Megan Cotts in VoyageLA 4.1.19

Meet Megan Cotts

 
Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Cotts.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My mother is an animator and my father a cinematographer. I grew up making things for every occasion. My mother would require everything to look beautiful, to be decorated, to have an aesthetic touch. Every cake top was a project; every doll needed a hand-made dress. I loved all of it and dove in enthusiastically. I learned ... (read more)

Megan Cotts, Jamison Carter, Bettina Hubby and Debra Scacco in Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival 6.16.18

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival: A Day of Encounters and  Discovery
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 23, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
June, 2018:  Blue Roof Studios is pleased to announce Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, celebrating the summer solstice, will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 12pm to 5pm, at 7329 S. Broadway. The festival highlights the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond, reflecting Blue Roof Studio’s commitment to fostering and amplifying ... (read more)

Jody Zellen Reviews Megan Cotts’ Proprius in Artscene 4.24.18

Megan Cotts’ sculptural paintings are made by stretching linen over wood in an exhibition titled “Proprius.” They are conceived as three-dimensional armatures that are then painted solid colors with pigments made from tempera and ground glass. Cotts’ imposes an architectural allusion in what read as building details and decoration. Yet rather than represent a whole, she presents each piece as an isolated fragment that is either monochromatic or black and white. The individual pieces have a modular quality that allows for them to be ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in Los Angeles Review of Books 4.24.18

FEATURED ARTIST
MEGAN COTTS

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 ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in Wall Street International 4.19.18

Megan Cotts
7 Apr — 12 May 2018 at the Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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Sienna DeGovia, Jamison Carter, Megan Cotts and Alexandra Wiesenfeld in ACLU benefit show at Historic Hudson Studios 5.19.17

Sweet Freedom
Saturday July 1st, 7pm
1106 N. Hudson Ave. 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Megan Cotts in group exhibition at False Flag in New York 5.17.17

C U E V A S  T I L L E A R D  P R O J E C T S
291 Grand Street, New York NY 10002 | www.cuevastilleard.com | @cuevastilleard
AFRAID OF ACQUAINTANCES
MICHAEL CHILDRESS, MEGAN COTTS, MATIAS CUEVAS, ALEX EBSTEIN, BENJAMIN EDMISTON, LAUREN SEIDEN
False Flag, Long Island City
May 19 – June 18, 2017
CUEVAS TILLEARD and FALSE FLAG are proud to present Afraid of Acquaintances an exhibition presenting work by Michael Childress, Megan Cotts, Matias Cuevas, Alex Ebstein, Benjamin ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in group exhibition at Junior Projects in New York 7.8.16

July 15 - August 11, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 15, 6-8 pm
Cheryl Bentley
Guy C. Corriero
Megan Cotts
Stuart Elster
Linda Gallagher
Maskull Lasserre
Frank Magnotta
Susan Smith
Martynka Wawrzyniak
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Megan Cotts in group exhibition at NEW RELEASE in New York 5.21.16

CUBIT
Michael Childress
Megan Cotts
Devin Farrand
Kai Franz
Dean Levin
Greg Allen-Mullen
Lauren Seiden
Phillip David Stearns
Matthew J. Stone
Chris Succo
Opening: May 23rd, 6-9 PM
May 23rd - June 26th, 2016
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Megan Cotts in group exhibition at Junior Projects in New York 4.10.16

YELL LOW
April 8 - May 8, 2016
cheryl BENTLEY
guy CORRIERO
megan COTTS
stuart ELSTER
susan SMITH
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Megan Cotts solo exhibition at Junior Projects, NY 5.5.15

Megan Cotts
IDEA'L
May 9 – July 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2015 6-8 p.m.
JUNIOR PROJECTS is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Megan Cotts. This is the artist's first solo show at the gallery. Inspired by inventions in 'honeycomb' technology that her second great-grandfather’s company patented in Germany in the early 1900s, Cotts creates a new aesthetic framework to explore the uniquely manufactured hexagonal decor that once was the basis of her ... (read more)

Megan Cotts in fibonaccisusan 4.18.14

Megan Cotts at Junior Projects Gallery

For its inaugural exhibition, Junior Projects Gallery is having a group show titled “it’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools”, which features work that are handmade. Each piece shows the hand of the artist but still preserves precision either of form or content. On display is the work of Megan Cotts whose work is both mathematical as well as historically biographical. Cotts great-great grandfather designed intricate paper decorations in Germany during the early 20th Century. His ... (read more)

Sharon Mizota reviews Megan Cotts: I love you Helen on the LA Times 4.12.14

In her first exhibition at Klowden Mann, L.A. artist Megan Cotts delves into her family's history as the inventors of “honeycomb paper,” the stuff of pop-up party decorations.
Using late-19th century patent drawings, Cotts has produced sculptural objects that not only mimic the process of turning flat paper into three-dimensional shapes, but also reanimate her family history.
One of the first pieces we see is a plain, rectangular canvas that has been tucked and stitched into an all-over pattern of interlocking diamonds. This “... (read more)

Megan Cotts featured in Los Angeles Review of Books weekly newsletter 3.25.14

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Megan Cotts in group exhibition at Junior Projects 3.23.14

it's a poor craftsman
who blames his tools
march 8 - april 27, 2014
megan cotts
randy moore
ezra tessler
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Megan Cotts in Hyperallergic 2.29.12

Smashing the 80s Away
LOS ANGELES — We all want to be rid of certain things. Prized possessions that have fallen out favor. Mementos of love lost and embarrassing youths. But it’s hard to part with what we own.
D3: Object Divestment Services aims to assuage this need to leave the past behind us. In a recent piece for Machine Project in Los Angeles, they invited Angelenos to bring objects from 1980 to be assembled into a “sculptural archive on-site.” Participants submitted their items ... (read more)