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Jennifer Coates 

b. Surrey, England


2001    MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY 

1995    BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and University of Pennsylvania, PA 




Edge Effects, Chart and High Noon galleries, New York, NY (upcoming)


Jennifer Coates (with David Humphrey), Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor, NY


Untitled Miami 2022, High Hoon, Miami FL

Para Pastoral, Pamela Salisbury, Hudson, NY


Lesser Gods of Lakewood, PA, High Noon, New York, NY
Covid Metamorphoses, High Noon and George Gallery, New York, NY
Pagan Forest, Knauer Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA


Toxic Halo, High Noon, New York, NY


Electric Mayhem, Jennifer Coates (w. Caroline Chandler), Crush Curatorial, New York, NY  

Correspondences, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY 


All U Can Eat, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY (catalog) 

Phrogz, Jennifer Coates (w. David Humphrey), Fiendish Plots, Lincoln, NE



Carb Load, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Coates (w. David Humphrey) at Front Gallery, Houston, TX



Jennifer Coates (w. David Humphrey) at Arts & Leisure, New York, NY



Jennifer Coates (w. Tom Burckhardt) at Valentine Gallery, Queens, NY



Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, New York, NY



Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY



Luxe Gallery, New York, NY 



Wonderland, curated by Elizabeth Denny and Katie Alice Fitz Gerald, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY


I Spy a May Queen, curated by Erika B. Hess, Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH

Love Fest, curated by Elizabeth Hazan, Platform Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Animal People, curated by Jackie Shatz, Tappeto Volante, Brooklyn, NY


Psychedelic Landscape, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY

Unnatural Nature, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY and Palm Beach, FL

Preternatural, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Further In Summer Than the Birds, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY 
Painting the Narrative, National Arts Club, New York, NY 
Magic Garden, Labspace, Hillsdale, NY 

Animal Crossing, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

Winter Picnic, SFA Projects, New York, NY

A La Carte, University of Alabama at Birmingham



American Earthquake, Vacation Gallery, New York, NY

Chew, Opalka Gallery at Sage College, Albany, NY 

Off the Menu, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Plastic Garden, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY 

Off the Menu, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

Dance with Me, Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY

Sense of Place, 1Gap Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Quirk, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY 

New York, Just Like I Pictured It, Platform Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

Rainbow of Chaos, St. Charles Projects, Baltimore, MD 

20x16 Biennial, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY 



Summer of Love, Freight & Volume, New York, NY 

Sense of Place, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Sour Milk, 73 Orchard Place, Greenwich, CT 


The Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)  

Music Seen, LABSpace, Hillsdale, NY 

Summer Invitational, David Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Cake Hole, Mrs. Gallery, Queens, NY

Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY



XXXmASSS, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

CHOW, LABSpace, Hillsdale, NY

Casino Cabaret, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Til Death Do Us Part, Lorimoto, Queens, NY



Love Child, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Pizza Party, Airlock Gallery, San Marco, CA

Ornamenting Crime, Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY

The Earth is All I Know of Wonder: Contemporary Responses to Marsden Hartley, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY



Improvised Showboat #4, Brooklyn, NY

Arcturus, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA

Broke Baroque, Sanctuary, Pittsburgh, PA

Awkward Phase, 65 Maspeth Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Color Me Badd, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Line, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

Shrink It, Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY



Land Ho, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Deep Cuts, Anna Kustera, New York, NY



The Beatles, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY



Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY


Vivid, Schroeder Romero and Shredder, New York, NY

Animal Companions, Andratx Cultural Center, Andratx, Mallorca

Spring Fever, 106 Greene, Brooklyn, NY


Champagne, Yardbird, Songbird, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy



Red Warm Salt and Wet, 31 Grand Gallery, New York, NY

To: Night, Hunter College, New York, NY 

Chroma, Adelphi University, NY



Meta Majesty, Chashama, New York, NY



The Norf*ckneasters Take Pluto, Pluto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Summer View, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

Beyond Pastoral, Gallery West 52nd Street, New York, NY

Conversations, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL



Hello Sunday, Sixty Seven Gallery, New York, NY

Adjunct Nation, University of the Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Somewhere Outside It, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY

Women on the Verge, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY

If You Were Here, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX



If You Were Here, Lexington Arts Council, Lexington, KY

USA Today, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway

Elsewhere, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

Synthesis, Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY

Simply Drawn, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

In Polytechnicolor, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Mystery Blaze in Holiday Cottage, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Grass & Honey, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Colored Pencil, KS Fine Art, New York, NY

Slippage, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY

Stop & Stor, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY



Painting and Beyond, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway

2 x 2, Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ballpoint Inklings, KS Art, New York, NY

Synthesis, Lafayette College, Lafayette, PA



Go Figure, Luxe Gallery, New York, NY

Words in Deeds, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR



Fhuh, Fishtank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



2019    They're Made Out of Meat, Platform Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2017    The Secret Life of Plants, co-curated with Nick Lawrence at Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY

2016    The Swerve, co-curated with Lauren Adams at Ortega Y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY

2014    Tossed, co-organized with Rachel Schmidhofer at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY

2013    Of-fence, De-fence, Ursa Major Arts, Great Barrington, MA


2021    John Koch Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters 
             NYFA Award in Painting 

2019    Civitella Ranieri Foundation 

2018-2019    Sharpe Walentas Studio Program

2015-2016    Stewart/MacMillan Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art

2008-2009    Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome

1996    Vermont Studio Center



David Brody "Mystery Cult: Jennifer Coates in a Brush with Mythology." Artsatl, March 2022

James J.A Mercer, "Jennifer Coates and the Landscape's Afterglow." Two Coats of Paint, January 2022


Seph Rodney. ""Jennifer Coates Communes with the Gods of Nighttime Revelry" Hyperallergic, December 2021 

Interview with Paul Whiting, Two Coats of Paint, June 2021


Interview with Etty Yaniv, Artspiel, April, 2020 

Interview with Stephen Ellis, Bomb Magazine, January 2020


Chew: Food As Muse, Albany Times Union, November 20, 2019

Artists Magazine, Food Issue, September, 2019


Millree Hughes, “Free Festival,” Culture Catch, June 2018

Interview with Elena Sisto, Art Critical, April, 2018

Tom McGlynn, "Jennifer Coates: Correspondences," The Brooklyn Rail, April, 2018

Sharon Butler, "Jennifer Coates: Lullabies for Difficult Times," Two Coats of Paint, April 2018

One Piece, "Spring Trees by Jennifer Coates," Bomb Magazine, April 2018 


Catherine Haggarty, The Secret Life of Plants, Curator, July, 2017

William Eckhardt Kohler, "All U Can Eat, Jennifer Coates at Freight and Volume," Huffington Post, March, 2017

Chris Bors, Jennifer Coates' Sweet and Savory Fare, Artist as Critic, April, 2017

Sharon Butler, "A Brief History of Food in Art," Smithsonian Magazine, January 2017


Sharon Butler, "The Swerve: When Wrong Goes Right," Two Coats of Paint, February, 2016

Pencil in the Studio, by Maria Calandra


K. Sundberg, "Two Shows Explore the Origin and Influence of Painter Marsden Hartley,"

Melissa Stern, "7 Contemporary Takes on Marsden Hartley," Hyperallergic, February 20, 2015


Sharon Butler, "Food and Beverage Art," Two Coats of Paint, July, 2014



Roberta Smith, Art in Review, "Vivid: Currents in Female Painting," New York Times, January 20, 2011


Elliot Green, "Jennifer Coates," ArtNews, November, 2008

Chris Bors, "Jennifer Coates in New York,", September, 2008

Sharon Mesmer


Paddy Johnson, Art F City

Lost at E Minor


Kienle, Jensen, "Fantasy, Melancholy and Angst, NY Arts Magazine, July, 2006


Survey of Contemporary Painters, Flash Art Magazine, September 2004

Joyce Korotkin, "Jennifer Coates and Rick Levinson," M -  The New York Art World, December 2004

Amanda Church, "Colored Pencil," Art on Paper, Summer 2004

Benjamin Genocchio, "A Backup Plan with Refined Results," New York Times, May 30, 2004


Reviews of contemporary art exhibits have appeared in Time Out New York, Art in America, and the Brooklyn Rail. My article “The Goo of Paint” was published in the June/July 2016 issue of Modern Painters. My essay on one of my paintings, “Spring Trees,” appeared in Bomb Magazine in March, 2018. 

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