Michael Coughlan is a Los Angeles-based artist who has exhibited work nationally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, as well as internationally in Denmark, London and Tokyo. He has taught intermediate and advanced painting courses at UC San Diego.

Solo / Group
Exhibitions & Projects


Stalke Galleri, Kirke Sonnerup, DK - “On View 10”


Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - "TRI(...ed) – Revisiting TRI Gallery"
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, DK - “Flashback and Guest”

Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, DK - “Art Stamp DK”

The End Is Near, Brooklyn, NY - “Dime Bag 3”

2010 - 2014
Santa Monica Museum of Art Auction, CA - “Incognito”

Stalke Up North, Copenhagen, DK - “Congrats, No Regrets”
Silvershed, New York, NY curated by Miles Coolidge - “Decomplexion”
Santa Monica Museum of Art Auction, CA - “Incognito”

Skovbo Kunstfoening, Borup, Denmark - “Five Americans”

Stalke Up North, Gilleleje, Denmark - “Stalke Up North”
The Fallout Gallery, Las Vegas, NV - “Group Drawing Show”
MOCA Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA - “Fresh”

4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - “Michael Coughlan”
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - “Benjamin Butler, Michael Coughlan, Dietmar Lutz, Ian Patrick, Neil Rumming”

Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark - “Michael Coughlan - We Have (Had) the Technology”
Future Prospects Gallery, Republic of the Phillipines -“Works on Paper”
MOCA Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA - “Fresh”
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, DK - “Kids of the Black Hole” (curated)

General Store, Milwaukee, WI - “Four Color Pen Show”
Locust Projects, Miami, FL - “Four Color Pen Show”
4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - “Tar Pit Tales”

White Columns, New York, NY - “Mama’s Boy” Mandarin Gallery, LA, CA - “Drip City”

Luckman Gallery, Cal-State LA, Los Angeles, CA - “Painting and Illustration”
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark - “Group Exhibit”
The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY - “Panorama”
New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, curated by Jordin Isip - “Dime Bag”

Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA - “Coughlan, Reeder, Ruth, Weatherford,”
curated by Laura Owens
Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA - “Cross Cuts”
Yamagata Studio, Malibu, CA - “LA/NY Benefit Exhibit”

Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark - “Michael Coughlan”
CRG Gallery, New York, NY - “All Things Everything True” curated by Jessica Bronson
Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, CA - “Ambient Guns”

Sara Meltzer’s On View, New York, NY - “Telephone - Michael Coughlan & Jory Felice”
30 Paris House, London, England - “The Manchurian Candidate”
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark - “On Paper”
LACE, Los Angeles CA (catalog) - “Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Auction”

Works On Paper, Los Angeles, CA - “Telephone - Michael Coughlan & Jory Felice”
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (catalog) - “LA or Lilliput?”
Works On Paper Inc., Los Angeles, CA - “Flaming June”
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA - “Local Heroes”
San Francisco Art Institute, McBean Gallery, CA - “Wings of Desire”
Appenzell, Switzerland - “Three Day Weekend at Wahlverwandtschaften”

Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA - “Michael Coughlan”
Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark - “Quartzose”
Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA - “The Eagle Rock Show”
Pace Gallery, Greene St., New York, NY - “Group Exhibition”
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA - “Ten Los Angeles Artists”

TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - “Michael Coughlan”

Bliss, Pasadena, CA - “Oblique Objects - Michael Coughlan”

Grants / Residencies

1996 Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant

2011 Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency
with fellowship from Joan Mitchell Foundation


California Institute of the Arts
Master's of Fine Arts, 1991

Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor's of Fine Arts, 1988
European Honors Program, Rome Italy, 1988