Born: Whittier, California


1983 BFA, Art Center College of Design


Solo Exhibitions & Performances: 

2013 “Flesh: The Sand Paintings” Miami Marquis, Miami, FL

2012 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Geffen Contemporary, LA, CA

2012 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Hammer Museum, LA, CA

2010 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2010 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings" Christies, New York, NY

2010 "3rd Street, Jewel Theater," New York, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Sotheby's, New York, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Licht Feld 10, Basel, Switzerland

2010 "Night-Shift II Theater location," 8th Avenue & 42 St., NY, NY

2010 "55th Street Playhouse Theater location," 45th St bet 7th Ave & Ave of the Americas, NY, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Deitch Projects, Soho, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," Metropolitan Museum of Art sidewalk, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," (55th Street Playhouse) The London, New York, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings," The New Museum, NY

2009 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings" Pacewildenstein Gallery, NY

2009 "Performance & Painting," Park Row Gallery, NY

2008 "Model Citizen," Windows Gallery, LIC, NY

2006 "Pop Terror," Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2004 "AMERICAN HERO, The 9/11 movie," Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2009 “MANHATTAN SAND PAINTING PROJECT” Park Row Gallery, Chatham, NY

Juried Exhibitions:

2016 “Art Must Go” Circus of Books, (Billy Miller)

2015 “En Mass II,” Thompson Giroux Gallery (Bill Thompson)

2014 “Seeing is Believing, Winter Show”, Lichtfeld Gallery Switzerland, (Fredy Hadorn)

2013 “Lichtfeld American Artists”, Lichtfeld Gallery Switzerland, (Fredy Hadorn)

2012 “Creating Landscapes Within Landscapes,” Olana Gallery (Valerie Hegarty)

2012 “State of Mind,” Thompson Giroux Gallery (Bill Thompson)

2011 "I like the art world and the art world likes me," EFA Project Space, NY (Eric Doeringer)

2007 "Pop Subversion," Ad Hoc Gallery, NY (Andrew Michael Ford)

2007 "Deep Pop," Iona College, NY (Andrew Michael Ford)

2006 "The Peekskill Project," HVCCA, NY (curator: Trong Gia Nguyen)

2005 "America," Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA (curator: Richard Blue Trimarchi)

2005 "Mixed Bag," Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA (Juror: Kimberly Light)

2004 "Regime Change," A Shenere Velt Gallery (Jurors: Eric Gordon, director, The Workman's    Circle/Arbeter Ring, Carol Wells, Center for the study of Political Graphics, Ursula Kamer-Fox, artist and curator)

2004 "IN AMERICA NOW," Don O'Melveny Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (Juror: Peter Frank, Art Critic, LA WEEKLY)

Group Exhibitions:

2022 “Part of the Story”, Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY

2021 “Whether Weather”, Create Gallery, Catskill NY

2020 “En Mass” Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY

2018 “En Mass” Thompson Giroux, Chatham, NY

2015 “En Masse”, Thompson Giroux, NY

2013 “American artists of the gallery”, Basel Switzerland

2012 "Flesh: The Sand Paintings,", Robert Berman Gallery, LA, CA

2012  “State of Mind”, Thompson Giroux, NY

2011  "POW: Comic Art," Joyce Goldstein Gallery, NY

2010  "Licht Feld 11," Basel, Switzerland

2010  "Lost Horizon," Exileart, Berlin, Germany

2009  "Licht Feld 10," Basel, Switzerland

2009  "POP, LA to Dubai," Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ

2008  "How Does a Patriot Act," Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, CA

2008  "In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor," Laguna Art Museum, CA

2008  "The Super Thing," 3rd Ward, Williamsburg, NY    

2007  "We Can Stop the War Now," Judson Church, NYC

2007  "Greetings from the American Dream," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2006  "15 Year Anniversary," CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station, CA

2006  "Three Waves to the Apocalypse," CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station, CA

2005  "Twisted Christmas," BGH, Bergamot Station, CA

2005  "Gallery Artists," Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Grants:

2009 Emmy Nomination: STORYMAKERS, AMC

2004 Best Painting, "IN AMERICA NOW," Don O'Melveny Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (Juror: Peter Frank, Art Critic)

1993 CASE AWARD, Best College Recruitment Video, Art Center College of Design

1979 Winner, National Scholastic's Top Portfolio in the U.S.

1979 Top Portfolio and Best of Show for Young Talent in Oklahoma


2015 Quote: “WILD ART” Phaidon

2010 Feature: “Black Sand on Concrete: A Performance Art” Insight Magazine V 3, # 2, (writer Maya Pope-Capelle)

2009 Feature: “Wayne Coe: Kick, Push” , Rugged #19, winter (writer Soeren Siebel) 

2009 Review: “Coefficient”, Artnet.com, (critic: Charlie Finch)

2008 Feature: Ins&Outs Magazine, “Model Citizen”,  November 2008 (writer Johanna Ferreira)

2007 Feature: Juxtapoz Magazine “Wayne Coe American Hero” January 2006 (writer Meg Linton)

2006 Feature: Artillery Magazine “Wayne Coe dials 911”, September 2006 (writer Michael Simmons)

2005 Pick of the Week, LA weekly, May 12 -18, 2005 (writer Michael Simmons)

2004 Review: Wayne Coe “Collisions,” FlavorPill, April 27 to May 3, 2004 (critic Shana Nys Dambrot)

2004 Review of Dirt Gallery, West Hollywood, ArtScene, March 2004 (critic Mario Cutajar)

Published Images:

2015 Chatham Courier, “St. James Church”

2014 Chatham Courier, “Capital Project Work Group”

2014 Columbia Paper, “SRO, DRAW”

2012 October, Chatham Courier, “Olana”

2009 September, Artnet.com, “Coeefficient”

2008 November, Ins&Outs Magazine, “Hasheim” & “Cheney’s Instant Kharma”

2008 June, Artillery Magazine, “Friskey Assistants”

2007 December, Artillery Magazine, “Art Basel Boys”

2007 January, Adbusters Magazine, “Jackie Iraqi” & “Guantanamo Guard Dog” 

2006 September, Adbusters Magazine, “Regime Change”