Andy Coolquitt



Andy Coolquitt is perhaps most widely known for andy’s place, a performance/studio/domestic space that began as his master's thesis project at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, and continues to the present day. He is currently working on an expanded adaptation of the project for an exhibition at the Kohler Museum in Sheboygan Wisconsin. He recently opened a solo exhibition titled “Andy Coolquitt: i need a hole in my head” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in California. In 2016, he produced a multi-exhibition project titled Studio Art………..Period Room, while in residence at Artpace in San Antonio TX. In 2014, Coolquitt was artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, which culminated with an exhibition, Multi-Marfa Room, at the Locker Plant in Marfa. In 2013, Coolquitt was an artist-in-residence at 21er Haus in Vienna, Austria, and opened an exhibition there that July. In Fall 2012, he presented a major solo exhibition titled attainable excellence at AMOA-Arthouse in Austin, Texas. This exhibition was organized by the Blaffer Museum in Houston, and opened there in May 2013. A full-color monograph published by the University of Texas Press accompanied the exhibition and features contributions from Dan Fox, Matthew Higgs, Jan Tumlir, and Rachel Hooper. Recent group exhibitions include Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, at the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; Strange Pilgrims, at The Contemporary Austin, Texas; Thief Among Thieves, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado; Burn these eyes captain, and throw them all in the sea! at Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey; The problem today is not the other but the self, at The Goethe Institute - Ludlow 38, New York. His work is included in the collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.