Lives in Los Angeles

2001 University of California, Los Angeles, MFA
1996 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Summa Cum Laude, BFA
Solo Exhibitions
2009 What Manner Of Person Art Thou?, installation, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 What Manner Of Person Art Thou?, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
A Heart Lies Beneath, Espace Croisé Centre d'art Contemporain, Roubaix, France
2004 Erin Cosgrove, Capitalism Must Fund Its Own Demise!, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
A Heart Lies Beneath, video screening, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 The Baader-Meinhof Affair, Installation, Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY
Video Screenings, Festivals, and Television
2010 Creative Capital Film Screening, Museum of Modern Art, New York
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, Smuda Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
34 Degrees North: A Selection of Artist Videos from Los Angeles, Young Project, Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Pulse Miami 2010, with Catharine Clark Gallery
The Program: An Evening of Shorts, curated by Bart Weiss, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texa
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, and video shorts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, Texas
2009 Migrating Forms Film Festival, New York, NY
2008 How to... & Film Noir, Chinatown, Los Angeles, California
Saison Video; École Regionale Superieure D’expression Plastique, Epace Croisé
Centre d'art Contemporain, Tourcoing, France
City Beat, Internet Video Exhibition, Espace Croisé Centre d'art Contemporain, Roubaix, France
2006 Videoformes 2006 XXIe, Videoformes, Auvergne, France
2005 Bommen en Granaten: Nacht Podium, VPRO (Netherlands TV), November 6, Amsterdam
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2004 A Heart Lies Beneath, video screening, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Nocturnal Video: stuff from LA and other places, Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2000 The Cube, The Cone and the Three Minute Egg, LA Edge Festival, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Viewing the Body; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
1996 The Body Erotic, video night; Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, MN
Group Exhibitions and Performances
2010 Happy Am I, Catharine Clark Gallery (media room), San Francisco, CA
Decalogue: Films You Can Count on Two Hands, Winkleman Gallery (curated by Eve Sussman),  New York
Group Show, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Three Person Show, Gallery 400 University of Illinois, Chicago
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, Gallery 400 University of Illinois, Chicago, (three person)
Happy Am I, Catharine Clark Gallery (media room), San Francisco, CA, (two person)
Stranger Than Fiction, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Terrain Error: Animations from the ATP Collection, Apartment 6/L40, Berlin, Germany
2009 Rogue Wave ’09, LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Learn to Read Art: The History of Printed Matter, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
Learn To Read Art: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe,  Germany
Learn To Read Art: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
2008 Cola Fellowship Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California
Divas, Musée Hector-Berlioz, La Côte-Saint-André, France, presented by MAGASIN Centre National d’Art Contemporain
Learn to Read Art: The History of Printed Matter, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
2007 Electrosthetic, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Corpus Humorous, Shatford Library, Pasadena, CA
2006 Los Angeles Art Now, Galleri S.E International Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway
The Armory Show, Specific Object/Susan Inglett, NY, NY
Drawings from L.A., Carl Berg Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pardners, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Car:turally, Arden2, Costa Mesa, CA
2005 Life. A User’s Manuel, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
van RAF tot Hofstad, Kunste en Terrorisme, Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Group, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Six City Book Reading/Lecture Tour of Germany for German release of Die Baader-Meinhof-Affäre: Ein romantisches Manifest: Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Besuch der Buchmesse/bookfaire and Blauer Salon (Leipzig), Münchner Kammerspiele (Munich), Thalia Theater (Hamburg), Schauspielhaus (Frankfurt), Mascotte (Zürich)
On Imagining Terror: The RAF. An Exhibition, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria (catalogue)
100 Artists See God, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
2004 Recorded Matter, a scripted one hour radio show performance with David Platzker, WPS1 radio associated with PS1, New York
Auto-repeat, group video show,Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Author Reading, Sculpture Center, collaborative reading with John Baldessari, New York
DRIFT, a collaboration with John Baldessari, Centro de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal (catalogue)
Author Reading, Art Speak Gallery, collaborative reading with John Baldessari for Heartways, Vancouver, Canada
Carpet Bag, Cozy Space, curated by Kristin Calabrese, New York
100 Artists See God, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, and The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England
2003 Author Reading and Book Signing, Fact and Fiction, book reading/ performance, Missoula, MT
From the Flat Files, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand
Pulp Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Baader-Meinhof Affair, performance, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
An Interest in Life, Apexart Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Ghost Stories, collaboration with John Baldessari Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,CA
Erotic Night, collaboration with Hirsch Perlman, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,CA
2001 Snapshot New Art from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles,CA
Seven Romance Novels, installation and performance, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 CAA Art Show; video, Barnsdale Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Sauna Hut, installation; Famine Chorus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1996 Kiki's Secret, Jerome Installation Commissions; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Centerfold and Big Dick Contest installations; No Name SoapFactory, Minneapolis, MN
1995 Bed Rock, allgirls Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1994 Beating the Bounds, Walker Art Center’s Out There Series, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Grants and Awards
2010 Contemporary Collectors Artist Fellowship
2009 2009 Muriel Pollia Award (Creative Capital)
2008 Creative Capital Film and Video Grant
Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant
2007 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship
2006 Teacher’s Excellence Award, West Los Angeles Community College
2005 Special Jury Selection from Impakt Film Festival
2004 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
2003 TVLab, Sundance Channel’s production of 7-minute animation and live action production of A Heart Lies Beneath
Teacher’s Excellence Award, West Los Angeles Community College
2002 Durfee Foundation, ARC Grant, Los Angeles, CA
Printed Matter support for publishing The Baader-Meinhof Affair: New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Heyday Foundation
1997 Artist Fellowship; State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN; individual artist grant
1996 Jerome Installation Grant; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1994 Katherine E. Sullivan Study Abroad Scholarship, scholarship for one year travel and study abroad
Travel Grant for 1994 College Art Association and Woman's Caucus for Art; New York, New York
2010 Rogue Wave 07/09 Catalogue, L.A. Louver, 64 pp
2009 Nail V, Curatorial Practice Class Publication, CCA
Hammer Projects (1999-2009), Hammer Museum, 432 pp
2008 Blood and Irony, Hammer Museum exhibition brochure essay, by Julian Gough
2006 Myways, (pp88-96), Printed Matter, Arsenal Press and The Whitney Museum of American Art
2005 Die romantischen Revoltuionare, Suddeutche Zeitung, Koln, 4/4/05
Die Baader-Meinhof-Affäre, German translation of The Baader-Meinhof Affair, Blumenbar publishing, Munich, Germany
2004 Co-editor and contributor to Heartways: The Exploits of Genny O, Printed Matter, Arsenal Press and The Whitney Museum
Baader-Meinhof Affair Legends, X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Los Angles, CA, Volume 6, Number 1, 2004, pg 20-23
In My Abandoned State of Mind, Journal for Homeless Ideas, 2004
2003 A Hundred Flowers Have Bloomed: A Reader’s Guide to The Baader-Meinhof Affair, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, exhibition catalogue
Baader-Meinhof Legends, Fanzine No 1, issue 6, Berlin, Germany
The Baader-Meinhof Affair, Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY
Night Nurse, collaboration with John Baldessari in Naked Came the ****, apublication for Rita McBride, Germany
2010 Art Review, KQED Arts, March 4, by Danielle Sommer
Pleasure Dome Presents Canadian Premiere of Erin Cosgrove’s “What Manner of Person Art Thou?”, Toronto Film Scene, February 27,  by Jovana Jankovic
Danielle Sommer, Art Review, KQED Arts, March 4
Roxanne Samer, Video Art in Chicago During Summer 2010, Chicago Art Magazine, June 03, 2010
This week’s picks, Chicago Time Out, April 27
2009 Erin Cosgrove at UCLA Hammer Museum and Carl Berg Gallery, LA Times, Feb 26, by Holly Myers
'Rogue Wave '09’ at L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles Times, July 24, by David Pagel
What Manner of Artist Art Thou?, KCET.Org, Blur + Sharpen, February 16, by Holly Willis
Erin Cosgrove, Artforum Picks,, January, 2009, by Micol Hebron
Hammer Projects: 1999 – 2009, Hammer Museum Publication, James Elaine, Ann Philbin, (essay by Julian Gough) 432 pp
Erin Cosgrove at Carl Berg Gallery, Artweek, May 2009, Volume 40, pg 18, by Mary Anna Pomonis
Film examines modern evil, Daily Bruin, January 12, 2009, by Jake Ayers
Erin Cosgrove,, an international forum for the contemporary visual arts, February 10, by Catherine Wagley
Continuing and Recommended, Art Scene Magazine, March 09
Erin Cosgrove, 3R1N |<()56R0V3, Leap into the Void-, Feb 20, 09, by Michael Buitron
Erin Cosgrove’s Exhibit "What Manner of Person Art Thou?", UCLA Radio, March 8, By Hannah Lee
Erin Cosgrove “What Manner of Person Art Thou?”, Art Blog Comments, Feb 27, 09 By Bill Gusky (
The Art of Philosophy: Erin Cosgrove's What Manner of Person Art Thou, Pareidoliac, February 22, 09, by ( London, England)
Gallery Guide, Larchmont Chronicle, March 09, by Joe Ward
Vom Eindruck Zum Ausdruck, Magazine, August 25, by Astrid Mania
What Manner of Artist Art Thou? Review, Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA Blog, March 7, 09, by Mary Collins
Migrating Forms Film Festival, The L Magazine, New York, April 15, by Michael Joshua Rowin
Migrating Forms at Anthology Film Archives, The Village Voice, New York, April 15, by Anthony Kaufman
What Manner of Person Art Thou?, Art Contexto 21 pg 96-97, by Micol Hebron
Rogue Wave: 10 Artists from Los Angeles,, July, by Tanja Laden
Top 10 Summer Shows in LA, Saachi Online TV and Magazine, July 23, by Catherine Taft
'Rogue Wave '09’, ArtScene September, by Eleanore Welles
Baader to the Bone, San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 2, by Kimberly Chun
2008 Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions, ArtScene, July/August, 2008
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship Catalogue, DCA, by Rosanna Albertini
Looking for art? It's in the book, Vancouver Sun, September 17th, by Kevin Griffin
Artwork for the printed page at Artspeak, Vancouver Sun, September 18th, by Kevin Griffin
Mid-career artists are just middling, Los Angeles Times, June 7th, by David Pagel
Looping the RAF: pop-cultural memory strategies in the work of John Wohnseifer and Erin Cosgrove, literatur für leser 2/2008 Special Issue: Closing Borders, Bridging Gaps, by Anke S. Biendarra, p. 111-124
2007 Last Week to Browse Kiosk’s 6,000 Indy Press Works, Minneapolis Observer Quarterly, 11. 08
2006 God Only Knows, Nashville Scene, February 9, by Jim Ridley
Art Pick: Pardners, LA Weekly, February 7, by Peter Frank
2005 Panarama Interviews: Impakt Festival, Meer TV, December 10, Utrecht Netherlands
"Regarding Terror" at Kunst-Werke, Art in America, June-July, by Mark Gisbourne
Impakt: van RAF tot Hofstad, Cut Up, Issue 22, October 3, Amsterdam
Übers Spiel zum Kampf, Das Poesiealbum der Guerrilla: Erin Cosgroves RAF-Liebesroman, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 08.07, by Martin Halter
Terror als Pose, der Spiegel Magazin, Germany, 4/05, by Silja Ukena
Der Blick durch die Sonnenbrille: Die Amerikanerin Erin Cosgrove hat einen Roman über die RAF geschrieben, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, pg 3. 21/03/2005, by Annabel Wahba
Die Waffe der Herzen, fluter, Germany, 5/22/05, by Claudia Kramatsche
Eine gewagte Wiederauferstehung der R.A.F., Deutscheslandradio Kulture, 16/6/05, by Claudia Kramatschek
Kurz und knapp, Die Welt, Germany, 5/5/05, Nina Apin
“You Guys are Kinda Like Treckies” Film und Videokunst in der RAF Austellung” (essay),, by Annette Vowinckel
Regarding Terror, NY Arts Magazine, May/June/05, Emma Pearse
Radikale Pose in Auflösung, Die, Germany, 28/06/2005, by Thomas Kramar
Eine sehr amerikanische Version deutscher Geschichte, Die Tageszeitung, Germany, 17/3/05, NIM
Erin Cosgrove - Die Baader-Meinhof Affäre, Pep!Portal, 04/13/05
A terror és ami belole látszik, A RAF és mítosza, Kon Textus, Hungary, by Fogarasi Ilona
Woodstock = RAF, Textem, Germany, Hannes Loichinger
Die Revolution bleibt heut’ im Bett, Erin Cosgrove’s Manifest “Die Baader-Meinhof-Affäre“, Die Berliner Literaturkritik, 28/04/05, by Stephanie Hardick
“Eine satirische Idealistin” Erin Cosgrove und “Die Baader-Meinhof-Affare, Szenemagazin, 22/03/05, by Roderich Fabian
Gefasst, 20 Minuten, Zurich, 20/03/05, by Jurg Zentner
Terrortraume, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 3/16/05, pg 35, by Annabel Wahba
The Art of Terror, The Boston Globe, 2/13, by Jefferson Chase
Zur Vorstellung des Terrors: Die RAF-Ausstellung, (Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition) exhibition catalogue
Romancing the ruins of romance, by Lisa Foad,The Woman’s Post, Canada, link
Die großangekündigte »RAF-Ausstellung« in den Berliner Kunstwerken ist postmodern und staatskompatibel, by Matthias Reichelt, link /04
Sie sitzen nackt mit dem Autor in der Sauna, by Sven Boedecker, Sonntags Zeitung, link
Als ich anfing zu kämpfen, Freitag, Germany, 28/01/05, byJoachim Feldmann Romantisch Verkklart, Erin Cosgrove liest aus ihrem RAF-Manifesto, Munchener Merkur, 21/03/05, by Philipp Catterfeld
Terroristenliebe, Neon Magazin, Germany, 05/05, by Verena Lugert
Schnelle Autos, Drogen, Junge Madchen, Journal Frankfurt, 06/05,by Christoph Schroder
Verknallt in Baader, Woman Magazin, Germany, 08/03/05
Wystawa RAF w berlińskich Kunst Werke i kolejny problem niemieckiej historii, Sekcja magazyn artystyczny, 05, by Agata Lorkowska
2004 DRIFT, a collaboration with John Baldessari, Centro de Belem, Lisbon, Portugal, exhibition catalogue
Sex with Fabio, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver, Canada, March 14, 2004, by Alexandra Gill
Contemporary Art is Sex, C Magazine International Contemporary Art, Canada, by Kathy Slade
The Story of O, The Eye Weekly, Toronto, Canada, April, 22, 2004, by Brian Joseph Davis
2003 What We Think Of When We Think About Germany, Heise Zeitschriften, June 16, 2003, by David Hudson
Young Would-Be Terrorist in Love, Arthur Magazine, September page 46, excerpt from The Baader-Meinhof Affair
From the Flat Files, New Zealand Listener, September 6-12, 2003, by Jon Bywater
When Baader Met Meinhof, feature, Village Voice, June 11- 17, 2003, pg 48, New York, feature by R.C. Baker
Book Review, Umbrella Magazine, May, pg 18, Southern California, by Judith Hoffberg
Talk of the Town, Fanzine No 1, issue 3, Berlin, Germany, by Jona Piehl
Booty Call/ You’ve Gotta Have It!, Paper Magazine, June-July, pg 117, New York, NY, by Kim Hasteiter
The Gang’s All Here, Time Out, New York, April 10-17, pg 57, NY, Sarah Schmereler
Artnet News, 3/27/03, link
2002 Writer’s Picks, NY Arts Volume 8 number 3 pg 44 & 47, New York
An Interest in Life, Apexart Gallery, New York, NY, exhibition brochure, essay by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston
2001 She’s Got Brains and Beauty; MAKE Magazine, Issue 91, pg 25-27, London, England, article by Christina Valentine
1999 The Cube, The Cone and the Three Minute Egg, Los Angeles, California, essay by Denise Spampinato
First LA Edge Festival is All Over Town, Santa Monica Mirror, September 16, 1999, by Sasha Stone
1996 Art in Space, Intermedia Arts, Minnesota, essay by Bob Booker
1995 Critic’s Picks, The City Pages, Minneapolis, Minnesota
A List, The Reader, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Selected Public Collections
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles