Harold Cohen | Computer Art pioneer | Gazelli Art House

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 AARON, DAM Berlin, Germany
2011/12 Collaborations with My Other Self, UC San Diego, USA
2011 New Paintings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
2009 Digital Prints, Art Gallery of the Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
2008 Colour Rules, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
2007 Harold Cohen/AARON, Large-scale Digital Works by Harold Cohen, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
2007 AARON’s Garden, New Digital Works by Harold Cohen, Pacific Beach Public Library, USA
2007 AARON’s World, New Digital Works by Harold Cohen, Gallery Antonio Prates, Lisbon, Portugal
2004 Untouched by Hand, New Digital Prints by Harold Cohen, Pacific Beach Public Library, USA
2001 AARON’s Creativity, Invited talk, Sendai, Japan
1995 The Computer Museum, Boston, USA
1984 Buhl Science Center, Pittsburgh, USA
1983 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1983 The Tate Gallery, London, UK

1983 National Museum of Wales, UK
1983 The Brooklin Museum, USA
1982 deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
1979 Drawing, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
1979/78 An Artist’s Use of the Computer, Arts Council of Great Britain Exhibition Tour, UK
1977 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1976 Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
1976 Retrospective Exhibition, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
1974 New Drawings, The Art Gallery, Sacramento State University
1976 Drawings by Hand / Drawings by Machine, The Art Department Gallery, UC Berkeley
1973 Machine Generated Images, La Jolla Museum
1972 The Art Gallery, San Diego State College
1972 Three Behaviors for the Partitioning of Space, Los Angeles County Museum
1968 Curwen Gallery, London, UK
1968 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1968 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1968 Tapestries and textiles designed by Harold Cohen, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (with tour of British Museums), UK
1968 Art Studio Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
1968  Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK
1967 The Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1967  Jerrold Morris Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1967 Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
1964 Retrospective, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1963 Alan Stone Gallery, New York, USA
1963 Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK
1962 Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK
1961 Alan Stone Gallery, New York, USA
1959 Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, UK
1958 Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK
1956 Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK
1956 Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, UK
1954 Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK
1950 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK


Selected Group Shows

2021 Code of Arms, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2009/10 Digital Pioneers, Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK
2007 Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London , UK

2006 20th Century Computer Art: Beginnings and Developments. The Work and Thought of Pioneers and Contemporary Practitioners of Algorithmic Art, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Prints Now, Victoria Albert Museum, London , UK
2004 ARTWARE3 International, Lima, Peru
2002 A Good Impression: A Century of Print-making in San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, USA
1989 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA
1989 Center for Science and Industry, Columbus, USA
1989 Alternate Applications: Computer Technology in the Arts, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery. UCSC
1989 Meet the Al, HARP Exhibition, Tokyo
1988 California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, USA
1988 Science Museum of Minnesota, USA
1988 Digital Visions, The IBM Gallery of Art and Science, USA
1987 Smart Machines, Boston Computer Museum, USA
1987 Computers and Art, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, USA
1987 Robots and Beyond: The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Boston Museum of Science, USA
1987 The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, USA
1986 Taking Liberty, Exhibition of Images of the Statue of Liberty, New York State Museum, USA
1984 The Machine as a Young Artist, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Canada
1981/83 Mapped Art, 1981-83, University of Colorado Art Galler; University of Texas Art Gallery, Austin;
1981/83 Arkansas Arts Center, Toledo Museum of Art, USA
1980 Black and White American Drawing, 1970-80, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
1980 Images of Ourselves, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1980 The Kelpra Studio: Artists’ Prints 1961-80, Tate Gallery. London, UK
1980 Master Weavers - Tapestry from the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Festival, UK
1980 Landscape: The Printmaker’s View, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1977 Artists at Curwen, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1977 Drawing Invitational Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, USA
1977 Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
1970 Recent Prints by Some British Painters and Sculptors, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1970 2nd British International Print Biennale, Bradford City Art Gallery, UK
1970 White Paintings, La Jolla Museum, USA
1970 Prints from the KELPRA Studio, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1969 Superlimited, Jewish Museum, NewYork, USA
1968 Northern Ireland International, Belfast, Ireland
1967 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA
1967 Young British Painters, Brussels, Belgium
1967 The Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1966 British Painting Today, Hamburg, Germany
1966 English Graphic Art, Cologne, Germany
1966 Aspects of British Art, Australia and New Zealand

1966 Four Englishmen, Milan, Italy
1966 Two Decorative Works by Henri Matisse and Harold Cohen, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1966 33rd Venice Biennale, Italy
1965 IVth Biennale des Jeunes, Paris, France
1965 London, the New Scene, Minneapolis; Washington; Boston; Seattle; Vancouver
1964 Profile III - Englische Kunst, Bochum, Germany
1964 Documenta III, Kassel, Germany
1964 Britische Malerie der Gegenwart, Dusseldort, Germany
1964 A Decade of Painting and Sculpture, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1964/63 Dunne International, London and Canada tour
1964/63 British Painting, Australia and Japan tour
1963 Premio de Lissone, Milan, Italy
1963 Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy
1963 British Painting in the Sixties, London, UK
1963 Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
1961 New London Situations, London, UK
1961 Deuxieme Biennale de Paris, Paris, France
1961 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA
1960 Abstract Impressionism, London, UK
1960 Situations, London, UK



Tate Gallery, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Arts Council of Great Britain
The British Council
The Gulbenkian Foundation
The Contemporary Art Society, London
Leicestershire Education Committee
University of London
University of Nottingham
University of Warwick
The Art Gallery of Toronto
The Peter Stuyvesant Foundation
The British Petroleum Company
Jews College, London
The National Gallery of Western Australia
The National Gallery of Northern Ireland
The National Museum of Wales

The Bristol Art Gallery
The Los Angeles County Museum
The City of Birmingham Art Museum
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The City of Sheffield Art Museum
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Digital Equipment Corporation
Muir College, UC San Diego
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Brooklyn Museum
Scottish Life Insurance Company
Glasgow City Art Gallery
The Arnolfini Trust, Bristol
Yale Center for British Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego



1951 Diploma in Fine Arts, University of London, UK
1951 Abbey (Rome) Scholarship, Italy
1952/54 Lecturer in Art History, Camberwell School of Art, London, UK
1956/59 Fellow in Fine Art, University of Nottingham, UK
1959/61 Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund, New York, USA
1961/65 Lecturer in Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
1969/71 Professor and Chairman, Visual Arts Department, UC San Diego, USA
1971/94 Professor, Visual Arts Department, UC San Diego, USA
1973/75 Visiting Scholar, Computer Science Department, (Artificial Intelligence Lab) Stanford
University, USA
1984 Artist in Residence, Ontario Science Center, Canada
1992/1998 Director, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, UC San Diego, USA
1992/1998 Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at University of California, San Diego, USA



2014 Receiver of the ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement