COBI MOULES

b. 1980 Oakdale, CA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION
2010  MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2004  BFA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017  A Little Off the Top, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, NY
2016  Self Portraits: 2009-2015, Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY
2016  New Kid: Back to the Beginning, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA
2016  New Kid, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2013  Bois Just Wanna Have Fun, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2013  Playing with Myself, again, Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA
2013  Playing with Myself: Painting and Drawings by Cobi Moules, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
2012  SFAI: Cobi Moules, Artist-In-Residence, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2010  Hairy dudes and the moments before, Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017  Self Indulgence, Hampden Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA
2017  Made Masculine, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2017  Rural Fantasies (two person exhibition with Cupid Ojala) Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA
2017  Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, Leslie Lohman Museum, New York, NY
2017  State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (traveling), Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
2017  Luminance, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016  In This Realm, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland, Maine
2016 Mortal Things: Portraits Look Back and Forth, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2016  rheo-GRANDE, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2016  Beyond the Selfie: Portraits in the 21st century, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2016  Summer Sessions, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016  State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (traveling), Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
2016  Signal, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2016  Appropriate(d) Behavior, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
2015  Small is Beautiful: New York, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
2015  The Mayfair Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2014  Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2014  State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville,AR
2014  Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
2014  Carroll and Sons Gallery, Minneapolis Print and Drawing Fair, Minneapolis, MN
2014  The New Romantics, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2014  MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2013  Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2013  Lyons Wier Gallery, Art Southampton, Southampton, NY
2013  Summer Sessions, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2013  Multiplicity, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012  Carroll and Sons Gallery, Miami Project, Miami, FL
2012  Benefit for PINK, Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA
2012  Gerald Peters Gallery, Art Aspen, Aspen, CO
2012  Proof of Purchase, Samson, Boston, Massachusetts
2011  One more kiss then we’re history, Platform Galley, Seattle, WA
2011  Under the Radar, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2011  The Question of Drawing, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
2011  Chain Letter, Samson, Boston, MA
2011  Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 MFA, Cue Gallery, New York, NY
2011  Family Portrait, Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA
2011  QueerMe: 2011 Art & Gender Politics NYC, The Center, New York, NY
2010  Visibly Invisible: Art and Transgender Subjectivity, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
2010  Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2010  Clothes Make the Man?, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA
2010  Proof of Purchase, Samson, Boston, Massachusetts
2010  In Between, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
2009  Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2009  14th Annual Metal Award Dinner Silent Auction, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2009  Any Second Now, Museum of Fine Art, William Morris Hunt Library, Boston, MA
2009 The Drawing Show, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
2016  Artist-in-Resident, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine
2013  Artist-in-Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Nebraska City, NE
2013  Artist-in-Resident, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2012  Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2012  Artist-in-Resident, Ucross Foundation, Sheridan, WY
2012  Artist-in-Resident, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2012  Artist-in-Resident, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
2011  Blanche E. Colman Award, Boston, MA
2011  Artist-in-Resident, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2011  Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2011  SMFA Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2010 Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, New York, NY
2010  Dana Pond Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2009  Boit Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2008  Springborn Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA

ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES        
2016  VCU, Richmond, VA
2016  Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2013  University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE
2013  West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
2013  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2011  Visiting Artist Lecture, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2011  Family Portrait, Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA
2010  Clothes Make the Man?, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA
2010  Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2010  Student Annual Juried Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
21c Museum
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR
Leslie Lohman Museum, New York, NY
RISD Museum, Providence, RI

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016  Small, Zachary. “Art that Slows Down How We Assess Gender,” Hyperallergic, April 4, 2016
2016  Granger, Bryan. “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Jepson Center,” Daily Serving, March 7, 2016
2016  Steinhauer, Jillian . “Spring/Break, a Sprawling Alternative Art Fair that Delivers,” Hyperallergic, March 3, 2016.
2014  Gouirand, Rae. ed. OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts, no.33, September, 2014
2014  Beers, Kurt. 100 Painters of Tomorrow, New York ,NY: Thames & Hudson, 2014, 277 Harper’s Magazine April, 2014, 13
2014  Zevitas, Steven T. ed. New American Paintings: Issue 110, Boston, MA: Open Studios Press, February 2014.
2014  DeBerry, Linda. “Travels with State of the Art: Cobi Moules in the Great American Landscape,” Crystal Bridges Blog, February 6, 2014.
2014  Bacigalupi, Don. “Notes From the Road: Boston,” Huffington Post, February 4, 2014.
2013  Gauss, Daniel. “The Conceptual Realism of Cobi Moules at Lyons Wier Gallery,” examiner.com, October 25, 2013.
2013  “Bois Just Wanna Have Fun,” iGNANT, October 21, 2013.
2013  Harrity, Christopher. “Artist Spotlight: Cobi Moules,” Advocate, October 12, 2013.
2013  Coates, Tyler. “‘Bois Just Wanna Have Fun’ Puts a Witty, Queer Twist on American Landscape Painting,” Flavorwire, October 9, 2013.
2013  Sherrill Evans,  Andrea. “Interviews: Cobi Moules,” Temporary Land Bridge, September 30, 2013.
2013  Ross Goodman, Abigail. ed. Art for Rollins, Winter Park, Fl: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 2013, 88-89.
2013  McQuaid, Cate. “At play with a specialist in self-portraiture” The Boston Globe, June 25, 2013
2012  Skelly, Kate. “Art Santa FE: Sparkle and Fade” Art Slant, July 18, 2012
2010  Patrick,  Leslie. "Art: Out and Proud," Good Times Santa Cruz, October 6, 2010
2010  Wilson, Alia. "Gender identity explored in Cabrillo Gallery's 'Visibly Invisible,'” Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 30, 2010
2010  Price, Charlie. "He, She, Us," Good Times Santa Cruz, September 29, 2010
2010  McQuaid, Cate. "Dynamics of disconnection: Artists let body language tell the story," The Boston Globe, June 16, 2010
2010  McQuaid, Cate. "Six to See," The Boston Globe, April 23, 2010
2010  McQuaid, Cate. "Clothes Encounters," The Boston Globe, March 25, 2010
2009  McQuaid, Cate. "Uncovering the story behind the art," The Boston Globe, July 1, 2009