Bjorn Copeland (b. 1975, Malone, New York, USA) received his BFA in 1998 with a focus in sculpture from the Road Island School of Design in Providence, USA. His artistic practice involves reclaiming the discarded waste of contemporary consumer society to produce collages, prints, sculptures, and drawings that reflect the influence of psychedelia and Pop art. By using these materials to create his works, he side-steps the role of consumer in materially saturated culture. Additionally, in reorienting the viewer around the altered functions of his sculptures’ component parts, Copeland suggests the social potential of multifarious perspectives.

Copeland was an artist in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001. He has exhibited at galleries internationally including Capital, San Francisco (2019); Bahamas Biennale, Detroit (2019); Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2017); David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2014); and Canada Gallery, New York (2012). He has additionally exhibited in museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); University of Redlands Art Gallery, Redlands (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Rapperswal (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2007); and Musée d’Art Contemporaine, Montréal (2007). Copeland is also one of the founding members of the seminal electronic rock band Black Dice. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.


Bjorn Copeland
Born 1975, Malone, New York
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA


2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, USA
1998 BFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Solo and Two person Exhibitions

2017 Extra Medium, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
2016 CLOSING, with Georgia Dickie, curated by COOPER COLE, Et al etc., San Francisco, USA
2015 Over Easy, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, USA
Joshua Abelow + Bjorn Copeland, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Compress / Sustain, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
2014 American Fantasy Classics, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, USA
2013 Bjorn Copeland, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
2009 Found Object Assembly, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008 The Soft Serve, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Archival K.O., China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
2005 Bjorn Copeland, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  Nicholas Cheveldave, Bjorn Copeland, Georgia Dickie, Condo London, Cooper Cole hosted by Emalin
2019 WE BURN OUR DREAMS JUST TO STAY WARM, Capital, San Francisco,
Another Music in a Different Kitchen: Studio recordings and records by artists, Karma Bookstore, New York, USA
Tetsuo, by American Fantasy Classics, Bahamas Biennale, Detroit, USA
2018 Nose Job, cur. by Adam Beris, BBQLA, Los Angeles, USA
2017 Strange Attractors: the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol 1, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Yawnings and Dawnitecture, U. of Redlands Art Gallery, Redlands, USA
True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA
2015 Sweet Sixteen, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, USA
Making Music Modern: design for the ear & eye, MoMA, New York, USA
2014 This is our Art This is our Music: An exhibition of Art by Musicians and Music by Artists, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Das Optische Unbewusste, Kunst (Zeug) Rapperswal, Switzerland
2013 Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Perfect, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Hot tub time machine, Canada, New York, USA
2010 Inaugural Exhibition, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
In there, out there, Leo Koening, New York, USA
2009 A Mind Meld is a Terrible Thing To Waste, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008 Journey to the Center of Uranus, Canada, New York, USA
I can see for miles, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, USA
2007 New York Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Fit to Print, Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Curated by Dominic Molon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA; Museum of Contempory Art, North Miami, USA; Musee D’Art Contemporain De Montreal, Montreal, Canada
“Deaf ‘From the audible to the visible’ II”, Curated by Peter Coffin, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Quotidian, BUIA Gallery, New York, USA
Panic Room: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2006 Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Sets, D’Amelio Terras, New York, USA
The Elementary Particles (Paperback Edition), Standard, Oslo, Norway
Ultimate Destination, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, Brooklyn, USA
Music Is A Better Noise, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA
Forth Estate Editions, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
2005 Cut, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, USA
Memphis, Flaca, London, England
Shape Shifters, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Mock Optic: Reed Anderson, Bjorn Copeland, John Perrot, Mixture Contemporary, Houston, USA
2004 The Pattern Playback, with Jean Moreno, Mike Kelley, and Sarah Morris, among others, The Moore Space, Miami, USA
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, curated by Bob Nickas, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, USA
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
2003 #20- A Paper Habit, Curated by Reed Anderson, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, USA

Selected Performances with Black Dice

05.06.06 Doug Aitken’s “Broken Screen Happening”, New York, USA
09.24.05 Walker Center, Columbus, USA
09.16.05 Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, USA
09.13.05 MFA Boston, Boston, USA
08.08.03 Taki Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
06.10.03 Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
12.17.02 As part of Jutta Koether and Steven Parrino’s “Black Bonds,” Swiss
Institute, New York, USA
05.20.02 Peter Coffin’s “Perfect if On,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
09.08.01 Richard Phillips’ “America,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA


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