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Abstract mixed media paintings with underlying collage on paper and canvas.

Carolyn Cole's paintings are dense surfaces combining abstraction, geometry and many layers of paint. Working with copies of old handwritten letters, pages from old books,and notes salvaged from the street, Cole paints over the images, obstructing much of the text and communication. Scraping the surface with a palette knife to reveal the layers underneath, Cole then paints into the exposed areas.

EDUCATION

  • Portland State University, BA, visual art, Portland, OR, 1977

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • Duckler Gallery, one artist exhibit, Portland, OR, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, CA, 1997-03
  • Mary Bell Gallery, one artist exhibit, 2002
  • Cohen Rese Gallery, one artist exhibit, 2002
  • "Text" Seattle Art Museum Gallery group exhibit, 2001
  • "Art Slate 1999", group exhibit, Condon, OR 1999
  • Portland State University, Autzen Gallery, 1999
  • Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, 1998
  • AIA Gallery, Portland, OR. 1998
  • Spokane Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA 1997
  • 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY 1991
  • Ten Downtown, Art in General Gallery, New York, NY
  • La Mama Galteria, New York, NY 1990
  • New Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1989
  • Annual Fulton Ferry Park Outdoor Sculpture show, Brooklyn, NY 1985-89
  • Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR 1987,1985
  • Donald Wren Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
  • New York University, group exhibit, 1985
  • Brooklyn Museum, group exhibit. 1982
  • Fountain Gallery, 1979
  • Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1978
  • Portland Art Museum, 1978

AWARDS

  • Artist's Magazine, Finalist in Annual Painting Competition 1996 and 1997
  • Best of Show Award, Sun Valley Art Festival, Sun Valley, ID 1997
  • Best of Show Award, Utah Arts Festival, Salt LikeCity, UT, 1998
  • Best Two-Dimensional Artist Award, Spokane Art Festival, Spokane, WA, 1996
  • Woodstock Art Colony Fellowship, 1988
  • OR Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Grant, 1980

REPRESENTED BY:

  • Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, CA
  • Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED COLLECTORS

  • Asia Europe America Bank, Seattle, WA
  • Bankers Trust Bank, New York, NY
  • Banque Indosuez, New York, NY
  • Campbell's Soup Company, Camden, NJ (several paintings)
  • CIGNA Corporation, New York, NY
  • City of Portland, OR (several paintings)
  • First American Title Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Heinz Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • IBM Corporation, New York City (several paintings)
  • IBM Corporation, Milford, CT
  • Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR
  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Marshal Erdman, Madison, WI
  • NERCO, Portland, OR
  • John Podesta, WA, DC
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • TRW Corporation, Cleveland, OH
  • Walt Disney Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Zale Corporation, New York, NY

Portland, OR
Home: 503-292-7914
Work:
Fax: 503-292-7915

WORK
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Mixed media painting on canvas
49"x37"

Image of work

 

 

 

Mixed media painting on canvas
49"x37"

Image of work

 

 

 

Mixed media painting on canvas
49"x37"

Image of work

 

 

 

Mixed media painting on canvas
49"x37"

 

 

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