Resume

koak@koak.net
for inquiries please contact contact@alterspace.co


EDUCATION

2016 MFA in Comics, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2011 BA in Individualized, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002 CalArts, Valencia, CA


EXHIBITIONS

2017 Female Gaze, Museum of Sex, New York, NY
Therianthrophy, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, England
NUT, MAW Gallery, New York, NY
Bathers, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
Young collectors Club, RSF Projects, San Francisco, CA
Teeter Totter, BBQLA, Los Angeles, CA
'3. The Set', Et al. at Holiday Forever, Jackson Hole, WY
On Elizabeth, Olsen Gruin, New York, NY
Material Fair, Alter Space at Expo Reforma, Mexico City, DF
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Alter Space at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
2016 The Weeping Line, Alter Space at Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles, CA
Pleasures & Treasures, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR
The Bad Case of the Uglies, Et al. etc., San Francisco, CA
Art Market, Alter Space at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason Parking Lot, San Francisco, CA
Material Fair, Alter Space at Expo Reforma, Mexico City, DF
2015 It Does and It Doesn't, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Bitch Please, N.B.D, San Francisco, CA
Select Fair, Alter Space at Center 548, New York, NY
Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason Parking Lot, San Francisco, CA
2013 Wild Life Refuge, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
2012 What's Left Behind, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA (currator)
2011 The Bellowing, North Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo show)
2009 ArtRead, Oliver Art Center at CCA, Oakland, CA
Individualized Major Exhibit, Oliver Art Center at CCA, Oakland, CA
2008 The Postcard Show, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
2007 Individualized Major Exhibit, North South Gallery, Oakland, CA
2006 Sick Bed Blues, Hide Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
2004 Body Commodities; Queer Packaging, Works, San Jose, CA


AWARDS & HONORS

2014 Merit Scholarship, CCA
2013 Best Graphic Artist, Porter Gulch Review
2010 Best Graphic Art, Porter Gulch Review
2009 Mikae Hara Print Scholarship
All College Honors, CCA
2008 Visual Arts Award, Porter Gulch Review
1st place Book Award, CCA
2006 Merit Scholarship, CCA

PUBLICATIONS

2017 Oberon (forthcoming)
Good Trouble Magazine
NUT Publication, Vol. 1
2016 The Crystal Ball for Scrawl Magazine, with Cooper McBean (forthcoming)
Night Papers VIII
The Gremlin Quarerly
2007 Sick Bed Blues Teaser, published by Graphic Novel Arts
2003 Missing Kisses, self published
The Boy With the Sinister Hand, self published
The Super Happy Fun Book; For Kids, self published with Paul Davis
Sex, self published
2001 Borderline Tenderloin, self published
Porter Gulch Review
2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004

PRESS

2017 The Body Politic, Cultured Magazine
This Exhibit Will Make You Question Everything You Know About Female Sexuality, Bustle
Women on the Verge, Vault Magazine
[NSFW] Disney Meets Picasso in Twisted, Comic-Inspired Nudes, Creator's Vice
Artist Koak's bodacious figures are inspired by old cartoons and comics, It's Nice That
Desnudos pictóricos atacan la noción occidental de erotismo, Vice MX
2016 Review for The Weeping Line in CARLA
2015 Interview with Chad Hall