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

2019

A.I.R. Gallery, Surrender, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2017

Artworks Gallery, Permanent Red, Loveland, Colorado, USA

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, Canada


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

2018

Facing Disjunction, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, USA

Mash Up, Windsor Art & Heritage Center, Windsor, CO, USA

Pink Progression, Center for Visual Art, Metro State Univ., Denver, CO, USA

Pink Progression, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, USA

2017

Hatton Gallery, Faculty Show, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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. Canada


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’ Exhibition2013    

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, USA2006    

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, USA1993-2003    

Exhibition Selection Committee, Lincoln Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA1997    

Juror, Ontario Arts Council Project Grant Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada1992    

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
December, 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 interiews

June, 2005: TV Prague, Czech Republic
November, 2002: Collegian Television, Colorado State University
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 University


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

All images are intellectual property of Mary-Ann Kokoska.