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Greg Colson is an American artist whose work is marked by a jarringly direct commingling of material and conceptual elements.  In his constructions, precisely rendered systems are disrupted and contradicted by the contexts they are placed in.  By drawing out the poetry and humor in our social patterns, Colson seems to suggest there are limits to – and hazards inherent in – our obsession with efficiency, data, and analysis of every kind. Raised in Bakersfield, California, Colson lives and works in Los Angeles.

Colson’s art has been the subject of over 40 solo exhibitions internationally, including Sperone Westwater (New York, USA), Craig Krull Gallery (Los Angeles, USA), Konrad Fischer Gallery (Dusseldorf, Germany), Cardi Gallery (Milan, Italy), Gian Enzo Sperone (Rome, Italy), Sprovieri (London, England), Thomas Park Gallery (Seoul, South Korea), Baldwin Gallery (Aspen, CO., USA), William Griffin Gallery (Los Angeles, USA), Kunsthalle Lophem (Bruges, Belgium), Krannert Art Museum (Urbana-Champaign, IL., USA), and the Lannan Museum (Lake Worth, FL., USA).  Colson’s work is in collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Panza Collection (Varese, Italy), Sammlung Rosenkranz (Berlin, Germany), and Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden).

Born 1956, Seattle, WA.


BA, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

MFA, Claremont Graduate School, CA


2023    Thomas Park Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 

            National Arts Club, New York, N.Y.

2019    Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne, Germany

            Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2018    Galerie Norbert Arns, Cologne, Germany

2017    Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2016    Thomas Park Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2014    Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX.

2013    Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.

2012    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

            Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA.

2010    William Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2008    Griffin, Santa Monica, CA.

2007    Griffin, Santa Monica, CA.

2006    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

2005    Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA.

2004    Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA.
2002    Sprovieri, London, England

            Art Affairs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

2001    Sperone Westwater, New York, N.Y.

            Cardi Gallery, Milan, Italy

            Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA. 
1999    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

            Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA.

1998    Milleventi, Milan, Italy

            Griffin Contemporary, Venice, CA.

1997    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1996    Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

            Jill Thayer Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.

1995    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1994    Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium

            Sperone Westwater, New York, N.Y.

1993    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

1992    Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

1991    Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany

            Sperone Westwater, New York, N.Y.

1990    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

            Sperone Westwater, New York, N.Y.

1988    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

            Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL.

1987    Angles Gallery, Santa Monica,  CA.

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