aka Brian Donnelly
geboren 1974 in New Jersey, USA


"Where The End Starts", Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
"Far Far Down", Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (solo)

"Where The End Starts", Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA (solo)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire (solo)
"BFF", Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)

"Along the Way", Brooklyn Museum, New York (solo)
"Clean Slate", Shanghai Times Square, Shanghai (public installation)
"ArtZuid 2015", public sculpture route, Amsterdam

"Clean Slate", Harbour City, Hong Kong (public installation)
"Final Days", CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga (solo)
"G I R L", Galerie Perrotin, Paris; curated by Pharrell Williams (group)
"This is Not a Toy", Design Exchange, Toronto; curated by John Wee Tom, Sara Nickleson and Pharrell Williams

"Ups and Downs", Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (solo)
"KAWS @ PAFA", Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (solo)

"Companion (Passing Through)", The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA (public installation)
"DownTime", The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA

"FOCUS: KAWS", The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA
"Companion (passing Through)", The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA (public installation)

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA (solo)

"Companion (Passing Through)", Harbour City, Hong Kong (public installation)

"Beautiful Losers", travelling group exhibition, curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike: Le Tri Postal, Lille, France - Palazzo Dell'Arte, Milan, Italy - USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA - Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA - Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA - Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, USA - Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

"C9", MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands (solo)


galerie son, Berlin

"Permanent Vacation", Eden Rock St. Barts, French West Indies (solo)
"Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, USA (grp)
"Greek Gotham", Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece (grp)
"A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art", Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA (grp)
More Gallery, Giswil, Switzerland

"A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, Tomoo Gokita", Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans
"Mutated Reality", Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
"Clean Slate", La Nave, Las Salinas, Ibiza (solo exhibition)
"Respect", CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

"Man’s Best Friend", Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
"If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it", curated by Peter Saul, Galerie Zürcher, New York
"PLAY YOUR PART", Galería Javier López, Madrid (solo)
"New Abstraction", Leila Heller Gallery, New York
"Paint New York. Painting From the American Eastcoast", Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
"Pop Sculpture - Pop Culture", Leila Heller Gallery, New York
"Bad Boy!", New Art Projects, London
"OK, I’ll rename it", Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
"Summer Collective Exhibition", 3 Punts Galería, Barcelona
"Full House", Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
"Joyride", Marlborough, New York
"Wall to Wall", Hang - Up Gallery, London
"Making Links: 25 Years", SCAI | The Bathhouse, Tokyo

"The System of Objects", Deste Foundation, Athens
"Pictoplasma White Noise", La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Mary Boone Gallery, New York; in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin (solo)
"Pass the Blame", Galerie Perrotin, New York (solo)
"KAWS: Giswil", More Gallery, Giswill, Switzerland (solo)
"Ohhh…", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
"At home I´m a tourist", Colección de Selim Varol, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Spain

"The Nature of Need", Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong (solo)
"Imaginary Friends", Galerie Perrotin - Paris (solo)

"Hold The Line", Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

"Pay the Debt to Nature", Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain

"Plastic Culture", Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK (solo)
"The Long Way Home", Honor Fraser, Los Angeles (solo)
Just what is it that makes today's painting so different, so appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, New York

"Saturated", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL (solo)
Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

"Info Babble", Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY
"Ugly Winners", Galerie Du Juor Agnes B., Paris, France

"SK8 on the Wall," Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Original Fake", BAPE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Session The Bowl", Deitch Projects, New York, NY
ALIFE Shop, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
"Coded Language", City Gallery Chastain , Atlanta, GA

"Shortcuts", Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Athens, Greece
Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection , Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
"Tokyo First", Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

PROJEKTE (Auswahl)

2017 Nike Air Jordan KAWS Edition
2016 T-Shirt Design für Uniqlo
2014 Design des Comme des Garsçons "Girl" Dufts zusammen mit Pharrell Williams
2013 Design der MTV Video Awards Mondmann Statue & Trophäe
2009 Trek Madone Mountain Bike für Lance Armstrong
2008 Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak Album Artwork
2007 Simpsons Vans
2006 Real Skateboards
2005 Krooked Skateboards
2005 Bapesta Shoes
2001 Supreme Skateboards
2000ff Cover-Design für verschiedene Magazine


"Where the End starts" Ausstellungskatalog, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
"Final Days" Ausstellungskatalog, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga
"DownTime" Ausstellungskatalog, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
"KAWS 1993-2010", The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum / Skira Rizzoli New York

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