Ep.93 features Sculptor, Printer, Conceptual and Visual Artist Willie Cole. He lives and works in New Jersey.

“Willie Cole: On-Site” opened at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland and traveled to the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire, and Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia in 2016. The following year, Cole had solo exhibitions at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame and at the College of Architecture and Design Gallery at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2019, “Willie Cole: Beauties” opened at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University as well as “Willie Cole: Bella Figura” at Alexander and Bonin, New York.

His recent special projects and collaborations in 2021 include Mosaic with Tod’s, Salone de Mobile, Milan, Italy and Darkroom, with Comme des Garcon, Tokyo Japan.

Group exhibitions in 2021 include: Before Yesterday We Could Fly, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Shadow We Create at The Cameron Museum, Contemporary Print: 20 Years at Highpoint Editions Minneapolis Institute of Art and There’s There There, Hauser & Wirth, Southampton. In 2020, Junque, Massimo de Carlo, London.

His work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions that include the Museum of Modern Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Miami Art Museum, and College of Wooster Art Museum.

Visit the artist’s website for a peek into his 2021 collaboration with Tod’s.

Artist website https://www.williecole.com/

Artist + Tod’s collaboration https://www.williecole.com/tods

Milwaukee Art Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=591ks7LYhA4

Kavi Gupta  https://kavigupta.com/artists/58-willie-cole/

Highpoint printmaking https://www.highpointprintmaking.org/editions/willie-cole


Willie Cole’s Black Art Matters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=591ks7LYhA4

MoMA https://www.moma.org/collection/works/66215

Metropolitan Museum https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/495572

Bomb Magazine https://bombmagazine.org/articles/willie-cole/