Resumé

Solo Exhibitions

2016       Carol Cole:  Me and Tennessee, Cullis Gallery at Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC

2015      Part 4, the nothing that is, CAM Raleigh, curated by Bill Thelen, Raleigh, NC

2014      F.E.A.R.S., Seed Space, Nashville, TN

2008      ADA Gallery, … Read More


Posted on 05/07/2014

Artist’s Statement

The zippered leather heads of Nancy Grossman, the 100 Boots of Eleanor Antin, and the UFO series by Herman Mhire all had a strong visual influence on me in the 70’s. But it was Judy Chicago’s suggestion to … Read More


Posted on 10/03/2003

Being a Southern Artist

And what does it mean? Everyone knows what Southern writing represents and where music called the blues came from, but what is Southern art? Why isn’t this culturally rich, warm, passionate region known for visual arts? … Read More


Posted on 01/02/2004

Essay by Lilly Wei

Carol Cole has been involved with breasts and bubbles in one way or another since 1976, when she made a series of small, black and white and colored pencil drawings that she called The Bubble Blower. Read More
Posted on 06/06/2004

Quotations from Louise Bourgeoise, Tennessee Williams, and Flannery O’Connor

Louise Bourgeoise (1911 – 2010)

“Through self-knowledge we recognize and understand the mechanisms of our fears. We cease being dependent on the unknown and the acting out stops. The goal is … Read More


Posted on 02/25/2012

Quotations from Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)

The books I am quoting from are both paper backs, published by McGraw-Hill and I assume NYC, but they list multiple cities.

1. The Gates; Poems by Muriel Rukeyser, divided into two … Read More


Posted on 02/26/2012

The Breast by Anne Sexton

This is the key to it.
This is the key to everything.
Preciously.

I am worse than the gamekeeper’s children,
picking for dust and bread.
Here I am drumming up perfume.

Let me go down … Read More


Posted on 02/22/2012

Aristotle

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.… Read More


Posted on 03/21/2014