Nigel Cooke
January 8February 12, 2011
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Black Sculptures and Black Paintings
October 15December 3, 2005
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Installation View
Adam McEwen, Steven Shearer, Aida Ruilova, Nigel Cooke, Julian Hoeber, Slater Bradley and Chris Vasell
February 8March 15, 2003


Manchester, United Kingdom, 1973

Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK, Ph.D Fine Arts
Royal College of Art, London, UK, MA Painting
Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK, BA (Hons)

Lives and works in London, UK


One-Person Exhibitions

Modern Art, London, UK
Tree Works, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

New Accursed Art Club, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, England

The 1st at Moderna: Nigel Cooke, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Andrea Rosen, New York, NY
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Nigel Cooke: A Portrait of Everything, South London Gallery, London (March 30 - May 5 2006)

Nigel Cooke and George Condo: Black Paintings Black Sculptures, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth, Texas, TX

Art Now, Tate Gallery, London, UK
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery 2, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Modern Art, London,  England

Nigel Cooke, CHAPMAN Fine ARTS, London, UK


Group Exhibitions

Hidden Stories, KAI 10, Dusseldorf, Germany

Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
, Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Fractured Figure, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens
Size Matters: XS - Recent Small-Scale Paintings, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Kunsthalle wien, Vienna, Austria
Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Fun de Siécle: Symbolism and Contemporary Art, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
Imagination Becomes Reality Expanded painting: Works from the Goetz Collection, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
The Dining Show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
Imagination Becomes Reality Part III: Talking Pictures, Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Only the Paranoid Survive, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
New Trajectories I: Relocations, curated from the Ovitz Family Collection, Douglas F.
Summer exhibition, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK

Chambres a Part, Sezz Hotel, Paris
interested Painting, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Strata– Difference and Repetition, Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan, Italy
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY

Monument to Now, Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens, Greece
Collection, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Sodium and Asphalt, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
(travels to Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey. Monterry, Mexico)
Monument to Now, Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens, Greece
Symbolic Space: Inaugural Exhibits from the Marc & Livia Straus Family Collection, Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Death of Romance, 17-21 Ganton Street, London, UK
Edge of Real, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
GEWALT, Loushy Art and Editions, Tel Aviv, Israel

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London, UK
4ever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
Exploring Landscape, Andrea Rosen Gallery
Works on Paper, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Still Life, The British Council (travels to Museo de arte de Lima, Peru, Museu de Arte Contemporanea Niteroi, SESI Sao Paulo (Museo de Arte Contemporanea), Brazil, Museo de Arte Moderna, Guatemala City, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia, Museo de Arte Carillo Gill, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile)
Melodrama, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (traveled to Centro Jose Guerrero/ Palacio de los Condes de Gabia Granada, Spain)

Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London, UK
A Sport & a Pastime, Greene Naftali Inc., New York, NY

Homage to Budokan, Foyles Gallery, London, UK
Wooden Heart, Avco, London, United Kingdom

Glory, British Council Window Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

New Contemporaries 98, Camden Arts Gallery, London, UK

Interesting Painting, City Racing, London, UK



Duffy, Jenny. "Nigel Cooke at the Douglas Hyde Gallery.", July 7, 2013.
Tipton, Gemma. "Nigel Cooke.", July 2, 2013. 

Cooke, Nigel. Ansel Krut. London: Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 2011.
Cooke, Nigel. “The Painted Word: About-face, Richard Phillips and ‘the parallax effect’.” ArtReview, no. 50 (May 2011): 53.
Wood, Eve. “Nigel Cooke.” Flash Art 44, no. 277 (March-April 2011): 123.

Cooke, Nigel. “Shipwreck the Viewer.” ArtReview, no. 46 (December 2010): 36.
Milliard, Coline. Nigel Cooke: Night Crossing. Artinfo April 1, 2010.

Wehr, Anne. Time Out New York, 21 May 2009: 58.
Wilson, Michael. “Nigel Cooke.” Artforum 48, no. 1 (September 2009): 291-92
The Power 100. ArtReview, November 2009, 73-80.

Lewis, Ben. New Spirit in Painting. The Evening Standard 1 May 2008: 42.
Milliard, Coline. Welcome to the Rubbish Dump of the Real. ArtReview April 2008: 70-79.
Nigel Cooke on study for a portrait of Van Gogh VI and Van Gogh in a landscape.
Tate Etc Autumn 2008:72-74.
Nigel Cooke: Panic Stations
. Art World April/May 2008: 56-61.
Spence, Louise, Reviews: Nigel Cooke, Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2008, p.138-139

Dream & Trauma: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens. Vienna: MUMOK, 2007.
Fractured figure. New York: Distributed Art Publishers. Inc., 2007.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper Collection . Athens: Deste Foundation, 2007.
Hillings, Valerie L. Guggenheim: 1940s to Now. Melbourne, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2007.
Nigel Cooke.
Tema Celeste April 2000: 74-75.
Turvey, Lisa. Nigel Cooke: Andrea Rosen Gallery. Artforum January 2007: 247.

Bourbon, Matthew. Fort Worth: Nigel Cooke. October-November 2006.
Chang, Richard.  George Condo and Nigel Cooke, ArtNews, May 2006, pg.  136-136
Goetz, Ingvild and Stephan; Mailik, Shuail and Leader, Darian. Paintings 01-06. London: Koenig Books.
Granberry, Michael. Creating what hasn’t been seen. The Dallas Morning News 21 October 2006.
Guener, Fisun. Nigel Cooke: A Portrait of Everything. Metro 5 April 2006:  25.
Hongiman, Ana Finel. London Horticulture. Art Net 20 May 2006.
Imagination Becomes Reality
, Part III,Talking Pictures, New Art from London. London: Thames and Hudson.
The Incomplete
. New York: Chelsea Art Museum, 2007.
Kent, Sarah. TimeOut 10-17 May 2006: 41.
Kunitz, Daniel.  All the Painting You Need, ArtReview, March/April 2006, pg. 94-97
le Marie, Nicole.  Riviews: Nigel Cooke, Modern Painters, June 2006, pg. 118
Lubbock, Tom. Nightmare Visions. The Independent 3 March 2006: 46-47.
Malik, Suhil and Leader, Darian. Nigel Cooke: paintings 01-06. London: Koenig Books 2006.

Future Greats.
Art Review December 2005: 84.
Kielgast, Anne.  The Repulsive Sublime.  Dansk, Winter 2005, pgs. 56-57
Sanders, Mark. Entropic Nowhere. Another Magazine, Spring 2005, pg. 20-31
Transmission: Speaking and Listening
, Volume 4, Provenance: Site Gallery Publishing.
Wes Lang and Nigel Cooke.
Tokion  March-April 2005.

Coomer, Martin. Review. Time Out London 3 March 2004
Cumming, Laura, Lost in the Small Print, The Observer, Mar.
Deitch, Jeffrey, ed. Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 2004 (cat.)
Garrett, Craig. Nigel Cooke. Mud in a Vehicle. Flash Art May-June 2004: 88-91.
Gewalt. Tel Aviv: Loushy art and editions, 2004.
Jana, Reena. Nigel Cooke. Tema Celeste July-August 2004: 77.
Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: Nigel Cooke. The New York Times 23 April 2004: E31.
Karcher, Eva. Detail by Nigel Cooke. Sleek Magazine issue 05:88-97.
Koerner von Gustor, Oliver. Painting as Endgame: Nigel Cooke’s  Pathology of the Downfall. Duetsche Bank Online. February 2004.
Monument to Now.  Exhibition Catalogue, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art.
Nigel Cooke
. The Village Voice 28 April -4 May 2004: c54.
Northern Soul
. ArtReview April 2004: 21.
Ribas, Joao. Time Out New York, Issue 449, May
Sandwich: a series of discursive pamphlet. London: SecMoCo, 2004.
Sodium and Asphalt: Contemporary British Art in Mexico. Exhibition Catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City.
Sweet, Matthew. Making Plans for Nigel. The Independent  Magazine 14 February 2004.                            

Blank, Gil. Portfolio Nigel Cooke. Influence Issue 01: 80-87.
Kino, Carol. Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain at Andrea Rosen. Art in America June 2003: 126.
Knight, Christopher. On the underbelly of the zeitgeist, LA Times, February 21, 2003
Korotkin, Joyce. Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain,’ The New York Art, March 2003
Labelle, Charles. I see a Darkness… Frieze Issue 76.
Rosenberg, Karen. Landscape, Secondhand and Otherwise…, Village Voice, February 12-18, 2003
Smith, Roberta. ‘Exploring Landscape’, The New York Times, February 14, 2003
Wilson, Michael. Exploring Landscape: Eight Views from Britain, Art Monthly, March 2003
Williams, Gilda. Dirty Pictures, Art Monthly, March 2003

Chapman, Jake. Nigel Cooke, Modern Art, London, UK (cat.)
Coomer, Martin. Nigel Cooke, Time Out, April 10-17, 2002
de Ville, Nick. Entropy's Cold Desert, Contemporary Art Magazine, March, 2002
Gallagher, Ann. Still Life, British Council, London, UK (cat.)
Melodrama, Musee de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo]
Quirk, Justin. Adolf 4 Eva: another art controversy, i-D Magazine, April 2002
Ratnam, Niru. Bring Out The Chimp, The Face, April 2002
Scwhabsky, Barry. Nigel Cooke, Artforum, May 2002
Summers, Francis. Big Scary Flashes of Perversity, Sleaze Nation, April 2002
Seymour, Benedict. When Worlds Collide, Frieze, March 2002

Testino, Dutch Magazine, July/ August 2001

Coxhead, Gabriel. Exhibit E: Nigel Cooke, Dazed and Confused, December 2000
Gleeson, David. Reviews, Time Out, December 6-13, 2000
Hubbard Sue. And Wilde Desires, March 2000

Clark, Robert. Lady in the Lake, The Guardian, July 1998
Cork, Richard. New Kids explore old Angst, New Contemporaries, The Times, March 1998
New Contemporaries 98, New Contemporaries Publishing, Camden Arts Gallery, London, UK, 1998 (cat.)
Sewell, Brian. How dare they spend our Cash on this, Evening Standard, August 13, 1998


Public Collections

Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
British Council, London, England
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England

Chang, Richard. "Reviews: George Condo and Nigel Cooke." ARTNEWS, May 2006, pgs.176-177
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Kunitz, Daniel. "All the Painting You Need." ARTREVIEW, March-April 2006, pgs. 94-97
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Unsigned article. "Northern Soul." ARTREVIEW, April 2004.
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Schwabsky, Barry. "Nigel Cooke." ARTFORUM, May 2002.
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Quirk, Justin. "Nigel Cooke: Adolf 4 Eva: another art controversy." i-D, April 2002, pg. 247.
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