Will Cotton

b. 1965


Will Cotton lives and works in New York. He has a BFA from Cooper Union in New York City, and also studied at the Beaux Arts in Rouen, France and the New York Academy of Art.

Will Cotton’s paintings have been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Art (2000); Seattle Art Museum (2002); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (2004); Hudson River Museum, New York (2007);  and Virginia MOCA (2013). His work is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; as well as many prominent private collections.


2023 Flawed Utopia, Ronchini, London, UK

2022 Brite Force, Brite House, Marfa, TX

Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, New York

2021 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2020 Galerie Templon, Brussels, Belgium

2018 Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

2017 Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

2016 The Influx Series: Will Cotton , Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA

2015, Will Cotton: Vistas of Candyland, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Ithaca, NY (solo)

2014, Will Cotton, Ronchini Gallery, London (solo)

2013, Will Cotton, Pace Prince, New York (solo)

2012, Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (solo)

2011, Will Cotton, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)