Conversation on Colerain Ave, 2010
39 x 63 x 14 in. (99,1 x 160 x 35,6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist, Fairburn, Georgia
Biography – Kevin Cole
“Since 1992, I have deeply explored the interplay between color and music, particularly influenced by the musical art forms born out of African American culture such as: Jazz music, R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Blues. Additionally, my journey has led me to the incorporation of other idioms and symbols that go beyond American experience.”
Kevin Cole was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Since 1985, he has resided in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has received numerous awards both as an artist and arts educator. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in art education (1982) from University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; a Master of Arts degree in art education / Painting (1983) from University of Illinois, Champaign; and a Master of Fine Arts degree in fine arts and art education (1985) from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb. In 1994, Cole was commissioned by the Coca-Cola Company to create a fifteen-story mural celebrating the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia. The mural took two years to create and was a little over 800 square feet. 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.