2018 Carol Cole . The Bubble Blower, Empirical Nonsense, New York, NY, curated by Jimi Dams. (Sept. 5 – Nov. 3)
Carol Cole: Cast a Clear Light, Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG, Greensboro, NC, co-curated by Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Curator of Exhibitions, and Paddy Johnson, Editor of Art F City, New York
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, Richmond, VA
2006 Through the Flower into the Garden, Salem College Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
2002 Breasts, Camera Obscura, San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy, curated by Cornelia Lauf, Director.
1994 F.E.A.R.S.: Finally Everything As Remembered Simultaneously, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
1977 The Bubble Blower, The Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Ten Artists to Watch, LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Anna Katz, curator at MoCA, Los Angeles, and Dhyandra Lawson, curator at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
2016 Strange Genitals, curated by Art F City at AUCAr Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Durham Art Guild’s 61st Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and curator of 21c Museum Hotels, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC
2014 Raving Disco Dolly on a Rock’n Roll Trolley, envoy enterprises, NYC
2013 CONTEXT, Art Miami, Miami, FL, represented by Accola Griefen Gallery, NYC
2012 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Juror: Mark Sloan, Director, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, Betty McCain Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2011 Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, NYC
2010 The Visible Vagina, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art and David Nolan Gallery, NYC
2009 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Juror: Kimerly Rorschach, Ph. D., Director, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Betty McCain Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2008 Greensboro Bicentennial, Gallery 115, Greensboro, NC
Scope Basel, represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007 What F Word?, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC
The Mississippi Story, curated by Patti Carr Black. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
The E/AB Fair, NYC, represented by Solo Impression, Inc., NYC
The Crooked Mirror, envoy gallery, NYC
Ink Miami, Miami, FL, represented by Solo Impression, Inc., NYC
Scope Fair Miami, represented by ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2006 The E/AB Fair, NYC, represented by Solo Impression, Inc., NYC
Ink Miami, Miami, FL, represented by Solo Impression, Inc., NYC
2005 Body Language, George Adams Gallery, NYC
Charmed, curated by Michael St. John and Jason Duval, Lower Eastside Girls Club, NYC
2004 New American Talent, Jerry Saltz, Juror, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, traveling to Texas venues.
AC (Anatomically Correct), curated by Kuan Jeff Baysa, Broadway Gallery, NYC.
2003 Thinking in Blood; Conflict and Culture in the American South, curated by Craig Bunting.
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Hite Gallery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
Harriet Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA.
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.
Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
Homegrown, guest curated by Raphaella Platow, Contemporary Curator, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis, University, SECCA: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Tickled Pink, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 H20 : Imagination’s Matrix, curated by Jo Anna Isaak.
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Danese Gallery, NYC, NY.
Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO.
Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
Art on Paper, curated by Nancy Doll and Ron Platt, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of NC at Greensboro, NC.
Aquaria: On the Interaction of Water and the Human Being, curated by Dr. Barbara Wally. Traveling exhibition:
Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Lintz, Austria;
Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany
Faith and Form; A Religious Art Exhibit, curated by Terry Heder, Director. Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS.
Grand Arts at Green Hill, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, curated by Sean Kelley, Director, Grand Arts of Kansas City.
2001 44th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR. Juror: Alyson Saar.
Chicago Art Invitational 2001, Judith Racht Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL.
2000 Sugar and Spice, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, curated by Danielle Rae Miller.
43rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR. Juror: Graham Nickson
Sculpture 2000, Hattiesburg Public Library, Hattiesburg, MS, Juror: Ed McGowin.
CrossCurrents, Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS, curated by Luise Ross.
1999 Cleavage, Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
Ypay2K, Trans Hudson Gallery, NYC, NY
Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC, NY, Juror: Ronald Feldman, Director, Ronald Feldman Gallery.
Women Beyond Borders, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1998 Peep Show: An Exhibition of Erotic Fact and Fantasy, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC, NY, curated by Robert Manley.
41st Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Peter Frank.
Collector’s Choice, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR.
1997 Paradise, E. S. Vandam Gallery, NYC, NY, curated by Peggy Cyphers and K. K. Kosik
24th Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Bonnie Clearwater, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL.
1996 Rutgers National ’96 Works on Paper, Stedman Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Camden, NJ, Jurors: Ann Philbin, Director of The Drawing Center, New York, NY, and Leon Golub.
White Columns at Green Hill, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, curated by Bill Arning, Executive Director, White Columns, NYC, NY.
Grand Traditions: Permanent Collection in Context, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
1995 Texas National 95, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Juror: Leon Golub
The Triad Fantastic, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC, curated by Bruce Lineker and Jeff Flemming.
Mixed Media, Slidell Cultural Center, Slidell, LA, Juror: Paul DeFour, retired professor at LSU.
38th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Ted Potter, Director, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA.
1992 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,NC.
1979 Southern Realism, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, traveling exhibition and catalog.
1978 All Media Art Competition ’78, Houston, TX, Juror: Ellen Lanyon.
Mississippi Artists’ Competitive Exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, First Place Award, Jurors: Ida Kohlmeyer, Diane Gingold, and Byron McKeeby.
1977 20th Delta Annual, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Marcia Tucker, Director, The New Museum, New York, NY.
1975 SPAR National Juried Show, Shreveport, LA, Merit Award, Juror: James K. Monte, Curator of American Art, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.
LA Festival of the Arts, Monroe, LA, First Merit Awards in Painting and Drawing, Juror: Townsend Wolfe, Director, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR.
Mississippi Artists’ Competitive Exhibition, Jackson, MS, Juror: John Bullard, Director, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.
18th Delta Annual, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Thomas N. Armstrong, Director, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
53rd National Juried Show, Shreveport, LA, Best in Show award, Juror: Stuart P. Feld, Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York, NY.
1974 17th Delta Annual, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Will Barnett.
2018 Frank Stasio, Clearly Carol, an interview with Carol Cole and Emily Stamey on WUNC, Chapel Hill, NC.
Maria Johnson, A Contemporary Mother; Greensboro artist Carol Cole finds nurturing through art and home, Seasons: Style & Design, Spring 2018, p.55.
2008 Kevin Abreu, Woosta.com, Internet interview
2006 Tom Patterson, NURTURE: Symbol pervades one-woman show, Winston-Salem Journal, March 5, p. F3
Carol Cole, The Bubble Blower, one-star press, Paris, France
2004 Catherine Fox, Confronting the South’s Complexities, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 18, p. M4
Cornelia Lauf, Camera Obscura, Revolver, Frankfort, Germany, p. 106
2003 Tom Patterson, Speaking in Symbols, Winston-Salem Journal, September 7, p. F4
Rich Copley, Art’s History Lessons, Lexington Herald-Leader, September 28, p. E4
Laurence Hegarty, New York: H20 at Danese, CIRCA; Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland, issue 105, pps. 72-73.
2001 John Richardson, Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters, Random House, NY, photo of Who’s Afraid of Judy Chicago, not with my consent.
1999 Wesley Pulka, Cleavage, a powerful look at women’s bodies, roles, The Sunday Journal, September 19.
1996 Robert Baxter, Rutgers Exhibit…, Courier-Post, Sunday, March 31.
1995 Cathy Gant-Hill, The Triad Fantastic, Greensboro News & Record, May 11, p. D1
Tom Patterson, Triad Group Show Reflects SECCA’s Identity Crises, in Winston-Salem Journal, June 18, p E2.
1994 Tom Patterson, Eye on Art: Two Exhibits at Green Hill Offer Big Contrast, in Winston-Salem Journal, May 22, p. C2.
Margaret Shearin, Cole, Winnett Stand Out at Greensboro Center, in TriadSTYLE, May 4, p.16.
1977 George E. Jordan, Bienville Opens Two Exhibitions, Times-Picayune, October 1.
2007 What F Word?, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC
1943 Born in Philadelphia, MS
1961-64 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, BA, majoring in Latin, math and English, 1964
1971 Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1972-75 Masur Museum art classes, Monroe, LA
1976 Workshops with Philip Pearlstein, Judy Chicago, and Lynda Benglis at Loretta Heights College, Denver, CO
1975-78 Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, and Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
1979-81 Computer programmer, Deposit Guaranty National Bank, Jackson, MS.
1981-82 Supervisor of Traveling Exhibitions, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS.
1982-86 Computer software consultant, moved to Greensboro, NC, in 1984.
1986-90 Established computer software consulting business in Greensboro, sold it in 1989.
1992 CSU Summer Arts, Arcadia, CA, with Elizabeth Murray
1993 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, with Lynda Benglis
1994 Marble/Marble, in Marble, CO
1995 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, with Elizabeth Murray
Anderson Ranch, Snow Mass, CO, with Joyce Scott and Arlene Raven.
Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Rutgers University, Stedman Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Camden, NJ Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
Neshoba County Library, Philadelphia, MS