ICOSA is an artist-run cooperative gallery founded in 2015 that showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and monthly programming. Located in East Austin’s blossoming gallery district at 702 Shady Lane, next to Pump Project’s working studio hub, it houses track lighting, high ceilings, and 1500 square feet of exhibition space. It is home to twenty artists, known nationally and internationally, who have received numerous prestigious awards and grants and whose work is featured in various major collections. We are: Adrian Aguilera, David Bae, Jonas Criscoe, Kate Csillagi, Erin Cunnigham, Bug Davidson, Andrea DeLeon, Micah Evans, Brooke Gassiot, Terra Goolsby, Katy Horan, Betelhem Makonnen, Amanda McInerney, Teruko Nimura, Anna Pedersen, Matt Rebholtz, Elaine I-Ling Shen, Sara Vanderbeek, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Jenn Wilson.
ICOSA is a network of artists committed to providing an exhibition space free from the constraints of a traditional gallery model as well as a platform for dialoguing with audiences. ICOSA’s unconventional culture empowers artists to develop their creative and professional ambitions, culminating in a range of comprehensive events, educational programing, and partnerships with other organizations. This programming ignites an exchange of ideas while forging relationships between members of the Austin art community and the global art scene. ICOSA includes a diverse collection of 20 artists who produce high caliber contemporary art. ICOSA expands the Austin art community while enabling artistic life to be more sustainable in the city.