Koko Bayer 2016 to present

Temporary Structures

#Projectspreadhope

exhibition+press+bio

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2020.11

"Inside the art of Koko Bayer"

Video by Polina Saran

Ms.mayhem

2020.10

“Salt and Pepper ghost”

with Chris Bagley and Thomas Scharfenberg 

No Place to Hide haunted house

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2020.10

Co-curated  and installed “wall of hope”

with Chris haven, captain eyeliner and Jody Herera for B-Line Chicago

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2020.9

tinstallation for B-Line Chicago

2020.9 - 2021.1

“Pink Lemonade Hope”

Solo show

Bonfils stanton gallery

Denver Botanic Gardens

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2020.1

“Anthology of a lonely metropolitan”

Collaboration with R0melle

Crush Walls 2020

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September 2020

Collaboration with Chris Haven 

Collaboration with Captain Eyeliner 

Multiple installations 

Street Wise Boulder  2020

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September 2020

Collaborations with Myah Bailey and

Adrienne Norris

Babe Walls 2020

August 2020

Colfax Canvas

 

Project Spread Hope

2020-04-06 - present

100’s of installations in Colorado, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York city and Kansas city, 

 

 

2020.03.13

“RiNo Sunset”

2 wall installation in market hall

Mission Ballroom/North Wynkoop, Denver CO

 

2020.03.06

Babe Walls Show @ Ironton

Group Show

Ironton Gallery, Denver CO

 

2020.03.01

Pink Lemonade 2.0

Installation

Mural Lounge, Denver CO

 

2020.02.28

A Matter of Heart

Group Show 

Allegory Gallery, Denver CO

 

2020.01.03

Souvenirs

Solo Show

Dateline Gallery, Denver CO

2019.11.10

Bauhaus ISOTP

Installation and class

Kirkland Museum, Denver CO

 

2019.10.18

StreetWise Boulder Exhibition

Prints of We the People Installations

Group show

Canyon Gallery, Boulder CO

 

2019.09.08

In Search of Times Past in RiNo

CrushWalls 2019 

Dateline Gallery

 

2019.09.03

THIS IS IT

Group SHow 

Dateline Gallery

 

 

2019.08.02

Globeville Riverfront Art Center Outdoor Artfest

Featured Artist

2019.07.25 Boulder Bike Path

 

2019.07.25 - Alfalfas Boulder

 

2019.07.25 Dairy Art Center Boulder

 

 

2019.07.20

RiNo Art Festival 

Featured Artist

Denver, CO


2019.07

The Prodigal Step-Daughter

Modern in Denver Magazine Summer Issue

https://view.publitas.com/modern-in-denver/modern-in-denver-summer-2019/page/128-129

 

2019.06.28 

Colorcon

Denver, CO

Featured Artist

2019.06

Animals2

Alto Gallery

Group show

 

2019.06.19

RKY MTN WALLS

Gramby CO

Featured Artist colab with Sandra Fettingis


2019.02

Koko Bayer: Head, Heart and Hands

Birdy Magazine #62 

http://www.birdymagazine.com/issue/062/


 

2019.02.06

Wheat-Pasting in Denver: Koko Bayer

Westword Weekly

https://www.westword.com/slideshow/wheat-pasting-in-denver-koko-bayer-11203494

 

Koko Bayer Takes History to the Streets With Her Wheat-Pastes

Cover Story

Westword Weekly

https://www.westword.com/arts/koko-bayer-honors-grandfather-herbert-bayer-with-wheat-paste-street-art-11207253

 

MOP2019

Altieri Gallery

Outdoor installation

Colorado collage show

Alto Gallery

 

2019.01.14

Meow Wolf Denver installations

Ongoing multi-structure installation

Meow Wolf Denver construction site


2018

 

2018.12.15

Meow Wolf Denver installations

Ongoing multi-structure installation

Meow Wolf Denver construction site

2018.12

Louis Rechia @ Pirate

“Sa ce nest pas une arbre”

Multi wall installation

Pirate Gallery

2018.11

BagBaySha : Memories of Earth

Leon Gallery

Evolving installation with Thomas Scharfenberg and Chris Bagley  (BagBaySha)

2018-09

Crush Walls 2018

“Herbert’s Grove” 

Ironton Distillery


 

Pink Party

Installations for One Colorado fundraiser

Tracks/EXDO

 

Pride head+heart+hand 

Multi location installation for Pride month

 

 

2019.03

Pink Lemonade in RiNo

Solo exhibition of prints and piñatas 

RiNoMade @ Zeppelin station

 

 

 

In search of There

15x30 installation 

There . . . Denver


 

 

2018.02

“In Search of Times Past on Wazee”

40x20 wall installation ‘

RiNo Art District Office 


 

 

2018.02

Factory Flats

6 floor stairwell installation 

Multi piece installation in parking structure 

 

2018 RiNo Field guide cover

 

2018.01

Koko B Piñataria

Lowbrow Denver


 

 

Facing West

40x20 wall installation 

B-Spot Gallery 

Denver


 

 

2017.09.17

Crush 2017

Multiwall installation 

28th & Blake Denver

https://www.instagram.com/kokonofilter/

 

 

2017.09.15

“Crush 2017 street art festival in RiNo”

Denver Post

http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/09/15/photos-crush-2017-street-art-festival-rino/158809/crush-2017-photo-by-lindsey-bartlett-24/

 

 

2017.08.

DuctWork 2

Multi pillar installation

46th avenue below i70

https://www.instagram.com/kokonofilter/

 

“Denver Street Artists Brighten I-70 Viaduct with Duct-Work 2”

5280 Magazine

http://www.5280.com/2017/09/denver-street-artists-brighten-i-70-viaduct-with-duct-work-2/   


 

“Best New Urban-Art Project ’Duct Work”

Westword

http://www.westword.com/arts/denver-street-art-projects-colorado-crush-cherry-creek-trail-duct-work-9469435

 

2017.08.10

100+

Group show prints

 

 

2017.07.31

In Search of Times Past reflected

Installation at 49th and Washington

 

2017-07-19

“Koko Bayer pushes Social agenda through “Light Vandalism””

Out Front Magazine

Cover+Feature

https://www.outfrontmagazine.com/culture/koko-bayer-pushes-social-agenda-light-vandalism/

 

2017-07-05

Koko Bayer at Rino Supply

prints

http://megamob.co/2017/07/05/koko-bayer-at-rino-supply-july-2017/

https://www.rinosupply.com/rino-supply-presents-first-friday-august-koko-bayer/

 

 

2017.05.19-21

Plastic Water Pop-Up

Evolving Installation BagBaySha collaboration with Chris Bagley & Thomas Scharfenberg 

https://www.altogallery.com/single-post/2017/05/22/Plastic-Water-Pop-Up

 

2017.04.24

MOP 2017 DCC @ ALTO Gallery  http://www.artbeatmagazine.com/month-of-photography-visually-captivating/

 

 

2017-04-14

“Fifteen Women Street Artists You Need to Know in Denver”

Westword

http://www.westword.com/arts/fifteen-women-street-artists-you-need-to-know-in-denver-april-2017-8971187

 

 

2017.02.25

ARTOPIA 2017

CMYK lonely Metropolitans Installation

 

 

2017-02-19

“Head+Heart+Hand: Exploring Wheatpaste art with Koko Bayer 

Urban Live Wash Park - Cover

http://urbanlifewashpark.com/feature/headhearthand-exploring-wheat-paste-art-with-koko-bayer/

 

 

2016.11-12

Eyes  Hearts and  Body Parts 

Evolving installation with Thomas Scharfenberg and Chris Bagley  (BagBaySha)

MegaFauna Denver

 

2016-11-27

“Koko Bayer and Thomas Scharfenberg: Eyes, Hearts and Body Parts at Megafauna”

1of1 Magazine

http://www.1of1magazine.com/koko-bayer-and-thomas-scharfenberg-eyes-hearts-and-body-parts-megafauna/

 

December 6 2016

“Eyes, Hearts and Body Parts: An Immersive Art Exhibit at MegaFauna”

Westword Video

http://www.westword.com/video/eyes-hearts-and-body-parts-an-immersive-art-exhibit-at-megafauna-qJFpefc3

 

 

2016 Vol 6

“Temporary Structures”

Beauty Underground

Page 220-29

http://www.magcloud.com/webviewer/1215000?__r=&s=v

 

 

2016.09.

DUCT WORKS

Multi column installation

 

 

2016.09

COLORADO CRUSH 2016

Installation:  In Search of Times Past in 8 panels

http://coloradocrush.org/2016-artist/

 

2016-04-20

award

WESTWORD WEEKLY

The Ten Best New Murals in Denver 2016 -  #1 Project Colfax

http://www.westword.com/content/printView/7643579

 

 

2016-02-26

Bright Lips at Berenices

 

2016-02-24

“Koko Bayer re-creates Herbert Bayer’s work for the street-art generation”

Westword

http://www.westword.com/arts/koko-bayer-re-creates-herbert-bayers-work-for-the-street-art-generation-761608

 

 

Jan 2016

PROJECT COLFAX

Multiple Installations

 

2016 - present

2000+ outdoor installations 


 

 

BIO

Koko Bayer is a Denver-based artist whose work focuses on outdoor installations of printed images.  Since 2015 she has installed thousands of temporary outdoor works for her “temporary structures project” a collaboration with grandfather Herbert Bayer’s work. Ranging from foot-long prints to large murals, her goal is to “adorn, engage and educate.”  In May of 2020, she began Project Spread Hope a series of installations created in response to the COVID-19 crisis as a reminder of the power of hope. 

 

Born in France, Bayer moved to Colorado at age six. She studied design, printmaking and filmmaking at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the New School in New York. 

Her work has been featured in several mural festivals including BabeWalls 2020, Chrush Walls 2016-2020, StreetWise Boulder 2019/2020, Rocky Mountain Walls, Colorcon, and B-Line Chicago. Solo exhibitions include her two 2020 shows “Pink Lemonade Hope” in the Freyer – Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens and “Souvenirs” at Dateline gallery.  

 

She is a member of ‘BagBaySha” with artists Chris Bagley and Thomas Scharfenberg.  Together they attempt to educate and solve major world issues with art installations. In addition to their 2020 installation “Salt and Pepper Ghost” for “No Place to Go” they have done installations at MegaFauna, Alto, and Leon galleries.

 

She is currently directing head+heart+hand a documentary exploring Herbert Bayer’s art. The film uses Bayer’s theories on visual communication to explore his diverse and fascinating work. 



 

Koko M Bayer | 720.353.8818 |  kokombayer@gmail.com |  @kokonofilter

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