Bjorn Copeland (b. 1975, Malone, New York, USA) received his BFA in 1998 with a focus in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, USA and his MFA in 2001 from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, USA. He is also one of the founding members of the seminal electronic rock band Black Dice. His artistic practice involved reclaiming the discarded waste of contemporary consumer society to produce collages, prints, sculptures and drawings that evince the influence of psychedelia and Pop art. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; China Art Objects, Various Small Fires, Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Jack Hanley Gallery, CANADA, Museum of Modern Art, New York; MOCAD, Detroit, USA; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland. Copeland currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

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

Education

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

2017
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, 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, 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

2006
Doug Aitken’s “Broken Screen Happening”, New York, NY

2005
Walker Center, Columbus, Ohio
Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
MFA Boston, Boston, Massachussetts

2003
Taki Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Fondation Cartier por l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

2002
As part of Jutta Koether and Steven Parrino’s “Black Bonds,” Swiss
Institute, New York, NY
-As part of Peter Coffin’s “Perfect if On,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2001
As part of Richard Phillips’ “America,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

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