Megan Cotts

(b. 1979 New York City, New York)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Megan Cotts (b. 1979, New York, NY) received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2009. She has exhibited her solo work at Klowden Mann, Dan Graham and Compact Space in Los Angeles, Junior Projects, False Flag, AIR Gallery, and New Release in New York, TSA in Brooklyn, I-A-M Gallery and Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany, and SIA Gallery in Sheffield, England. She has participated in the Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France, the Vermont Studio Center, the GlogauAIR Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, Germany and the I-A-M Artist in Residence Program in Berlin, Germany. Cotts has also performed and exhibited with D3 at Machine Project and Human Resources in Los Angeles, CCS Gallery at UC Santa Barbara, and Central Trak Gallery in Dallas. She is represented by Klowden Mann in Los Angeles.



2009 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2002 BA Art and Literature, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Proprius, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2015 Untitled, Junior Projects, Miami Beach, Florida
IDEA’L, Junior Projects, New York, New York
2014 I love you Helen, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2012 Honeycomb II, I-A-M Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 ECU, Dan Graham Gallery, Chinatown, California
2009 78 Beds, 4 Chandeliers, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2008 Lend Me Your Armor, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2020 Enter Viewing Room, Super Dutchess, New York, New York
2018 RADIANT, presented by Big City Forum, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, California
2017 UNTITLED, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
Afraid of Acquaintances
, curated by Cuevas Tilleard, False Flag, Long Island City, New York
2016 QUEUE, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Pushing Paper
, Junior Projects, New York, New York
CUBIT, New Release, New York, New York
2015 Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern, SPACE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2014 Twenty Thousand Years of Yarn, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany
it’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools, Junior Projects, New York, New York
Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern, TSA, Brooklyn, New York
Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern, Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson,  Mississippi
2013 Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern, Curating Contemporary, online
Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern, Space 4 Art, San Diego, California
Miami Project, Klowden Mann, Miami, Florida
ArtPadSF, Klowden Mann, San Francisco, California
10 Years Too Late, I-A-M Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Hollywood Forever, SIA Gallery, Sheffield, England
2012 …and They Lived Happily Ever After, GlogauAIR Project Space, Berlin, Germany
This Was Funny Yesterday, CCS Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, California
Letters from the Field, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
D3 Spirit Resurrection at Machine Project, Los Angeles, California (Pacific Standard Time)
2011 D3 Trap Door, Human Resources, Chinatown, California
D3 CIncArt The Convention on Incorporated Art, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Unit/Constellation, Dan Graham Gallery, Chinatown, California
2009 Feeling Feelings, Compact Space, Los Angeles, California
I Was A Teenage Pie Boy, Los Angeles, California
GLAMFA, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Why Theory, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, California
2008 Longing and Retrieval, Mid-Residency Exhibition California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2006 Generations III, AIR Gallery, New York, New York

Selected Bibliography

2018 Zellen, Jody, “Megan Cotts,” Artscene, April.
Featured Artist,” Los Angeles Review of Books, April.
Megan Cotts,” Wall Street International, April 16.
2015 Fried, Michelle, “A Review of Rhythm, Repetition & Pattern at SPACE,” PGH City Paper, June 24.
Shaw, Kurt, “Art Review: Rhythm, Repetition and Pattern at SPACE,” Trib Live, June 3.
2014 Happerset, Susan, “Megan Cotts at Junior Projects Gallery,” fibonaccisusan, April 17.
Mizota, Sharon, “Art Review: Megan Cotts Reanimates Family History,” Los Angeles Times, April 4.
2012 Unwanted, Unfictional radio broadcast, KCRW, November 30.
Letters From the Field, Exhibition Catalog, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, DE
Zilm, Kirsten, “Die Dramaturgie der Zerstörung,” Deutschlandfunk, August 2.
Zilm, Kirsten, “Die Kunst des Zerstörens,” Deutschlandradio Kulture, March 3.
Sallabedra, Megan, “D3, an Artist Collective That Will Destroy the ʻ90ʼs Mixtape Your Ex-Boyfriend Made You,” LA Weekly, February 7.
Xiao, An, “Smashing the 80ʼs Away,” Hyperallergic February 29.
2011 Horne, Rebecca, “Keepsake-Busters: Artists Target Painful Stuff,” Wall Street Journal Ideas Market, December 5.
2009 McCrory, Meghann, “Feeling Feelings; On (re)Framing Affect,” January.

Selected Publications

2010 D3 Brochure and Submission packet, Los Angeles, California
2009 Why Theory, Exhibition Catalougue, Los Angeles, California
GLAMFA Exhibition Catalogue, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
2008 The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore and Politics, Jennifer Heath


2013 Terra Summer Residency, Giverny, France
Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
2012 GlogauAIR Artist In Residence Program, Berlin, Germany
I-A-M Artist in Residence Program, Berlin, Germany


2013 Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts
Visiting Artist, Otis College of Art and Design
2012 Sheffield Hallam University, Transmission Series Teaching
Guest Tutor, Sheffield Hallam University

Awards and Honors

2009 Calarts Scholarship
Art Council Graduate Project Grant
2000 Aegean Center for the Arts, Paros, Greece
1990 BA, College of Charleston, South Carolina

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