Joe Coleman and The Shadow Self

October 25, 2019 to December 21, 2019

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
212 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Opening event Friday Oct 25, 6-8pm

More info HERE

We Shall Make America Wonder

March 16, 2019 to April 20, 2019

A rare opportunity to see Joe’s portrait of Henry Darger alongside works by Darger
212 Bowery
New York


Doorway to Joe

April 8, 2017 to May 20, 2017

At California State University, Fullerton's Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery.
800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton CA

Opening reception: April 8, 2017, 5-8 pm
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat: 12-4pm; Sat 12-4pm.
Cloased Friday, Sunday & all major holidays.

More info HERE.

Jeffrey Deitch booth at the Armory Show

March 3, 2017 to March 5, 2017

Joe's work is represented at Jeffrey Deitch's booth at the annual Armory Show in New York City.


November 30, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Joe Coleman's most recent painting, "The Three Graces" will be unveiled at this exhibition

Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch present "Desire," curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida.

On view November 30 through December 4, 2016.

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach, Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian are pleased to present “Desire,” an exhibition curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District.

“Desire” explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. One of the very earliest and most fundamental artistic themes, eroticism has served to reflect the social mores and cultural values of different civilizations. As the representation of eroticism has evolved in society, boundaries are tested, bringing to life artistic fantasies and unprecedented imagery. Eroticism reinvents itself with every subsequent generation. Today, for example, the promiscuous overexposure of nude bodies on the Internet and television has forever altered the very notion of erotic representation.

Eroticism fuses together opposing and complementary concepts: form and feeling, spirit and body, intellect and emotion. It is at once the most accessible and most challenging subject in art. Its portrayal can be theoretical, abstract, romantic, carnal, or all of these combined. It may be infused with humor, anxiety, or terror. It can be subtle or brash, creating tension between artist, subject and viewer. In modern and contemporary art, eroticism often elicits feelings of unease, in the navigation between the male and female gazes, and between voyeurism and self-exposure. Sometimes, the art that explores eroticism in the least expected way possesses the strongest erotic charge.

More info: http://www.gagosian.com/news/2016/11/03/1130


December 3, 2015 to December 6, 2015

Miami Art Fair, Moore Building

In an unprecedented moment, Joe's latest painting will be unveiled in an exhibition curated by Jeffrey Deitch called "Unrealism" in Miami. The life-size painting of Coleman's wife Whitney Ward took four years to complete and has never before been shown. It will be displayed alongside Coleman's own life-size self-portrait, which was completed in 2010. The "Unrealism" show is a joint project of Deitch and gallerist Larry Gagosian. In addition to Coleman, the show will include works by David Salle and John Currin, among others.

When the Curtain Never Comes Down

March 26, 2015 to July 25, 2015

American Folk Art Museum New York, NY

"Most self-taught artists can be perceived as performance artists. Their work is infused with daily rituals, public actions, gestures, and enactments, defining a lifelong artistic practice for which the curtain never comes down. Beyond paintings and sculpture, the exhibition includes ceremonial clothes, kinetic apparatuses, ephemeral installations, writings, fragments of ever-changing constructions, music, recordings, and other statements that have been captured by photographers and filmmakers. The inventive devices and countless strategies these artists configure are expressions of an alter ego, which they assume for its power to transform the world and, above all, to transform their own connections to reality."



January 13, 2015 to May 20, 2015

Yale University Art Galleries

“Side Show” presents more than 70 works by 29 artists — including Diane Arbus, Otto Dix, John Waters, and Riva Lehrer — ranging from the mid-18th century to the present. The show includes original sideshow banners, props, promotional cards, photographs, historical ephemera, and works of art inspired by circus and carnival culture from the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), Yale Medical School Library, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the International Center of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and private collections."

Many special events, lectures and performances, including opening lectures by Ricky and Jay and performances by "American Horror Story: Freak Show" actor Mat Fraser.

Ninth Annual BLAB show

September 13, 2014 to October 4, 2014

Copro Gallery Curated by Monte Beauchamp, the exhibition featured Coleman as well as other frequent BLAB! contributors.

Raw Vision: 25 Years of Art Brut

September 18, 2013 to August 22, 2014

Halle Saint Pierre, Paris A celebration of the groundbreaking magazine Raw Vision, now in its 25th year of publication. The show features several of Joe's paintings and some rarely seen early work. More about the show HERE.