ICOSA is an artist-run non-profit cooperative gallery that showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and programming.
Founded in 2015, ICOSA was originally located within Pump Project's former studios. In June 2018 ICOSA moved to nearby Canopy, East Austin’s blossoming gallery and studio hub at 916 Springdale Road. The gallery houses track lighting, high ceilings, and 1500 square feet of exhibition space.
ICOSA is home to a collective group of artists, well known nationally and internationally, who have received numerous prestigious awards and grants and whose work is featured in various major collections.
We are: Leon Alesi, Amy Bench, Darcie Book, Carlos Carrillo/Yevgenia Davidoff, Jonas Criscoe, Kate Csillagi, Erin Cunnigham, Bug Davidson, Rachelle Diaz, Terra Goolsby, Sarah Hirneisen, Mark Johnson, Dameon Lester, Amanda Linn McInerney, Matt Rebholz, Tammie Rubin, Lana Waldrep-Appl, 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 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.