Saturday, December 3, 2011

Study of a Skull

Study of a skull
8" X 10"
oil on wood panel

A small quick study from life. As a study it feels whole and complete, however far from being anything finished. See other portrait/anatomy studies plus much more on facebook.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Events This Week

I have been invited as a guest speaker to visit Laguna College of Art + Design.

November 17, 2011. 11:30am Studio 9, Main Campus.

I will be doing a lecture/demonstration in the 4-day Massive Black San Francisco Workshop along with many other talented artists working in the entertainment industry. If you are an artist interested in improving your skills and making a career in the arts, please come join us!

November 19 - 22nd, 2011.

Somarts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Streeet
San Francisco, CA

The Safehouse Show Three: The Humble Show

November 20th, 2011. 7 - 10pm

80 Langton
San Francisco, CA

The Safehouse Studios

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ARTnews November 2011

I am happy to announce that my recent exhibition at Gallery Henoch was reviewed in the November 2011 issue of ARTnews.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Solo Exhibition at Gallery Henoch

September 22 - October 15, 2011.

Thank you everyone for coming out and making the show so memorable. I was overwhelmed by the support, and feel very fortunate to participate in the NY art world. It was great to meet new faces and see familiar ones.

The show hangs until October 15th. A brochure is available. For more information about the paintings, please contact

Monday, September 5, 2011

Solo Exhibition

My third solo exhibition will be opening at Gallery Henoch in New York City, September 22, 2011. I hope you will be able to join me at the opening. RSVP on facebook.

New Paintings

September 22 - October 15, 2011.

Opening Reception September 22nd, 6 - 8pm.

Gallery Henoch

555 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

tel: 917.305.0003

Kim Cogan paints city scenes that explore the relationship between interior and exterior spaces, between structured and natural forms, between individuals and their connection to the surroundings.

Cogan’s paintings transform our way of seeing. In his luminous cityscapes and in the temperament of his interiors, he balances the representational with the abstract. Cogan uses subtle gradations of color and sharp contrast of detail to guide the eye around various shapes and composition. The brushstrokes are left fresh, describing rather than defining. “Paint is tactile, and it should remind the viewer that they are looking at a painting,” Cogan says. “There’s an obvious trace of the artist’s hand.”

In his new body of work, Cogan explores the idea of place as a source of meaning. The figures in the environments suggest a narrative, but the viewer is allowed to fill in the story. Cogan’s environments go beyond mere context because, like a portrait, they describe a character, a history, and a purpose.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Work In Progress

By the time the show is ready, I will have succeeded in making perfect waffle buns as well. Get ready...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Contortionists

On the way to work, I recall along the way passing by a beautiful cherry red bicycle locked outside a store. Having passed by the bicycle twice a day to and from work, I assumed the owner lived or worked nearby and didn't pay much attention. It wasn't until one day I noticed that the seat had been stolen and a week later, the wheels were missing. Over a time period of a month, the thieves much like vultures, slowly picked away at the remains piece by piece until all that was left was a dented, rusty old frame which remained for several years chained to the parking meter.

Whenever I pass by bicycles with handlebars missing, or oddly warping wheels that look as though it is melting to the ground like from a Salvador Dali painting, I have often thought to document the slow transformation I had previously observed. I found plenty of subjects to choose from while walking around the streets of New York.

The Contortionists, 2011
20" X 20"
oil on canvas

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Harper's Magazine, June 2011

My painting Brooklyn Rooftops can be found in Harper's Magazine, June 2011.

The exhibition dates have been set for my upcoming 2011 solo show at Gallery Henoch, mark your calendars!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Art Chicago Art Workshop Hawaii ArtMRKT San Francisco

Hespe Gallery will be participating in a few upcoming art fairs and exhibiting a few of my artworks. For more information contact

April 29 - May 2, 2011.

Hespe Gallery, booth #253

The Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL

May 15, 2011. 12 - 6pm.

I will be participating in a special 1 day art workshop in Oahu with talented artists Justin "Coro" Kaufman and Adam 5100. May 15th, from 12 - 6pm. If you are on the island and want to learn about painting, come join us!

Soho Mixed Media Bar
80 S Pauahi St.
Honolulu, HI

May 19 - 22, 2011.

Hespe Gallery, booth #217

Concourse Exhibition Center
620 7th Street
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dallas Art Fair

Gallery Henoch will be participating in the Dallas Art Fair April 8 - 10, 2011.

Booth G12

Gallery Henoch
555 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
tel: 917.305.0003

I have added a new painting to my website, it can be viewed at Gallery Henoch. The column to the right, upcoming events has been updated.

Rooftops In Brooklyn, 2011
30" X 45"
oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter Group Show

Winter Group Show, March 3 - 26th, 2011.

Opening reception
: Thursday March 3rd
, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Hespe Gallery

251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415.776.5918

I have added a few of the new images to my website.

Also, a very limited edition print of the painting "Homeward Bound" is now available at