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"My artistic journey has paralleled my personal sojourn to become wiser, find truth, and search for pure expression. My work deeply explores the interplay between color and music, particularly influenced by the musical artforms born out of African American Culture: such as jazz, blues, rap and gospel."- Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole received his B.S. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an M.A. in art education from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. Within the last 32 years, he has received 27 grants and fellowships, 65 awards in art, 51 teaching awards. and over 35 public art commissions. His artwork has been featured in more than 470 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Cole’s artwork is included in more than 3000 public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Public collections include the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, The Georgia Museum, Athens, GA, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Ark.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. Corporate collections include Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C.; IBM, N.Y. and King and Spaulding Law Firm, Atlanta, Ga. Private collectors include Michael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls; Dallas Austin, Film & Records Producer; Brad Sellers, formerly of the Chicago Bulls and Darrell Walker, former head coach of the Toronto Raptors. Cole has also created more than 45 public art works, including the Coca-Cola Centennial Olympic Mural for the 1996 Olympic Games. Mr. Cole just completed on a 20’x55’x16” installation for Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA. His artwork has been featured in more than 106 publications, recently in Scholastic Art with Dale Chihuly as well as The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, The Union Tribune in San Diego, Calif., and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. Cole and his artwork has also appeared on the NBA Inside Stuff., Ill. Cole is also an Art Consultant for the College Board in New York. You can view more of his work at artistkcole.com


Selects Works from Kevin Cole

faith with no limitations

faith with no limitations