Kottie Paloma Biography
In Kottie Paloma’s paintings, drawings, books and sculptures, he explores the darker sides of society in a humorous yet poignant and gritty manner. His abstracts serve as a bridge between his sculptures, photography and his earlier and still present comic based paintings. Paloma’s art is in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. Some of the public collections include MOMA in NYC, Harvard and Stanford University and the Bavarian State Library in Munich to name a few. Paloma’s first survey catalog of his work published by Pogo Books in Berlin titled “XOXO” is now in the public collections library at the Tate Modern London.
American b. Los Angeles, 1974. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
2014 Say to the Flower, Das Gift, Berlin, Germany
2014 XOXO, Ada Gallery, Richmond. Virginia
2013 Post Punk Domestication, MOHS Exhibit , Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Creeps, MOHS Exhibit , Copenhagen, Denmark 2011 Life’s ILL, Munch Gallery, Ny, Ny. 2011 Flush It, Paroah Maybelline Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. 2010 The Darker Side of POP, JAS Gallery, Paris France 2010 Fragments of a Fictional Reality, Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, New York
2008 New New, Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, New York 2008 Kottie Paloma and The Daily Strangers, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco.Ca. 2007 Playing With Tigers, New High Gallery, China Town, Los AngelesGROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Tiger Augen, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. United States
2016 Cyan/Anthracite, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Gravity and Grace, Hochparterre, Berlin, Germany
2015 Systems, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2014 Unknown Country, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2013 Fire Brands, Mulherin+Pollard, New York, New York
2013 (CON)Text Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH, U.S.A
2012 Draw Now, Paris France with Jas Gallery 2012 Kottie Paloma Vs Dorothée Van Biesen, The Bries Space, Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Gallery Artists, Jas Gallery, Paris, France
2011 Gallery Artists, Jas Gallery, Paris, France 2011 Enter,, Munch Gallery, New York
2010 Making Worlds, Galerie Emila Filly, Czech Republic 2010 Editions Book Fair, Booklyn Artists Alliance, MOMA PS1
2010 Lucky Punch, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Art Fair, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
Re: Mollusk, Bongout Gallery, Berlin
100 Records, False Front gallery, Portland, Oregon
100 Records, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
100 Records, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, Texas
100 Records, Gallery 16 San Francisco, California
ARTPARIS+GUESTS, Bongout Gallery Booth, Paris, France
Paper Awesome, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, Ca.
2009 Subvision, Hamburg, Germany
Schöne neue Welt, Bongout Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008 Portrait Show, Hallway Bathroom, San Francisco, Ca.
Value Max, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
This is not an auction, It’s a Terrarium, Queens Nails annex, San Francisco, Ca.
Seoul International Bookarts Fair, Booklyn Artists Alliance
Panopticon, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.
2007 The Dollar Bill Project, Eleanor Harwood Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
2006 Past, Present, and Future, Adobe Books, San Francisco, Ca. Rosch.
Deluge and Deliverance, Trace Studio Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
666, Blank Space Gallery, Oakland , Ca.
Labyrinth, On Six Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2005 My Back Pages, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, Mass.
Paper Awesome, Pig Man Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2004 One Year Anniversary Show, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, Ca.
Not So Far Away, Adobe Books, San Francisco, Ca.
2015 Systems, Popper Publishing, Riga, Latvia
2014 Collectors Edition, Thames and Hudson, London England. 2012 XOXO,(Kottie Paloma 2010-2012) Pogo Books Berlin,
2012 Mystery Spot edition of 150 published by RE:Surgo
2012 Le Petit Neant, London, England 2010 GinoZoine, Antwerp, Belgium 2007-Flair Magazine-Limited Edition December second to last page, Italian edition. 2007 Instant City-Issue No.5 pages 67 & 94 2007 Instant City-Issue No.4 Winter 2007
2007 Downey Bird Art Kingdom-Contemporary West Coast Art 2007 ShotGunReview.Com “Kottie’s Second Annual” www.shotgun-review.com/archives/kotties_apartment/kotties_2nd_annual_show.html Joseph Del Pesco 2007 San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 14th-20th, Vol. 41, No 24. Page 44. Review, “Its A Fine Time to Hang Out At Kottie’s – Alexis Georgopoulos 2006 Art week November 2006 “In the Valley of the Sun”- Tara McDowell 2006 ArtBusiness.com “In The Valley of the Sun” www.artbusiness.com/1open/090806.html Alan Bamburger 2006 San Francisco Examiner “Great Art In The City” Weekend Edition August 5-6, 2006 page 27 Tiffany Martini
Tate Modern Library London, England
MOMA (NYC), U.S.A.
Bucknell University, U.S.A.
U.C. Berkeley Bancroft Library, U.S.A.
Stanford University, U.S.A.
U.C. Irvine, California, U.S.A.
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria Boston Athenaeum, U.S.A.
Bavarian State Library, Germany United States Library of Congress Special Collections Yale University, U.S.A.
University Of Connecticut, U.S.A.
Harvard University, U.S.A.