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Marsha Cottrell (b. 1964) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Cottrell received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA. She then received a Masters of Fine Art degree in 1990 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.


Cottrell is a recipient of the 2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Biennial Award; the 2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Fellowship Grant in Drawing; the 2004 Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Educational Grant; the 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Grant in Drawing; the 2001 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship; the 1999 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Grant in Digital Arts; and the 1999 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program.


Cottrell has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY; Eleven Rivington, New York, NY; g-module, Paris, France; Gaga, New York, NY; Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY; Petra Rinck Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany; Revolution Gallery, Detroit, MI; SiteGalerie, Dusseldorf, Germany; and Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY.


Recent group exhibitions include By Any Means: Modern and Contemporary Drawings from the Morgan, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, 2019; Worlding: Lucas Blalock, Marsha Cottrell, Ben Hagari, Ajay Kurian, and Hayal Pozanti, Organized by Mia Curran, University of Western Michigan, 2017; The Actual, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY, 2014; schwartz // weiß, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 2013; Flowery, Petra Rinck Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2013; One Third White, Kunst im Tunnel (KIT), Dusseldorf, Germany, 2013; and Field Conditions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 2012.


Selected public and corporate collections include The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Grafische Sammlung, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Neuberger Berman LLC, New York, NY; The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pfizer Inc., New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Progressive Corporation; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP