Biografía

www.kawsone.com

Nace en 1974, en Jersey City, Nueva Jersey
Vive y trabaja en Brooklyn, Nueva York

Formación

1996 BFA School of Visual Arts, Nueva York

Becas

1998 Pernod Liquid Art Award

Exposiciones individuales

2017 KAWS, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Where The End Starts, Yuz Museum, Shanghai

2016 Where The End Starts, The Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Texas; comisariada por Andrea Karnes
KAWS: GISWIL, More Gallery, Giswil
KAWS: BFF, Central Embassy, Bangkok
KAWS, Galerie Perrotin, Seúl
KAWS 2016, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

2015 Permanent Vacation II, Eden Rock Gallery, St. BarthsAlong The Way, Brooklyn Museum, Nueva York; comisariada por Eugenie Tsai
Clean Slate, La Nave, Las Salinas, Ibiza
Clean Slate, Shanghai Times Square, Shanghai

2014 Man's Best Friend, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Ángeles, California
Permanent Vacation, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
Clean Slate, Puerto de la Ciudad, Hong Kong
Final Days, CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga
Play Your Part, Galería Javier López, Madrid

2013 Mary Boone Gallery, Nueva York; en colaboración con Galerie Perrotin
Pass the Blame, Galerie Perrotin, Nueva York
Ups and Downs, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
KAWS @ PAFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KAWS: Giswil, More Gallery, Giswil, Suiza
Ohhh…, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokio

2012 Imaginary Friends, Galerie Perrotin, París
The Nature of Need, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
KAWS: Down Time, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2011 KAWS: Companion, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
FOCUS: KAWS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Hold the Line, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Ángeles, California
Passing Through, The Standard, Nueva York; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

2010 Passing Through, Harbour City Museum of Art, Hong Kong
KAWS, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Pay Debt to Nature, Galerie Perrotin, París
Galería Javier López, Madrid

2009 The Long Way Home, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Ángeles, California

2008 Gering & López, Nueva York
Saturated, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, Florida; comisariada por Pharrell Williams

2003 Original Fake, BAPE Gallery, Tokio

2002 Elms Lesters Painting Room, Londres
C9, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven

2001 Tokyo First, Parco Gallery, Tokio

1999 Colette, París

Exposiciones colectivas

2016 Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
Greek Gotham, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, Carolina del Norte

2015 A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, Tomoo Gokita, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, Nueva Orleans, Luisiana
Mutated Reality, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscú
Respect, with Erik Parker, CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga
Along The Way, At This Time, Better Knowing, ArtZuid 2015. International Sculpture Route, Ámsterdam; comisariada por Rudi Fuchs

2014Summer Collective Exhibition, 3 Punts Galería, Barcelona
KNOCK! KNOCK!, Galería Javier López, Madrid
This is Not a Toy, Design Exchange, Toronto; comisariada por John Wee Tom, Sara Nickleson y Pharrell Williams

2013 Pictoplasma White Noise, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
At Home I’m a Tourist. Colección de Selim Varol, CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga

2012 White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction, White Columns, Nueva York
Art & Toys. Collection Selim Varol, me Collectors Room, Berlín
Toykio Loves Gol, Toykio Gallery, Dusseldorf

2011 West End Rebellion, Scream London, Londres
Pretty On The Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Nueva York; comisariada por KAWS y Erik Parker
Party Animals, Royal/T, Los Ángeles, California
Art in the Streets, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Ángeles, California
Printer’s Proof: 10th Anniversary of Axelle Editions, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, Nueva York
FACEMAKER, Royal/T, Los Ángeles, California; comisariada por Katy Grayson

2010 Mutant Pop, Galleri Loyal, Malmö; comisariada por Joe Grillo, Laura Grant y Brandon Joyce
USA Today. Una aproximación al arte norteamericano del siglo XXI, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, A Coruña; comisariada por Alejandro y Mario Martín Pareja
The Reflected Gaze: Self Portraiture Today, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
Street Smart, Affirmation Arts, Nueva York
SugiPOP!, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
It Ain’t Fair 2010, OHWOW Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

2009 Alpha Exotica, Hydra School Projects, Atenas; comisariada por Dimitrios Antonitsis
First Look: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Los Angeles Galleries, House of Campari, Los Ángeles, California
Stages, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, París; organizada por Lance Armstrong y Nike; Deitch Projects, Nueva York
Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop 1986 - 2008, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire; itinerante: The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall, y Bradford 1, Bradford
Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Painting So Different, So Appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, Nueva York
Urban Art: Werke aus der Sammlung Reinking, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen
Get Rich Quick, Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culver City, California
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhague
USA Today. Una aproximación al arte norteamericano del siglo XXI, Centro de Historia de Zaragoza y Sala de exposiciones del Archivo Histórico Provincial de Cáceres; comisariada por Alejandro y Mario Martín Pareja, organizada por Contemporánea
I Can't Feel My Face, Royal-T, Los Ángeles, California; comisariada por KAWS
It Ain’ Fair 2009, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, Florida

2008 Everything Else, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Nueva York
Sex & Erotica, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario
USA Today. Una aproximación al arte norteamericano del siglo XXI, Eutopía 08, Sala museística de Cajasur, Córdoba; comisariada por Alejandro y Mario Martín Pareja

2007 POPcentric, Gering & López Gallery, Nueva York

2006 Info Babble, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, Nueva York
Ugly Winners, Galerie Du Juor Agnes B., París
New York’s Own, Fuse Gallery, Nueva York

2005 Highmath, V1 Gallery, Copenhague

2004 Beautiful Losers, Le Tri Postal, Lille; comisariada por Aaron Rose y Christian Strike; itinerante hasta 2008: Circleculture Gallery, Berlín; Palazzo Dell'Arte, Milán; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, California; CAC - Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

2003 SK8 on the Wall, Parco Gallery, Tokio

2002 Session The Bowl, Deitch Projects, Nueva York
ALIFE Shop, Deitch Projects, Nueva York
Coded Language, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, Georgia

2001 Shortcuts, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Atenas
Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Atenas
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Atenas

Colecciones públicas

High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
Rosenblum Collection, París
Zabludowicz Collection

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