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  • Selected Solo
  • Selected Group
  • Permanent Collections

(b. 1979, New Jersey, US) Lives and works in New York City, US

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Dan Colen: When I’m Gone, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
  • Dan Colen: Oil Painting, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, US

2015

  • Dan Colen: Shake the Elbow, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US
  • Dan Colen—Viscera, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, US
  • Dan Colen, And Now, Dallas, US
  • Dan Colen: Psychic Slayer, HEART—Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, DK

2014

  • The L...o...n...g Count, The Walter De Maria Building, New York, US
  • Dan Colen: Miracle Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, W. 24th Street, New York, US Help!, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, US

2013

  • Dan Colen: The Illusion of Life, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK
  • Dan Colen: The spirits that I called, Oko, New York, US

2012

  • Out of the Blue, Into the Black, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, FR Cracks in the Clouds, Seagram Building, New York, US
  • Blowin’ in the Wind, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, GR
  • Blowin’ in the Wind, Karma, New York, US
  • In Living Color, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, US

2011

  • Trash, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, IT
  • Oh God!, part of Three Amigos exhibition series, curated by Massimo De Carlo, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome, IT
  • Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are, dedicated to Dash Snow, Carlson Gallery, London, UK
  • Peanuts, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hanne Beate Ueland and Grete Arbu, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO

2010

  • Poetry, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, US
  • Karma, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, IT

    2009

  • Dan Colen, An Allegory Of Faith..., Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

2008

  • I Live there…, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

2006

  • NO ME, Peres Projects, Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash's Wall in the Future), Peres Projects, Los Angeles (traveled to Deitch Projects, New York City), US
  • Potty Mouth, Potty War, Pot Roast, Pot is a Reality Kick, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, US

2003

  • Seven Days Always Seemed Like A Bit Of An Exaggeration, Rivington Arms, New York City, US
  • Dan Colen, Rivington Arms, New York, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK
  • Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, US
  • Enzo Cucchi Tano Festa Dan Colen, The National Exemplar, New York, US
  • After Effect, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, US

2015

  • Popular Images, Karma, New York, US
  • The Rainbow Serpent, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, GR
  • First Show / Last Show, 190 Bowery, New York, US

2014

  • One Way: Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, US
  • Le Jardin Décomposé / Decomposed Garden, Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget, Paris, FR
  • Broadway Morey Boogie, Monte ore Square, presented by Marlborough Chelsea, New York, US
  • Alter/Abolish/Address, 5x5: 2014, Washington, US
  • CLEAR, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, US

2013

  • Confronti – Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino, Piotr Uklanski, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, IT
  • The Show is Over, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, UK
  • Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, FR

2012

  • WONDERS, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, DK
  • Group Shoe, curated by Joe Bradley, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, US
  • Holy Crap!, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
    • Joe Bradley and Dan Colen: Epiphany, Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York, NY

2011

  • Grisaille, Part I, Luxembourg & Dayan, London, UK
  • Post 9-11, Oh Wow, Los Angeles, US
  • Unpainted Paintings, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City, US
  • Don't Do It Etc, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger AG, Zurich, CH
  • The Coke Factory, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK
  • Grisaille Part II, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY
  • OH!, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, FR
  • Ray’s a Laugh, Half Gallery, New York, NY
  • Invitation to the Voyage, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY.
  • Love Roses, National Exemplar Gallery, New York, NY
  • George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
  • The Art of Wit, Paddle 8, New York, NY
  • New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU

2010

  • Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, The New Museum, New York City, US

2009

  • New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future Museum, Rome, IT
  • Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
  • Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Time – Life, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, US
  • Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY.
  • The Living & the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

2008

  • Wet Pain, Step Brother, Dan Colen & Nate Lowman, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, IT
  • The Unforgiven, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York City, US
  • Closing Down Sale, Dan Colen & Nate Lowman, Michelle Maccarone, New York City, US
  • Substraction, Deitch Projects, New York City, US
  • Sack of Bones, Asia Song Society, New York City, US
  • Meet Me Around the Corner – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO

2007

  • Nest, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Deitch Projects, New York City, US
  • Pop Art is:, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
  • Unholy Truths, Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester, UK
  • Generation, Art Gallery of Alberta, CA
  • Fractured Figure, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, GR
  • Beyond Zero, Peres Projects, Athens, GR
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, curated by Hedi Slimane, Arndt & Partner, Zurich, CH
  • Last Attraction Next Exit, curated by Neville Wakefield, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
  • Absent Without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
  • Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, US

2006

  • Fantastic Politics, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO
  • USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • Survivor, curated by David Rimanelli, New York City, US
  • Defamation of Character, curated by Neville Wakefield, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, US
  • Mid-Life Crisis, curated by Ivana Salander and Tara Subkoff, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York City, US
  • Axis of Praxis, curated by Nate Lowman, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, US
  • Infinite Painting, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo, IT
  • Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, US

2005

  • Bridge Freezes Before Road, curated by Neville Wakefield Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York City, US

Permanent Collections

  • The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
  • Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, GR
  • de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, US
  • Jimenez-Colon Collection, Ponce, PR
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US

  • Dan COLEN has been featured in New York Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Flash Art, The New York Times, Modern Painters, Monopol, New Order Magazine and i-D Magazine.

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowMark Flood, Leo Gabin, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Brent Wadden, Dan Colen, Marinella SenatoreMark Flood, Leo Gabin, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Brent Wadden, Dan Colen, Marinella Senatore Artissima 19 2012-11-0909/11/2012–
11/11/2012
Turin, ITTurin, IT
Group ShowDan Colen, Leo Gabin, Dorothy Iannone, Alex Israel, Eddie MartinezDan Colen, Leo Gabin, Dorothy Iannone, Alex Israel, Eddie Martinez Frieze London 2011 2011-10-1313/10/2011–
16/10/2011
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowDan Colen, Paul Lee, Mark Flood, Joe Bradley, Kirstine RoepstorffDan Colen, Paul Lee, Mark Flood, Joe Bradley, Kirstine Roepstorff Art Brussels 2011 2011-04-2727/04/2011–
01/05/2011
Brussels, BEBrussels, BE
Dan ColenDan Colen Art Cologne 2010 2010-04-2121/04/2010–
25/04/2010
Cologne, DECologne, DE
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Colen, Dorothy Iannone, Mark Floodassume vivid astro focus, Dan Colen, Dorothy Iannone, Mark Flood Artissima 16 2009-11-0606/11/2009–
08/11/2010
Turin, ITTurin, IT
Group ShowDan Colen, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, Dash SnowDan Colen, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, Dash Snow Frieze London 2009 2009-10-1515/10/2009–
18/10/2009
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark TitchnerGroup ShowDan Attoe, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Mark Flood, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Bruce LaBruce, Paul Lee, Dean Sameshima, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Mark Titchner Minneapolis 2009-07-0202/07/2009–
31/07/2009
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group ShowDan Attoe, Dan Colen, Agathe SnowDan Attoe, Dan Colen, Agathe Snow The Armory Show 2009 2009-03-0505/03/2009–
08/03/2009
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks VioletteGroup ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks Violette SACK OF BONES (Los Angeles) 2008-11-2020/11/2008–
20/12/2008
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks VioletteGroup ShowJack Goldstein, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Mark Flood, Tara Delong, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Neil Jenney, Bill Hayden, George Herms, H.C. Westermann, Bruce LaBruce, Daniel McDonald, Andrew Rogers, Arsen Roje, Agathe Snow, William C. Taylor, Oscar Tuazon, Eli Hansen, Kaari Upson, Sebastian Mlynarski, Banks Violette SACK OF BONES 2008-03-2424/03/2008–
02/05/2008
Asia Song Society, New York, USAsia Song Society, New York, US
Dan Colen, Dean SameshimaDan Colen, Dean Sameshima LISTE 2007 2007-06-1212/06/2007–
17/07/2007
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Dan ColenDan Colen SECRETS AND CYMBALS, SMOKE AND SCISSORS 2006-04-0101/04/2006–
29/04/2006
Peres Projects, Los AngelesPeres Projects, Los Angeles
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Jim Drain, Matt Greene, Folkert de Jong, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Andrew Mania, Dean Sameshima, Mark Titchnerassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Chris Ballantyne, Dan Colen, Amie Dicke, Kaye Donachie, Jim Drain, Matt Greene, Folkert de Jong, John Kleckner, Terence Koh, Andrew Mania, Dean Sameshima, Mark Titchner Art Basel Miami Beach 2004 2004-12-0202/12/2004–
05/12/2004
Miami, USMiami, US