The Circus in Twentieth Century American Art

October 19, 2001 to January 6, 2002

The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford. Other artists included Reginald Marsh, Diane Arbus, and John Stewart Curry. Traveled to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL.


October 10, 2001

(dates approximate) Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach. One painting. Other artists included Bobby Neel Adams and Fred Tomaselli.

Hieronymus Bosch

October 10, 2001

(dates are a guess, please let us know if you have better inforamtion) Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Joe Coleman’s The Man of Sorrows is included in the section of artists influenced by the master. Exhibit included works by James Ensor, Salvador Dalí, and Pieter Breughel.

War and Peace

October 6, 2001 to September 1, 2002

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. Other artists included Henry Darger, Adolf Wolfli, Paul Laffoley and Frank Bruno. Two paintings.

Recent Paintings, The Odditorium

September 10, 1999 to October 10, 1999

(dates uncertain....) Jim Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles. Solo exhibition. Twelve paintings and an installation of the Odditorium.

Joe Coleman: Matrix 139

August 28, 1999 to September 14, 1999

The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, CT. Twelve paintings and an installation of the Odditorium.
Included an exhibit brochure: “Joe Coleman/Matrix 139: The Pathological Portraiture of Joe Coleman,” essay by Nicholas Baume, Curator of Contemporary Art.

Selections from Private Collections: A Retrospective

October 10, 1998

(month approximate) Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago. Ten paintings.


May 16, 1998 to May 30, 1999

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. One painting.

Original Sin

May 10, 1998 to May 30, 1998

Dates are an estimate.... The Horse Hospital, London, England. Paintings, drawings and prints. Review in The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-great-exploding-artist-11583...

Killer Art

November 10, 1997

(dates are approximate) Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans. Three paintings.