Born in 1955 in Somerville New Jersey, Willie Cole transforms everyday items into sculptures “melding the social, political, and cultural perspectives of urban African American experience. He frequently ritualizes his found “western” objects, creating potent global artistic hybrids. Many of his sculpture’s forms and motifs are directly derived from African art.”
Cole has a B.F.A from The School of Visual Arts, New York and currently lives in Mine Hill, New Jersey. His work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and the Walker Art Center (Minnesota). He is represented by Alexander and Bonin Gallery in New York.
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