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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

 

2009 Timehri Award for Leadership in the Arts, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey

2006 David C. Driskell Prize, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

2004-05 Lamar Dodd Fellowship, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2002 The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship

2000 Artist-in-residence, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1999 The Quiet in the Land 2: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art, and Projecto Axé, Bahia, Brazil

1996 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

1995 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

 Artist-in-residence, Capp Street Project, San Francisco

1994 Wheeler Foundation Grant

 Artist-in-residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington

 Artist-in-residence, The Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

1991 The Penny McCall Foundation Grant

 Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking Fellowship, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1989 Artist-in-residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2013-14 Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works, Albertine Monroe-

Brown Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, Wooster, OH; Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA; Houghton College, NY

2013  “If wishes were horses…”, Alexander and Bonin, New York

Willie Cole: Illuminations and Transformations, Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University, Ashland

From Water to Light, Prospect Street Firestation Gallery, Newark

2012  E Pluribus Unum, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

 Deep Impressions: Willie Cole Works on Paper and Sculpture, Rowan University Art

  Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2010-2011 Deep Impressions: Willie Cole Works on Paper, The James Gallery, The City University of New York; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

2010  Willie Cole, the College Art Gallery at the College of New Jersey, Ewing

 POST BLACK AND BLUE, Alexander and Bonin, New York

2007 Living Room, Finesilver Gallery, Houston

2006-08 Anxious Objects: Willie Cole’s Favorite Brands, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Stanford University, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, California

2006 Real Players: Game Installations by Willie Cole, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

 Sole to Soul, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Another Man’s Treasure, Visual Arts Exhibition, African American Ball, Lexington, Kentucky

2005 Willie Cole, Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia

2004-06 AFTERBURN, Willie Cole: selected works 1997 - 2004, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie; California African-American Museum, Los Angeles; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2003  Sources & Metamorphoses, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida

 Willie Cole, Picture Gallery of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, New Hampshire

 International Balls, John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2002 Before and After, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 The Elegba Principle, The Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

2001 Game Show: Installations and Sculptures by Willie Cole, Bronx Museum of the Arts

2000 new work, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 New Work: Willie Cole, At the Crossroads, Miami Art Museum

1999 Iron Works, The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, New York

 New Jersey Artist Series: Willie Cole, From the Wayside, The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

1998 Perspectives 1: Willie Cole, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

 New Concepts in Printmaking 2: Willie Cole, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 Recent Work, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

1997 New Sculpture, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Vendredi 12 (September 1997) Galerie Almine Rech, Paris

1995 Our Daily Bread, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

 Iconic Structures l990 -l995, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the

  Arts, Philadelphia; Center for Research in Contemporary Art University of

  Texas at Arlington

 5 to 10: Willie Cole in Collaboration with the Fabric Workshop, The Fabric Workshop,

  Philadelphia

 The Elegba Principle, Capp Street Project, San Francisco

1994 Labor of Love, presented by The Contemporary at The Baltimore Museum of Industry

 Brooke Alexander, New York

1993 Residue, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

1992 Currents 51: Willie Cole, The Saint Louis Art Museum

 See No Evil, The Newark Museum, New Jersey

 Brooke Alexander, New York

1991 Household Gods and Domestic Demons, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago

1991 From Our House to Your House, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

1990 Special Projects, Institute for Contemporary Arts, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1989 Artists-in-Residence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

1986 Dogs on Paper, Educational Testing Service Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014                  Draped Down, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

  Mass: Production to Appeal, Taplin Gallery, Arts Council of Princeton, New Jersey

                          The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias

 Out of the Ordinary, Bascom Center for the Visual  Arts, Highlands

2013-14          Auf Schritt und Tritt / At Every Turn, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany

2013                     Lasting Legacy: The Journey of YOU, Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, New  York

Employing Voice, Embracing Agency: Celebrating Contemporary African American   Artists, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences,    University of Arkansas

2012-2013 Against the Grain, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; Museum of Arts and Design,

  New York; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida

              Stimuli, Alexander and Bonin, New York

2012   Expressing the Social Conscience: Art Prints and Human Rights, John Jay College of

   Criminal Justice, New York

The Grand Tour, Alexander and Bonin, New York

The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton,  NY

E Pluribus Unum, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

 (Welcome to) Six Flags – Trouble in Paradise, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL

 Art in the Atrium's 20th Anniversary Exhibit, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

2011                  Reconfiguring an African Icon: Odes to the Mask by Modern and Contemporary Artists from Three Continents, The Museum of Metropolitan Art, New York

  Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

 Good Old Days, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2010-11 Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas     City

Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery,

Yale University Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland,

College Park

2010 Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

2009-11 The Perfect Fit—Shoes Tell Stories, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

 What Matters, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts

2009  I HAVE A DREAM: International Tribute Exhibition to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Organized by Sitges City Council, Sitges, Spain, The Gabarron Foundation - Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York; Museum of African American History, Detroit;  Martin Luther King National Historic Site, Atlanta; Rosa Parks Museum, Birmingham, Alabama; Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; NBC Towers, Chicago, Sitges; Museu Maricel, Marbella; Sala de Exposiciones de San Pedro Alcantara, Madrid; Espacio Conde Duque, Valladolid; Fundación Cristobal Gabarrón, Zaragoza; La Lonja, Andorra; Sala d'Exposicions del Govern d'Andorra, Avilés; Centro Municipal de Artes y Exposiciones de Avilés, Sevilla; Fundación Tres Culturas, Granada; Palacio los Condes de la Gabia Murcia; Casa Pintada Mula, Gran Canarias; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Lanzarote; Fundación Cesar Manrique

2009 Digging Deeper: Willie Cole and Hank Willis Thomas, The Amistad Center for Art &

  Culture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

 Matrix: contemporary printmaking, Florida State University

 Whaddaya Wanna Be, a Flower?!, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Re-Addressing Identities: Clothing as Sculpture, Katonah Museum of Art,

 New York

  Concepts and Global Visions/Selections from the AT&T Collection: Contemporary

Paintings and Sculpture, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

  Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, The Newark Museum, New Jersey

2008-09 Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Arts & Design, New York

2006-09 Nature/Culture: Artists Respond to Their Environment, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey; Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus; Mansfield Art Center, Oregon; Lakeview Museum of Arts and Science, Peoria, Illinois

2008 Stay alive till ’95, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 On the Margins, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis

 Working History: African American Art & Objects, David F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

2007-08 Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York

2007 “Don’t Look.” Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College

 Repicturing the Past/Picturing the Present, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 Singularity in the Communal Tide; Culture and Identity in the Moment, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, New Jersey

 Tuttavia Povero!, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, New Jersey

2006 Newark Between Us, Newark Arts Council, New Jersey

 Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 Paper Trail: African American Art on Paper, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

 3D: An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

 Unstitched, Unbound: Imprints for Change, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York

 Extreme Materials, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

 13th Annual African American Ball, Lexington, Kentucky

 Unstitched, Unbound: Imprints for Change, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York

 Generations, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach

2005-06 Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

2005 A Sense of Place: Contemporary African-American Art, University Art Gallery,

  University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 The Superfly Effect, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey

 editions, Alexander and Bonin, New York

2004 Telling Tales: Narrative Threads in Contemporary African-American Art, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

 Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

 Echoes of Africa, American Hertiage Gallery, Walt Disney World, Florida

 the gallery selects…, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Sculpture and Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

 Domestic Odyssey, San Jose Museum of Art, California

2004 cat, bite, & stroke: Techniques in Printmaking, Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, New York

 Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio

 Double Jeu, Québec: Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

2003 Crosscurrents at Century’s End, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington,    Seattle; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Flordia; Tampa Museum of Art,  FL; Chicago Cultural Center

 Undomesticated Interiors: Photographing Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College   Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

 Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections, Dallas Museum of Art

2002 SCULPTURE, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Imagine, You Are Standing Here in Front Of Me., Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,

  Rotterdam, Netherlands

 Shadows and Silhouettes: The Dangerous Faces of Willie Cole and Juan Logan, Memphis College of Art, Tennessee

 The Culture of Violence, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Massachusetts

2001 Everything and Anything, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

 (Self) Portraits, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 Burn: Artists Play With Fire, Norton Museum of Art: West Palm Beach, Florida; Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina

 The Quiet in the Land, Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and Projeto Axé, Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brazil

 Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… On Collecting, Independent Curators International, Western Gallery: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; South Bend Regional Art Museum, Indiana; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2000 Full Serve, Mixed Greens, New York

 Hard Pressed: 600 Years of Prints and Process, International Print Center New York

 5th Biennale de Lyon

 In The Shadow of the Flag, Tippy Stern Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina

 Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African American Artists, Carpenter Center,

  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1999 Beyond the Frame: Willie Cole and Renée Stout, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee

 1999 Drawings; Alexander and Bonin, New York

 shoes shoes shoes Frederick Taylor/TZ’ Art Gallery, New York

 The Comforts of Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

 Contemporary Narratives in American Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut

 Black Image and Identity: African-American Art from the Permanent Collection, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska (brochure)

 Multiplicity¸ Angles Gallery, Los Angeles

1998 Alternative Measures, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York (ex. broch. with essay by Susan M. Canning)

1998 The Biennial at Ben Shaw Galleries: Lines of Direction, William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

 Figuration/Abstraction, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

 Histories (Re)membered Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Bronx Museum of Art, PaineWebber Art Gallery, New York

 Paper +, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York

 Photographs, Alexander and Bonin, New York

1997 1997 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York

 The New Jersey Arts Annual, The Newark Museum, New Jersey

 No Small Feat, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

 Performance Anxiety, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, SITE Sante Fe (1998)

1996  John Ahearn, Willie Cole, Mona Hatoum and Paul Thek, Alexander and Bonin, New York

 B.A.B.Y, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

 Love's Labor Lost, The City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta

 Sculpture from New Jersey, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit

 New Art on Paper 2: Acquired with Funds from the Hunt Manufacturing Co., 1989-1995, Philadelphia Museum of Art

  Subversive Domesticity, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas (catalogue with essay by Dana Self)

 Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980-95, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 Video Sans Titre, Galerie Froment & Putman, Paris

1995 Archaeological Urban Dada, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion (catalogue with essay by Eugenie Tsai)

 Hot, K & E Gallery, New York

 Prison Sentences: The Prison as Site/The Prison as Subject, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

 Resonance, Roland Gibson Gallery, State University of New York College at Potsdam

 Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary Sculpture, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

 SHOES, Pfizer International, organized by the Art Advisory Service, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1994 Promising Suspects, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (catalogue with essay by Bernard A. Rosenberg)

 From Head to Toe: Hair and Shoes, Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Arts Gallery, New York

 Guys Who Sew, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara

 re:visioning the familiar, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (catalogue with essay by Kenneth Miller and Traven Pelletier)

 Points of Interest, Points of Departure, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

 Other Visions: Composite, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (brochure with essay by Catherine Bernard)

 Sea Change, Josh Baer Gallery, New York

 Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

 House Sweet House, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit

 Nor Here Neither There, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

 Resurrections: Objects with New Souls, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs

1994 Bespoke, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1993 Made in the U.S.A., Caldic Chemie B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands

 Fall From Fashion, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

 Mettlesome & Meddlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shiffler, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

 Matthew Benedict, Willie Cole, Jim Hodges, Doris Salcedo, Brooke Alexander, New York

 New Jersey Arts Annual, The Newark Museum, New Jersey

 Sculptures & Multiples, Brooke Alexander, New York

1992 Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African American Presence, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Japan; Otani Memorial Art Museum; Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui City (catalogue)

 Recycled Lives: Collages from the Weatherspoon Collection, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina

 Material Revisions, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

 4th Annual Printmaking Fellowships Exhibition, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 Assemblage, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 The Stories Exhibit: Beyond Words, The Henry Street Settlement, New York

1991 Drawings, Brooke Alexander, New York

1990 Force of Repetition, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

 Group Show, Sandra Gering Gallery

 Social Studies, 4 + 4 Young Americans, Allen Memorial Gallery, Oberlin College, Ohio

 International Sculptors '90, Indoor/Outdoor, Washington, DC

 Suggestive Objects, Art in General, New York

1989 Director's Choice, Artworks, Princeton, New Jersey

 Selections from the Artists File, Artists Space, New York

1988 Art Junction International, Palais des Exposition, Nice

 Ten Thousand Mandalas, Franklin Furnace, New York

1987 Imagery of Black America: Personal and Political Statements, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

1986 Dog Days of August, Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY – Solo Exhibition Brochures and Catalogues

 

2013 Sims, Patterson. Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works, ex. cat. Michigan: Gwen Frostic School of Art

2012 Willie Cole: New Prints (essay by Mason Riddle), ex. cat. Minneapolis: Highpoint Editions

 Willie Cole: Deep Impressions, ex. cat. Glassboro: Rowan University Art Gallery

2006 Sims, Patterson. Anxious Objects: Willie Cole’s Favorite Brands. ex. cat. Montclair, New Jersey: Montclair Art Museum

 Another Man’s Treasure. ex. cat. Lexington, Kentucky: African American Ball

2004 Afterburn: Willie Cole: selected works 1997-2004 (essay by Nancy Princenthal), ex. cat.    Laramie: University of Wyoming

 Willie Cole: Sources & Metamorphoses (essay by Elaine D. Gustafson), ex. broch. Tampa,

  Florida: Tampa Museum of Art

2001 Game Show: Installations and Sculptures by Willie Cole (interview with Marysol Nieves),  ex. broch. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

1999 Bernard, Catherine. Willie Cole: Iron Works. ex. cat. Southhampton: Avram Gallery,   Long Island University

1998 Moos, David. Perspectives Willie Cole. ex. broch. Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham   Museum of Art

1996 Weitman, Wendy. New Concepts in Printmaking 2: Willie Cole. ex. broch. New York:   Museum of Modern Art

1995 Seidel, Miriam.  Iconic Structures 1990-1995. ex. broch. Philadelphia: Rosenwald-Wolf   Gallery, The University of the Arts

1992 Wylie, Charles. Willie Cole. (Current 51) ex. broch. Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum

1991 Leach, Mark. Willie Cole: From Our House to Your House. ex. broch. Charlotte, North Carolina: Mint Museum of Arts: ARTCurrent

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY – Essays in Books and Catalogues/Brochures

 

2013                  Auf Schritt und Tritt.ex. cat. Museum Villa Rot

2012 picture takers, ex. cat. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

2011 Cover Illustration (Harlem Rose), Art Education Magazine

2010  Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, ex. cat.

Yale University Art Gallery

2009 Matrix: contemporary printmaking. ex. cat. Florida State University

 Brown, Rebecca, and Mary Jane Knecht, eds. Looking Together: Writers on Art.  Seattle:

 University of Washington Press

 The Perfect Fit ex. cat. Brockton, Massachusetts: Fuller Craft Museum

 The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Catalogue Raisonné, New York: Museum of Modern Art

 I HAVE A DREAM; International Tribute Exhibition to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ex. cat. Sitges, Barcelona: The Sitges Town Council

2008 Holt, Steven Skov, and Mara Holt Skov. Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation

   of Everyday Objects. San Francisco: Chronicle Books

 Dictionnaire International de la Sculpture Moderne & Contemporaine. Paris: Éditions du

  Regard

 second lives: remixing the ordinary, ex. cat. (essay by David Revere McFadden), New York: Museum of Art and Design

2007 Artworks: The Progressive Collection. New York: Distributed Art Publishers

 Colangelo, Carmon. On the Margins, ex. cat. St.Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum,  Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

 Collins, Judith. Sculpture Today. London: Phaidon Press

 “Don’t Look.” Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin,

  Class of 1958). Wellesley, Massachussetts: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College

 Powell, Earl A.III. “A Balancing Act.” 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at

  Work, 1991-2006. New York: Fifth Floor Foundation, in association with New  Haven: Yale University Press

 Ravenal, John B. Modern & Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

  Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

 Singularity in the Communal Tide; Culture and Identity in the Moment, ex.

  cat. South Orange, New Jersey: Pierro Gallery of South Orange

 Sumida, Sally. “Household Appliances: Two Contemporary Assemblages by Willie Cole.”

  Cantor Arts Center Journal, Volume 4 (2004-2005). Stanford, California: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts: 45-55

2006                  Miles, Rosie, Saunders, Gill. Prints Now, Directions and Definitions. London: Victoria and

                                         Albert Museum: 120-121

 

2006                  Nature/Culture: Artists Respond to Their Environment presented at the Society for

   Contemporary Craft

2006   Newell, Jackie and Dee Whittington. Monoprinting. London: A & C Black Publishers

 Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig, eds. No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists. New

  York: Distributed Art Publishers

2005 Hyde, Lewis. “Crossroads Blues: Willie Cole’s New Work at the Miami Art Museum.” and

   “Willie Cole: International Balls” in Converge 2. Miami: Miami Art Museum.

 Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and

  Peter Norton Collections, ex. cat. San Francisco: Museum of the African Diaspora

2004 Lupien, Jocelyne, Jean-Philippe Uzel. DoubleJeu: Identité Et Culture. Québec: Musée  National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

 Northrup, JoAnne. Domestic Odyssey. San Jose, California: San Jose Museum of Art

 Roukes, Nicholas. Artful Jesters. Berkeley/Toronto: Ten Speed Press: cover, 54-55

 Rubin, David S. Bird Space: A Post-Audobon Artists Aviary. New Orleans: Contemporary

   Arts Center

2003 Straus, Joel. Washington Convention Center Art Collection Catalog Washington, DC: Washington Convention Center Authority

 Crosscurrents at Century’s End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collection.   New York: Neuberger Berman: 28

 undomesticated interiors: photographing undomesticated interiors. (essays by Gallant,

Aprile, Mimi Hellman, Linda Muehlig, Sandy Skoglund), Northampton, Massachusetts: Smith College Museum of Art

2002 Harkavy, Donna and Helaine Posner. The Culture of Violence. Amherst: University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Imagine, You Are Standing Here In Front Of Me. ex. cat. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

2001 American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art

 A.M. Homes, Neil Watson, Tara McDonnell. Burn: Artists Play With Fire. West Palm Beach, Florida: Norton Museum of Art

 Muensteerberger, Werner, Ingrid Schaffner, Fred Wilson. Pictures, Patents, Monkey, and More… On Collecting. New York: Independent Curators International

 Nieves, Marysol. Game Show: Installations and Sculptures by Willie Cole, ex. cat. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

2000 Beyond the Frame, Willie Cole and Renée Stout. ex. broch. Knoxville, Tennessee: Knoxville Museum of Art

 MoMA Appointment Calendar. New York: Museum of Modern Art

 Morin, France. The Quiet in the Land, Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and Projeto Axé.

  Salvador: Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brazil

 Partage D’Exotismes vol. 182. Lyon: 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon

 Stern Brickman, Tippy. In the Shadow of the Flag, ex. cat. Charleston, South Carolina: Tippy Stern Fine Art

 Willie Cole: At the Crossroads, ex. cat. Miami: Miami Art Museum

 Young, Charles M. Drawings and Fine Prints 1. Connecticut: Charles M. Young Fine Prints

 and Drawings, LLC

1999  Bernard, Catherine. Willie Cole: Iron Works, ex. cat. Southhampton, New York: The Avram

 Gallery

  Fechter, Isabel. Statements. Weltkunst: Art/30/Basel/16-21/6/99

  Siedell, Daniel. Black Image and Identity. ex. broch.  Lincoln, Nebraska: Sheldon Memorial

  Art Gallery

 

1998 Brody, Jacqueline. Paper, ex. cat. New York: Dieu Donné Papermill, Inc.

  Canning, Susan. Alternative Measures. ex. broch. New Rochelle, New York: Castle Gallery,

    College of New Rochelle

1998  Histories (Re)membered: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Bronx Museum of

   the Arts. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

  The Permanent Collection of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York: The Bronx

Museum of the Arts

1997 Cruz, Amada. Performance Anxiety. ex. cat. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art

1996 Chahroudi, Martha, Susan Dackerman, John Ittman, et. Al. New Art on Paper 2: Aquired with Funds from the Hunt Manufactoring Co., 1989-1995, ex. cat. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art

 Dennison, Ellyn and Sharon Gill. Sculpture from New Jersey, ex. cat. Summit: New Jersey Center for Visual Arts

 Love’s Labor Lost: City Gallery at Chastain ex. cat. Atlanta: The City Gallery at Chastain

 Paul, Owen and Jan Riley. Baby. ex. broch. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Beach Center for the Arts

 Self, Dana. Subversive Domesticity, ex. cat. Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Sate University

 Hofmann, George, Diana Johnson. Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary

  Sculpture. ex. broch. Providence, Rhode Island: David Winton Bell Gallery

 Neff, Eileen et al. Prison Sentences: The Prison as Site/The Prison as Subject. ex.cat.

 Philadelphia: Moore College of Art and Design

  Resonance ex. cat. Potsdam, Germany: Roland Gibson Gallery

  Tsai, Eugenie. Archaeological Urban Dada. ex. cat. Champion, Connecticut: Whitney

  Museum of American Arts

 Wylie, Charles. The Saint Louis Art Museum Winter 1995 Bulletin: Contemporary American and European Art after 1980. Saint Louis: The Saint Louis Art Museum

1994 Bernard, Catherine. Other Visions: Composite. ex. broch. Purchase, New York: Neuberger Museum of Art

 Contemporary American Artists Philippines: U.S. Embassy, Manila

 Corrin, Lisa. Labor of Love. ex. broch. Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Industry

  Guys Who Sew ex. cat. Santa Barbara, California: University Art Museum

  House Sweet House, ex. cat. Summit, New Jersey: New Jersey Center for Visual Arts

  Miller, Kenneth and Traven Pelletier. Re:visioning the familiar. ex. cat. Middletown,    Connecticut: Wesleyan University

 Rosenburg, Barry. Promising Suspects. ex. cat. Ridgefield, Connecticut: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

  Rubin, David. “Changing Perspectives on the American Flag” Old Glory: The American     Flag in Contemporary Art. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

1993 Macha Roesink, Yvette van Caldenbourgh. Made in the U.S.A. ex. cat. Rotterdam: Caldic Collection

 Mettlesome & Meddlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shiffler ex. cat. Cincinnati: The Contemporary Arts Center

 New Jersey Arts Annual, ex. cat. New Jersey: The Newark Museum

1992 The Saint Louis Art Museum Annual Report, 1992. Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum

 Weld, Alison and Sadao Serikawa. Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African-American Presence. Japan: Yoshida Kinbunto Co., Ltd.

1990 Brown, Elizabeth A. Social Studies: 4 + 4 Young Americans, ex. cat. Oberlin, Ohio: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

1987 Weld, Alison. Imagery of Black America-Personal and Political Statements, ex. cat. Newark, New Jersey: Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY – Reviews and Articles

 

2013                  Howard, Christopher. “Critics’ Picks: Willie Cole” Artforum (December 2013) <http://artforum.com/picks/section=us&mode=past#picks44264>

Seskeviciute, Vaiva. “Willie Cole: The Things I Create Make Themselves.” The Global Panorama (November 11, 2013) < http://theglobalpanorama.com/willie-cole-the-things-i-create-make-themselves/>

Zimmer, Amie. “Sanctity of Shoes: Willie Cole at Alexander and Bonin.” Insights Magazine (October 31, 2013) http://adht.parsons.edu/recommends/2013/10/sanctity-of-shoes-willie-cole-at-alexander-and-bonin/

Vartanian, Hrag. “Willie Cole’s High Heel Fantasias.” Hyperallergic (October 22, 2013)

<http://hyperallergic.com/89370/willie-coles-high-heel-fantastias/>

“Willie’s World.” The Wall Street Journal (October 19 – 20, 2013): C12

Strasnick, Stephanie. “Finding Soul in High Heel Shoes.” ARTnews (October 15, 2013)

http://www.artnews.com/2013/10/15/finding-soul-in-high-heel-shoes/

Felber, Tom. “I can make everything from anything and anything from everything.” Superior Online (August 2013)  <http://www.superior-mag.com/web/online-magazine-august-2013-interview-willie-cole/>

Souleo. “Upcycled: A Conversation with Willie Cole.” Hyperallergic (May 1, 2013)

<http://hyperallergic.com/69962/upcycled-a-conversation-with-willie-cole/>

Davis, RaVal. “Willie Cole Transforms Commonplace, Everyday Items into High Art.”

   Ebony (January 2, 2013) < http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/willie-

   cole-transforms-everyday-items-into-art-333>

2012  Abbe, Mary. “Willie Cole: Magician of the Mundane.” Star Tribune (September 29, 2012)

   <http://m.startribune.com/entertainment/?id=171626931>

Newhall, Edith. “'Willie Cole: Deep Impressions' emphasizes artist's ties to Newark,

   NJ.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (February 5, 2012)

2011 Koeppel, Fredric. “Artist Willie Cole presses his points on paper.” GOMemphis (February 4, 2011)

2010 Princenthal, Nancy. “Willie Cole.” Art in America (June/July 2010): 187

 Kley, Elisabeth. “Gotham Art & Theater.” Artnet Magazine (April 23, 2010) <http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/kley/simon-hantai4-23-10.asp>

2009 Borgatti, Jean. “Willie Cole’s Africa Remix.” African Arts (Summer 2009): 12-23

 Weiss, Jennifer. “Contemporary artist Willie Cole works with shoes.” Star-Ledger (April

21, 2009) <http://videos.nj.com/starledger/2009/04/artist_willie_cole_creates_art.html>

  Genocchio, Benjamin. “All Dressed Up at the Katonah Museum of Art.” The New York

   Times (August 21, 2009)

  Greco, JoAnn. “Dress Codes: Clothing As Metaphor.” The Curated Object (July,

   2009)<http://www.curatedobject.us/the_curated_object_/2009/08/-exhibitions-    katonah-dress-codes-clothing-as-metaphor-katonah-museum-of-art-new-york-the-   curated-obj.html>

2008 Baker, Kenneth. “Irons, hair dryers and disturbing artworks that are self-installing.” San

  Francisco Chronicle (January 5, 2008): E1, E12

 Brooks, Kimberly. “First Person Artist Willie Cole: An Art Installation Carrie Bradshaw

  would Love.” The Huffington Post (February 2, 2008)

2008  <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberlybrooks/first-person-artist-    willi_b_84255.html>

 Cruz, Araceli. “Total Madness: Getting crafty with vinyl records and dog tags.” The Village   Voice (October 12, 2008)

2008 DiNoto, Andrea. “Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary.” American Craft     (December/January 2008)

 DuBrock, Thomas. “Recyled Art.” Canadian Online Explorer (October 31, 2008)    <http://lifewise.canoe.ca/Microgalleries/Features/RecycledArt/home.html?&pic=2>

 Edwards, Meghan. “What Was Up in 2008.” Interior Design (December 2008): 236

 Esplund, Lance. “Heavy on Provocation, Light on Vision”. The New York Sun (August 21,

  2008) 15, 17

 Esplund, Lance. “The Magical from the Mundane.” The New York Sun (September 25, 2008): 15, 18

 Houpt, Simon. “Museum’s $100-million Redesign Unveiled.” The Globe and Mail (September 25, 2008) <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/>

 “It’s a MAD World.” Time Out New York (September 25-October 1, 2008)

Johnson, Ken. “Sending a Message By Shining a Light On What’s Not Seen”. The New

 York Times (September 2, 2008): E5

Klimkiewicz, Joann. “M.A.D.’s New Digs.” Hartford Courant (September 22, 2008)  <http://www.courant.com>

 Landi, Ann. “Mask.” ARTnews (March 2008): 141

 Otten, Liam. “Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to present On the Margins Feb. 8

  to April 21.” Washington University in St. Louis (January 14, 2008)

 <http://news-info.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/10820.html>

 Saltz, Ina. “Step Out: Remixing the Museum.” Step Inside Design (November/December

  2008)

 Smith, David S. “The Museum of Arts and Design: A New Repository for Twentieth  Century Studio Crafts.” Antiques and the Arts Weekly (December 12, 2008): 1, 46

 Yablonsky, Linda. “Hair Tapestry, Q-Tip Art Blend Kitsch, Sadism at New MAD Museum.” Bloomberg.com (September 26, 2008) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aA1sr1PyAbzg&refer=muse

 Zimmerman, Heather. “Iron Clad.” Steppin’ Out (January 2, 2008): 21

2007 Gant, Michael S. “Image Banks.” MetroGuide Arts (December 19-25, 2007): 67

 Gant, Michael S. “Man of Irons.” The Metro (October 10-16, 2007): 65

 Lledó, Elena. “Objetos ansiosos. Las marcas favoritas de Willie Cole.” Exit Express

  (November 1, 2007): 65

 Wallace, Rebecca. “Art in the everyday.” Palo Alto Weekly (October 26, 2007): cover, 7-8,

  10

 Wykes, Sara. “What it is is not what it was.” San Jose Mercury News (November 15, 2007):

  18

 Xu, Joanna. “A few of his favorite things.” Stanford Daily: Intermission (October 12,

  2007): 4

 Zweig, Marshall. “Old 2 Gold: The alchemical art of Willie Cole.” Interview with Willie

  Cole. Clear. Vol. VII, issue 4: 46-49

2006 Baker, R.C. “Pick: Willie Cole.” Village Voice (February 8-14, 2006): 74

 Bischoff, Dan. “Cole’s Favorites.” The Sunday Star-Ledger (February 26, 2006): section 4, page 8

 Cochran, Rebecca Dimling. “Willie Cole: The Other Side.” Sculpture (March 2006): 24-29

 Durell, Jane. “Cincinnati in Three Dimensions: Art conference puts city at the crossroads of international sculpture movement.” City Beat (June 2006)

2006 Editors. “Afterburn-Willie Cole: Selected Works, 1997-2004.” At the Johnson: the  Members’ Newsletter of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Spring 2006): 8

 Editors. “News Brief: Awards.” ARTnews (April 2006): 74

2006 “Exhibitions: Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center (September/October 2006): 1

  Fox, Catherine. “New Jersey artist wins High’s Driskell Prize.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January 21, 2006): C2=

 Genocchio, Benjamin and Tammy La Gorce. “From Newark to…Montclair.” The New York Times: New Jersey Region section (March 12, 2006)

 Hale, Whitney. “African American Ball Around the Corner” University of Kentucky News

                                      (October 26, 2006):

                                       <http://news.uky.edu/news/display_article.php?category=1&artid=699&type=1>

 Hale, Whitney. “Willie Cole’s ‘Afterburn’ exhibit gives off steam at UK Art Museum.”

   University of Kentucky New <http://news.uky.edu/news/display_

   article.php?artid=931>

  Hale, Whitney. “Seeing the Art in Everything.” UK News (January 9, 2006): 1-5

 Heilenman, Diane. “Willie Cole’s art blends whimsy with wisdom.” The Courier Journal

           (Louisville, Kentucky): I2

 Low, Stuart. “Flotsam and Jetsam in a frame.” Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  (February 5, 2006)

 Nichols, Matthew Guy. “Willie Cole: The Energy of Objects.” Art in America (May 2006):

   146-152

 “Shortcuts.” Sleek Magazine (Summer 2007): 30

 Silberman, Stu. “Dixie Elementary students get real-life lesson in art.” Stu’s News <http://www.fcps.net/news/stu/0506/14.htm>

 Smith, Roberta. “Willie Cole: Sole to Soul.” The New York Times (February 10, 2006): E29

 Wilson, Amy. “Magical and Mystical: Willie Cole Sees Art in the Everyday.” Lexington Herald-Leader (Weekender) (January 27, 2006): 22-25

 Zeitz, Lisa. “Sohle mit Seele: Willie Cole in Chelsea.” Frankfurter Allgemeine (January 21, 2006): 3D

2004 Fischer, Jack. “Home is where the art is.” Mercury News (San Jose, California) (March 28, 2004): 3E, 12E

 Hayes, Holly. “What’s in the fridge? Art.” Mercury News (San Jose, California) (March 5, 2004): 1E, back page

 MacCash, Doug. “Soar Spot: CAC’s images of birds reflect the nature of man.” The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (January 16, 2004): 20-25

 Sjostrom, Jan. “‘Birdspace’ aims to fly with ideas, emotions.” Palm Beach Daily News (West Palm Beach, Florida) (May 24, 2004):

 “Willie Cole: Sources and Metamorphoses.” ARTMUSE: Tampa Museum of Art (Winter 2004):5

2003 Editors. “The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors.” ARTnews (Summer 2003): 111-125

 Gehman, Geoff. “Maze opens doors to comfort, discomfort.” The Morning Call (January 2, 2003)

 Princenthal, Nancy. “Willie Cole at Alexander and Bonin.” Art in America (March 2003): 117-118

 Seitz, Stephen. “Trustee: ‘It’s their exhibit.’” The Union Leader (July 17, 2003): front page, A20

 Wetherhold, Adria. “Installation by Willie Cole at lafayette’s Williams Visual Arts.”

  The Irregular (January 2003): 12

2002 Burch, Peggy. “Two-man show reflects on racist vestiges.” The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (January 19, 2002): E1, E6

2002  Chambers, Christopher. “Willie Cole.” Flash Art (November/December 2002): 102-103

 Donahue, Michael. “Visiting artist impresses and is impressed in turn.” The Commercial Appeal (Memphis) (January 21, 2002): C8

2002 Hicks, Ed. “Hands-on Training.” Memphis Business Journal (January 18-24, 2002): 29-30

 Hicks, Ed. “Cole: A story of the artist as a ‘pereptual engineer.’” Memphis Business Journal (January 18-24, 2002): 31

 Johnson, Ken. “Willie Cole.” The New York Times (October 4, 2002): E34

 Korotkin, Joyce. “Willie Cole Alexander & Bonin.” The New York Art World .com (December, 2002): 15

 Solomon, Andrew. “High Jinks.” Home Style (March 2002): 62-69

 “Willie Cole.” The New Yorker (October 7, 2002): 22

2001 Bayliss, Sarah. “Best Bets.” ArtNews (Summer 2001): 150-157

 Bernard, Catherine. “Transformer – The Work of Willie Cole.” Nka - Journal of Contemporary African Art (Fall/Winter 2001): 64-69

 Brakewood, John Peter. “Willie Cole: Coup de chaud.” Art Actuel (January/February): 85-87

 Cotter, Holland.  “Willie Cole: Game Show.” The New York Times (June 22, 2001): E31

 Editors. Brooklyn Museum of Art Members Bulletin (July/August 2001): 5

 Gaché, Sherry.  “Open to All Inspirations: An Interview with Willie Cole.” Sculpture (January/February): 24-29

 Miller, Sara B. “Teenagers take a turn styling public art.” The Christian Science Monitor (August 28, 2001): 15

 Wehr, Anne. “Face off.” Time Out  New York (August 23-30, 2001): 52

2000 Barnes, Nancy. “Rolling with it.” Sun-Sentinel (Miami) (February 10, 2000): Section E

  Day, Jeffrey. “The Flag as Art.” The State (Columbia, SC) (June 9 2000): Section

   E1-E2

  Huberty, Erica-Lynn. “Willie Cole: Avram Gallery at Southampton College.” Sculpture

(July/August): 69-70

  Klein, Michele Gerber.  “Willie Cole: Shoe Sculpture.” Shūz (Winter 2000): 17-19

  Letakis, Patricia. “What’s On Right Now.” Where Miami (February 2000): 11

  Levin, Kim.  “Voice Choices: Willie Cole.” Village Voice (May 9, 2000):

 107

  Martin, Frank. “‘flag’ exhibit examines some controversial issues.” Post and Courier

 (Charleston, SC) (June 18, 2000) Section 9-E

  Robinson, Franklin W. “Introduction.” Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Annual Report

(2000-2001): 6-13

  Turner, Elisa. “Artist’s ‘New Work’ opens the doors of creative curiosity.” The Miami

  Herald  (February 1, 2000)

  Turner, Jonathan. “Green Acres.” ARTnews (April 2000): 120-124

  “Goings On About Town: Willie Cole.” The New Yorker (May 15, 2000): 20

 “Willie Cole.” Village Voice – Voice Choices (May 9, 2000): 107

 “Willie Cole brings social awareness, spirituality and playfulness to new installation.”

  The Gospel Truth (Miami) (January 2000)

1999 Bellatoni, Ralph. “Making choices theme of Willie Cole exhibit.” Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) (February 18, 1999)

 Bischoff, Dan. “Steam iron works make scorch mark in art world.” Sunday Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (January 17, 1999): Section 4, page 1

 Korotkin, Joyce. “Willie Cole – The Morris Museum.” Cover (May 1999): 28

 Mullen, Rachel. “Exhibits at Morris Museum feature directions, choices.” Bernardsville News (Bernardsville, New Jersey) (January 28, 1999)

 Wylie, Charles. “Willie Cole” Grand Street: Symbols, 68 vol. 17, no. 4 (1999) 23-30

1998 Bischoff, Dan. “Printmaker creates distinct impressions with steam iron.” Sunday Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (July 5, 1998)

 Brockington, Horace. “Willie Cole.” NY Arts (September 1998): 21

 Dawkins, Richard. “Arresting Evidence.” The Sciences (November/December 1998): 20-25

 Diehl, Carol. “Willie Cole.” Art News 97 (January 1998): 134

 Glueck, Grace. “New Concepts in Printmaking 2.” The New York Times (July 10, 1998): 37

 Kangas, Matthew. “Willie Cole.” Sculpture (July-August 1998): 75-76

 Oldham, Ned. interview, “Open to Interpretation.” Black & White (Birmingham, Alabama) (October 1-14, 1998): 26

 Weitman, Wendy. “New Concepts in Printmaking 2: Willie Cole.” MoMA Magazine (June 1998): 32-34

 Zimmer, William. “Show of Work Resembling Items at Hand.” The New York Times (March 15, 1998): WE16

  “Two Spring Exhibitions Explore Ties between Sculpture & Printmaking.” Journal of the Print World (Summer 1998): 18

1997 Annas, Teresa. “Baby Boom.” The Virginian-Pilot (January 19, 1997): E1, E7

 Brody, Jacqueline.  "Every Action is Political and Spiritual: An Interview with Willie Cole." ArtNet (online magazine) (February, 14, 1997): 1-5

 Dalva, Nancy. “Call me Imelda.” 2wice vol. 1 no. 1 (1997): 65-67

 Doran, Anne. “Willie Cole: New Sculpture.” Time Out  New York (October 23-30, 1997): 44

 Haywood, Robert. “Performance Anxiety.” New Art Examiner (September 1997): 51

 Heartney, Eleanor. “A School for Scultpure.” Art in America (October 1997): 63

 Hirsch, Faye. “Willie Cole, Stowage.” On Paper (May-June 1997): 40

 Johnson, Ken. “Willie Cole.” The New York Times (October 17, 1997): E37

 Phillips, Patricia C. "1997 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art." Sculpture (December 1997): 78-79

 Rian, Jeff. “Willie Cole.” Flash Art (November/December 1997): 120

 Smith, Roberta. “Hudson Valley Conversations.” The New York Times (July 18, 1997): C9

 “Working Proof.” On Paper (May/June 1997): 39, 40

 Homan, Rhonda. “Artwork shows that identity begins at home.” The Wichita Eagle (May 19, 1996): D

1996 Holman, Rhonda. "The Ulrich Museum's Subversive Domesticity." The Wichita Eagle (May 1996)

 Kutner, Janet. “DMA displays Cole sculpture.” The Dallas Morning News (June 19, 1996): A23

 Odom, Michael. “Willie Cole.” Artforum (March 1996): 105.

 Smith, Roberta. “Savoring a Medium Whose Bite Has Grown With Age.” The New York 1Times (June 21, 1996): C1

1995 Bonetti, David. “The Magic of Spiritual Creation.” San Francisco Examiner (March 8, 1995)

 Camhl, Leslie. “Pen State.” Village Voice (August 15, 1995): 71

 Davis, Randal. “Willie Cole at Capp Street Project.” Artweek (April 1995): 23.

 Editors. “Itinerary.” Sculpture (January-February 1995)

 Fitzpatrick, Laurie. "Willie Cole Makes Art for Social Change." Art Matters (Philadelphia) (September 1995)

 Raynor, Vivian. “Assemblages to Catch the Eye of the Observers in the Future.” The New York Times (October 22, 1995): CN16

 Seidel, Miriam. “Art Behind Bars.” Art in America (November 1995): 38-41

 “Snip, paste and put on a new face.” The Advocate (October 22, 1995)

 Tanguy, Sarah. "Baltimore." Sculpture (March-April 1995): 43-44

1995 “The Magic of Spiritual Creation.” San Francisco Examiner (March 8, 1995)

 

1994 Dorsey, John. “Willie Cole's show focuses on birth and related topics.” The Sun (Baltimore) (October 9, 1994)

 Duffy, Jim. “Baby Cakes.” Baltimore (October 1994)

 Editor. “ [chair] SIT! HEEL!” Harper’s (August 1994): 18

 Griffith, Steve. "A Feast for the Eyes, Food for Thought." Baltimore Alternative (December 1994)

 Groarke, Ciaran. "Bronx Art Scene Covers ‘Head to Toe.’" Norwood News (December 14-27, 1994)

 Knight, Christopher. "Needling a Stereotype. Recent Works Challenge the American View of Art as Feminine." The Los Angeles Times (December 3, 1994)

 Levin, Kim. "Willie Cole." Village Voice (January 25, 1994)

 Raynor, Vivian. "Piecing Together a Multicultural Heritage." The New York Times (August 7, 1994): WC16

 Raynor, Vivian. "Puerto Rican Artists Bridge Two Worlds Apart." The New York Times (December 4, 1994): WC24

 Reynolds, Michael. "Talking Trash." Vogue (May 1994): 320

 Shea, Richard. "Getting our attention." Time Off (Princeton, New Jersey) (February 18-27, 1994): 3-4

 Smith, Roberta.  "Benefit Exhibition and Sale for Independent Curators." The New York Times (June 3, 1994): C25

 Upshaw, Reagan. "Willie Cole, Brooke Alexander." Art in America (May 1994): 107-108

 Watkins, Eileen. "Images of houses find happy home in Summit exhibit." The Sunday Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (May 22, 1994)

1993 Choon, Angela. "Openings." Art & Antiques (December 1993): 28

 McCracken, David. "This time around, Cole employs old shoes." Chicago Tribune (December 3, 1993)

1992 Mensing, Margo. “Changing Hands: renovations in the Domestic Sphere.” Fiberarts (Summer 1993): 51-54

 Donaldson, Suzanne. "Willie Cole: Modern Brands." Interview (April 1992)

 Duffy, Robert. "Point of the Irons: Echoes of Africa." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (November 1, 1992)

 Gleason, Kate. "The Spirits of Success Fuel Newark Artist Willie Cole." Cover (Summer 1992): 10

 Heartney, Eleanor. "Willie Cole at Brooke Alexander." Art in America (October 1992): 143-44

 Jacques, Geoffrey. "Willie Cole Revitalizes Daily Objects." The City Sun (Brooklyn) (May 13-19, 1992)

 Levin, Kim. "Willie Cole." Village Voice (May 5, 1992)

 Patterson, Tom. "Recycled: `Assemblage' is Stylish Nod to Modernity." Winston-Salem Journal (March 29, 1992)

 Raynor, Vivien. "Sculpture Full of Visual Puns." The New York Times (June 14, 1992): NJ 12

 Shearin, Margaret. "From Trash to Art: Assemblage." Style Magazine (April 29, 1992)

 Watkins, Eileen. "Art Plays Decor, Film Role." The Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (February 10, 1992)

 Yood, James. "Willie Cole, Peter Miller Gallery." Artforum (January 1992): 190-91

 Ziolkowski, Thad. "Willie Cole." Artforum (September 1992): 96

 "More Art From The Everyday." Style Magazine (May 6, 1992)

1991 Aletti, Vincent. “Prospectus” & “Rethinking Space II” Village Voice – Voice Choices (August 20, 1991)

 Brunetti, John. “Willie Cole: Peter Miller Gallery.” New Art Examiner (December 1991): 34

1991 McCracken, David. "`Urban Junk' Takes on Cross-cultural Flair." The Chicago Tribune (September 20, 1991)

 Sherlock, Maureen P. "Willie Cole." Arts (December 1991): 70

1990 Appley, John. "Collective artwork is focus of 4+4 Exhibit." The Plain Dealer (Ohio) (October 26, 1990)

 Cohen, Jean. "IS 90." Sculpture (September/October 1990): 44-47, 77

 Grundberg, Andy. "New Jerseyans Examine the Road to Uniqueness." The New York Times (August 24, 1990): C21

 Kayyali, Randa. "’Funked-up’ Art is installed at AMAN." The Oberlin Review (November 9, 1990)

 Smith, Roberta. "Suggestive Objects." The New York Times (April 1990)

 Zimmer, William. "Repetition as a Theme." The New York Times (September 9, 1990): NJ18

1989 Brenson, Michael. "Show at Studio Museum of Its Artists in Residence." The New York Times (December 15, 1989): C36

 Davson, Victor. "Visual Artist, Willie Cole." Newark Arts (April 1989)

 Fairley, Juliette. "Cole's Art..." The City Sun (Brooklyn) (November 1, 1989)

 Greenstein, Jane. "Visuals: Exhibits Challenge Viewers to Look Closely." Gold Coast Magazine (February 23, 1989)

 Raynor, Vivien. "The Influence of Dada and Its Offshoot." The New York Times (February 26, 1989): NJ14

1988 Chery, Brigitte. "Faire la Foire a Nice." Art Junction International  (August 1988)

 Gottesman, Alice Art. "They Do Windows." Village Voice (August 14, 1988): 32

 Laffont, Nicole. "Dans le Dedale de la Creation Vivante." Nice Matin (Nice) (July)

 Watkins, Eileen. "3 Jerseyans Win Afro-American Art Contest." The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ) (May 18, 1988)

1987 Zimmer, William. "In Newark: Works Derived from the African Experience." The New York Times (July 17, 1988): NJ24

 Filler, Marion. "New Show at St. Hubert's: `Animal Imagery.'" Daily Record (Madison, New Jersey) (September 13, 1987)

1986 Dougherty, John. "Dog Days of August." Art Magazine (October 1986)

 Sinclair, Estelle F. "Styles." Princeton Times (March 1986)

 Watkins, Eileen. "City Without Walls Exhibition Features ‘freewheeling sources and materials.’" The Star Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (September 26, 1986)

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

 

The College of New Jersey

Pixels, 2009

City of New York, Public Division of School Facilities

Gateway to Knowledge, 1996

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs

African Headrest, 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Baltimore Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Illinois Holocaust Museum, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Chrysler Museum of Art, New York

Cleveland Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina

Columbus Museum, Ohio

Dallas Museum of Art

Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

FRAC Lorraine, Metz

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

New York Public Library

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts

 

Willie Cole's work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions: Montclair Art Museum (2006), University of Wyoming Art Museum (2006), the Tampa Museum of Art (2004), Miami Art Museum (2001), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001) and the 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, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama and the Rowan University Art Gallery in Glassboro, NJ. In January 2013, Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works opened at Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The exhibition will then travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro.