Kris Cox ( American, b. 1951 )



Kris Cox ( American, b. 1951 )

Ebony Curtain / Horizontal ( 2004 )

Pigmented Wood Putty, Asphalt Emulsion, Acrylic on Wood Panel

64" (H) x 72" (W) x 2" (D)

Price Available Upon Request


Kris Cox

Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1951, lives and works in Basalt, CO

Kris Cox, an artist living and working in a studio/residence he built in Basalt, CO, just down valley from Aspen, has been exhibiting professionally since 1980. He received an MFA from RISD, and was an assistant professor of art at San Diego State University until he resigned in 1982 to become a full-time artist.

His works have a great sense of “objectness”; whether sculpture, ‘constructed’ paintings, or ‘constructed’ photo images digitally printed on layers of Mylar. Transformation of materials is evident throughout, his mediums including pigmented wood putties, cast patinated lead, digital printing on Mylar, and cast pigmented beeswax among others.

It is Cox’s intention that his pieces are seductive from a distance, and upon close inspection, rewards the viewer with nuance and an intimate beauty, which he does not feel is anachronistic.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
The Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
Racine Art Museum, WI
C.U. Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Arizona State University, Art Collections, Tempe, AZ
Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
General Mills Art Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Prudential Insurance Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA
IBM Corporation, Chicago, IL
Pacific Telesis Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Sears Corporation, Chicago, IL
Peninsula Hotel, New York, NY
LVMH, San Francisco, CA
Residences at the Little Nell, Aspen, CO