Nigel Cooke
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

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

Roman Willow, Pace Gallery, London, UK

Black Mimosa, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

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

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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

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

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

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

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

Gallery 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

Nigel Cooke, CHAPMAN Fine ARTS, London, United Kingdom

Group Exhibitions

Identity Revisited, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

Hidden Stories, KAI 10, Dusseldorf, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Glory, British Council Window Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

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

Interesting Painting, City Racing, London, United Kingdom



Leader, Darian, Tony Godfrey, and Marie Darrieussecq. Nigel Cooke. London; New York: Phaidon Press, 2016.

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

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 

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

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


Articles and Reviews 

"Datebook: Nigel Cooke Solo 'Roman Willow' at Pace London." Blouin Artinfo, September 2, 2016.
Dillon, Brian. "Nigel Cooke: Roman Willow." ArtReview 68, no. 9 (December 2016): 110. 
"How Nigel Cooke Pushes Painting to Its Limits.", September 27, 2016.
Lin, Amy. "Nigel Cooke Paintings at Pace London Coincide With Frieze.", September 2016.
"Nigel Cooke on the Sanctity of Bacon's Studio.", November 2016. 
Westall, Mark. "Nigel Cooke Talks About his Upcoming Exhibition at PACE London." FAD Magazine, September 8, 2016.

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

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

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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

Bourbon, Matthew. “Fort Worth: Nigel Cooke.”, 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. 

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. 

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.

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.”, 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. 

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). 

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

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

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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