About Known for assembling and transforming ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, ironing boards, high-heeled shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts, and other discarded appliances, into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations. Cole’s art speaks to the social, political, and cultural perspectives for the African American experience.
Cole’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Arts Center, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among many others. Cole received his BFA degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York and he studied at The Art Students League in New York City.
Since 1981, the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series has introduced internationally renowned artists, museum curators, scholars and critics to the South Florida Community. These speakers have shaped art history through their scholarly, creative, and leadership contributions. They have inspired us to think critically, investigate further, and consider the discourses and practices that shape the world of art.