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Kevin Cole

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

Art Instructor: Westlake High School, Atlanta, GA

 

AP Art Consultant Savannah College of Art & Design Atlanta, GA

 

EDUCATION

 

M.F.A Drawing, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

 

M.A. Art Education/Painting, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

 

B.S. Art Education, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR

 

SELECTED RESIDENCY/VISITING ARTIST, SYMPOSIUMS, PANELS, LECTURES, JURORS

 

 Lecture North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 2016

 

Visiting Artist, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley, UT 2014

 

Artist Talk Weston Gallery, January 2013

 

Lecture University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 2012

 

Lecture Arts & Science Center , Pine Bluff AR 2012

 

Lecture South west Art Center Atlanta, GA 2012

 

Artist Talk Hearne Fine Art. Little Rock, AR 2012

 

Table Leader AP Studio Art, Princeton, NJ 2004-Present

 

Performing Race, The David C Driskell Center, University of Maryland , College Park 2010

 

Juror National African American Juried Art Competition, Louisville, KY 2008-11

 

Development Committee the College Board, New York, NY 2008-12

 

Visiting Artist, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 2008

 

Panelist “ Beyond Sculpture, New York University, New York, NY 2007

 

University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2007

 

Keynote Speaker Florida Art Education Association, Orlando, FL 2007

 

Business of Fine Art, Pulaski Community College, Little Rock, AR 2007

 

National Black Fine Arts Show, New York, NY 2007

 

University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2007

 

Elgin College, Elgin, IL 2006

 

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 2006

 

Lecturer Morris Museum, Augusta, GA 2003

 

Visiting Artist University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 2002

 

Visiting Artist, Brandywine Center for the Art Center, Philadelphia, PA 2001

 

Advance Placement Reader, ETS, Princeton, NJ 1996 to Present

 

Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, AR 2000

 

Visiting Artist, New World School for the Arts, Miami, FL 1999

 

Visiting Artist, Davidson Center for the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1999

 

Juror, Atlanta Artist Association, Atlanta, GA 1999

 

Visiting Artist, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 1999

 

Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 1998

 

Juror, Employee Exhibition, Stone E. Webster Engineering Company, Atlanta, GA 1998

 

Visiting Artist, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

 

Panelist, State of Louisiana, Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA (In progress)

 

Washington Park Natatorium, Atlanta, GA (Installation)

 

P.A.R.K, Little Rock, AR

 

Georgia International Convention Center, College Park, GA

 

StudioPlex, Atlanta GA (Installation)

 

ESPN Zone (2000 Super Bowl), Atlanta, GA (48” x 38” x 9”)

 

Charlottesville Arbermarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA (72” x 350” x 14”)

 

Forest Avenue Public Library, Des Moines, IA (120” x 120” x 3”)

 

The Coca-Cola Centennial Olympic Mural 1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta, GA (8200 sq.ft)

 

Southeast Atlanta Recreation Center (Artist Team), Atlanta, GA (18’ x 12’ x 8’)

 

The United Way, Atlanta, GA (64” x 260” x 5”)

 

The Anchor Center, Atlanta, GA (69” x 140”)

 

Red Oak Recreation Center, Red Oak, GA (53” x 120”)

 

City Hall, Atlanta, GA (84” x 283” x 7”)

 

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (115” x 105” x 7”)

 

Carver Homes Public Library, Atlanta, GA (Installation)

 

Bankhead Court Public Library, Atlanta, GA (Installation)

 

Boatrock Public Library, Atlanta, GA (110” x 110” x 4”)

 

My Sister’s House, Atlanta, GA (72”x189”x12”)

 

SELECTED PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTORS

 

Tyson’s Food Headquarter, Bentonville, AR

 

St. Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Washington DC

 

William Jefferson Clinton Library, Little Rock, AR

 

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

 

Morgan & Stanley, Chicago, IL

 

IP Stanback Museum, Orangeburg, SC

 

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

 

Morris Museum, Augusta, GA

 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

Tampa Museum, Tampa FL

 

US Embassy Barbados

 

Corcoran Gallery Museum, Washington, DC

 

Walton Fine Art Center, Fayetteville, AR

 

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

Hammonds House Galleries and Museum, Atlanta, GA

 

Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

 

LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA

 

Dayton Institute of Art, Dayton, OH

 

The Dr. David C. Driskell Center University of Maryland, MD

 

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

 

Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Atlanta, GA

UPS, Chicago, IL

 

The Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta, GA

 

Alabama Power Co., Birmingham, AL

 

Atlanta Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, GA

 

Bank of America, Charlotte, NC

 

Bell Laboratories, Hartford, NJ

 

City of Charleston, Charleston, SC

 

Doubletree Hotel, Tampa, FL

 

Eso Won Books, Los Ángeles, CA

 

Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC

 

Gink, Marc, Inc., St. Louis, MO

 

The Houston Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

 

IBM, New York City, NY

 

Jump Incorporated, Chicago, IL

 

Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA

 

King and Spalding Law Firm, Atlanta, GA

 

Northern Telecom Inc., Atlanta, GA

 

Restaurant Development Group, Cincinnati, OH

 

Sutherland, Asbill, Brennan Law Firm, Atlanta, GA

 

The Springer School, Cincinnati, OH

 

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR

 

Virginia Center for the Arts, Sweetbriar, VA

 

West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA

 

Shorter College, Little Rock, AR

 

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA

 

The College Board, New York City

 

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, NY

 

Nancy Gunn Library, Conyers, GA

 

South Fulton Regional Library, Union City, GA

 

Bonz Wells, NBA Basketball Player, Memphis Grizzles

 

Michael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago, IL*

 

Juanita Jordan, Chicago, IL*

 

Darrell & Lisa Walker, former NBA Basketball Player, Little Rock, AR*

 

Doug & Jackie Christie, NBA Player for the Orlando Magic’s, Seattle, WA*

 

Brad Seller, former NBA Player Chicago Bulls, Rome, Italy*

 

Alvin Williams, NBA Player, Toronto Rappers, Toronto, Canada*

 

Elliot Perry, Former NBA Basketball Player, Phoenix Suns, Memphis, TN

 

Rod Strickland, NBA Player Miami Heat, Inglewood, NJ*

 

Bernard King, former NBA Player New York Nicks, Norcross, GA*

 

Joe Barry Carroll, former NBA Player, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta, GA*

 

Dr. David Driskell Professor of Emeritus University Maryland, Hyattsville, MD*

 

Mel & Juanita Hardy Washington DC*

 

Harvey Grant, former NBA Player Washington Wizards, Glendale, MD*

 

Greg & Yolanda Head, HeadFirst Marketing, Stone Mountain, GA*

 

Monica Kaufman, Anchor Women, WSB TV, Atlanta, GA*

 

Lewis Tanner Moore, Collector, Philadelphia, PA*

 

Jeff & Sivan Hines MD, Atlanta, GA*

 

Larry & Brenda Thompson, Former Deputy Attorney General of the U.S., Atlanta, GA

 

Dr. Robert Steele, College Park MD*

 

Linda Johnson, President, Johnson Publishing Co. Chicago, IL*

 

Sande Webster, Art Dealer Sander Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA*

 

Terry McMillan, Author, San Monica, CA

 

Dallas Austin, Record Producer Atlanta, GA

 

AWARDS IN ART, FELLOWSHIPS AND

GRANTS, TEACHING AWARDS

 

Chancellor’s Award University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR 2017

 

Honorable Mention Georgia Artist Art Competition, Atlanta, GA 2016

 

Merit Award the LaGrange National XXVII, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange GA 2014

 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Honoree National Alumni Hall of Fame: 2013

 

Woodruff Foundation Leadership in the Arts, Atlanta, GA 2013

 

First Prize, The Georgia Artist Juried Exhibition, Abernathy Art Center, Atlanta, GA 2011

 

The David C. Driskell Fellowship, The Experimental Workshop, Layfayette, PA 2011

 

Teacher of the Year, Westlake High School, Atlanta, GA 2010

 

Bombay Sapphire and Russell Simmons Juried Art Competition

WCLK Community Service Award, Atlanta, GA

NAEA Fellowship Anderson Ranch, CO, 2010

 

Artist & Influences , Hatch Billops, New York, NY 2009

 

National Secondary Art Educator of the Nominated, 2008

 

Scholarship Honor, Business of Art, Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR 2007

 

Sandtown Foundation Grant, Atlanta, GA 2007

 

The History Makes, Chicago, IL 2007

 

Honorary Chairman Youth Art Month, Georgia Art Education Association 2006

 

Merit Award, Madison National Juried Exhibition, Madison, GA 2005

 

Southeastern Region Secondary Art educator of the Year, National Art Education Association 2004

 

Georgia Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Georgia Art Education Association 2003

 

Class Act 11 Alive Outstanding Teachers in Georgia 2003

 

Who’s Who is Making a Different 2003

 

Alumni Award, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR 2002

 

Who’s Who in America 53rd Edition 2001

 

Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Fellowship, Colorado Spring, CO 2000

 

Knight Foundation Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA 2000

 

Learn & Serve Grant, State of Georgia, Atlanta, GA 1999

 

Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA 1998

 

Super Teacher of the Year, Turner Broadcasting, and Atlanta, GA 1997

 

Georgia State Artist of the Year, Atlanta, GA 1996

 

Voted Best Mural in Atlanta, GA, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA 1996

 

Who’s Who is Education 1995

 

Award of Excellence for Public Art, Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Atlanta, GA 1995

 

NEA Community Public Art Project, Washington, DC 1995

 

Who’ Who Among American High School Teacher 1994

 

Individual Artist Grant, Georgia Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA 1994

 

Mellow Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY 1992

 

Artist Grant Georgia Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA 1992

 

Paul Roberson, Award for Art Education, Atlanta, GA 1991

 

Artist Project Grant, City of Atlanta 1990

 

Independent Artist Grant, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA

 

Teacher of the Year Wood land Middle School 1990

Award of Excellence Public Art, Atlanta, GA

 

Teacher of the Year, Camp Creek Middle School 1986

 

Rhoden Smith Scholar, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL 1985

 

 

SELECTED SOLO, GROUP, JURIED & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

 

Plano Art Center Plano TX (solo)

 

2016

 

Embassy: Istanbul Turkey, (Invitational)

 

North Carolina Central Art Museum, Durham, NC (solo)

 

Afri-COBRA Now Hearne Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR (group)

 

2015

 

Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA (3 person)

 

ArtField, Lake City, SC (Juried)

 

2014

 

Living off the Wall, 10th Street Gallery, St. Louis MO, (solo)

 

Art Basel Miami, Phantom Gallery, Miami, FL (group)

 

Traditions Re Define: the collection of Brenda and Larry Thompson, St. Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

 

LaGrange National Juried Exhibition XXVIII, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange GA.

 

2013

 

Outside the Boundaries Black & Abstract, Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas, Romare Bearden, Curator Valarie Cassell Oliver, Kevin Cole Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (invitational)

 

One Hundred Fifty Years of African American Art From the Collection of the David C. Driskell Center” Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati. OH

 

“Kevin Cole Straight From the Soul 25 Year Survey Traveling Exhibition

Curator Dr. Julie McGee, Weston Art Gallery Cincinnati, OH

 

2012

 

And the Band Played On, Hearne Fine Arts, Little Rock AR

 

Kevin Cole Straight From the Soul, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

 

The Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA

 

“Mixed Signals” Lafayette College, Allentown PA (solo)

 

2011

 

 “ Seeking Higher Ground”, Delaware State University, Dover, DE (solo)

 

Georgia Artist Competition, Abernathy Art Center, Atlanta GA

 

Juror Michael Rooks, Curator of the High Museum of Art (juried)

 

2010

 

” Protégé Sam Gilliam & Kevin Cole, The Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte NC

 

LaGrange National XXXV Biannual, LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA (juried)

 

Corridor Gallery, New York, (invitational )

 

2009

 

“African American Currents: Contemporary Art from the Bank of America at 40 Acres in Sacramento, CA ( Collection)

 

National Black Fine Art Show , New York (Group)

 

2008

 

Golden Fine Arts, Denver, CO ( Group)

 

AfriCORBA: Liberated Images, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY (group)

 

National Black Fine Art Show, New York, NY (group)

 

In Context the Language of Abstraction, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (invitational

 

2007

 

Beneath the Sound of Color, Hearne Fine Arts, Little Rock AR (solo)

 

Dialogue with Color, Kevin Cole & Preston Sampson, WhiteSpace Gallery Winston Salem, NC, (Two-person)

 

Beneath the Surface, Embassy of Venezuela Washington DC (group)

 

Cubano International Gallery, Toulouse, France (group)

 

AFRICOBRA Forty Years, Hampton Museum , Hampton, VA (group)

 

2006

 

Kevin Cole & Alonzo Davis, Old Dillard Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

“Something old, Something new” Kevin Cole & Cedric Smith, Gallery Guichard, Chicago (Two person)

 

Different Way of seeing, the Noyles Museum of Art Oceansville, NJ (group)

 

2005

 

Madison National Juried Art Exhibition, Madison GA: (juried)

 

Prints from the Collection of Robert & Jean Steele,( collection)

 

Yale University Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

University of Scranton, Scranton PA

 

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

 

North Carolina Central, Durham, NC

 

2004

 

Images of America, from the Collection of Darrell and

Lisa Walker (Collection)

 

Walton Art Center, Fayetteville AR

 

Hammonds House Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

Tubman Museum of Art, Macon GA

 

Abstraction Revisited, International Visions Gallery, Washington DC, (group)

 

“Black Creativity’ Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL(juried)

 

“Successions “Prints from the collection of Jean & Robert Steele Yale University New Haven CT ( Group)

 

2003

 

Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA (solo)

 

Jacob Lawrence and Kevin Cole, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA(two-person)

 

National Black Fine Art Show, Puck Building, New York, NY ( Selected artist)

 

2002

 

Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA ( solo)

 

University of Maryland, College Park, GA (Collectors Collection)

 

Hampton Museum, Hampton University, Hampton VA (Juried)

 

Michael Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Group)

 

Sander Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

International Visions Gallery, Washington DC

 

Cress Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

 

2001

 

African American Art Museum, Dallas, TX

 

“Absence of color”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (Invitational)

 

“Will” Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (Invitational)

 

2000

 

Auction 2000, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

 

Chicago Black Art Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Group)

 

Third Annual National Black Art Exhibition, New York, NY (Group)

 

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (Collaboration)

 

African-American Art Museum, Dallas, TX (Juried)

 

Art Center of the Ozark, Springdale, AR

 

Runaway Moon Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

 

1999

 

Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA,

 

Hammonds House Galleries, Atlanta, GA

 

Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA(solo)

 

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA(group)

 

Arts & Cultural Center, Hollywood, FL (invitational)

 

Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit, MI (Group)

 

621 Galleries, Tallahassee, FL (Juried)

 

Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA(two-person)

 

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA(solo)

 

1998

 

Kevin Cole, Frank Stella, Sam Gilliam, John Scott, etc.

Brandywine Workshop, Center for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (Invitational)

 

The Second Annual National Black Art Exhibition, New York City, NY(group)

 

Sande Webster Gallery, the Armory Show, New York (Group)

 

City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA (Invitational)

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

"Blue Greenberg, NCCU exhibition abstract blaze of color’ The Herald Sun, Durham, NC  September 18, 2016

 

Courtney Lawson ”Celebrating a and moving forward," Northern NOW Fall 2016

 

Dr. Ruth Meyer” The Artist Life Profile: Kevin Cole Straight From the Soul” The Artist Magazine ; September 2013

 

Christopher Hoeting” Straight from the Soul” AEQAI, January 20,2013 Cincinnati, OH

 

Kathy Schwatz “Kevin Cole and Ties that Bind”City Beat; Volume 19 Issue 06 December 19-25 2012: Cincinnati, OH

 

Deborah Horn: From Hanging to Heaven to Neckties to Ladders,; Sealife Magazine Pine Bluff AR October 2012

 

Lee Raudanis “Six Educators Quietly Making a Difference , PAGE Magazine; January/February 2012

 

Dr. Ann Gibson, Protégé Sam Gilliam and Kevin Cole The Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC 2010

 

Halima Taha “Collaboration” 20 Years Hearne Fine Arts, Little Rock AR (book) 2008

 

Dennis Forbes “ Black Artist in the their Studios and Workspaces” Book 2008

 

Sean Drakes” Black Enterprise Magazine “Artistic Expressions” September 08 The History Makers, Chicago, IL January 2007

 

Cathy Fox, “Things Old, new” The Atlanta Journal & Constitution August 12, 2005

 

Kendra Story Sculptors use their hands and hear to create timeless pieces” Upscale Magazine April 2005

 

Edmonds Alan Three Decades of Printing Making, The Brandywine Printmaking Workshop book 2004

 

Matthew Kangas Review Sculpture Magazine May 2004 Vol. 23 No. 4

 

Wanda Freeman, “ An eye For Voices” The Arkansas Democrat and Gazette Northwest Arkansas Edition , January 16, 2004

 

“Art in the new Georgia International Convention Center” Atlanta Business Chronicle,

May 30, 2003

 

Best Bet, Kevin Cole & Preston Sampson, at International Visions Gallery Washington Times, Washington DC, March 21, 2002

 

Veronica Reed, “Passing The Passion African American Art Collectors in the NBA” The International Review of African American Art, Volume 17 2001

 

Tom Stanley, “Clothes make the art in new exhibit,” Arkansas Democrat- Gazette,

September 1, 2000

 

Jerry Cullum, Images, Wall pieces echo with liberating effect, Atlanta Journal –Constitution, Friday Feb. 4, 2000

 

Elena Cabral, “Hollywood exhibits showcase South Florida artists,” Hollywood Herald,

November 7, 1999

 

Catherine Fox, “Colorful combinations: Three Atlanta artists stake their claim in vivid hues, abstractions,” Atlanta Journal / Constitution, October 15, 1999

 

Edward J. Sozanski, “A dialogue between painting and sculpture,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 1999

 

Robert Pincus, “Kevin Cole: Surviving Another Beat,” The Union Tribune, San Diego, CA

April 30 1998

 

Ruth Latter, “Ties to the Community,” The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, April 23, 1998

 

Diane Jeilenman: “African-American Exhibit Invigorating.” The Courier Journal, Louisville, KY: Sunday, February 15, 1998

 

John Kernaghan: “Darrell Sees the Big Picture.” July 1997, Toronto Raptors Year Book, Toronto, Canada

 

NBA Inside Stuff, (NBC TV) , New York, November 16, 1996

 

Donald Locke: “Three Dimension, Kindred Spirit,” Creative Loafing - June 28, 1996

 

Mary Hill: “Intercity Youth, Engaging in Challenging Art Projects,” Des Moines Registry -

March 14, 1996

 

Carolan Schwartz: “Kevin Cole, An Exceptional Vision,” Art Experience Atlanta,

December 4, 1995

 

Merle Ware: “Good Day Atlanta” (CBS TV), Atlanta, GA, December 4, 1995

 

Karen Daniels: “Between the Lines,” (TBS TV), August 12, 1995

 

Amanda Morris: “From the Diary of Kevin Cole,” Free Form Magazine, Volume 1, Atlanta, GA -April 1995

 

Mike Guiliano, “Black and Abstract.” City Paper, Baltimore, MD, February 22, 1995

 

GA – August 5, 1994

 

Bill Alexander, “Kevin Cole at North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia,” Arts Papers, Atlanta, GA, August 5, 1994

 

2006 Member of Afri-COBRA

 

 

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