Marsha Cottrell, Untitled, 2021
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Untitled, 2021, detail
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled (2:23:01pm), 2017
8.5 x 11 inch (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled, 2020
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Untitled, 2020, detail
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled (1:20:51pm), 2021
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Untitled (1:20:51pm), 2021, detail
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled (Notation), 2020
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Untitled (Notation), 2020 detail
Marsha Cottrell, Environments 13, 2018
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Environments 14, 2018
11 x 8,5 ‘‘ (27,94 x 21,59 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Environments 19, 2018 detail
Marsha Cottrell, Interior 13, 2017
11 x 8,5 ‘‘ (27,94 x 21,59 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled (10:45:04am), 2017
11 x 8,5 ‘‘ (27,94 x 21,59 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Environments 1, 2017
11 x 8,5 ‘‘ (27,94 x 21,59 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Spectral Sun 24, 2017
8,5 x 11’’ (21,59 x 27,94 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Untitled (10:32:45pm), 2017
12 x 18,5 inch (30,48 x 46,99 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series 49, 2016
11.625 x 18.125‘‘ (25 x 46 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series 52, 2017
11.625 x 18.125‘‘ (25 x 46 cm) laser toner on paper, unique
Marsha Cottrell, Aperture Series 53, 2017
11,625 x 18,125 ‘‘ (29,53 x 46,04 cm) laser toner on paper, unique

New York based artist Marsha Cottrell works with an electrostatic laser printer, offline computer, keyboard and screen to create intimately-scaled monochromatic work on paper. For Cottrell, the tools “intercept the flow of thought to material and introduce a feeling of resistance”, erasing a familiar kind of dexterity and the possibility of controlling an artistic gesture. A language of mathematically-determined geometric shapes and lines readily available in the software are the elements she organizes onscreen and sends to the printer to mark the handmade paper in carbon-based toner. Images develop slowly in countless layers or materialize instantly onto the page in what the artist has described as a kind of “alchemical transmutation of the virtual.” Using the tools not as they were intended—balancing intention and accident—Cottrell introduces friction into her process. Irregularities in the paper disrupt and enhance the translation; roller marks, folds and other random errors are registered. Images evoking visionary states, nature and the sublime document Cottrell’s open-ended exploration around the dualities of nature and technology, material and virtual, body and machine, mind and body.

Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions

 

The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, US
18.01.-12.05.2019
“By any Means: Contemporary Drawing from the Morgan”
group show

Marsha Cottrell
Installation view: By Any Means, Thaw Gallery, Photography by Graham S. Haber, 2019

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus,  OH, USA
2017
“Grey Matters”, organized by Michael Goodson
group show

Marsha Cottrell

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco,  CA, USA
2012
“Field Conditions”
group show

installation views Matthew Millman

CV

Marsha Cottrell

 

* 1964
in Philadelphia, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA

1990
M.F.A., Painting, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

1988
B.F.A., Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA

 

Fellowships/Awards

2019
Anonymous Was A Woman

2013
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Biennial Award

2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Fellowship Grant in Drawing

2004
Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Educational Grant

2003
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Grant in Drawing

2002
The MacDowell Colony, Artist Residency

2001
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship
Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, NYSCA funded Residency

1999
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Grant in Digital Arts
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program
The MacDowell Colony, Artist Residency

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2023
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco,CA, USA

2021
Van Doren Waxter, New York City, USA

2019
“Black and Light” CAM Raleigh,  Raleigh, NC, USA
Solo Präsentation ADAA fair mit Anthony Meier Fine Arts, New York, USA

2018
Screen Life, Van Doren Waxter, New York, USA

2017
Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2016
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA

2015
Eleven Rivington, New York City, USA
Cottrell_Artforum PDF

2012
Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008
Marsha Cottrell / Ferdinand Ahm Krag, SiteGalerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003
Out of Memory, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY , USA
G-MODULE, Paris, France

2000
Punctuation Drawings, Revolution Gallery, Detroit, USA
Two-person show with Alan Wiener, Gaga, New York, USA

1998
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2023
Day Jobs, Blanton Museum of Art,The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (forthcoming)

2022
Gulliver´s Sketchbook, KAI10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf, Germany

2021
The Way We Are 3.0, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany

2020
Together In The Round: Tammy Rae Carland, Marsha Cottrell, Zoe Leonard & Davina Semo, presented by Anthonie Meier Fine Arts & Silverman Gallery at 1969 California St, San Francisco, CA, USA

2019
The Bunker Artspace: The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, The Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
By any Means: Contemporary Drawing from the Morgan, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, USA

2018
Gaze, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY, USA
An Eccentric View, Mignoni, New York, NY, USA

2017
Gray Matters, Organized by Michael Goodson, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA
Worlding, organized by Mia Curran, University of Western Michigan, Kalmazzoo, MI, USA

2016
In Neuen Räumen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Cosmic Connections TOTAH, New York, NY, USA

2015
The Actual, Eleven Rivington, New York, USA

2014
Mind The gap, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Black/White, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Ein Drittel Weiß, KIT, Düsseldorf, Germany
Flowery, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Im Gleichgewicht ist die Materie blind, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munic, Germany
Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line, UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA
Rockslide Sky, The Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, USA
Field Conditions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

2011
Cross–Check, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2010
Der Kern Des Ganzen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
About The Details, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009
2 x 3 x 10, Vertex List, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2008
g-salon, g-module, Paris, France

2006
Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

2004
Moukhtar Kocache, Erin Shirreff, Wditors, Site Matters, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Trade Center Artists Residency 1997–2001

2005
NextNext Visual Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA
New Turf, Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Decipher: Hand-Painted Digital, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Linear Geography, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2004
Airborne, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY, USA
Landscape, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Feed, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, USA
Architecture By Numbers, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY, USA
Radial Gradient, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Franciso, CA, USA
Open Range, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY, USA

2003
The Drawn Page, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporrary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, USA
Online, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA
The Session if Sweet Silent Thought, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, USA
Immediate Medium, Kenise BArnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
The Incredible Lightness of Being, Black&White Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2002
The Microwave, Cristinerose/Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY, USA
25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA
Wish You Were Here, Revolution, Detroit, MI, USA
Déjà Vu, g-module, Paris, FR
Pas de Deux, Revolution, Detroit, MI, USA
Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Krannert Art Museum, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
The Accelerated Grimace, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Artists to Artists: A Decade of The Space Program, Ace Gallery, New York, USA
Reconfigure, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Landscape, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2001
Un/Ruled, Exhibit A, New York, NY, USA
Superimposition, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Drawing (Selected), g-module, Paris, FR
Digital: Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2000
Spacetimelinks, Penzenstadler & Schaller Architekten, Baar, CH
Art On Paper 2000, Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC, USA
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, USA
Drawing from Pierogi: Selections from Flat Files, Usdan Gallery, Bennington Col., Bennington, VT, USA
Cyber Drawings, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1999
Digital Sites, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC

1998
Group show, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA

1997
New York Drawers: Selections from Pierogi 2000, The Gasworks, London, UK
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA

1996
Summer Selections, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

 

News

Kai 10/Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
10 March – 26 June 2022
“Gulliver´s Sketchbook”
group show with Francesco Barocco, Sandra Boeschenstein, Dagmara Gendam, Stella Geppert and others
curated by Ludwig Seifart