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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 Show🔒 Jack 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 Show🔒 Jack 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 Show🔒 Jack 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 Show🔒 Jack 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