodrama. Musee de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, 2002. 

1998
New Contemporaries 98, London: New Contemporaries Publishing, Camden Arts Gallery, 1998. 

 

Articles and Reviews 

2015
McDermott, Emily. “Nigel Cooke’s Emotive Drive.” Interview, September 21, 2015. 

2013
Duffy, Jenny. "Nigel Cooke at the Douglas Hyde Gallery." Thebookstheartandme.com, July 7, 2013.
Tipton, Gemma. "Nigel Cooke." Artforum.com, July 2, 2013. 

2011
Cooke, Nigel. “The Painted Word: About-face, Richard Phillips and ‘The Parallax Effect’.” ArtReview, no. 50 (May 2011): 53.
Wood, Eve. “Nigel Cooke.” Flash Art 44, no. 277 (March-April 2011): 123. 

2010
Cooke, Nigel. “Shipwreck the Viewer.” ArtReview, no. 46 (December 2010): 36.
Milliard, Coline. “Nigel Cooke: Night Crossing.” Artinfo April 1, 2010. 

2009
Wehr, Anne. Time Out (New York), May 21, 2009, 58.
Wilson, Michael. “Nigel Cooke.” Artforum 48, no. 1 (September 2009): 291-92.
“The Power 100.” ArtReview (November 2009): 73-80. 

2008
Lewis, Ben. “New Spirit in Painting.” The Evening Standard, May 2008: 42.
Milliard, Coline. “Welcome to the Rubbish Dump of the Real.” ArtReview April 2008: 70-79.
“Nigel Cooke on Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh VI and Van Gogh in a Landscape.Tate Etc (Autumn 2008): 72-74.
“Nigel Cooke: Panic Stations.” Art World (April-May 2008): 56-61.
Spence, Louise. “Reviews: Nigel Cooke.” Canadian Art Magazine, (Fall 2008): 138-39. 

2007
“Nigel Cooke. Tema Celeste, April 2000, 74-75.
Turvey, Lisa. “Nigel Cooke: Andrea Rosen Gallery. Artforum 45, no. 5 (January 2007): 247. 

2006
Bourbon, Matthew. “Fort Worth: Nigel Cooke.” Artforum.com, October-November 2006.
Chang, Richard. “George Condo and Nigel Cooke.” ArtNews, (May 2006): 136.
Granberry, Michael. “Creating What Hasn’t Been Seen. Dallas Morning News, October 21, 2006.
Guener, Fisun. “Nigel Cooke: A Portrait of Everything.” Metro, April 5, 2006: 25.
Hongiman, Ana Finel. “London Horticulture. Art Net, May 20, 2006.
Kent, Sarah. TimeOut, May 10-17, 2006: 41.
Kunitz, Daniel.  “All the Painting You Need.” ArtReview, March-April 2006, 94-97.
le Marie, Nicole.  “Reviews: Nigel Cooke.” Modern Painters, June 2006, 118.
Lubbock, Tom. “Nightmare Visions. The Independent, March 3, 2006, 46-47. 

2005
Future Greats. ArtReview, December 2005, 84.
Kielgast, Anne. “The Repulsive Sublime.”  Dansk, Winter 2005, 56-57.
Sanders, Mark. “Entropic Nowhere.” Another Magazine, Spring 2005, 20-31.
“Wes Lang and Nigel Cooke.” Tokion, March-April 2005. 

2004
Coomer, Martin. “Review.” Time Out (London), March 3, 2004
Cumming, Laura. “Lost in the Small Print.” The Observer, March.
Garrett, Craig. “Nigel Cooke. Mud in a Vehicle.Flash Art (May-June 2004): 88-91.
Jana, Reena. “Nigel Cooke.” Tema Celeste, July-August 2004, 77.
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Nigel Cooke.” New York Times, April 23, 2004.
Karcher, Eva. “Detail by Nigel Cooke.” Sleek Magazine 5 :88-97.
Koerner von Gustor, Oliver. “Painting as Endgame: Nigel Cooke’s Pathology of the Downfall.” Deutsche Bank Online, February 2004.
“Nigel Cooke.” The Village Voice, April 28-May 4 2004.
“Northern Soul.” ArtReview, April 2004, 21.
Ribas, Joao. Time Out (New York), Issue 449, May.
Sweet, Matthew. “Making Plans for Nigel. The Independent Magazine, February 14, 2004.

2003
Blank, Gil. “Portfolio Nigel Cooke.” Influence 1: 80-87.
Kino, Carol. “Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain at Andrea Rosen.” Art in America 6 (June 2003): 126.
Knight, Christopher. “On the Underbelly of the Zeitgeist.” Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2003.
Korotkin, Joyce. “Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain.” TheNewYorkArtWorld.com, March 2003.
Labelle, Charles. “I See a Darkness…” Frieze 76 (June-August 2003):. 
Rosenberg, Karen. “Landscape, Secondhand and Otherwise…” Village Voice, February 12-18, 2003.
Smith, Roberta. “Exploring Landscape.” New York Times, February 14, 2003.
Wilson, Michael. “Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain.” Art Monthly, March 2003.
Williams, Gilda. “Dirty Pictures.” Art Monthly, March 2003. 

2002
Coomer, Martin. “Nigel Cooke.” Time Out, April 10-17, 2002.
de Ville, Nick.Entropy's Cold Desert.” Contemporary Art Magazine, March 2002.
Quirk, Justin. “Adolf 4 Eva: Another Art Controversy.” i-D Magazine, April 2002.
Ratnam, Niru. “Bring Out The Chimp.” The Face, April 2002.
Scwhabsky, Barry. “Nigel Cooke.” Artforum 40, no. 9 (May 2002).
Summers, Francis. “Big Scary Flashes of Perversity.” Sleaze Nation, April 2002.
Seymour, Benedict.When Worlds Collide.” Frieze 65 (March 2002). 

2001
“Testin.” Dutch Magazine, July-August 2001. 

2000
Coxhead, Gabriel.Exhibit E: Nigel Cooke.” Dazed and Confused, December 2000.
Gleeson, David. “Reviews.” Time Out, December 6-13, 2000. 

1998
Clark, Robert. “Lady in the Lake.” The Guardian, July 1998.
Cork, Richard. “New Kids Explore Old Angst, New Contemporaries.” The Times, March 1998.
Sewell, Brian. “How Dare They spend Our Cash on This.” Evening Standard, August 13, 1998.

 

Public Collections

Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
British Council, London, United Kingdom
Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens, Greece
François Pinault Collection, Paris, France
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Rachovsky Collection, Dallas, TX (promised gift to Dallas Museum of Modern Art)
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Sammlung Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Southhampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton, United Kingdom
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

McDermott, Emily. “Nigel Cooke’s Emotive Drive.” INTERVIEW, September 21, 2015.
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Buckley, Annie. Review of Nigel Cooke. Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. ARTFORUM, January 28, 2011.
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Phinney, M. “Nigel Cooke at Blum & Poe” ART OBSERVED, January 21, 2011.
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Chang, Richard. "Reviews: George Condo and Nigel Cooke." ARTNEWS, May 2006, pgs.176-177
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Kunitz, Daniel. "All the Painting You Need." ARTREVIEW, March-April 2006, pgs. 94-97
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Unsigned article. "Northern Soul." ARTREVIEW, April 2004.
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Schwabsky, Barry. "Nigel Cooke." ARTFORUM, May 2002.
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Quirk, Justin. "Nigel Cooke: Adolf 4 Eva: another art controversy." i-D, April 2002, pg. 247.
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