Artists Registry

George Kokines

Oak Park IL United States

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Statement of Work

Kokines was two blocks from his lower Manhattan studio, having coffee across the street from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He witnessed the falling towers and ws amid the running crowds. The “September 11” pieces are his processing everything he saw there and are layered with a personal symbolism founded in the events of that day.

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Education: 

  • Art Institute of Chicago/University of Chicago    B.F.A. in Fine Arts, 1960

Public Collections

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • National Hellenic Museum, Chicago
  • Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, Massachussets
  • Michigan State University/Broad Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Musei d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Massari, Ferrara, Italy, Ferrara, Italy
  • New York Public Library, Prints and Artists Books Collection, New York City

Solo Exhibitions

  • National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, current through December 2019
  • Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina   2001
  • Brooklyn Brewery   2000
  • Gruen Gallery, Chicago   1993, 1999
  • Rosenberg Gallery, New York 1985
  • Musei Civici d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo dei Diamante, Ferrara, Italy  1982
  • Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago 1965, 1967, 1968, 1972
  • Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago 1962, 1964
  • John Gibson Gallery, Chicago, 1962

Selected group exhibitions

  • O.K. Harris Gallery, New York 1998
  • Rosenberg + Kaufman Gallery, New York 1995
  • Andover Gallery, New York 1994
  • Blondie’s Gallery, New York 1991, 1994
  • Arts Club of Chicago 1963, 1966
  • Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
  • Henry Gallery, Seattle
  • B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago 1960, 1961
  • Allen Frumkin Gallery, Chicago 1960, 1961
  • John Gibson Gallery, Chicago
  • Hyde Park Art Center 1959, 1962

Teaching 

  • Gr(o)und Workshop, Lebbeus Woods and Guy LaFranchi, organizers, New York City; Guest critic, 2002
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; Lecturer in Drawing, 1986
  • New York University, New York; Lecturer, 1985
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison,Wisconsin; Visiting Lecturer, 1974
  • Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Tenafly, New Jersey; Lecturer, 1969
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Artist in Residence and Lecturer, 1965-66
  • Columbia College, Chicago; Lecturer in Painting, 1964