Paul Cowan

b. 1985, Kansas City

lives/works in Chicago



MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago


BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

2011 – Solo* / Group Exhibitions

New Work*, Young Art, Los Angeles CA (upcoming August)

Group Show curated by Erik Lindman, Hannah Barry Gallery, London UK (upcoming June)

Group Show, Bodega, Philadelphia PA (upcoming June)

Breaking The Law*, Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago IL (upcoming April)

Three Card Monte w/ Martine Syms & Marco Braunschweiler, Green Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Group Show w/ Amy Yao & Cameron Soren, Jancar Jones, San Francisco CA


2010 - Solo / Two Person Exhibitions

Kingsboro Presents, West Street Gallery, New York NY

Existence Value, Roots & Culture, Chicago IL

Causality Without Cause w/ Matt Stolle, Devening Projects, Chicago IL

When did you begin calling yourself… w/ Scott Cowan, Important Projects, Oakland CA

Alla Prima, Golden Age, Chicago IL


2010 - Group Exhibitions

Permanent Collection, White Flags, with Golden Age, St. Louis MO

Permanent Collection, Important Projects, with Golden Age, Oakland CA

The Corridor to Success, The Composing Rooms, London UK

Bad Sculpture w/ Hugh Scott-Douglas and Maxwell Simmer, Young Art, Los Angeles CA

New Paintings, Next Fair / Art Chicago with Proximity Magazine, Chicago IL

Holiday Primetime In May, Primetime, Brooklyn NY

Agency at Agency, The Agency, London UK


2009 - Solo / Two Person Exhibitions

Muse About Certain Motifs, SUNY Purchase College/Bulletin Board Program, Purchase NY

Existence Value, Jettison Space, Chicago IL

You Can Build A House, with Scott Cowan/Katy Keefe, The Pigeon Wing, London UK

At Them Not Through Them w/ Michael Hunter, Knock Knock Gallery, Chicago IL

Either Both/And Or Neither/Nor, with Scott Cowan, Scott Projects, Chicago IL


2009 - Group Exhibitions

Semi-Automatic, Interview Magazine / Mondrian Hotel, Miami FL

Brâncuşi, Moore and Swayze, Project Space, Toronto ON

Reconnection: New Sculpture and Painting, Alumni Exhibit, MIAD, Milwaukee WI

Art Chicago / Next Fair, with Scott Projects, Chicago IL



Art Basel NADA Fair, with Golden Age, Miami FL

Poster Market International, The Suburban, Oak Park IL

Tomorrow, Vega Estates, Chicago IL

Poster Market International, Blank Space, New York NY

The Dark Fair, Swiss Institute, with Golden Age, New York NY



You Can Depend On The Sunrise, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Would You Know My Name If…, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee WI

Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee WI



New Painting & Sculpture, Kingsboro Press, New York NY


The Music & The Wine, (Book of Short Stories), First Edition of 100, Self Published