JANET L. COOLING

janet.cooling at gmail.com • www.jcooling.com

EDUCATION

1975 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL

1973 B.F.A., Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

February 15th 2015 : Her Human Rights Campaign Triangle

Femme, Butch or Blend…Express Yourself!

Durham NC

“Active Blue” (María DeGuzmán [electronic music composer] and Janet Cooling

[lyricist]):

December 12, 2014: Active Blue has been invited to perform at the Lesbian

Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Benefit Cabaret, the LGBT Center, New

York, New York.

October 9, 2014: Read Active Blue’s lyrics for “Tip of the Problem” at an open

mic poetry reading at the Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC

27514.

Summer 2014: I spent part of my summer exploring storytelling in musical form

by writing lyrics for the musical compositions of Maria DeGuzman as part of the

musical collaboration Active Blue Band. To hear Active Blue Band, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/activeblue.

May 2014: Had the song “Tip of the Problem” accepted for a compilation album

to be distributed through Elsewhere, Inc., Greensboro, NC.

May 12, 2014: Performed three songs—“Teenie Weenie,” “Tip of the Problem,”

and “Forty Blow”—at the Pinhook, Durham, NC.

February 1, 2014: Showcased half of a forthcoming album of original music &

lyrics at a house party attended by 50 people at Trappers Lane, Cary, NC.

January 19, 2014: Performed 3 tunes/songs (“Madison Avenue,” “The Festival of

the Gods,” and “Forty Below”) at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser at

Fullsteam Brewery on Rigsby Avenue in Durham, NC.

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.

August 2014: Featured on UNC College of Arts and Sciences

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS EDUCATION


2016 Janet Cooling- New Paintings

The Horace Williams House – Chapel Hill, NC

2012 Public Art Project – Night Voyage, Harriet Tubman Village Charter School, San

Diego Unified School District – San Diego, CA

2011 2011 Story Boards, Litmus Gallery – Raleigh, NC

2005 Painting like Dolly Parton, Simayspace Gallery – San Diego, CA

2003 Love at the Ritz, Janet Cooling and John Miller, Thomas Ammann Fine Art

–Zurich, Switzerland

2001 Janet Cooling: New Work, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

2000 Janet Cooling: Painting and Drawing Survey, 1997-2000, San Diego Mesa

College Art Gallery – San Diego, CA

1999 B-MAN: Serial Paintings, The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery of Contemporary Fine

Art – Fire Island, NY

1996 Painting from Hell’s Kitchen, R.B. Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA

1995 Janet Cooling: Paintings and Drawings, Scott Thatcher 20th Century Art –

New York, NY

1995 Janet Cooling: New York Paintings, Dalton + Prives – New York, NY

1994 J.L. Cooling: Terrible Beauty, Dru Arstark Gallery – New York, NY

1992 J.L. Cooling: Recent Paintings and Drawings, David Zapf Gallery – San

Diego, CA

1991 Quiet Apocalypse, Maturango Museum – Ridgecrest, CA

1990 JL Cooling: New Paintings, Artswatch – Louisville, KY

J.L. Cooling and Dave Marsh, Patrick King Contemporary Art – Indianapolis, IN

1988 Modern Myth: Future Perfect, Dean Jensen Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

1987-88 Janet Cooling: Retrospective, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

1987 Brave New World, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College – San Marcos, CA

Back in the High Life, New Strategies – Los Angeles, CA

1985/86 Selected Works from 1981-1984, Feature Gallery – Chicago, IL

1985 Getler/Pall/Saper Gallery – New York, NY

1984 Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ

1982 Janet Cooling Paintings, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

Janet Cooling Drawings, Carolyn Schneebeck Gallery – Cincinnati, OH

1979 Janet Cooling and Robert Donley, Nancy Lurie Gallery – Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Group Show - Frank Gallery- Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Group Show - Durham Arts Council - Durham, NC
2014 Faculty Show, The Arts Center

– Carrboro, NC

2014 Labor- Migrant- Gulf, Curated by Doris Bittar, Southwestern College

– Chula Vista, CA

2013 Recent Acquisitions 2013, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

– New York, NY

2012-13 The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection,

Farrell Gallery, Jacobs Building, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,

Downtown – San Diego, CA

2012 Two Loves – Sex, Art, and the Love that Dare not Speak its Name, The Kymara

Gallery, The Leslie Lohman Museum at Large – Biddeford, MN

2009 A Show of Love, Gallery OneTwentyEight – New York, NY

2007-08 Re-Covery: 26 Artists Re-imagine 26 Books, Art Around Books, Brighton Press

– San Diego, CA

2006 Pure Painting, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

2004 The 5th Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San

Diego, CA

A Selection of Portraits from the Doug Simay Collection, Riverside Art Museum

– Riverside, CA

Tzedakah, the Art of Giving, Gotthelf Art Gallery – La Jolla, CA

2003 Acts of Passion (The Red Ball), Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual

Arts – San Diego, CA

2002 Big & Blurry, Flux Gallery – San Diego, CA

A Good Impression: A Century of Print-making in San Diego, San Diego

Museum of Art – San Diego, CA

Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program, Ace Gallery – New York, NY

2001 18 Year Retrospective: Selected Works, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

2000 The Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

Picturing the Modern Amazon, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New

York, NY

Painters for the Millennium: Twelve Important San Diego Artists, Earl & Birdie

Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

1997-98 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, Sharpe Open Studios

– New York, NY

1997 Eating the Cherry, Gormley and Levy Gallery – New York, NY

Winter Group/Selection, R.B. Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA

1995 Temporarily Possessed, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

1994-95 A Passionate Perspective: Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, Rockford

Art Museum – Rockford, IL

1994 Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery – New York, NY

1993/94 Self Help Graphics & Art – Los Angeles, CA

1993 Artists from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art,

San Diego, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College – San Marcos, CA

18th Annual Art and the Law, West Publishing Co.; Kennedy Galleries, Inc.;

Loyola Law School, LA and CA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul,

MN; James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL – New York, NY

Frustrated Blonde, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, University Art Gallery, San

Diego State University – San Diego, CA

1992 From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery (now

part of Sullivan Galleries), School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Absolut Symbols. Absolut Vodka/Advocate Collaborative Political Art Campaign

– initial publication

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders, Lyceum Gallery,

Mexico/United States Border Project – San Diego, CA

1990 Black + White + Color Drawings, Three-person Exhibition, *David Zapf Gallery

– San Diego, CA

All But the Obvious, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA

Personal/Political: Sexuality Self-Defined, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute

– Chicago, IL

Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law, Minnesota Museum of Art – St. Paul, MN

A Midsummer Night's Dream, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ARTspace –

Sheboygan, WI

Soul Survivors: The Courage to Go Beyond, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

1989 The Power of Drawing – Contemporary Views, Center for Contemporary Art –

Chicago, IL

Twelfth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art – New York, NY

Graham Garden, Graham Modern Gallery – New York, NY

Portraits: Human, Animal, Land, Three-person Exhibition, Beacon Street

Gallery – Chicago, IL

Color Emotions, Three-person Exhibition, Alabama State University –

Montgomery, AL

1987 Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Arts Center – New Orleans, LA

Vistas, G.W. Einstein Gallery – New York, NY

Floating Values, Hallwalls – Buffalo, NY

Going Fishing, Graham Modern Gallery – New York, NY

Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art – New York, NY

1986 noises in the night, Warm Gallery – Minneapolis, MN

1985 Pastels, Nohra Haime Gallery – New York, NY

The Big Car Show: Contemporary Visions of the Automobile, Herron Gallery,

Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art – Indianapolis, IN

New Painting at Hal Bromm, Hal Bromm Gallery – New York, NY

Karen Carson, Janet Cooling, Amanda Farber, Gillian Theobald, Patty Aande

Gallery – San Diego, CA

1984-86 Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament – Traveling Exhibition

1984 Drawings: After Photography, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College –

Oberlin, OH

Real Politik, Fashion Moda – Bronx, NY

Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade,

Venice Biennale, U.S. Pavilion– Venice, Italy

New Talent, Hal Bromm Gallery – New York, NY

1983 Chicago – Minneapolis: New Work, Minneapolis College of Art and Design –

Minneapolis, MN

1982-84 Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists – Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH;

College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster; New Gallery of Contemporary Art,

Cleveland, OH; Trisoline Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1982 Extended Sensibilities, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

The Erotic Impulse, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art –

Indianapolis, IN

34th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum – Springfield, IL

Four Painters, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

This Is Where I Live, Nancy Lurie Gallery – Chicago, IL

1981 Young Americans, Allen Memorial Arts Museum – Oberlin, OH

DIGITAL ARCHIVE

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,

http://archive.newmuseum.org/index.php/Search/Index/page/1/show_type_id/12#tabResu

lts

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,

Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection

http://archive.newmuseum.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/4743

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Performance video and interview of "The Evil Twins"aka "The Desparate

Characters" aired online on Jan.22,2014.

To view video go to Femme, Butch or Blend dailytarheel.com/multimedia/21237

2012 Chute, James. “Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Set to Display Local

Artists.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 13, 2012.

Schroeder, Nicholas. “A View of Gay and Lesbian Culture at Kymara.” The

Portland Phoenix. August 22, 2012.

“The Gift of Art.” SDSU NewsCenter. May 24, 2012. Digital file.

2005 Pincus, Robert. “The Conceptualist.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. February 3

9, 2005. pp 40.

2002 Pincus, Robert. “Beneath The Surface.” The San Diego Union. October 10-16,

2002. pp 40-41.

Kendricks, Neil. “Fit To Print.” The San Diego Union. July 25-31, 2002. pp 38-

39.

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review; Artists to Artists – A Decade of the Space

Program.” New York Times. May 24, 2002.

Three Views of Fran. Harper’s Magazine. May 2002. p 21.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space

Program. Exhibition catalogue. Colorado Springs, CO: Marie Walsh Sharpe Art

Foundation, 2002. pp 222-223.

2000 Hammond, Harmony. Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History. New

York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2000. pp 6, 31, 54, 58-59, 112,

184.

Gaines, Malik. “The Heat’s on Cooling.” The Advocate. May 23, 2000. pp 92-93.

Kendricks, Neil. “Woman Power.” The Union-Tribune. April 6, 2000.

Breslin, Susannah. “Wonder Women.” Detour. April 2000. p 150.

Schmaltz, Jim, “Amazons Invade New York.” Flex Magazine. April 2000. p 34.

1996 Klein, Jennie. “Janet Cooling.” New Art Examiner. November 1996. pp 34-35.

Holg, Garrett. “June and Francis Spiezer: In Love with Eccentricity.” ARTnews.

October 1996.

1994 Broude, Norma, Mary D. Garrard, and Judith K. Brodsky. Eds. The Power of

Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. New

York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

1993 Frueh, Joanna, and Cassandra L. Langer. Arlene Raven. Eds. New Feminist

Criticism: Art, Identity, Action.” Westview Press, 1994.

Sheehan, Margot. Interview. Gallery News. No. 001. September 1993.

1992 Adrian, Dennis. From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders. Exhibition catalogue.

Mexico/United States Border Project, 1992.

Kendricks, Neil. “‘Borders’ Is Mixed Offering of Gutsy Art.” The San Diego

Union- Tribune – Night & Day. August 13-19, 1992.

Van Doren, Phyllis. “A Terrible Beauty.” San Diego Home/Garden. April 1992.

pp 14-16.

Reed, Victoria. “Works Radiate Color, Message.” Los Angeles Times. April 1,

1992.

Shaw, Frances. “JL Cooling Opens Solo Exhibit Exploring Environmental

Concerns.” San Diego Independent. March 19, 1992.

1990 Rugoff, Ralph. Art Review [Title Unknown]. L.A. Weekly. December 13, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. “Somber Show at Zapf Will Draw You In.” [San Diego] Evening

Tribune. December 7, 1990.

Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. November 30, 1990.

Ollman, Leah. “At the Galleries.” Los Angeles Times. November 21, 1990.

Mannheimer, Steve. “Mixed-media Works’ Beasts in Lush World.” The

Indianapolis Star. September 30, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. “Three Artists, Three Styles.” San Diego Tribune. November 15,

1990.

Cafesjian, Gerald L. Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law. Exhibition catalogue. St.

Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990.

Lombardo, Guy. “Janet Cooling: I Am the Cat, the Lion, the Wolf.” Revolt in

Style. Summer 1990.

Campisano, Kathleen. [Title Unknown]. Dialogue. May/June 1990.

Gross, Tom. [Title Unknown]. New Art Examiner. March 1990.

1989 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. April 6, 1989.

1988 Perine, Robert, Andrea I, and Bram Dijkstra. San Diego Artists. Encinitas, CA:

Artra Publishing, 1988.

Hixson, Kathryn. “Chicago: Janet Cooling.” New Art Examiner. February 1988.

Freudenheim, Susan. [Title Unknown]. Artforum International. January 1988.

Conn, Sandra. “Radiant Color Heats Janet Cooling Exhibit.” Crain’s Chicago

Business. January 11, 1988.

1987-88 Olander, William, and Arlene Raven. Janet Cooling: Retrospective. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: Beacon Street Gallery, Uptown Hull House, 1987.

1987 Welzenbach, Michael. “Art Pick of the Week.” L.A. Weekly. February 20-26,

1987.

1986 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. January 16, 1986.

1985 McDonald, Robert. “Four Artists, Four Directions.” Artweek. Volume 16,

Number 28.

1985 Henry, Gerrit. “Janet Cooling at Getler/Pall/Saper.” Art in America. June 1985.

Segard, Michael. “Chicago’s New Expressionism – The Birth of an Aesthetic?”

New Art Examiner. May 1985.

“Janet Cooling.” Arts Magazine. April 1985.

1984 Olander, William. Drawings: After Photography. Exhibition catalogue. New

York, NY: Independent Curators Inc., 1984

Cauthorn, Robert S. [Title Unknown]. The Arizona Daily Star. September 30,

1984.

Tucker, Marcia. Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the

New Decade. Exhibition Catalogue. New York, NY: New Museum, 1984.

1983 Frueh, Joanna. “Chicago: Janet Cooling at Nancy Lurie.” Art in America.

September 1983. p 183.

Moser, Charlotte. “Chicago: Bluster and Brawn.” ARTnews. May 1983.

Bonesteel, Michael. “Chicago: Janet Cooling, Nancy Lurie Gallery.” Artforum

International. April 1983.

1982 Moufarrege, Nicholas A. “The Erotic Impulse.” Arts Magazine. November 1982.

Frueh, Joanna. “Re-Vamping the Vamp.” Arts Magazine. October 1982. pp 98-

103.

Olander, William. Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists. Exhibition catalogue.

Columbus, OH: Ohio Foundation on the Arts, 1982.

Tucker, Marcia. “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting; Sex, Death,

Violence and the Apocalypse.” Artforum. Summer 1982.

1982 Frueh, Joanna. “JL Cooling, Born to Be Alive.” Allen Memorial Art Museum

Bulletin. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 1982

1981 Schulze, Franz. “How to Get from Gutsy to Great?” ARTnews. April 1981.

1979 Krainak, Paul. “Janet Cooling. Robert Donley.” New Art Examiner. May 1979.

1978 Freuh, Joanna. “The Personal Imperative: Post-Imagist Art in Chicago.” New

Art Examiner. October 1978.

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Allan Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH

Anna Meyers Interiors, Inc. – Chicago, IL

Chemical Bank – New York, NY

City of San Diego, Public Library Art Collection – San Diego, CA

First Bank of Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN

General Mills

Illinois State Museum – Springfield, IL

Illinois State University – Normal, IL

Laguna Art Museum – Laguna Beach, CA

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art – New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, CA

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps – San Diego, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego, CA

The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

Prudential Insurance

Rockford Art Museum – Rockford, IL

San Diego State University – San Diego, CA

State University of New York – Purchase, NY

Uptown Hull House – Chicago, IL

The West Collection – St. Paul, MN

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Thomas Ammann – Zurich, Switzerland

Ed Baynard – New York, NY

Cathryn Chinn, Esq. – CA

David Deitcher – New York, NY

Karen Finley – New York, NY

Joanna Frueh – Tucson, AZ

Sarah Hess – Morrisville, NC

Linda Kramer – Chicago, IL

The Estate of Nancy Lurie – Chicago, IL

Drs. D. McCaan & S. Meister – Winthrop, ME

The Estate of William Olander – New York, NY

Clay Press & Greg Linn – New York, NY

Hollis Sigler – Chicago, IL

Dr. Douglas Simay – San Diego, CA

Pierrette Van Cleve – San Diego, CA

Harvey White – San Diego, CA

Diana Zlotnik – Los Angeles, CA

Current Landscapes

prev / next

Back to J Cooling

JANET L. COOLING

janet.cooling@gmail.com • www.jcooling.com

Janet L. Cooling

EDUCATION

1975 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL

1973 B.F.A., Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

February 15th 2015 : Her Human Rights Campaign Triangle

Femme, Butch or Blend…Express Yourself!

Durham NC

“Active Blue” (María DeGuzmán [electronic music composer] and Janet Cooling

[lyricist]):

December 12, 2014: Active Blue has been invited to perform at the Lesbian

Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Benefit Cabaret, the LGBT Center, New

York, New York.

October 9, 2014: Read Active Blue’s lyrics for “Tip of the Problem” at an open

mic poetry reading at the Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC

27514.

Summer 2014: I spent part of my summer exploring storytelling in musical form

by writing lyrics for the musical compositions of Maria DeGuzman as part of the

musical collaboration Active Blue Band. To hear Active Blue Band, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/activeblue.

May 2014: Had the song “Tip of the Problem” accepted for a compilation album

to be distributed through Elsewhere, Inc., Greensboro, NC.

May 12, 2014: Performed three songs—“Teenie Weenie,” “Tip of the Problem,”

and “Forty Blow”—at the Pinhook, Durham, NC.

February 1, 2014: Showcased half of a forthcoming album of original music &

lyrics at a house party attended by 50 people at Trappers Lane, Cary, NC.

January 19, 2014: Performed 3 tunes/songs (“Madison Avenue,” “The Festival of

the Gods,” and “Forty Below”) at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser at

Fullsteam Brewery on Rigsby Avenue in Durham, NC.

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.

August 2014: Featured on UNC College of Arts and Sciences

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS EDUCATION

2016 Group Show - Frank Gallery- Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Janet Cooling- New Paintings

The Horace Williams House – Chapel Hill, NC

2012 Public Art Project – Night Voyage, Harriet Tubman Village Charter School, San

Diego Unified School District – San Diego, CA

2011 2011 Story Boards, Litmus Gallery – Raleigh, NC

2005 Painting like Dolly Parton, Simayspace Gallery – San Diego, CA

2003 Love at the Ritz, Janet Cooling and John Miller, Thomas Ammann Fine Art

–Zurich, Switzerland

2001 Janet Cooling: New Work, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

2000 Janet Cooling: Painting and Drawing Survey, 1997-2000, San Diego Mesa

College Art Gallery – San Diego, CA

1999 B-MAN: Serial Paintings, The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery of Contemporary Fine

Art – Fire Island, NY

1996 Painting from Hell’s Kitchen, R.B. Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA

1995 Janet Cooling: Paintings and Drawings, Scott Thatcher 20th Century Art –

New York, NY

1995 Janet Cooling: New York Paintings, Dalton + Prives – New York, NY

1994 J.L. Cooling: Terrible Beauty, Dru Arstark Gallery – New York, NY

1992 J.L. Cooling: Recent Paintings and Drawings, David Zapf Gallery – San

Diego, CA

1991 Quiet Apocalypse, Maturango Museum – Ridgecrest, CA

1990 JL Cooling: New Paintings, Artswatch – Louisville, KY

J.L. Cooling and Dave Marsh, Patrick King Contemporary Art – Indianapolis, IN

1988 Modern Myth: Future Perfect, Dean Jensen Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

1987-88 Janet Cooling: Retrospective, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

1987 Brave New World, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College – San Marcos, CA

Back in the High Life, New Strategies – Los Angeles, CA

1985/86 Selected Works from 1981-1984, Feature Gallery – Chicago, IL

1985 Getler/Pall/Saper Gallery – New York, NY

1984 Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ

1982 Janet Cooling Paintings, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

Janet Cooling Drawings, Carolyn Schneebeck Gallery – Cincinnati, OH

1979 Janet Cooling and Robert Donley, Nancy Lurie Gallery – Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Faculty Show, The Arts Center

– Carrboro, NC

2014 Labor- Migrant- Gulf, Curated by Doris Bittar, Southwestern College

– Chula Vista, CA

2013 Recent Acquisitions 2013, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

– New York, NY

2012-13 The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection,

Farrell Gallery, Jacobs Building, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,

Downtown – San Diego, CA

2012 Two Loves – Sex, Art, and the Love that Dare not Speak its Name, The Kymara

Gallery, The Leslie Lohman Museum at Large – Biddeford, MN

2009 A Show of Love, Gallery OneTwentyEight – New York, NY

2007-08 Re-Covery: 26 Artists Re-imagine 26 Books, Art Around Books, Brighton Press

– San Diego, CA

2006 Pure Painting, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

2004 The 5th Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San

Diego, CA

A Selection of Portraits from the Doug Simay Collection, Riverside Art Museum

– Riverside, CA

Tzedakah, the Art of Giving, Gotthelf Art Gallery – La Jolla, CA

2003 Acts of Passion (The Red Ball), Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual

Arts – San Diego, CA

2002 Big & Blurry, Flux Gallery – San Diego, CA

A Good Impression: A Century of Print-making in San Diego, San Diego

Museum of Art – San Diego, CA

Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program, Ace Gallery – New York, NY

2001 18 Year Retrospective: Selected Works, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

2000 The Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

Picturing the Modern Amazon, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New

York, NY

Painters for the Millennium: Twelve Important San Diego Artists, Earl & Birdie

Taylor Library – San Diego, CA

1997-98 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, Sharpe Open Studios

– New York, NY

1997 Eating the Cherry, Gormley and Levy Gallery – New York, NY

Winter Group/Selection, R.B. Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA

1995 Temporarily Possessed, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

1994-95 A Passionate Perspective: Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, Rockford

Art Museum – Rockford, IL

1994 Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery – New York, NY

1993/94 Self Help Graphics & Art – Los Angeles, CA

1993 Artists from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art,

San Diego, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College – San Marcos, CA

18th Annual Art and the Law, West Publishing Co.; Kennedy Galleries, Inc.;

Loyola Law School, LA and CA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul,

MN; James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL – New York, NY

Frustrated Blonde, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, University Art Gallery, San

Diego State University – San Diego, CA

1992 From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery (now

part of Sullivan Galleries), School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Absolut Symbols. Absolut Vodka/Advocate Collaborative Political Art Campaign

– initial publication

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders, Lyceum Gallery,

Mexico/United States Border Project – San Diego, CA

1990 Black + White + Color Drawings, Three-person Exhibition, *David Zapf Gallery

– San Diego, CA

All But the Obvious, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA

Personal/Political: Sexuality Self-Defined, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute

– Chicago, IL

Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law, Minnesota Museum of Art – St. Paul, MN

A Midsummer Night's Dream, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ARTspace –

Sheboygan, WI

Soul Survivors: The Courage to Go Beyond, Beacon Street Gallery – Chicago, IL

1989 The Power of Drawing – Contemporary Views, Center for Contemporary Art –

Chicago, IL

Twelfth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art – New York, NY

Graham Garden, Graham Modern Gallery – New York, NY

Portraits: Human, Animal, Land, Three-person Exhibition, Beacon Street

Gallery – Chicago, IL

Color Emotions, Three-person Exhibition, Alabama State University –

Montgomery, AL

1987 Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Arts Center – New Orleans, LA

Vistas, G.W. Einstein Gallery – New York, NY

Floating Values, Hallwalls – Buffalo, NY

Going Fishing, Graham Modern Gallery – New York, NY

Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art – New York, NY

1986 noises in the night, Warm Gallery – Minneapolis, MN

1985 Pastels, Nohra Haime Gallery – New York, NY

The Big Car Show: Contemporary Visions of the Automobile, Herron Gallery,

Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art – Indianapolis, IN

New Painting at Hal Bromm, Hal Bromm Gallery – New York, NY

Karen Carson, Janet Cooling, Amanda Farber, Gillian Theobald, Patty Aande

Gallery – San Diego, CA

1984-86 Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament – Traveling Exhibition

1984 Drawings: After Photography, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College –

Oberlin, OH

Real Politik, Fashion Moda – Bronx, NY

Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade,

Venice Biennale, U.S. Pavilion– Venice, Italy

New Talent, Hal Bromm Gallery – New York, NY

1983 Chicago – Minneapolis: New Work, Minneapolis College of Art and Design –

Minneapolis, MN

1982-84 Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists – Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH;

College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster; New Gallery of Contemporary Art,

Cleveland, OH; Trisoline Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1982 Extended Sensibilities, The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

The Erotic Impulse, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art –

Indianapolis, IN

34th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum – Springfield, IL

Four Painters, Roger Litz Gallery – New York, NY

This Is Where I Live, Nancy Lurie Gallery – Chicago, IL

1981 Young Americans, Allen Memorial Arts Museum – Oberlin, OH

DIGITAL ARCHIVE

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,

http://archive.newmuseum.org/index.php/Search/Index/page/1/show_type_id/12#tabResu

lts

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,

Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection

http://archive.newmuseum.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/4743

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Performance video and interview of "The Evil Twins"aka "The Desparate

Characters" aired online on Jan.22,2014.

To view video go to Femme, Butch or Blend dailytarheel.com/multimedia/21237

2012 Chute, James. “Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Set to Display Local

Artists.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 13, 2012.

Schroeder, Nicholas. “A View of Gay and Lesbian Culture at Kymara.” The

Portland Phoenix. August 22, 2012.

“The Gift of Art.” SDSU NewsCenter. May 24, 2012. Digital file.

2005 Pincus, Robert. “The Conceptualist.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. February 3

9, 2005. pp 40.

2002 Pincus, Robert. “Beneath The Surface.” The San Diego Union. October 10-16,

2002. pp 40-41.

Kendricks, Neil. “Fit To Print.” The San Diego Union. July 25-31, 2002. pp 38-

39.

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review; Artists to Artists – A Decade of the Space

Program.” New York Times. May 24, 2002.

Three Views of Fran. Harper’s Magazine. May 2002. p 21.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space

Program. Exhibition catalogue. Colorado Springs, CO: Marie Walsh Sharpe Art

Foundation, 2002. pp 222-223.

2000 Hammond, Harmony. Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History. New

York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2000. pp 6, 31, 54, 58-59, 112,

184.

Gaines, Malik. “The Heat’s on Cooling.” The Advocate. May 23, 2000. pp 92-93.

Kendricks, Neil. “Woman Power.” The Union-Tribune. April 6, 2000.

Breslin, Susannah. “Wonder Women.” Detour. April 2000. p 150.

Schmaltz, Jim, “Amazons Invade New York.” Flex Magazine. April 2000. p 34.

1996 Klein, Jennie. “Janet Cooling.” New Art Examiner. November 1996. pp 34-35.

Holg, Garrett. “June and Francis Spiezer: In Love with Eccentricity.” ARTnews.

October 1996.

1994 Broude, Norma, Mary D. Garrard, and Judith K. Brodsky. Eds. The Power of

Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. New

York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

1993 Frueh, Joanna, and Cassandra L. Langer. Arlene Raven. Eds. New Feminist

Criticism: Art, Identity, Action.” Westview Press, 1994.

Sheehan, Margot. Interview. Gallery News. No. 001. September 1993.

1992 Adrian, Dennis. From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders. Exhibition catalogue.

Mexico/United States Border Project, 1992.

Kendricks, Neil. “‘Borders’ Is Mixed Offering of Gutsy Art.” The San Diego

Union- Tribune – Night & Day. August 13-19, 1992.

Van Doren, Phyllis. “A Terrible Beauty.” San Diego Home/Garden. April 1992.

pp 14-16.

Reed, Victoria. “Works Radiate Color, Message.” Los Angeles Times. April 1,

1992.

Shaw, Frances. “JL Cooling Opens Solo Exhibit Exploring Environmental

Concerns.” San Diego Independent. March 19, 1992.

1990 Rugoff, Ralph. Art Review [Title Unknown]. L.A. Weekly. December 13, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. “Somber Show at Zapf Will Draw You In.” [San Diego] Evening

Tribune. December 7, 1990.

Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. November 30, 1990.

Ollman, Leah. “At the Galleries.” Los Angeles Times. November 21, 1990.

Mannheimer, Steve. “Mixed-media Works’ Beasts in Lush World.” The

Indianapolis Star. September 30, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. “Three Artists, Three Styles.” San Diego Tribune. November 15,

1990.

Cafesjian, Gerald L. Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law. Exhibition catalogue. St.

Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990.

Lombardo, Guy. “Janet Cooling: I Am the Cat, the Lion, the Wolf.” Revolt in

Style. Summer 1990.

Campisano, Kathleen. [Title Unknown]. Dialogue. May/June 1990.

Gross, Tom. [Title Unknown]. New Art Examiner. March 1990.

1989 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. April 6, 1989.

1988 Perine, Robert, Andrea I, and Bram Dijkstra. San Diego Artists. Encinitas, CA:

Artra Publishing, 1988.

Hixson, Kathryn. “Chicago: Janet Cooling.” New Art Examiner. February 1988.

Freudenheim, Susan. [Title Unknown]. Artforum International. January 1988.

Conn, Sandra. “Radiant Color Heats Janet Cooling Exhibit.” Crain’s Chicago

Business. January 11, 1988.

1987-88 Olander, William, and Arlene Raven. Janet Cooling: Retrospective. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: Beacon Street Gallery, Uptown Hull House, 1987.

1987 Welzenbach, Michael. “Art Pick of the Week.” L.A. Weekly. February 20-26,

1987.

1986 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. January 16, 1986.

1985 McDonald, Robert. “Four Artists, Four Directions.” Artweek. Volume 16,

Number 28.

1985 Henry, Gerrit. “Janet Cooling at Getler/Pall/Saper.” Art in America. June 1985.

Segard, Michael. “Chicago’s New Expressionism – The Birth of an Aesthetic?”

New Art Examiner. May 1985.

“Janet Cooling.” Arts Magazine. April 1985.

1984 Olander, William. Drawings: After Photography. Exhibition catalogue. New

York, NY: Independent Curators Inc., 1984

Cauthorn, Robert S. [Title Unknown]. The Arizona Daily Star. September 30,

1984.

Tucker, Marcia. Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the

New Decade. Exhibition Catalogue. New York, NY: New Museum, 1984.

1983 Frueh, Joanna. “Chicago: Janet Cooling at Nancy Lurie.” Art in America.

September 1983. p 183.

Moser, Charlotte. “Chicago: Bluster and Brawn.” ARTnews. May 1983.

Bonesteel, Michael. “Chicago: Janet Cooling, Nancy Lurie Gallery.” Artforum

International. April 1983.

1982 Moufarrege, Nicholas A. “The Erotic Impulse.” Arts Magazine. November 1982.

Frueh, Joanna. “Re-Vamping the Vamp.” Arts Magazine. October 1982. pp 98-

103.

Olander, William. Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists. Exhibition catalogue.

Columbus, OH: Ohio Foundation on the Arts, 1982.

Tucker, Marcia. “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting; Sex, Death,

Violence and the Apocalypse.” Artforum. Summer 1982.

1982 Frueh, Joanna. “JL Cooling, Born to Be Alive.” Allen Memorial Art Museum

Bulletin. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 1982

1981 Schulze, Franz. “How to Get from Gutsy to Great?” ARTnews. April 1981.

1979 Krainak, Paul. “Janet Cooling. Robert Donley.” New Art Examiner. May 1979.

1978 Freuh, Joanna. “The Personal Imperative: Post-Imagist Art in Chicago.” New

Art Examiner. October 1978.

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Allan Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH

Anna Meyers Interiors, Inc. – Chicago, IL

Chemical Bank – New York, NY

City of San Diego, Public Library Art Collection – San Diego, CA

First Bank of Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN

General Mills

Illinois State Museum – Springfield, IL

Illinois State University – Normal, IL

Laguna Art Museum – Laguna Beach, CA

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art – New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, CA

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps – San Diego, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego, CA

The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York, NY

Prudential Insurance

Rockford Art Museum – Rockford, IL

San Diego State University – San Diego, CA

State University of New York – Purchase, NY

Uptown Hull House – Chicago, IL

The West Collection – St. Paul, MN

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Thomas Ammann – Zurich, Switzerland

Ed Baynard – New York, NY

Cathryn Chinn, Esq. – CA

David Deitcher – New York, NY

Karen Finley – New York, NY

Joanna Frueh – Tucson, AZ

Sarah Hess – Morrisville, NC

Linda Kramer – Chicago, IL

The Estate of Nancy Lurie – Chicago, IL

Drs. D. McCaan & S. Meister – Winthrop, ME

The Estate of William Olander – New York, NY

Clay Press & Greg Linn – New York, NY

Hollis Sigler – Chicago, IL

Dr. Douglas Simay – San Diego, CA

Pierrette Van Cleve – San Diego, CA

Harvey White – San Diego, CA

Diana Zlotnik – Los Angeles, CA

Current Landscapes

prev / next

Back to J Cooling

JANET L. COOLING

janet.cooling@gmail.com • www.jcooling.com

Janet L. Cooling


EDUCATION

1975 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

1973 B.F.A., Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY


MUSIC PERFORMANCES

February 15th 2015 : Her Human Rights Campaign Triangle

Femme, Butch or Blend…Express Yourself!

Durham NC

“Active Blue” (María DeGuzmán [electronic music composer] and Janet Cooling

[lyricist]):

December 12, 2014: Active Blue has been invited to perform at the Lesbian

Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Benefit Cabaret, the LGBT Center, New

York, New York.

October 9, 2014: Read Active Blue’s lyrics for “Tip of the Problem” at an open

mic poetry reading at the Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC

27514.

Summer 2014: I spent part of my summer exploring storytelling in musical form

by writing lyrics for the musical compositions of Maria DeGuzman as part of the

musical collaboration Active Blue Band. To hear Active Blue Band, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/activeblue.

May 2014: Had the song “Tip of the Problem” accepted for a compilation album

to be distributed through Elsewhere, Inc., Greensboro, NC.

May 12, 2014: Performed three songs—“Teenie Weenie,” “Tip of the Problem,”

and “Forty Blow”—at the Pinhook, Durham, NC.

February 1, 2014: Showcased half of a forthcoming album of original music &

lyrics at a house party attended by 50 people at Trappers Lane, Cary, NC.

January 19, 2014: Performed 3 tunes/songs (“Madison Avenue,” “The Festival of

the Gods,” and “Forty Below”) at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser at

Fullsteam Brewery on Rigsby Avenue in Durham, NC.

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.

August 2014: Featured on UNC College of Arts and Sciences

Performance covered by UNC Chapel Hill’s newspaper The Daily Tarheel, Jan.

22, 2014.


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS EDUCATION


2016 Janet Cooling- New Paintings

The Horace Williams House Chapel Hill, NC

2012 Public Art Project Night Voyage, Harriet Tubman Village Charter School, San

Diego Unified School District San Diego, CA

2011 2011 Story Boards, Litmus Gallery Raleigh, NC

2005 Painting like Dolly Parton, Simayspace Gallery San Diego, CA

2003 Love at the Ritz, Janet Cooling and John Miller, Thomas Ammann Fine Art

Zurich, Switzerland

2001 Janet Cooling: New Work, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library San Diego, CA

2000 Janet Cooling: Painting and Drawing Survey, 1997-2000, San Diego Mesa

College Art Gallery San Diego, CA

1999 B-MAN: Serial Paintings, The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery of Contemporary Fine

Art Fire Island, NY

1996 Painting from Hells Kitchen, R.B. Stevenson Gallery La Jolla, CA

1995 Janet Cooling: Paintings and Drawings, Scott Thatcher 20th Century Art

New York, NY

1995 Janet Cooling: New York Paintings, Dalton + Prives New York, NY

1994 J.L. Cooling: Terrible Beauty, Dru Arstark Gallery New York, NY

1992 J.L. Cooling: Recent Paintings and Drawings, David Zapf Gallery San

Diego, CA

1991 Quiet Apocalypse, Maturango Museum Ridgecrest, CA

1990 JL Cooling: New Paintings, Artswatch Louisville, KY

J.L. Cooling and Dave Marsh, Patrick King Contemporary Art Indianapolis, IN

1988 Modern Myth: Future Perfect, Dean Jensen Gallery Milwaukee, WI

1987-88 Janet Cooling: Retrospective, Beacon Street Gallery Chicago, IL

1987 Brave New World, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College San Marcos, CA

Back in the High Life, New Strategies Los Angeles, CA

1985/86 Selected Works from 1981-1984, Feature Gallery Chicago, IL

1985 Getler/Pall/Saper Gallery New York, NY

1984 Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

1982 Janet Cooling Paintings, Roger Litz Gallery New York, NY

Janet Cooling Drawings, Carolyn Schneebeck Gallery Cincinnati, OH

1979 Janet Cooling and Robert Donley, Nancy Lurie Gallery Chicago, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Group Exhibition – Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill NC
2016 Faculty Exhibition Durham Arts Council, Durham NC
2014 Faculty Show, The Arts Center

Carrboro, NC

2014 Labor- Migrant- Gulf, Curated by Doris Bittar, Southwestern College

– Chula Vista, CA

2013 Recent Acquisitions 2013, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

– New York, NY

2012-13 The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection,

Farrell Gallery, Jacobs Building, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,

Downtown San Diego, CA

2012 Two Loves Sex, Art, and the Love that Dare not Speak its Name, The Kymara

Gallery, The Leslie Lohman Museum at Large Biddeford, MN

2009 A Show of Love, Gallery OneTwentyEight New York, NY

2007-08 Re-Covery: 26 Artists Re-imagine 26 Books, Art Around Books, Brighton Press

San Diego, CA

2006 Pure Painting, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library San Diego, CA

2004 The 5th Annual Invitational Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library San

Diego, CA

A Selection of Portraits from the Doug Simay Collection, Riverside Art Museum

Riverside, CA

Tzedakah, the Art of Giving, Gotthelf Art Gallery La Jolla, CA

2003 Acts of Passion (The Red Ball), Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual

Arts San Diego, CA

2002 Big & Blurry, Flux Gallery San Diego, CA

A Good Impression: A Century of Print-making in San Diego, San Diego

Museum of Art San Diego, CA

Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program, Ace Gallery New York, NY

2001 18 Year Retrospective: Selected Works, Beacon Street Gallery Chicago, IL

2000 The Drawing Show, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library San Diego, CA

Picturing the Modern Amazon, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New

York, NY

Painters for the Millennium: Twelve Important San Diego Artists, Earl & Birdie

Taylor Library San Diego, CA

1997-98 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, Sharpe Open Studios

New York, NY

1997 Eating the Cherry, Gormley and Levy Gallery New York, NY

Winter Group/Selection, R.B. Stevenson Gallery La Jolla, CA

1995 Temporarily Possessed, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY

1994-95 A Passionate Perspective: Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art, Rockford

Art Museum Rockford, IL

1994 Whateva, Dru Arstark Gallery New York, NY

1993/94 Self Help Graphics & Art Los Angeles, CA

1993 Artists from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art,

San Diego, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College San Marcos, CA

18th Annual Art and the Law, West Publishing Co.; Kennedy Galleries, Inc.;

Loyola Law School, LA and CA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul,

MN; James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL New York, NY

Frustrated Blonde, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, University Art Gallery, San

Diego State University San Diego, CA

1992 From Americas Studio: Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery (now

part of Sullivan Galleries), School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

Absolut Symbols. Absolut Vodka/Advocate Collaborative Political Art Campaign

initial publication

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders, Lyceum Gallery,

Mexico/United States Border Project San Diego, CA

1990 Black + White + Color Drawings, Three-person Exhibition, *David Zapf Gallery

San Diego, CA

All But the Obvious, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition Los Angeles, CA

Personal/Political: Sexuality Self-Defined, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute

Chicago, IL

Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law, Minnesota Museum of Art St. Paul, MN

A Midsummer Night's Dream, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ARTspace

Sheboygan, WI

Soul Survivors: The Courage to Go Beyond, Beacon Street Gallery Chicago, IL

1989 The Power of Drawing Contemporary Views, Center for Contemporary Art

Chicago, IL

Twelfth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art New York, NY

Graham Garden, Graham Modern Gallery New York, NY

Portraits: Human, Animal, Land, Three-person Exhibition, Beacon Street

Gallery Chicago, IL

Color Emotions, Three-person Exhibition, Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

1987 Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, LA

Vistas, G.W. Einstein Gallery New York, NY

Floating Values, Hallwalls Buffalo, NY

Going Fishing, Graham Modern Gallery New York, NY

Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Auction, The New Museum of

Contemporary Art New York, NY

1986 noises in the night, Warm Gallery Minneapolis, MN

1985 Pastels, Nohra Haime Gallery New York, NY

The Big Car Show: Contemporary Visions of the Automobile, Herron Gallery,

Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art Indianapolis, IN

New Painting at Hal Bromm, Hal Bromm Gallery New York, NY

Karen Carson, Janet Cooling, Amanda Farber, Gillian Theobald, Patty Aande

Gallery San Diego, CA

1984-86 Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament Traveling Exhibition

1984 Drawings: After Photography, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Real Politik, Fashion Moda Bronx, NY

Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the New Decade,

Venice Biennale, U.S. PavilionVenice, Italy

New Talent, Hal Bromm Gallery New York, NY

1983 Chicago Minneapolis: New Work, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, MN

1982-84 Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH;

College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster; New Gallery of Contemporary Art,

Cleveland, OH; Trisoline Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1982 Extended Sensibilities, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY

The Erotic Impulse, Roger Litz Gallery New York, NY

Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis, IN

34th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum Springfield, IL

Four Painters, Roger Litz Gallery New York, NY

This Is Where I Live, Nancy Lurie Gallery Chicago, IL

1981 Young Americans, Allen Memorial Arts Museum Oberlin, OH

DIGITAL ARCHIVE

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,


 

2014 The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC,

Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Performance video and interview of "The Evil Twins"aka "The Desparate

Characters" aired online on Jan.22,2014.

To view video go to Femme, Butch or Blend dailytarheel.com/multimedia/21237

2012 Chute, James. “Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Set to Display Local

Artists.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. November 13, 2012.

Schroeder, Nicholas. A View of Gay and Lesbian Culture at Kymara.” The

Portland Phoenix. August 22, 2012.

The Gift of Art.” SDSU NewsCenter. May 24, 2012. Digital file.

2005 Pincus, Robert. The Conceptualist.The San Diego Union-Tribune. February 3

9, 2005. pp 40.

2002 Pincus, Robert. Beneath The Surface.The San Diego Union. October 10-16,

2002. pp 40-41.

Kendricks, Neil. Fit To Print.The San Diego Union. July 25-31, 2002. pp 38-

39.

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review; Artists to Artists A Decade of the Space

Program.New York Times. May 24, 2002.

Three Views of Fran. Harpers Magazine. May 2002. p 21.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space

Program. Exhibition catalogue. Colorado Springs, CO: Marie Walsh Sharpe Art

Foundation, 2002. pp 222-223.

2000 Hammond, Harmony. Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History. New

York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2000. pp 6, 31, 54, 58-59, 112,

184.

Gaines, Malik. “The Heat’s on Cooling.” The Advocate. May 23, 2000. pp 92-93.

Kendricks, Neil. “Woman Power.” The Union-Tribune. April 6, 2000.

Breslin, Susannah. “Wonder Women.” Detour. April 2000. p 150.

Schmaltz, Jim, Amazons Invade New York.Flex Magazine. April 2000. p 34.

1996 Klein, Jennie. Janet Cooling.New Art Examiner. November 1996. pp 34-35.

Holg, Garrett. June and Francis Spiezer: In Love with Eccentricity.ARTnews.

October 1996.

1994 Broude, Norma, Mary D. Garrard, and Judith K. Brodsky. Eds. The Power of

Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. New

York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

1993 Frueh, Joanna, and Cassandra L. Langer. Arlene Raven. Eds. New Feminist

Criticism: Art, Identity, Action.Westview Press, 1994.

Sheehan, Margot. Interview. Gallery News. No. 001. September 1993.

1992 Adrian, Dennis. From America’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.

Trascendiendo Fronteras/Transcending Borders. Exhibition catalogue.

Mexico/United States Border Project, 1992.

Kendricks, Neil. “‘Borders’ Is Mixed Offering of Gutsy Art.” The San Diego

Union- Tribune Night & Day. August 13-19, 1992.

Van Doren, Phyllis. A Terrible Beauty.San Diego Home/Garden. April 1992.

pp 14-16.

Reed, Victoria. Works Radiate Color, Message.Los Angeles Times. April 1,

1992.

Shaw, Frances. JL Cooling Opens Solo Exhibit Exploring Environmental

Concerns.San Diego Independent. March 19, 1992.

1990 Rugoff, Ralph. Art Review [Title Unknown]. L.A. Weekly. December 13, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. Somber Show at Zapf Will Draw You In.[San Diego] Evening

Tribune. December 7, 1990.

Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. November 30, 1990.

Ollman, Leah. At the Galleries.Los Angeles Times. November 21, 1990.

Mannheimer, Steve. Mixed-media Works’ Beasts in Lush World.The

Indianapolis Star. September 30, 1990.

Jarmusch, Ann. Three Artists, Three Styles.San Diego Tribune. November 15,

1990.

Cafesjian, Gerald L. Fifteenth Annual Art and the Law. Exhibition catalogue. St.

Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1990.

Lombardo, Guy. Janet Cooling: I Am the Cat, the Lion, the Wolf.Revolt in

Style. Summer 1990.

Campisano, Kathleen. [Title Unknown]. Dialogue. May/June 1990.

Gross, Tom. [Title Unknown]. New Art Examiner. March 1990.

1989 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. April 6, 1989.

1988 Perine, Robert, Andrea I, and Bram Dijkstra. San Diego Artists. Encinitas, CA:

Artra Publishing, 1988.

Hixson, Kathryn. Chicago: Janet Cooling.New Art Examiner. February 1988.

Freudenheim, Susan. [Title Unknown]. Artforum International. January 1988.

Conn, Sandra. Radiant Color Heats Janet Cooling Exhibit.” Crains Chicago

Business. January 11, 1988.

1987-88 Olander, William, and Arlene Raven. Janet Cooling: Retrospective. Exhibition

catalogue. Chicago, IL: Beacon Street Gallery, Uptown Hull House, 1987.

1987 Welzenbach, Michael. Art Pick of the Week.” L.A. Weekly. February 20-26,

1987.

1986 Pincus, Robert L. [Title Unknown]. The San Diego Union. January 16, 1986.

1985 McDonald, Robert. “Four Artists, Four Directions.” Artweek. Volume 16,

Number 28.

1985 Henry, Gerrit. Janet Cooling at Getler/Pall/Saper.” Art in America. June 1985.

Segard, Michael. Chicagos New Expressionism The Birth of an Aesthetic?

New Art Examiner. May 1985.

Janet Cooling.” Arts Magazine. April 1985.

1984 Olander, William. Drawings: After Photography. Exhibition catalogue. New

York, NY: Independent Curators Inc., 1984

Cauthorn, Robert S. [Title Unknown]. The Arizona Daily Star. September 30,

1984.

Tucker, Marcia. Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained: American Visions of the

New Decade. Exhibition Catalogue. New York, NY: New Museum, 1984.

1983 Frueh, Joanna. Chicago: Janet Cooling at Nancy Lurie.” Art in America.

September 1983. p 183.

Moser, Charlotte. Chicago: Bluster and Brawn.ARTnews. May 1983.

Bonesteel, Michael. Chicago: Janet Cooling, Nancy Lurie Gallery.” Artforum

International. April 1983.

1982 Moufarrege, Nicholas A. The Erotic Impulse.Arts Magazine. November 1982.

Frueh, Joanna. “Re-Vamping the Vamp.” Arts Magazine. October 1982. pp 98-

103.

Olander, William. Face It: 10 Contemporary Artists. Exhibition catalogue.

Columbus, OH: Ohio Foundation on the Arts, 1982.

Tucker, Marcia. An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting; Sex, Death,

Violence and the Apocalypse.Artforum. Summer 1982.

1982 Frueh, Joanna. “JL Cooling, Born to Be Alive.Allen Memorial Art Museum

Bulletin. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 1982

1981 Schulze, Franz. How to Get from Gutsy to Great?ARTnews. April 1981.

1979 Krainak, Paul. “Janet Cooling. Robert Donley.” New Art Examiner. May 1979.

1978 Freuh, Joanna. “The Personal Imperative: Post-Imagist Art in Chicago.” New

Art Examiner. October 1978.

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Allan Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

Anna Meyers Interiors, Inc. Chicago, IL

Chemical Bank New York, NY

City of San Diego, Public Library Art Collection San Diego, CA

First Bank of Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN

General Mills

Illinois State Museum Springfield, IL

Illinois State University Normal, IL

Laguna Art Museum Laguna Beach, CA

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps San Diego, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY

Prudential Insurance

Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL

San Diego State University San Diego, CA

State University of New York Purchase, NY

Uptown Hull House Chicago, IL

The West Collection St. Paul, MN

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Thomas Ammann Zurich, Switzerland

Ed Baynard New York, NY

Cathryn Chinn, Esq. CA

David Deitcher New York, NY

Karen Finley New York, NY

Joanna Frueh Tucson, AZ

Sarah Hess Morrisville, NC

Linda Kramer Chicago, IL

The Estate of Nancy Lurie Chicago, IL

Drs. D. McCaan & S. Meister Winthrop, ME

The Estate of William Olander New York, NY

Clay Press & Greg Linn New York, NY

Hollis Sigler Chicago, IL

Dr. Douglas Simay San Diego, CA

Pierrette Van Cleve San Diego, CA

Harvey White San Diego, CA

Diana Zlotnik Los Angeles, CA