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Willie Cole, American artist. Recipient Joan Mitchell Foundation award, 1996; fellow Rutgers Center Innovative Printmaking fellow, Rutgers University, 1991; Penny McCall Foundation grantee, 1991, Wheeler Foundation grantee, 1994, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grantee, 1995.


Cole, Willie was born in 1955 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States.


Student, Boston University, 1974—1975. Bachelor of Fine Arts, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1976. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1976—1979.


Artist-in-residence Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, 1989, The Contemporary, Baltimore, 1994, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, 1994, Capp St. Project, San Francisco, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Educational Testing Service Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986, Institute Contemporary Arts, Long Island, 1990, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, 1991, 1993, Newark Museum, 1992, St. Louis Art Museum, 1992, Brooke Alexander, New York, 1992, 1994, Baltimore Museum Industry, 1994, Capp St. Project, San Francisco, 1995, University Arts, Philadelphia, 1995, Fabric Workshop Museum, 1995, Alerie Almine Rech, Paris, 1997, Alexander and Bonin, New York, 1997, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, 1998, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1998, Birmingham (Alabama) Museum Art, 1998, Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, 1999, Alexander and Bonin, 2002, exhibited in group shows at Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, 1986, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, 1987, Palais Exposition, Nice, France, 1988, Artworks, Princeton, 1989, Art in General, New York, 1990, Brooke Alexander, 1991. Author: Brooke Alexander, 1993. Exhibited in group shows at Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1992, Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan, 1992-1994, Newark Museum, 1993, 1997, New Jersey Center Visual Arts, Summit, 1994, 1996, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, 1994, Neuberger Museum Art, Purchase, New York, 1994, 1997, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1995, 1996, K&E Gallery, New York, 1995, Whitney Museum American Art, Champion, 1995, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, 1996, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, exhibited in group shows, New York, 1998, exhibited in group shows, Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, 1998, Alexander and Bonin, 1998-1999, Represented in permanent collections Bronx Museum Art, Museum Contemporary Art, Chicago, Dallas Museum Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Newark Museum Art, New Jersey Museum Modern Art, New York City, Whitney Museum American Art, New York, St. Louis Art Museum, State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, National Gallery Art, Washington, FRAC Lorraine, Metz.