Mary-Ann Kokoska

Artist


Curriculum vitae

Education

1989-91 Master of Fine Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1984-85 Advanced Painting Certificate, St. Martin's School of Art, London, England.
1978-82 Bachelor of Fine Art, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Solo Shows

2015 Dairy Center for the Arts, Fire and Rain, Boulder, Colorado, USA
2014 Cloyde Snook Gallery, Fire and Rain, Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, USA
2013 Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvannia, USA
2012 Western Wyoming College Gallery, Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
2011 Ellysium Gallery, Land and Sky, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Rude Gallery, Increasing Clouds, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, Co
2010 Curfman Gallery, Artist in Residence Exhibition (with Kim Ferrer), Fort Collins, CO, USA
2007 Sliding Door Gallery, Drawings from France, Denver, Colorado, USA
Le Centre International d'Art Contemporain, The Trees of Pont-Aven, Pont-Aven, France
2006 Sliding Door Gallery, New Work, Denver, Colorado
2003 Atrium I Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2002 Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Four Works, Fort Collins, Colorado
Directions Gallery, New Directions, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colorado
McLaren Art Centre, Magic Potions, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
2000 Only Contemporary Art Gallery, Shore Lines, Ft. Collins, Colorado
1999 Morgan Library, Installation Drawing, C.S.U., Ft. Collins, Colorado
Gallery, Night Drawings, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
1998 Directions Gallery, Recent Drawings, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA
1997 Gallery Connexion, A Mark on the Wall, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
1996 MacLaren Arts Centre, Drawing the Gallery, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1995 The New Gallery, Whirlpool, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open Space, Whirlpool, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1994 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Drawing in Succession, Queen’s Univ., Kingston, Canada.
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Workscene Gallery, Whirlpool, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1993 Justina Barnicke Gallery, Drawing in Succession, Hart House, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
1991 V.A.V. Gallery & Bourget Gallery, Installation Drawing, Concordia Univ. Montreal, Can
1990 Bourget Gallery, Drawings, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1989 Bourget Gallery, Recent Work, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1986 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1985 Ontario House, Recent Paintings, London, England
1983 -82 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Group Shows

2016 A.I.R. Gallery, In the Secret Garden, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Ice Cube Gallery, Icebreaker 7, Denver, CO, USA
A.I.R. Gallery, Drawing Lines Across Mediums, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gallery 970, Artist and Apprentice, Loveland, CO, USA
2015 Alvin Gittins Gallery, PaperWest, University of Utah, UT, USA
The Barge House, We All Draw: Thinking Drawings, Southbank, London, UK
A.I.R. Gallery, Transformed Viewpoints, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies, A.I.R. Refreshed, Princeton, NJ, USA
2014 A.I.R. Gallery, Liminal Communities, New York, NY, USA
Lincoln Center, Fire and Rain, Forces of Nature, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Ground Floor Gallery, A.I.R. Refreshed, Nashville, TN/ ADORE, San Francisco, CA, USA
Community Creative Center, Vivid Conversations, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Artisan Framing and Gallery, Frameworks, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2013 Alexander Hall Gallery, Posthaus FATE, Juried Members Show, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Feed & Grain Gallery, Install/Story, Loveland, Colorado, USA
2012 Primo Piano LivinGallery, Nature Naturans, Lecce, Italy
Faculty Show, University Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2011 John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ice Cube Gallery, IceBreaker 2, Denver, Colorado, USA
2010 Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Transfigured Night, South Australian School of Art, Australia
Directions Gallery, 'Drawing from': CSU & CU Boulder Faculty, Visual Arts Bldg., CSU
2009 Sliding Door Gallery, Drought, Denver, Colorado, USA
Hatton Gallery, Faculty Show, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2007 John B. Aird Gallery, Selected Works, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Center for the Arts, Bucking Tradition & Culture: A Woman's Place, Jackson, WY ,USA
2006 Sliding Door Gallery, New Work, Denver, Colorado
2005 Caelum Gallery, International Artists, New York, USA
Gallery Vaclav Spaly, Between One and One, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Weilworks Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2003 Pueblo Art Gallery, Colorado State University, Pueblo, CO
2002 Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Rocky Mountain Biennial, CO
2001 MacLaren Arts Centre, Integration, Barrie, Ont. Canada
2000 Only Contemporary Art Gallery, Shore Lines, Ft. Collins, Colorado
1999 The School House Show, Garage Collective, Fort Collins, Colorado
1998 Kenderdine Gallery, The Land Abstracted, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. Can
1997 Area Gallery, One x One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1996 Eastern Edge, Small/Medium/Large, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Harbourfront York Quay Gallery, FACE/Open Studio 25th Anniversary, Toronto, Ont.
Atelier Circulaire, FACE/Open Studio 25th Anniversary, Montreal, Quebec
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, The Fish Show, Owen Sound, Ont.
1995 Open Studio, Visiting Artist Exhibitions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Workscene Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1994 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Faculty Show, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
1993 La Centrale/ Galerie Powerhouse, de la Ligne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Workscene Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1989 Oakville Galleries, Emergence II, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Mediums Art Centre/Bloor Street United Church, The Crossing, Toronto, Ont., Canada
1986 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1985 Ontario House, Recent Paintings, London, England
1983 Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, New Artists’ Directions, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Galerie Dresdnere, Nine Monumental Paintings, Toronto, Ont., Canada
1982 Harbourfront Community Gallery, Artventure/Royal Bank Competition, Toronto, Ont., Can.
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor, Art for All, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Kingston Artists’ Association Inc., Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Artist in Residence

2016, January-May Artworks Loveland, Colorado, USA
2013, November CAMAC, Centre des Arts Marnay, France
2010, June-August Curfman Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado
2007, January-May Musée de Pont-Aven, France
1997, July-August Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
1995, February-March Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1994, January Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Canada

Guest Lectures / Workshops

2016 Artworks Studios, Loveland, Colorado, USA, Artist Talk
2015 Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado, USA, Artist Talk
2014 Arts and Drafts, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Artist Talk
Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, USA, Artist Talk
The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Artist Talk
Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, Panel Discussion, ‘From Here and There’ Exhibition
2013 Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennysylvannia, USA, Artist Talk
2012 Western Wyoming College Art Gallery, Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA, Artist Talk
Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Artist Talk via Skype
2011 Drawing Symposium, Dynevor Centre for the Arts, Swansea Metro.Univ., UK. Artist Talk
Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK., Artist Talk , Graduate Workshop
2007 Pont-Aven School of Art, Pont-Aven, France, Artist Talk
Colorado State University, USA, Wold Guest Lecture, My Sojourn In Pont-Aven
2005 Gallery Vaclav Spaly, Prague, Czech Republic, Artist Talk
2003 Colorado State University, USA, Wold Guest Lecture, Artist's Sketchbooks
2002 Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, USA, Lecture
MacLaren Arts Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Lecture
2001 The York School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Book-Work Workshop
1999 Morgan Library, CSU, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Lecture
Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, USA, Lecture
1996 MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Lecture
Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Nfld., Canada, Lecture
1995 McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ont., Canada, Lecture/Critique
Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Lecture
New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Lecture
Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lecture
1994 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada, Lecture
1993, '94 Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Canada, Installation/Land Art Workshop
1993 St. Lawrence College/Frontenac Board of Ed., Kingston, Ont, Canada, Painting Workshop
1987 Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Drawing Workshop

Teaching Positions

2015-present Colorado State University, Fort Collins, C.O., USA, Professor
2005-2015 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, C.O., USA, Associate Professor, Drawing
1998-2004 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA Assistant Professor, Drawing
1994-98 Sheridan College, Oakville, Ont., Canada, Painting & Drawing Instructor
1995-98 Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, Painting Instructor
1994-95 Univ. of Toronto School of Cont. Studies, Toronto, Ont., Canada, Life Drawing
1992-94 Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Canada Painting & Drawing Instructor
1990-92 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., Teaching Assistant Painting

Professional Experience

2014 Co-Curator, From Here to There: Drawing Exchange, Elysium Gallery/Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Curator, The Real Draw: Colorado Artists, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Coordinator, Drawing Festival, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2010 Coordinator, Drawing in the Expanded Field,Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2006 Juror, Nevada Arts Council, Artist Fellowships, Carson City, NV, USA
Juror, Wyoming Arts Council, Artist Professional Development Awards, Cheyenne, WY, USA
2002-2004 Curfman Gallery Exhibition Committee, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
1993-2003 Exhibition Selection Committee, Lincoln Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA
1997 Juror, Ontario Arts Council Project Grant Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1992 Coordinator, CARFAC Annual Conference, Canadian Artists’ Representation Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1991 Administator, CARFAC Copyright Collective, Canadian Artists’ Representation Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1989-90 Technician, M.F.A. Slide Archives, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1988-89 Coordinator, Artists’ Legal Advice Services, Canadian Artists’ Representation Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1988 Research/Administrator, Canadian Artists’ Representation Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1987-88 Education Assistant/Special Programs, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Collections

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Aird & Berlis
Canada Council Art Bank
Colorado State University
Guaranty Trust
Imperial Oil Limited
MacLaren Art Centre
Open Studio Archives
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited

Reviews

April, 2016 Reporter Herald, Kenneth Jessen
February, 2014 Hyperallergic, ArtRX NYC, Hrag Vartanian
November, 2013 Est Éclair, France
October, 2012 Rocket-Miner, Wyoming
February, 2012 Quotidianno-Italy, Marinilde Giannandrea
May, 2007 Ouest-France
November, 2006 Greeley Tribune, Lyndsey Struthers
April, 2005 Rocky Mountain News, Mary Chandler
July, 1997 The Daily Gleaner, Christina Sabat
March, 1996 Barrie Advance, Lesley Hain
May, 1995 The Martlet, Jenny Durrant
January, 1994 Queen's Journal, Michael Moss
April, 1993 Globe and Mail, Kate Taylor
Fall, 1989 Work-Seen Magazine, David Renaud
April, 1983 Toronto Star, Christopher Hume
Dec., 1982 Hamilton Spectator, Grace Inglis

Publications / Catalogues

2016 In the Secret Garden, A.I.R. Gallery, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
2016 Cloud the Shape of Bedroom, C.J. Opperthauser, Tree Light Books
2015 Transformed Viewpoints, A.I.R. Gallery, Charlotta Kotik
2015 The Restless Animal:Drawings by Mary-Ann Kokoska, Land-Mark Magazine, Colorado State University, Matthew Weiderspon
2014 Connected Through Drawing/Drawins from Here & There, Elysium Gallery, Wales, UK
2014 Liminal Communities, A.I.R. Gallery, Lucy Li
2012 Journal of Visual Arts Practice, Vol.11, Issue 1
2012 Primo Piano Edizioni
2002 Shorelines, Colorado State University
1997 A Mark on the Wall, Gallery Connection
1994 Drawing in Succession, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
1993 de la Ligne, La Centrale, Galerie Powerhouse
1989 Emergence II, Oakville Galleries
1989 Art Stimulus 2, vol.1 no. 2, Mediums' Art Centre
1987 "C" Magazine, New Work Issue
1982 Artventure, Royal Bank of Canada

Media Interviews

June, 2005 TV Prague, Czech Republic
November, 2002 Collegian Television, Colorado State Universiy
January, 1994 CBC Ottawa, Radio Noon, Leslie Roche

Awards

2001,2004,2005,2006,2008,2010,2011,
13,14,15,16
Professional Development Grant, Colorado State University
1999, 2001,2002,2004 Career Enhancement Grant, Colorado State Univ.
1996 Project Grant "B"& Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1995 "B" Grant, Visual Arts, Canada Council
1995 Travel Grant, Canada Council
1994 Project Grant "B", Ontario Arts Council
1983,1989,1993, 1984 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1982 Best in Show, Toronto City Hall Art Competition