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Coco Papy
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus

ARTIST STATEMENT: I explore contradictions of femininity and cultural identity, while touching on ideas of the nightmare of femininity, the female grotesque and the plasticization and social distortion of images of women. I play with materials and a process that explore my complicated relationship towards this idea and of the actuality and the fantasy presented. On one hand, the way these images lead us to define what is a valued body- the tinier, thinner, lighter, whiter, blonder- female bodies that seem to disappear, as culturally gold. On the other hand, I am simultaneously thrilled by their good-looking appeal, shiny retouched quality, and the fantasy and possibility they want to present.

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Coco Papy. Brooklyn, NY. B. 1985, Savannah, GA.
Fine Arts. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY.

Group Shows
Lush. Solar Gallery, Easy Hampton , NY 2010
One Night. Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010
I Heart Art. Wassaic Project. Brooklyn, NY 2010
Tracing Territories. Tribute Gallery, Portland, OR 2010
Play for Keeps . Tribute Gallery, Portland, OR 2010
Anonymous Drawing. Blutenweiss. Berlin, Germany. 2009
Exquisite Corpse. Paul Robenson Gallery, Rutgers University 2009
Reclaim Your Instincts. Vellum Gallery , New York, NY 2009
Fund-Raiser. City Without Walls. Newark, NJ 2009
Self-Portraiture. We Art Space, Oakland, CA 2009
Seduction. C.C.C.P Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009
List Basel: The Young Art Fair. Blutenweiss Basel Art Fair, Basel Switzerland 2009
Artifice. Sentinel Gallery. Brooklyn, NY 2009
Over and Out. Elizabeth Laurence Contemporary Space. San Francisco, CA. 2009
Visual Aids. Metro Pictures. New York, NY 2009
Anonymous Drawing. Blutenweiss. Berlin, Germany. 2008
Everyone’s Favorite Little Show. Kleinart - James Art Center. Woodstock, NY. 2008
Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artist Space. New York, NY 2008
BKLYN 1111. Brooklyn Artist Gym. Brooklyn, NY 2008
The Fall Show. Around the Coyote. Chicago, IL. 2008

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist Residency. Woodstock, New York 2008
Escola d'Arts Plastique I Disseny. Barcelona, Spain. 2007

Bill Ginsburg Fellowship 2008
Silas Rhodes Fellowship 2008

Publications and Exhibition Catalogs
Beautiful / Decay Magazine. “ Underdog “ Fallah, Amir. 2010
The Star Ledger. “ Exquisite Chaos at Paul Robeson “ Zeaman, John 2009
“The Exquisite Corpse”. Paul Robeson Gallery Exhibition Catalogue. Bell, Anonda. 2009

Artist Registries
The Drawing Center Viewing Program New York, NY
Artist Space. Irving Sandler Artist File New York, NY

Selected Collections
Kevin McCullough Dallas, Texas
John Zaso New York, New York
T & W. Thesenfitz und Wedekind. Hamburg, Germany
Bluetenweiss Permanent Drawing Collection Berlin, Germany.
Peter Stefanides Garden City, New York
Dustin Stein New York, New York
City Without Walls Permanent Collection Newark, New Jersey
Amy Wilson Jersey City, New Jersey
Alice Chiang and John Hurd Palo Alto, California

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