Alan Cote was born in Windham Connecticut in 1937. He earned an MA in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1960 and received a Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for travel and study in Europe from1961 to1964. He had his first solo exhibition in New York City in 1970 at Reese Palley Gallery. He had a number of shows at the Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York in the 1970’s, as well as numerous international exhibitions, and also showed with the Washburn Gallery, New York, during the 1980’s. Cote has participated in survey exhibitions of painting at the American Federation for the Arts Whitney Museum of American Art. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has been awarded grants by the Creative Artists’ Public Service and National Endowment for the Arts. Cote’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among others. His work also resides in many corporate collections such as the Prudential Insurance Company, the Paine Webber Group and IBM in Armonk, NY.
1955-60 School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1961-64 Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for travel and study in Europe
2017 Fort Gansevoort, New York 2002 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1988 Washburn Gallery, New York 1987 Washburn Gallery, New York 1985 Washburn Gallery, New York Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia and Tyler School of Art Temple University, Elkins Park, Philadelphia 1983 Oxley Gallery, Sydney, Australia Washburn Gallery, New York Damon Brandt, New York 1982 Betty Cunningham, New York 1980 Betty Cunningham, New York 1979 Betty Cunningham, New York 1977 Cunningham Ward, Inc., New York 1974 Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1973-75 Cunningham Ward, Inc., New York 1972 Galerie Ricke, Cologne, Germany 1970-71 Reese Palley New York 1970 Galerie Ricke, Cologne, Germany
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1997 Marketing, Time, Marc de Montebello Fine Arts, New York 1995 Alan Cote, William Tucker and John Walker, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 1993-94 The Artist as Native, Babcock Gallery, New York (and traveling) 1992 Four Painters, Tuscan Museum of Fine Arts, Tuscan, Arizona 1986 Big Abstract Drawings, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York Painterly Abstractions—Eight New York Artists, Simard/Halm Gallery, LA 1985-86 The New Response: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River, Albany Institute of History and Art (and traveling) 1985 Drawings: Coast to Coast, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX 1984 Luxe, Calme et Volupte, 1 Penn Plaza, New York Drawings and Sculpture, Manhattan Art, New York Small Works...New Abstract Painting, Muhlenberg/Lafayette College, PA 1983 Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Recent Acquisitions; Paintings and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, NY 1982 Seven Americans, Washburn Gallery, New York 1981 Three American Painters, Axiom Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (traveling to Sydney, Australia) New Work on Paper I, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1980 American Drawing in Black and White, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 1979 New Painting, New York, Hayward Gallery, London, England 1978 New York Artists, Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky 1975 New York Artists, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland Recent Works on Paper by American Artists, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 1974 Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York Paintings and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1973 Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1972 10 Painters, New York, Museum of Art, Berkeley, California Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Cunningham Ward, Inc., New York Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Canada New American Abstract Painting, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois 1971 Four Painters, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany Structure of Color, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1970 Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York J. L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michigan Zeichnungen Amerikanischer Kunstler, Galerie Ricke, Cologne, Germany 1969 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Gallery Parker 470, Boston, Massachusetts Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York A Tendency in Contemporary Painting, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany Eight Painters, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts Color in Control, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (and traveling) Helman Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri Program II, Galerie Ricke, Cologne, Germany 1968 Paintings for Museum Collections, American Federation of Arts, New York 1967 Park Place Gallery, New York
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
1989 The National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting 1984 The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting 1976-77 Creative Artists Public Service Program, Grant
Gulf State Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona United California Bank, Los Angeles, California J. Patrick Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Paine Webber Group, Inc., New York The Museum of Modern Art, New York Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, New York Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Wheatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas James A. Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin, Texas Suermondt Museum, Collection Ludwig, Aachen, Germany International Business Machines, Armonk, New York Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
2017 “Exhibition of recent paintings, gouaches, and process drawings by Alan Cote on view at Fort Gansevoort,” Art Daily, June 15. 2000 “Faculty Exhibition 2000,” Bard College, January 26, 2000. 1997 Murdock, Robert M. "Marking, Time," in Review, December 1997, pp. 33-34. 1989 Westfall, Stephen. "Alan Cote at Washburn," Art in America, January 1989, p. 144. 1986 Yau, John. "Alan Cote: The Role of Drawing," Sulfur 15, 1986, pp. 142-3. 1983 Yau, John. "Alan Cote at Washburn," Art in America, January 1983, pp. 150-151. 1981 Elderfield, John "Works on Paper I," catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, 1981 1971 Pincus-Witten, Robert. "New York: Alan Cote at Reese Palley," ArtForum, Vol. IX, No. 7, March, 1971, p. 62. 1971 Henry, Gerrit. "New York Letter: Cote at Reese Palley," Art International, Vol. XV/2, Feb 20, 1971, p. 81. Domingo, Willis. "Galleries: Exhibition at Reese Palley," Arts, Vol. 45, No. 4, Feb 1971, pp. 55-57. Sharp, Willoughby. "Points of View: A Taped Conversation with Four Painters," Arts, Vol. 45, No. 3, Dec 1970- Jan 1971, pp. 41-42. Cover illus. 1970 Collin, Jane. "Reviews and Previews: Cote at Reese Palley," Art News, Vol. 69, No. 8, Dec. 1970, pp. 14-16. Gruen, John. “A Smashing Show,” New York Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 49, Dec. 7 1970, pp. 67 Staber, M. "Brief aus Koln und Dusseldorf: Drei Maler," Art International, Vol. XIV/3, Mar. 1970, pg. 60. "On Exhibition," Studio International, Vol. 179, no. 918, January, 1970, p. 39.