on the wall: Andy Coolquitt

10 February - 1 April 2017

A varied and disorienting assortment of objects transported from the artist’s studio – autonomous items reconfigured as a whole – will fill the storefront exhibition space in a mise-en-scène of ordered chaos. Illuminated solely by a small number of hanging lamp works, the uncanny tableau will suggest a liminal locale where display and storage, object and group, are confused. These oppositions will be further activated by the viewership made possible by on the wall’s unique engagement with the community surrounding the gallery.


Andy Coolquitt (b. 1964, Mesquite, TX; lives and works Austin, TX) earned a BFA in Art History from University of Texas at Austin in 1988. In 1989-1990, he studied under Paul McCarthy and Charles Ray in the graduate program for Studio Art at University of California, Los Angeles. In 1993 he entered the graduate program for Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Sculpture, taking a permanent leave of absence in 1996. Coolquitt has been an artist in residence at Artpace, San Antonio, TX (Summer 2016); Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (2014), and 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (2013). He has had solo exhibitions at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR (2015); Lisa Cooley, New York (2014, 2012, 2010, 2008); Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (2014); 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (2013); and the Blaffer Museum, University of Houston, TX (2013). His work is included in the collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.


on the wall is generously funded in part by a grant from the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33.