Yesu, the Glorious Christ
in the Pit of Hell
(He Has Tasted Death
That We Might Have Life)
Death Angel Sodom's Root
(the Covering Cherub)
When He Reigns It Pours
O Death Where is Thy Sting:
Yesu Christ, the Fountain of Life
Kox was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1945, on the
day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. At seventeen
he joined the army, where in his spare time he taught
himself not only to paint, but to drink. After his
stint in the service, he continued to drink heavily
while working on custom cars and motorcycles for a
living. He became a notorious member of the "Outlaws"
biker gang, but "hit bottom" by his thirtieth birthday
after a drug overdose. He swore off alcohol, gave
away most of his possessions, and joined a conservative
Pentecostal Christian group. As he studied the Scriptures,
his perceptions of Christianity changed dramatically.
Kox could no longer belong to any organized religious
group; he now understood them to be the deception
of evil forces. He saw pagan religious practice at
the heart of this false representation of Christianity.
For the next ten years he meditated, painted, and
lived by himself in the woods near Suring, Wisconsin.
Here he built a personal chapel and a "Gospel Road"
with scripture-based messages leading through the
forest. In 1985, he returned to Green Bay, studying
religion and art at a branch of the University of
Wisconsin, after which he took up painting full-time
as his way of life.
REALLY BIG SHOE SHOW II (Group Exhibit). August 10,
2001 - January 6, 2002. Neville Public Museum, Green
CITY (Group Exhibit) August 12 - November 3, 2001.
"Chair City Auction" November 3, 2001. Sculpture by
Norbert H. Kox, "One Scent: Seat of Miss Con Ception,"
starting bid $3,000.00. John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
AND PEACE (Group exhibit) October 6, 2001 - September
2002. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
EXHIBIT (TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED). Date to be announced
Plano Art Center, Dallas, TX.
EXHIBIT, WITH WILLIAM THOMAS THOMPSON (TITLE TO BE
ANNOUNCED) Date to be announced Zoellner Arts Center,
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
OUTSIDER ARTISTS: THE END IS A NEW BEGINNING Norbert
H. Kox, Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas, Lonie Holley.
November 29, 2000 - February 25, 2001. Zoellner Arts
Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. More
WATERS: GLORY AND SHAME Solo exhibit, in conjunction
with Matt Fink1s "Mostly Good Things" April 6 - 29,
2001. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. More
EXHIBITIONS FANTASTIC ART April 11 - May 20,2001 A
group exhibition of fantastic and visionary art from
the international movement inspired by Fuchs, Giger
and the techniques of the old masters. Includes work
by Fuchs, Marlin, Brauer, HR Giger, Norbert Kox, and
many others. Exhibiting 34 Artists from 14 countries
many for the first time in Australia. This Orange
Regional Gallery show is being prepared for tour throughout
major venues of Australia. Orange Regional Gallery.
Byang and Peisley Streets, Orange NSW Australia 250
kms west of Sydney, Australia. tel: +61 2 63615136
End is Near! Roger Manley. Illustrated. Bio.
to Behold:The Visionary Art of Myrtice West ed.
Carol Crown. Illustrated. Painting #10, Mother of
Harlots, chapter written by Norbert H. Kox and accompanied
by his painting Mother of Harlots: The Pie-Eyed Piper.
Culture II (warning! contains "adult" material
and will be offensive to some people) chapter 46:
Jesus/Lucifer Santa/Satan? The Apocalyptic Parables
of Norbert H. Kox, by Adam Parfrey. Illustrated. Contains
two color plates of Kox's paintings, plus black and
Vision #14 The Apocalyptic Visual Parables of
Norbert H. Kox, by Erik Weisenburger. Illustrated.
Art Issue #16 The
Gospel According to Kox, by Alice Joanou. Illustrated.
Magazine, April, 2001 The Apocrypha of Norbert Kox,
written by Richard Metzger, portrait by Jodi Wille.
on Kox's life and works, Title and date to be announced.
for upcoming movie Saint Agnus.
Norbert H. Kox 1999 show, To Hell and Back, launched
a controversy that is still being talked about. It
turned out to be a good thing for the Neville Museum
in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Full
sculpture entitled : "The Golden Sin" was largely
responsible for picket lines in front of the museum
and the onset of a 3 1/2 month editorial feud. This
sculpture is referenced to Jeremiah 7:17-20, & 44:15-26.
part of the controversial To Hell and Back exhibit
including details of The Golden Sin and The Prodigal
Bike: Ariel-Davidson (30 pictures of 15 artworks,
just follow the doors) Full
Two Witnesses, In January 2001, Channel 4 in the United
Kingdom broadcast an episode of Disinfo Nation, hosted
by Richard Metzger, in which the focus is on underground
artists who deal with religious themes in a controversial
fashion. Most of the half-hour episode is devoted
to American artists Norbert Kox (Wisconsin) and Frank
Bruno (Arizona) with their major works and an
inside look at their studios.
Dean Jensen Gallery
Luz de Jesus Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
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