Willie Cole b. 1955, USA


Willie Cole's work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions at such institutions as the Montclair Art Museum (2006), University of Wyoming Art Museum (2006), Tampa Museum of Art (2004), Miami Art Museum (2001), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998). Several of his sculptures were included in Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents, which opened in March 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2010, a survey exhibition of his work on paper (1975–2010) took place at the James Gallery of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and later travelled to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama, and the Rowan University Art Gallery in Glassboro, NJ.