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Greg Colson is an American artist whose art is marked by the jarringly direct way he commingles 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. Colson grew up in Bakersfield, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including Patrick Painter Inc., LA; Sperone Westwater, NY; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA; Galleria Cardi, Milan; Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges; Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf; Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; and the Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL. His work is in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Musem of Modern Art, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA; Hammer Musuem, LA; the Panza Collection, Varese, Italy; Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin; Thomas Ammann Collection; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Born 1956, Seattle


BA, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

MFA, Claremont Graduate School, CA


2016            Thomas Park, Seoul, South Korea

2014            Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX

2013            Patrick Painter Inc, LA

2012            Patrick Painter Inc, LA

                    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen 

2010            Griffin Contemporary, LA

2008            Griffin Contemporary, LA

2007            Griffin Contemporary, LA

2006            Baldwin Gallery, Aspen

2005            Griffin Contemporary, LA

2004            Griffin Contemporary, LA

2002            Sprovieri, London

                    Art Affairs, Amsterdam

                    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen

2001            Sperone Westwater, NY

                    Galleria Cardi, Milan

                    Griffin Contemporary, LA

1999            John Berggruen Gallery, SF

                    Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome

                    Griffin Contemporary, LA

1998            Milleventi, Milan

                    Griffin Contemporary, LA

1997            Angles Gallery, LA

1996            Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign

1995            Angles Gallery, LA

1994            Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges

                    Sperone Westwater, NY

1993            Angles Gallery, LA

1992            Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome

1991            Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf

                    Sperone Westwater, NY

1990            Angles Gallery, LA

                    Sperone Westwater, NY

1988            Angles Gallery, LA

                    Lannan Museum, Lake Worth

1987            Angles Gallery, LA

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