According to Halima Taha Ph.D. author of Collecting Works on Paper and Canvas (1998), Kevin Cole works in a range of mediums, uses repetitive forms and color to create three dimensional structures that invite those who experience his work to reflect upon abstracted references to a necktie used for status, beauty, fashion and the destruction of human life. She further states that “Cole’s work celebrates history, survival, and a personal memory of a time and place.” David C. Driskell, Distinguished University Professor of Art, University of Maryland observed, “I walked into Kevin’s studio with large northern windows and was immediately surrounded by a series of powerful “wall works” that creatively bestride both paintings and sculpture done in an unusually accomplished manner.” Artist/Educator Kevin Cole, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has resided in Atlanta, GA. since 1985, where he has received numerous awards both as an artist/educator. Cole’s formal education consists of a B.S. in Art Education (1982), University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; a M.A. in Art Education /Painting (1983), University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; and an M.F.A in Drawing(1984), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.
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