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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” 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 “In The Valley of the Sun” 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
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.