Brian Kokoska

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Brian Kokoska
Brian Kokoska, May 2014.jpg
Brian Kokoska at SculptureCenter in New York City, 2014
Born (1988-11-08) November 8, 1988 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Known for Contemporary art, Painting, Installation art, New media art, Multimedia art, Sculpture
Website Official website

Brian Kokoska (born November 8, 1988 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a New York-based artist known for his paintings, sculptures and installations.[1]


Kokoska received his BFA from Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010.[2]


Brian is recognized for his paintings of faces, flowers, masks, text and other scenery. He also makes monochromatic sculptural installations that incorporate heads, pedestals and acquired objects. New York art writer Christopher Eamon described Kokoska's work as the exception to "the abject in American art [having] had its apotheosis in the early 1990s in the work of Mike Kelley and Cindy Sherman."[3]


Selected solo and group exhibitions include American Medium (New York),[4] Preteen Gallery (Mexico City),[5] Arcadia Missa (London),[6] and The Still House Group (Brooklyn).[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sandberg, Patrik. "In The Studio With Brian Kokoska Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., "VMAN Magazine", May 19, 2011, accessed July 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Emily Carr University. "Brian Kokoska, 2010 Emily Carr Grad Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., "Emily Carr University of Art and Design", 2010, accessed November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Eamon, Christopher. "A Grotesque Seduction: Brian Kokoska", "Brian Kokoska, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia", June 2012, accessed November 13, 2013.
  4. ^ American Medium "Brian Kokoska & Debo Eilers" Archived October 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., "American Medium", accessed October 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Preteen Gallery "A Sad Ballad", "Preteen Gallery", accessed May 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Arcadia Missa "It's Been Four Years Since 2010", "Arcadia Missa", accessed October 12, 2014.
  7. ^ The Still House Group "Saving Face", "The Still House Group", accessed October 12, 2014.