ICOSA is an artist-run non-profit cooperative gallery founded in 2015 that showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and 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, well known nationally and internationally, who have received numerous prestigious awards and grants and whose work is featured in various major collections. The artists are: Adrian Aguilera, David Bae, Jonas Criscoe, Kate Csillagi, Erin Cunnigham, Bug Davidson, Andrea DeLeon, Brooke Gassiot, Terra Goolsby, Katy Horan, Betelhem Makonnen, Amanda McInerney, Teruko Nimura, Anna Pedersen, Matt Rebholtz, Elaine I-Ling Shen, Rachel Wolfson Smith, Sara Vanderbeek, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Jenn Wilson.
ICOSA is a network of artists committed to providing exhibition space free of the constraints of the traditional gallery model, as well as a platform for dialoguing with audiences. ICOSA’s culture empowers artists to develop their creative and professional ambitions, continuously culminating in a wide range of events, from art shows to educational programs, as well as in cooperative partnerships with diverse organizations. ICOSA’s programming ignites ideas and relationships between the Austin and global art communities: compliments of its 20 member artists who are producing some of the region’s highest-caliber contemporary art and art discussion. ICOSA preserves a sustainable lifestyle for local artists and engages in dialogue with art lovers throughout the region and beyond.