Works in the Collection
Kevin Cole was born in 1963 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He earned a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Arkansas in 1982, an M.A. in Art Education/Painting from the University of Illinois in 1983, and an M.F.A. in Drawing from Northern Illinois University. In 1994, Cole was commissioned by the Coca-Cola Company to create a fifteen story mural celebrating the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been featured in Who’s Who in Education and received the Award of Excellence for Public Art by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. Among his thirty public projects are installations and murals at the Washington Park Natatorium in Atlanta, the Georgia International Convention Center, StudioPlex in Atlanta, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Virginia. Cole’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections such as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock (Pulaski County), the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, the Yale University Art Gallery, the U.S. embassy in Barbados, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, Corcoran Gallery Museum in Washington DC, and the Dayton Institute of Art in Ohio. The artist currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.