Jeremy Couillard








Born 1980 in Livonia, Michigan. Lives in New York City.


Educated as a painter, Couillard is a self-taught new media artist who has made numerous well-received and internationally exhibited video, virtual reality, and video game works, accompanied by installations, paintings, and ephemera. His works often deploy humorous narratives about future dystopias to explore what motivates us as humans to work, live, and create. 

 Jeremy Couillard was born in 1980 in Michigan. He received his MFA from Columbia University and his BA from Michigan State University. Couillard has exhibited at Denny Dimin Gallery (New York, NY), Phillips Auction House (co-commissioned by daata editions) (New York, NY), yours, mine & ours gallery (New York, NY), Lincoln Center (New York, NY), Louis B. James (New York, NY), Zhulong Gallery (Dallas, TX), Flux Factory (Queens, NY), and has screened his work at the New Museum and Rhizome (New York, NY), Salon 94 (New York, NY), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY), and the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA). Couillard’s work has been featured or reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, Frieze Magazine, Art in America, VICE’s The Creators Project, The Washington Post, FAD, artnet news, ARTNews, the Huffington Post, and the Observer. 

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Sometimes to Deal With the Difficulty of Being Alive I Need to Believe There Is a Possibility That Life Is Not Real
05.23.2019 - 06.30.2019

Virtual Exhibitions:

Fuzz Dungeon
September 30, 2021 Press

Jeremy Couillard interviewed for Ocula: Jeremy Couillard’s ‘Fuzz Spiral’ Lights Up 80 Screens in Times Square

‘Life is really weird and nobody knows what’s going on. One big thing that drives my work is how we all do things that nobody wants to do—nobody wants to go to war, and nobody wants to have a job—but we do them anyway. It’s weird and stupid but it’s human,’ [Couillard] said.

Read on Ocula.

December 04, 2020 Events

Jeremy Couillard in Miami

Jeremy Couillard is presenting a new video “Voluntary Associations” with the Daata Fair in Miami, The Bass and the New World Symphony.

March 02, 2020 Press

Jeremy Couillard Artnet Editor’s Pick

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.

Read on Artnet.

February 13, 2020 Events, Outside Exhibitions

Jeremy Couillard: JEF at Times Square Space

JEF is a cosmology, inspired by world building techniques in sci-fi literature, fully automated luxury space communism fantasies and human/computer interaction. This project brings together for the first time various elements that have featured with Daata at Phillips New York, Joyous Dystopia at The Bass Museum Miami and New World Symphony and on Infinite Objects.

June 26, 2019 Artists, Press

Jeremy Couillard in Rhizome

Glitches in the Simulation

The Phillips x Daata artist commissions
In Jeremy Couillard’s HOTR Home Furnishing, an IKEA-like warehouse store serves as a re-education camp for billionaires following the Earth‘s salvation at the hands of aliens. As a necessary condition of the transition to a more equitable and climate-friendly society, the aliens are attempting to retrain the billionaires of the old world to perform humble and useful tasks—specifically, to assemble prefab furniture.

Read on RHIZOME.

June 26, 2019 Events

Jeremy Couillard’s HOTR Home Furnishing in Rhizome

As a necessary condition of the transition to a more equitable and climate-friendly society, the aliens are attempting to retrain the billionaires of the old world to perform humble and useful tasks—specifically, to assemble prefab furniture.

Read on Rhizome.

March 13, 2017 Press

Jeremy Couillard Reviewed in Bedford + Bowery

You wake up in a hospital. There is a doctor standing over you in scrubs, running his hand down a clipboard, a mask pulled tight across his face. There’s a vague beeping behind you and the sounds of miserable sobbing coming from somewhere. The beeping grows longer and louder until, all of a sudden, it flat-lines and your consciousness (soul? being?) rises up out of your body. “Let me tell you a secret. . .” a calm, female, British voice says from somewhere as your consciousness floats into a cosmic, hallucinogenic light show on the way to your alien afterlife.

March 09, 2017 Events

Jeremy Couillard Reviewed in Artforum

The installation’s centerpiece is a video game designed and engineered by Couillard, unfurling as a quest for reincarnation amid kaleidoscopic landscapes and eccentric extraterrestrials.

Read on Artforum.

February 19, 2017 Press

Jeremy Couillard’s latest new media installation in Vice

Enter an ‘Alien Afterlife’ Inside a Video Game Installation.

Read on Vice.

December 27, 2016 Events, Press

Jeremy Couillard in Vice

4 Experiential Artists Who Brightened Up 2016

Read on Vice.

February 13, 2016 Events

Jeremy Couillard in Frieze

The Last Platform: What it’s like to stand on the precipice of virtual reality

Read on Frieze.

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