Will Cotton

Contemporary American painter, Will Cotton, is known for his Photo-Realist sensual depictions of women immersed in landscapes of sugary confections. His paintings are inspired by a variety of subjects including the children’s board game Candy Land, pin-up posters, landscapes, and academically painted nudes. Cotton studied painting at both Cooper Union and the Academy of Art in New York.

Selected Exhibitions

Will Cotton, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

The Influx Series: Will Cotton, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL  Will Cotton, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO Will Cotton: Vistas of Candyland, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Ithaca, NY

Will Cotton, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK

Will Cotton, Pace Prints, New York


Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC