Born in New Jersey
BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Art & Design, Providence, RI
Lives and works in New York, NY


Group Show - Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
White Collar Crimes - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
Dan Colen - blowing in the wind - Gagosian Gallery, Athens
Joe Bradley & Dan Colen Epiphany - Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY
Holy Crap! - The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Do Your Thing - White Columns, New York City, NY
À rebours - Venus Over Manhattan Art, New York City, NY
Brucennial 2012 - Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer - Brucennial, New York City, NY
In Living Color - FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NY
Oh God! - Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Dan Colen - Trash - Gagosian Gallery, Rome
Dan Colen - Peanuts - Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (solo)
"Poetry," Gargosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
"Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture," Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
"I Live there…," Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
"The Unforgiven", Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
"Substraction," Deitch Projects, New York, NY
"Sack of Bones," Asia Song Society, New York, NY
"Meet Me Around the Corner – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection," Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
"Pop Art is:" Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
"Unholy Truths," Initial Access, Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester, UK
"Generation," Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
"Fractured Figure," works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
"Beyond Zero," Peres Projects, Athens, Greece
"Sweet Bird of Youth," Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Swizterland,
"Last Attraction Next Exit," Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK,
"Absent Without Leave," Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
"Beneath the Underdog," Gagosian Gallery, NY
"NO ME" Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (solo)
"Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash's Wall in the Future)," Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to Deitch Projects, New York, NY) (solo)
"Potty Mouth, Potty War, Pot Roast, Pot is a Reality Kick," Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Fantastic Politics," The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
"USA Today," Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
"Survivor," New York, NY
"Defamation of Character," PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
"Mid-Life Crisis," Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
"Axis of Praxis," Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
"Infinite Painting," Villa Manin – Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo, Italy
"Whitney Biennial 2006," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Bridge Freezes Before Road," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
"The Armory Show with Peres Projects," New York, NY
"Interstate," Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
"Seven Days Always Seemed Like A Bit Of An Exaggeration," Rivington Arms, New York, NY (solo)
"New York," Galerie du Jour, Paris, France
"Art Works for Hard Money," Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
First Show, Rivington Arms, New York, NY