Will Cotton

Senior Critic


Will Cotton studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France, received his BFA from Cooper Union and trained at the New York Academy of Art. He has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions including solo shows at Mary Boone Gallery and Pace Prints in New York, Mario Diacono Gallery (Boston), Galerie Templon (Brussels), and Michael Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles). Group shows include the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Norton Museum of Art (Palm Beach), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Hudson River Museum, the Triennale di Milano, the Musée Marmottan Monet (Paris) and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Havana). His work is in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, as well as many prominent private collections. He is a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Award for Contemporary Art. He is represented by Mary Boone Gallery.

"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

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