Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Kerry Cole, Tacoma
Member Since October 2008
Artist Statement Kerry Cole began her professional career with her first drawing while studying Fashion Design. Since, a litany of exhibitions has followed where she has developed her distinctive style, and reputation. As a result, she has seen a variety of commercial success, which includes Corporate Logos, CD Jackets, Screen Savers, Magazine Covers, as well as Public and Private commissioned works.
Her active imagination and offbeat perspective are fertile ground for creating the images that emerge into her distinct, Outsider style. By mingling figures from reality with myth, her paintings and drawings each have an allegorical feel. This same mixing effect is apparent in her use of colors and her mixing of pastel and Fauvist color schemes.
Over the course of refining the myth and mystic magic out of her consciousness, the French born Cole’s work has found itself incorporated into a long list of private collections. The work continues to evolve, and her goal to connect people and their feelings through her art remains in focus.
1994 Artworks for: ‘Class Acts’ A screensaver series- Vol. 1
(20 images created with a modern Renaissance style, for Windows’ PC’s
1994 Artwork for CD cover: ‘Madrigalia’ by Con Spirito; Consort X
1995 Tableau created as 4 Magazine covers for Voice Magazine
(Published Fall 94-Spring 95)
1995 Commissioned Work: Ceiling Relief for Private Collector
1995 Group Show: Main Street Gallery (Ellensburg, WA)
1996 Commissioned Works: “Mother Spirit” Triptych of a mother and her 2 daughters
1996 Small Works Show: “Listening to the Littlest” Zen West Gallery (Issaquah, WA)
1996 Solo Show: “A Stroll to Know Where” Austin’s Eats (Ellensburg, WA)
1996 Private Collector Showing: “Goddess of the Arts” (Kalispell, Montana)
1996 CD Cover: “It’s Cool to Be Strange” for Seattle Grunge Band, The Day I Fell Down
1997 Solo Show/Permanent Exhibition Space: Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA)
1997 Group Show: Grounds for Coffee (Tacoma, WA)
997 Winner: Artis’ Spectrum Magazine Contest
197 ArtExpo: Los Angeles (One of 55 emerging artists worldwide invited to participate in this international Art Exposition
1998 ArtExpo: New York (One of 60 emerging artists worldwide, invited to participate)
1998 Solo Show: Soho, New York (On Broadway at the Agora Gallery)
1998 Representation at Agora Gallery throughout August of ’98: Asked to continue residence at Agora Gallery 6 more weeks
1998 Fine Hand Made Art Cards picked up and represented by Constance Kay, New York
1998 Art Cards and Fine Art Prints distributed Nationally and Internationally at Fine Retailers and Galleries from Milwaukee Museum of Art, Nieman Marcus and Goldwater’s Department Stores nationwide, to Cuare, Japan.
1999 Solo Show: A Cross Roads: Gig Harbor, WA
1999 2 Pg. Representation/Spread Sheets in a hard-bound, published and nationally recognized book: Art in America; a book of emerging artists for the serious collector
2000 Solo Show: The Nature of Real; (Ravensara, Gig Harbor, WA)
2000 Acceptance to Pleiades Gallery (Soho, New York)
2001 Invitation to ArtExpo San Francisco (October)
2002 Hiatus
2003 Hiatus
2004 Kiwi Fine art & Home Gallery: Grand Opening of Permanent, resident Gallery for Kerry Cole
2004 Art Walk: Monthly Solo showings; open to the public (Tacoma, WA)
2004 Illuminations: Bi-annual celebration of the arts and artists living an working locally
2005 Private Show: Hot August Nights; Collector’s and Friends
2005 Invitation ArtExpo New York
2005 On-Line Gallery opening Fall 2005; Private Reception & Preview @ Stanley & Seaforts Restaurant, Tacoma, WA
2006-2008 Hiatus
2008 Group Show: Abundance & Sustainability; Sponsored by Heifer International (Olympia, WA GDP Studios). First introduction of Grall work (painting on blown glass)
2008 Acceptance to;; juried sites for sales of Original works, Prints and fine art cards
2008 Launch of www.ColesFineArt


Product No 1984243
Subjects Abstract, Figure, Mythology, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Style Fine Art
Tags Cole, Kerry, Sagatarius, art, dreams, fine, hope, music, mystical, protection, spiritual, whimsical